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Pictorial History of Salt Spring Island

April 10, 2013 at Central Hall at 2 PM

The Salt Spring Island Historical Society will feature a program by Charles Kahn at our April 10, 2013, meeting at Central Hall at 2 PM. Charles will give an illustrated overview of some of the important events in the history of the Island and Ganges

Salt Spring, the Story of an IslandCharles Kahn, an editor and writer, has lived on Salt Spring for almost twenty years.  Charles has written several local history books, including Cusheon Cove, Salt Spring Island; Mouat's: The First Hundred Years; Lady Minto Gulf Islands Hospital, Salt Spring Island: A History; and Salt Spring: the Story of an Island. During his research for these books, he interviewed many oldtimers, and several of these interviews are on tapes, which Charles donated to the Archives.

Because of the island's rugged geography, the early story of Salt Spring is largely the story of hard-working people in small isolated communities industriously carving farms out of rough terrain. Many of the settlers who followed came to find a place where they could live their lives free of the constraints of most societies. This was as true for the African-Americans, many of whom were among the first non-aboriginal settlers to arrive in 1859, as it was for those fleeing conventional middle class life and for Americans seeking to avoid the Vietnam War.

Please plan to attend this informative meeting. Audience participation is encouraged and tea and coffee will follow the presentation.

Central Hall at 2 Pm on April 10, 2013. 

Tea and Coffee after the presentation

All are welcome

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