By John Norris
Historic Nelson: The Early Years is an entertaining history
of the whole “west Kootenay country” from 1882 when the first settlers came
until 1897 when Nelson became a city and elected its first mayor. In Historic
Nelson, John Norris combines meticulous research with local forklore. He brings
to life a fascinating cast of characters- the prospectors, claim- jumpers,
entrepreneurs, builders, and dreamers who came to seek their fortunes.