At a glance:
- Author: Edward Hoagland
- First Published: 1969
- Type of Work: Travel writing/diary
- Time of Work: June 2 to August 3, 1966
- Setting: British Columbia
- Genres: Nonfiction, Travel writing, Diary
- Subjects: History, Voyages, Nature, Nineteenth century, Mountain life, Lifestyles, Frontier or pioneer life, Exploration or explorers, Wildlife
Form and Content
In the summer of 1960, Edward Hoagland and his wife lived in Hazelton, British Columbia, a remote village on the Skeena River, where Hoagland heard stories of an even more isolated town named Telegraph Creek. Telegraph Creek originated one hundred years earlier, when a plan to string telegraph wire from New York to London the long way required outposts along the route. The line was hung as far as Telegraph Creek when the transatlantic cable connected New York and London the short way; thus, spools of unused wire were left to rust, and the population of Telegraph...
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