The old buildings and historic places of British Columbia form a kind of qroadside memory, q a tangible link with stories of settlement, change, and abandonment that reflect the great themes of BC's history. Michael Kluckner began painting his personal map of the province in a watercolour sketchbook. In 1999, after he put a few of the sketches on his website, a network of correspondents emerged that eventually led him to the family letters, photo albums, and memories from a disappearing era of the province. Vanishing British Columbia is a record of these places and the stories they tell, presenting a compelling argument for stewardship of regional history in the face of urbanization and globalization.265-9; Kathy Upton, Fumiko Fukuhara and Fiko Konishi; Grace Thompson, born in Vancouver, who spent the war years in Minto; Japanese ... During April and May of 1942, over 1, 000 Japanese-Canadian carpenters, plumbers and electricians prepared existing buildings for ... who witnessed the construction as a young man, went on to become president of the Matsumoto Shipyards in North Vancouver).
|Title||:||Vanishing British Columbia|
|Publisher||:||UBC Press - 2011-11-01|