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SALT SPRING : The Story of an Island

Kahn, Charles

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ISBN 10: 1550171917 / ISBN 13: 9781550171914
Published by Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, 1998
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SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on title page - First Edition / First Printing - 344 pages including Notes, Selected Bibliography and Index plus endpaper MAPS - DJ in CLEAR, ARCHIVAL BRODART COVER - NOT REMAINDER - NOT PRICE CLIPPED - NO SIGN OF PRIOR OWNERSHIP - nearly flawless Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 004989

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Title: SALT SPRING : The Story of an Island

Publisher: Harbour Publishing, Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition - First Printing.

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The largest of BC's southern Gulf Islands, beautiful Salt Spring Island has long been a favoured holiday destination and a prized real-estate area for those in search of an idyllic rural residence. Now available in trade paper, Salt Spring: The Story of an Island chronicles the island's rich history from the days when Coast Salish people inhabited Salt Spring's shores, through some 150 years of settlement by many diverse groups.

Because of the island's rugged geography, the early story of Salt Spring is largely the story of hard-working people in small isolated communities industriously carving farms out of rough terrain. Many of the settlers who followed came to find a place where they could live their lives free of the constraints of most societies. This was as true for the African-Americans, many of whom were among the first non-aboriginal settlers to arrive in 1859, as it was for those fleeing conventional middleclass life and for Americans seeking to avoid the Vietnam War. And it's true of almost every new islander who arrives today with a unique personal dream.

About the Author:

Charles Kahn was born in Montreal in 1945. He has worked as a freelance editor and writer for over thirty years and has had numerous travel articles published in the Globe & Mail, the Montreal Gazette and Touring and Travel. He has edited and co-authored several educational textbooks and is also the author of Hiking the Gulf Islands. In 1992 Kahn moved to Salt Spring Island where he is an active member of the Salt Spring Island Historical Society and the island's Trail and Nature Club.

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