These publications, available in libraries or through local museums and historical societies, will help you learn more about the history of the Columbia Basin.
Affleck, Edward L. Kootenay Lake Chronicles. Vol. 4. The Kootenays in Retrospect. Vancouver: The Alexander Nicholls Press, 1978.
Affleck, Edward L. Kootenay Pathfinders. Vol. 2. The Kootenays in Retrospect. Vancouver: The Alexander Nicolls Press, 1976.
Affleck, Edward L. Kootenay Yesterdays. Vol. 3. The Kootenays in Retrospect. Vancouver: The Alexander Nicolls Press, 1976.
Affleck, Edward L. Sternwheelers Sandbars and Switchbacks. Vancouver: The Alexander Nicolls Press, 1973.
Affleck, Edward L. A Century of Paddlewheelers in the Pacific Northwest, The Yukon and Alaska. Vancouver, BC: Alexander Nicolls Press, 2000.
Affleck, Edward L., B R. Atkins, and G. B. Forde. Columbia River Chronicles. Vol. 1. The Kootenays in Retrospect. 2nd ed. Vancouver: The Alexander Nicholls Press, 1977.
Alexander, J.W.E. Lardeau Duncan Memories. Creston BC: Gigabytes, 1998.
Arrow Lakes Historical Society. Bugles on Broadway, A History of Nakusp Part Two. Vol. 5. Centennial Series. 2002.
Arrow Lakes Historical Society. Circle of Silver. Vol. 4. Centennial Series. 2001.
Arrow Lakes Historical Society. Faces of the Past. Vol. 1. Centennial Series. 1989.
Arrow Lakes Historical Society. Port of Nakusp. Vol. 2. Centennial Series. 1992.
Arrow Lakes Historical Society. Silent Shores and Sunken Ships. Vol. 3. Centennial Series. 1997.
Baillie-Grohman, W.A. Fifteen Years Sport and Life in the Hunting Grounds of Western America and British Columbia. London: Horace Cox, 1900.
Barlee, N.L. Gold Creeks and Ghost Towns. Surrey: Hancock House Publishers Ltd, 1984.
Basque, Garnet. Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of the Boundary Country. Langley, B.C.: Sunfire Publications Limited, 1992.
Basque, Garnet. West Kootenay: The Pioneer Years. Langley, B.C.: Sunfire Publications Limited, 1990.
Bouchard, Randy and Dorothy Kennedy. First Nations’ Ethnography and Ethnohistory in British Columbia’s Lower Kootenay/Columbia Hydropower Region. Castlegar B.C.: Columbia Power Corp.,2000. News. Fall 2003.
Bright, Harry M. ed. William H. Bambury’s Travels – 1894. Metaline Falls, Washington: Harry M. Bright Pub. 1999.
British Columbia and Canada Centennial Directory. Saskatoon, Sask: Western Canada Directories Ltd., 1966.
Chapman, Peter. Where the Lardeau River Flows. Sound Heritage Series. Ser. 32. Victoria: Provincial Archives of BC, 1981.
Christian, J.W. The Kootenay Gold Rush: The Placer Decade, 1863–1872. Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A.: University Microfilms Limited, A Xerox Company, 1967.
Dewdney, Edgar. Diary Notes Written on the Trail. Grand Forks B.C.: Boundary Museum Society, 1998.
Dixson, Ellen ed. Moyie Reflections Recollections of a Kootenay Mining Town. Edmonton: Uvisco Publishing, 1988.
Downs, Art. Paddlewheelers on the Frontier, The Story of British Columbia and Yukon Sternwheel Steamers. Sidney, BC: Gray’s Publishing Ltd., 1972.
Edgewood History Book Committee. Just Where is Edgewood? 1991.
Forest to Fields, Duck Creek to Wynndel 1886 – 1986. Wynndel, BC: Wynndel Heritage Group, 1986.
Fraser, William. Four Score and More, Pioneer Life in the Kootenays. Self Published, 1981.
Graham, Clara, Ed Picard and Angus Davis. Kootenay Yesterdays. Ed. Edward L. Affleck. Vancouver, BC: The Alexander Nicolls Press, 1976.
Graham, Clara. Fur and Gold in the Kootenays. Vancouver: Wrigley Printing Co. Ltd., 1945.
Graham, Clara. This was the Kootenay. Vancouver: Evergreen Press, 1963.
Holbrook, Stewart H. The Columbia. Illus. Ernest Richardson. New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1956.
