The Life and Times of Texas Fosbery
The Cariboo and BeyondBook - 2000
In the late 1940s and 1950s, with the BC Interior ripe for development, Texas Fosbery moved from breaking horses and driving cattle through the Cariboo to driving Caterpillar tractors and breaking roads through the wilds of Kitimat, Kemano, the Nass Valley and the Queen Charlotte Islands. Along the way he moiled for gold in the Yukon, worked at Hell's Gate for the Fisheries Commission and flew small planes to isolated northern lakes. Tex lived his life to the full in a time and place where there were fewer restrictions and supports than there are today. When they got into scrapes, Tex and his brother Tony had to find their own way out. Admittedly "the youngest hobos ever" during the Great Depression, their rough-and-ready beginnings prepared them for years of keeping heavy equipment running "with French safes and haywire," as well as surviving the freaks of weather and machinery that made bush flying in BC a hazardous occupation. Tex's reminiscences are a fascinating and often humorous story of the early years of the British Columbia Interior.
Publisher: Surrey, BC : Heritage House 2000
Branch Call Number: ANF 971.17504 PIF
Characteristics: 189 p. : ill., maps