As a former bush pilot, Bruce Lamb of Salmon Arm recalls the people and places --and moose and wolves -- of central British Columbia during the middle of the 20th century in Outposts and Bushplanes (Hancock House, 2005, $17.95). "Without question," he writes, "the two trading post operators most highly respected and completely trusted were the MacDougalls of Finlay Forks and Justin McIntyre of Fort McLeod." There are some excellent photos of cabins and trading posts from the 1940s and 1950s, including the historic store at Fort McLeod, the first white settlement west of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia.

"There are lots of backwoods memoirs around; Outposts and Bushplanes is one of the best I've seen in recent years. The quality of the images is excellent and Bruce Lamb has provided invaluable reportage of people and places that deserve being recorded. By making himself into a fair-minded observer, rather than the focal point, Lamb has generated an engaging reference work that dignifies its content, elevating Outposts and Bushplanes into a classic of its kind." -- Alan Twigg, BC BookWorld


[BCBW 2005] "Forts and Fur" "Aviation"