Edenbank: The History Of A Canadian Pioneer Farm

By: Wells, Oliver

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Book Condition: Very Good


Ex-library book with the usual stamps and markings; interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 186 pages. Many b&w photos.


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A richly illustrated chronicle that captures more than a century of life on a landmark Fraser Valley farm. This fascinating account details farming methods of a bygone era and all the toil, triumph and tragedy behind the establishment of a championship dairy herd.
When Allen Casey Wells passed through the valley of the Chilliwack River en route to the Cariboo goldfields in the spring of 1862, he observed some lush natural meadows on the prairie. Several years later, he returned to take up land here for himself and his young family, establishing a farm on Luckakuck Creek that would come to be known as Edenbank--home to the Wells family for the next four generations.
A.C.'s grandson, the late Oliver N. Wells, tells of the days when teamsters rode horses and cows were milked by hand. He relates how several generations of his family, with extraordinary determination and vision, pioneered farming techniques and developed an award-winning herd of Ayrshire cattle that they exhibited across the country. His account also provides insight into the life of a contented man who loved the land and his birthplace and left an important legacy.

Title: Edenbank: The History Of A Canadian Pioneer Farm

Author: Wells, Oliver

Categories: Canada, History, General, Gardening, Farming, Agriculture, Northwest,

Publisher: Madeira Park, British Columbia, Canada, Harbour Pub Co: 2003

ISBN Number: 1550173030

ISBN Number 13: 9781550173031

Binding: Oversize Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Type: Gardening, Farming, Agricult.

Size: XL

Seller ID: 132619