Early Days in Southern Alberta
By Dallas Banister Wright
‘Nearly every young man at some time finds familiar surroundings dull and sets out in the world to make his fortune. I was no exception. At eighteen, the prairies grew too small for me so I decided to go gold hunting on the Columbia River in British Columbia and induced a friend, Dickson, to give up a good job carpentering to accompany me. Each with $175 cash, we set out by train to Golden, B.C., enquiring upon our arrival where we would go to wash gold. We received lots of free advice but no one was very sure that there was any gold at all.’
‘Our History’ is curated by former Canadian Cattlemen editor, Gren Winslow.