This will be a short post, just to give readers a little information -- I have been taking a break from the blog, perhaps, but have been busy writing and power-pointing the speech I am giving at the Blue Moose Cafe in Hope, B.C., on January 19th, at 7pm.
Books will be available at the site, but those of you who want to purchase a copy sooner can buy it at Hope Visitor Centre and Museum Complex (Destination Hope) at 919 Water Avenue.
This occasion is being put on by the Hope Mountain Group, at www.hopemountain.org -- you can obtain more information on their website.
Once this talk is written and given, I will post much of it on this blog, so that those who listened to it can "re-read," or those not able to come can catch what I said.
There will be some Fort Colvile information here,too, so it will be relevant to the place we are at in the blog.
Immediately following that speech, I will be working on the talk for the Historical Maps Society, in Vancouver, on Alexander Caulfield Anderson's important maps -- fourteen or more of them.
They all have their stories: on the reverse of one of his maps is a drawing of two voyageurs -- one an Iroquois, the second obviously French.
So when that talk is written and given, I will post much of what I said so that all of you will learn something about Anderson's maps.
I certainly don't have all the answers, but I have a lot of family information that I can apply to the maps that I have.
The second thing I have to tell you -- that I just learned today -- is that my book, "The Pathfinder: A.C. Anderson's Journeys in the West," is now available on e-book.
It is available through Chapters, at this link: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/Pathfinder-Andersons-Journeys-in-West-Nancy-Marguerite-Anderson/9781926936826-item.html?__lang=en=CA
I am glad it is available by e-book so quickly because I know so many people use e-books -- you see them everywhere right now!