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Explore the Trail of 1858!


November 20, 2007

Meet CBC Radio's BC Almanac host Mark Forsythe at a book signing for The Trail of 1858: British Columbia’s Gold Rush Past, (co-authored by Greg Dickson) at  Mosaic Books, 411 Bernard Avenue in Kelowna, on Tuesday, November 27 at 3:30pm.

In The Trail of 1858, authors Mark Forsythe and Greg Dickson augment their historical research with contributions from CBC listeners that give the gold rush story a personal, folksy feel. Making liberal use of historic photos, the authors celebrate memorable personalities from this epic time: the stern but sensible Judge Matthew Begbie; the peacemaking Chief Spintlum; Nam Sing, the first Chinese miner in the Cariboo; overlander Catherine Schubert; high-rolling miners Billy Barker and Cariboo Cameron; and a host of others. The Trail of 1858 is a combination of fact and memory of the colourful characters who helped form this province; it is a book from which history truly jumps.

For more information about the book signing, please phone Mosaic Books at 250-763-4418.