Castles in the Air

Castles in the Air

Music & Stories of British Columbia's 1860 Gold Rush

Book - 2000
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Break out the instruments, put on your dancing shoes, and prepare for a rollicking good time. In Castles in the Air you'll meet the people behind the songs from B.C's gold rush era. Here you'll find Mosquito trying to persuade Mary to come home, the Lillooet Indians heading for the goldfields, Joanna Maguire carrying a mystery o her grave, and Alice Douglas scandalizing polite society by eloping with her father's secretary Learn the identity of the whistler who gave Septimus Winner the idea for Listen to a Mockingbird , the German dancing girls in gold rush saloons, and the mulatto servant who inspired Stephen Foster to pen Hard Times Come Again No More .

History buffs and those who love a good story will also want Overlanders: The epic cross-Canada treks for gold, 1958-1862

Publisher: Kelowna, BC : Sandhill Book Marketing, 2000
ISBN: 9780969688754
096968875X
Branch Call Number: ANF 971.102 WRI
Characteristics: 96 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Wellner, Cathryn

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