Hulland, Susan. Shipwreck on Kootenay Lake: The Story of the SS City of Ainsworth. Crawford Bay, BC: Kootenay Lake Environmental Education Centre Society, 2000.
Irving, Joe. Red Iron Over the Canyon. Ed. Rob D’Eon. Victoria, Canada: Trafford Publishing, 2006.
Johnson, Kate. Pioneer Days of Nakusp and the Arrow Lakes. 2nd ed. 1964.
Johnson, Olga Weydemeyer. Flathead and Kootenay, The Rivers, the Tribes and the Region’s Traders. Glendale California: The Arthur H. Clark Company, 1969.
Kay, Dave and D.A. MacDonald. Come with me to Yesterday, Tales Retold of Pioneer Days in the East Kootenay. Cranbrook: Cranbrook Courier Press, 1965.
Kimberley Senior Citizen History Book Committee. Mountain Treasures, The history of Kimberley BC. 1979.
Kootenay Outlet Reflections. Procter, BC: Procter-Harrop Historical Book Committee, 1988.
May, Dave. Sandon, The Mining Centre of the Silvery Slocan. Kaslo BC: Roberts’ Roost Printing, 1987.
McCuaig, George. Kaslo – The first 100 Years. Kaslo, BC: Semco Press, 1993.
McDonald, J.D. Storm Over High Arrow, The Columbia River Treaty (A history). 1993.
Mifflin, Rollie W. The Early Salmo Story. Nelson B.C.: News Publishing Company, 1971.
Miller, Naomi. Fort Steele, Gold Rush to Boom Town. Surrey: Heritage House, 2002.
Mouat, Jeremy. Roaring Days, Rossland’s Mines and the History of British Columbia. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1995.
New Horizons Book Committee. Whistle Stops Along the Columbia River Narrows, A History of Burton and Surrounding Area. 1982.
Nobbs, Ruby M. Revelstoke, History and Heritage. 1998.
Pearkes, Eileen Delehanty. The Geography of Memory: Recovering stories of a landscape’s first people. Nelson, B.C.: Kutenai House Press, 2002.
Pellowski, Veronika. Silver, Lead and Hell, The Story of Sandon. Sandon: Prospectors’ Pick Publishing, 1992.
Peterson, Eugene (Pele). Window in the Rock. Fairfield Wash: Ye Galleon Press, 1993.
Pollack, John, Edward L. Affleck and Wendy Bouliane, eds. Historic Shipwrecks of the West Kootenay District, British Columbia. Vancouver, BC: Underwater Archaeological Society of British Columbia, 2000.
Rohn, Rose Ann, and Mary Warkentin. The Story of Renata 1887 – 1965. 1965.
Scott, David, and Edna V. Hanic. East Kootenay Saga. New Westminster, BC: Nunaga Publishing Co. Ltd, 1974.
Smyth, Fred J. Tales of the Kootenays. Vancouver: Douglas and McIntyre 1977.
Spry, Irene M. The Palliser Expedition, The Dramatic Story of Western Canadian Exploration 1857–1860. Calgary: Fifth House Ltd., 1995.
The Business of Power, Hydro-electricity in Southeastern British Columbia 1897–1997. Victoria BC: Sono Nis Press, 1997.
The History of the Canadian West. Langley BC: Mr. Paperback, 1982.
Titley, Brian. The Frontier World of Edgar Dewdney. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1999.
Trail History and Heritage Committee. Trail of Memories, Trail BC 1895–1945. Altona Manitoba: Friesens Corporation, 1997.
Turnbull, Elsie. Trail a Smelter City. Langley, B.C.: Sunfire Publications Limited, 1985.
Turnbull, Elsie G. Trail Between Two Wars. 1980.
Turner, Robert D. The SS Moyie, Memories of the Oldest Sternwheeler. Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1991.
Turner, Robert, D. Sternwheelers and Steam Tugs, An Illustrated History of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s British Columbia Lake and River Service. Victoria, BC: Sono Nis Press, 1984.
Welwood, R.J. (Ron). “Baillie-Grohman’s Diversion.” B.C. Historical News. Fall 2003: 6–11.
Wilson, J W. People in the Way, The Human Aspects of the Columbia River Project. Toronto: Univeristy of Toronto Press, 1973.
Woffenden, Cliff. Ghost Peoples The Sinixt: Recovering from Extinction. Nakusp, B.C.: Howling Moon Productions, 2008.
Wooliver, Joan, comps. Dorothy’s Stormy Lake. San Francisco: Robert D. Reed Publishers, 2000.