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Kilts on the Coast: The Scots Who Built BC - Peterson, Jan

Kilts on the Coast: The Scots Who Built BC - Peterson, Jan

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As New; When the Hudson's Bay Company decided to establish its new Pacific coast headquarters at Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island in 1843, the Island was a pristine paradise - or an isolated wilderness, depending on one's point of view - that had sustained its First Nations inhabitants for millennia. It was Scots who answered the call of the HBC and came to the Island to manage the Company's business, engaging in the fur trade and establishing coal-mining ventures. From founding father James Douglas and other high-placed Company men to the humble miners from Orkney and Ayrshire who came to work in Nanaimo's mines, the Scottish influence on the young Colony of Vancouver Island was indelible. This book focuses on the people and the events that sparked settlement and growth in the Colony during six critical years, 1848 to 1854.
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Soft cover
Heritage House Publishing Co Ltd
Vancouver, BC

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