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Looking Back at the Cariboo-Chilcotin [Paperback]

Irene Stangoe

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Book Description

May 1 1997

As a complement to her popular book Cariboo-Chilcotin: Pioneer People and Places, Irene Stangoe has crafted a second collection of stories about the BC Interior's pioneers and the trails they blazed. In 26 separate tales she introduces a mosaic of personalities and events that spans 120 years.

Stangoe fondly recalls the Indian Girls' Pipe Band, the world-famous MacKinnon sisters, the amazing ice-fishing secrets of Lac la Hache and more.

Irene Stangoe has been "looking back" at the Cariboo-Chilcotin for almost half a century. Originally drawn to the region from her Burnaby-New Westminster roots in 1950, when she and her husband, Clive, bought the Williams Lake Tribune, Irene filled in as reporter, community editor, columnist, advertising salesperson and just about anywhere else she was needed until the newspaper was sold in 1973.

In 1975, unable to fully retire, Irene established her "Looking Back" column at the Tribune and soon gained recognition as one of the most readable history writers in the weekly newspaper field. Between 1986 and 1991, she was awarded a first place and two seconds in the annual Best Historical Writing Competition.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd.; 1st ed edition (May 1 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1895811252
  • ISBN-13: 978-1895811254
  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 14 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 227 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,090,987 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Born in Burnaby, BC, in 1918, Irene Stangoe and her husband, Clive Stangoe, bought the 20-year-old Williams Lake Tribune in 1950. Over the next two decades they won many awards for their publication, including Best Weekly in Canada in their circulation field. As well as being community editor and features writer, Irene wrote "With Irene", a column in which she told stories of kids, dogs and trips to the family cabin. The Stangoes sold the paper in 1973 and moved to Chimney Lake, west of Williams Lake, and Irene then focussed on local history. In 1975 she launched a new column the Tribune called "Looking Back" to write about bygone days in Williams Lake and the Cariboo-Chilcotin in general. She continued to contribute her "Looking Back" columns to the paper into the 21st century. She received a national award for best historical story in a community newspaper from the Canadian Newspaper Association in 2000 for an excerpt from History and Happenings in the Cariboo-Chilcotin.


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I lived in the cariboo and know the author and went to school with some of the grandkids of some of the pioneers. This and the other one I bought were great

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