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56.2 | Summer 2023 British Columbia History

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The summer issue of British Columbia History is guest edited by Aimee Greenaway, the curator of the Nanaimo Museum and our regular books editor. The theme is “collective futures.” Greenaway has contributed a story on Brother XII, the spiritual leader, hard taskmaster, and creator of a short-lived utopian community in Cedar, as well as another (in conversation with Darryl Luscome) on the Finnish settlement of Sointula on Malcolm Island. Articles include: - “Weaving Teachings Through Storytelling and Cedar,” by Lax̌iya Dave Bodaly in conversation with Greenaway - “An Inferior Culture or Inferior Exhibit Policy?” by William A. White - “The Resilience of Apples,” by Spencer Legebokoff - “Purpose-Built: What happened to the lost towns of BC?” by Alice Watkin - “Whisky and Water: The spirited ventures of Jimmy Detweiler, BC’s last rum-runner” by Ron Thacker - “‘Wrong-Font Thompson’ Meets the Montana Copper King” by Ron Verzuh - “Gold on Cariboo Creek,” by Peter Smith Plus researcher-in-residence Terry Arnett contributes his second column about the journey of his great-grandmother, Mark Forsythe returns to Lytton following the fire of 2021, and we publish an excerpt from Michael Kluckner’s graphic novel, The Rooming House.

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