WADE, Mark Sweeten




Author Tags: Cariboo, Gold, Local History

Mark Sweeten Wade was a medical doctor who worked in the Cariboo and later collected reminiscences of the Cariboo Road, particularly from his patients in the Kamloops area. A member of the Royal Historical Society and the B.C. Historical Society, Wade had owned the Inland Sentinel, a newspaper founded in 1880 in Emory and moved to Kamloops in 1884. Without thoroughly checking his facts, Wade generated a manuscript in the 1920s from the back issues of the Inland Sentinel and from his interviews with oldtimers. This work remained unpublished by the time he died in 1929. It was discovered in a trunk in 1976. [See BC STUDIES, No. 47, Autumn, 1980]

BOOKS:

The Overlanders of '62 (Heritage House, 1981).
The Cariboo Road. Researched, annotated and indexed by Eleanor A. Eastick. Victoria: The Haunted Bookshop, 1979.
The Founding of Kamloops, a Story of 100 Years Ago. Printed by the Inland Sentinel Press, 1912.
The Thompson Country: Being Notes On the History of Southern British Columbia, and Particularly of the City of Kamloops, Formerly Fort Thompson. M. Wade, 1907.

[BCBW 2007] "Local History" "Gold" "Cariboo"