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Bob Wells grew up at his father’s fishing lodge on Windigoostigwan Lake in Ontario, surrounded by lakes and forests. In Mile Post 104 and Beyond, Wells shares an anecdotal collection of reminiscences and short stories about life in the Canadian bush—where the modern world was forgotten.Every summer, the Wells family’s fishing lodge hosted Americans who came for the bountiful fishing, home-cooked meals, and good service. Wells’s ease in interacting with visitors and his optimistic outlook on life resulted in a wealth of knowledge about not only the guests, but also the native people. From Jack Ogama, a fur trapper, fishing guide, and consummate storyteller whose grandfather escaped to Canada after the Battle of the Little Big Horn to Inge, one of the first female fire observers who climbed a hundred-foot fire tower daily to search for smoke, Wells’s stories highlight an eclectic and unforgettable group of characters.Mile Post 104 and Beyond shares one man’s love of nature and carries a strong message for all of us to respect our natural world.“Bob Wells brings us some glimpses, both insightful and entertaining, of a Canada that was …”—Gerard Wyatt, Professor Emeritus, Queen’s University at Kingston
Published: Trafford on
ISBN: 9781426957987
List price: $9.99
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