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Edition #649  Thursday, May 2, 2019

Along the E&N: A Journey Back to the Historic Hotels of Vancouver Island by Glen A. Mofford

A Journey Back to the Historic Hotels of Vancouver Island

Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
Time: 7:30
Location: St Patrick's Parish Church, 2060 Haultain Street, Victoria, BC

Join historian and author Glen A. Mofford as he recounts stories of the hotels along the E&N Railway. You'll learn about the Halfway House in Esquimalt, a murder at the Mt Sicker Hotel, and the iconic Quinsam Hotel in Campbell River. Glen will have some copies of his new book, Along the E&N: A Journey Back to the Historic Hotels of Vancouver Island, on hand for purchase and autograph.

An exploration of the fascinating history of sixty historic hotels, with some still in operation, nestled along Vancouver Island's E&N Railway, spanning from Esquimalt to Campbell River.

In 1885, Vancouver Island's E&N rail service carried coal to smelters and ships, and the towns in the railway's path prospered as the tracks expanded.

Along the E&N celebrates the historic and still-surviving hotels and roadhouses that sprung up near the E&N. Peppered within this carefully researched historical narrative, you'll find stories of patrons and proprietors alike. This book chronicles the history of sixty hotels, most long gone, destroyed by fire or simply demolished.

Featuring some of the old hotels remodelled into modern-day neighbourhood pubs; such as the Rod & Gun, the Fanny Bay Inn, the Shady Rest, the Cumberland Pub, and the Waverley Pub. Along the E&N resonates with the haunting echoes of the train's iconic whistle.

Product details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Touchwood Editions; 1 edition (May 7, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1771512873
  • ISBN-13: 978-1771512879
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches

If you can't make it to this event on May 22nd, you can join Glen Mofford on:
Wednesday, May 8th - 7:00-8:00 PM in-store at Bolen Books in Hillside Mall. You'll be wishing you could step back in time.
Thursday, May 9th - 7:30-9:00 at Bowen Park Complex, 500 Bowen Rd, Nanaimo.
Wednesday, May 15th - 2:00-3:30 at the Greater Victoria Public Library, Oak Bay Branch, 1442 Monterey Ave. Presented in partnership with the Oak Bay Archives. Please Register.

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