Recon (2013)

The weather was not bad in early January, 2013. Art and I decided to drive the route between Jasper and Blue River, making rough guesses about where the camps should be. We took two days. Normally this drive takes about two and a half hours in normal winter driving conditions. However we stopped in several…

Columbia Basin Trust Funding

Great news! Received word that our field research (being called “Documenting the Yellowhead Road Camps” has been granted financial support by the Columbia Basin Trust via the Columbia Kootenary Cultural Alliance. The funding ensures that the research will be based in Valemount, which is the most logical of all places to carry it out. It…

Research begins (2013)

The biggest issue facing historians dealing with this topic is the immensity and remoteness of the region. Forget about what it looks like on a map. This is a 200 kilometre stretch of wilderness, and there are few people in the region who have the resources to dedicate themselves to this study.