Where the River Ran: The Story of the Peace
Contains Illustrations, Maps, Bibliography, Index
Nora D.S. Robins is liaison librarian in the University of Calgary
Where the River Ran presents the story of the Peace, river and land, in
a sequence of poems and short stories. The author mixes fictional
storytellers with historical events to bring the history of the region
The Peace River Region is located in northern Alberta and British
Columbia. It is an area that encompasses mountains, foothills, and
plains. The land is rich and fertile and has been home to Cree and
Beaver peoples, fur traders, farmers, loggers, oilmen, and ranchers. It
is one of the most beautiful areas of the northwest.
Thelma Irvine lived in the Peace country for more than years. Her love
of the area is evident. Through a combination of fiction and history,
she draws the reader into this unique region. Her style is
straightforward, her poems descriptive, and her stories entertaining.