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The Resource Bannock and beans : a cowboy's account of the Bedaux Expedition, (electronic resource)

Bannock and beans : a cowboy's account of the Bedaux Expedition, (electronic resource)

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Bannock and beans : a cowboy's account of the Bedaux Expedition
Title
Bannock and beans
Title remainder
a cowboy's account of the Bedaux Expedition
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1934, in the middle of the Great Depression, millionaire Charles Bedaux spent $250,000 in an attempt to cross northern British Columbia in five motorized vehicles. The Bedaux Expedition ranks as one of the most audacious and unusual events in the province's history. Bannock and Beans tells the story of this extravagant failure from the perspective of one of the cowboys who worked on Bedaux's team. Bob White's reminiscences, recounted in the tradition of the cowboy storyteller, describe the hardships of cutting trails and hauling supplies on horseback, the beauty of the wilderness landscape and many of the unique aspects of the expedition. Bannock and Beans also reveals the complex character of the expedition's leader, Charles Bedaux, a French entrepreneur who made his fortune in the United States. The book includes White's experiences in Bedaux's attempts to develop a ranch in northern BC after the expedition. Editor Jay Sherwood supplements with original Bedaux Expedition correspondence and photographs to show Bedaux's strong attachment to the remote wilderness area of northern BC from 1926 to 1939. Bannock and Beans provides new information and a fresh perspective on this unique event in BC's history. White's memoirs take us back to the campfire stories of people who were part of the vast wilderness that still covered much of the northern part of the province 75 years ago
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1902-1985
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White, Bob
Dewey number
  • 971.11/8703092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Bedaux, Charles Eugene
  • Bedaux, Charles Eugene
  • White, Bob
  • White, Bob
  • Millionaires
  • Cowboys
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Electronic books
  • British Columbia
  • Ranches
Target audience
adult
Label
Bannock and beans : a cowboy's account of the Bedaux Expedition, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT12465470
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780772678225
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT12465470
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12465470
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Bannock and beans : a cowboy's account of the Bedaux Expedition, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT12465470
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780772678225
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT12465470
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12465470
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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