H.W. (Bert) Herridge, dubbed The Squire of Kootenay West by Ottawa newsmen, was perhaps the best-liked politician from British Columbia to serve in Parliament. He is remembered equally as a politician who tried to work for the individual and as a man with an inimitable sense of humour. His stories were legion and the book preserves many of the anecdotes for which Herridge was famous. As much as a history of Kootenay West as Herridge’s biography, the book also outlines the development of the Arrow Lakes area commencing in mining boom days, continuing through fruit-ranching and forestry to its near destruction by the Columbia River Treaty’s High Arrow Dam.”
The forward is by John Diefenbaker, and my copy is autographed.
Excellent pictures of Nakusp in the early teens – that’s 1913-19
The Squire of Kootenay West, A biography of Bert Herridge, by Maurice Hodgson, 0-919654-45-2