MILLER, Naomi




Author Tags: Gold, Local History

Born in Kaslo, B.C. in 1927, Naomi Miller grew up in the West Kootenays, receiving her nurse's degree from UBC, worked as a nurse, married and moved to eastern Canada, raised six children and worked as a Girl Guides leader for 26 years. Returning to live in Golden, B.C. in 1968, she and her husband helped establish the Golden and District Museum where she volunteered as a curator for twelve years. She became president of the B.C. Historical Association, then editor of the British Columbia Historical News for ten years. She was also a director of B.C. Heritage Trust and she received a B.C. Heritage Award in 1999. She moved to the East Kootenays in 1987 and published her history Fort Steele: Gold Rush to Boom Town (Heritage House, 2000). She also co-edited The Forgotten Side of the Border: British Columbia's Elk Valley and Crowsnest Pass (Plateau Press, 1998), with Wayne Norton. The Crowsnest Pass and the Elk Valley stretch from Calgary to Cranbrook to Spokane.

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
The Forgotten Side of the Border: British Columbia's Elk Valley and Crowsnest Pass

BOOKS:

The Forgotten Side of the Border: British Columbia's Elk Valley and Crowsnest Pass (Plateau Press, 1998)
Fort Steele: Gold Rush to Boom Town (Heritage House, 2000)

[BCBW 2003] "Local History" "Gold"