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Author to present at the Castlegar & District Public Library

Fascinating recollections of the colourful lives of Kootenay pioneers - Sept. 13 at Castlegar library

Author and former miner Larry Jacobsen will read from his new book Salmo Stories: Memories of a Place in the Kootenays on Thursday, September 13, at 7 p.m.

Author and former miner, Larry Jacobsen, interviewed more than 100 previous and present residents for their family’s stories of life in this small mining and logging town from 50 – 120 years ago.

This book will leave the reader with a sense of just how tough men had to be to survive in a wilderness community far from family, friends, and access to common amenities. This applies even more so to the women, for many of them bore a load equal to or even greater than that of their menfolk.

Hear how one lady once tried to kidnap a former “Golden Gloves” boxer at the point of a rifle to liven up her stagnating party—care to try that today?

This free event is open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Library.