Blazing the Trail Through the Rockies: The Story of Walter Moberly and His Share in the Making of Vancouver
One of B.C.'s forgotten heroes, Moberly (1832-1915) experienced the Cariboo Road, snow-covered mountain peaks, meetings with a grizzly bear, Sir John A. Macdonald and Brigham Young, railway building, a fall through the ice while playing "shinny" (hockey), onions for supper, fragile canoes, and life in early Vancouver - and lived to tell the tale. One the more prosaic side, Moberly was a civil engineer who laid out the site for New Westminster in 1859 as well as surveying several roads and trails throughout B.C. He was also instrumental in his role as a surveyor for the Canadian Pacific Railway.
- Publisher: News-Advertiser
- Edition: First Edition
- Date Published: nd. ca. 1914-15
- Place Published: Vancouver
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
117 p. 24 cm. 43 b&w illustrations, including "the last spike" on p. 109. Paper wraps. Rear cover detached, spine ends chipped, small stain to front cover. Bookseller's label and inscription on back of rear cover.