|Mysterious Powell Lake by Carla Mobley|
I'm fascinated by the history of our region. And for the history of my lake, Carla Mobley's Mysterious Powell Lake, published by Hancock House in 1984, is the best.
I got my first copy at the Powell River Historical Museum. Unfortunately, I loaned it and never got it back. I searched for a replacement and finally found one at AbeBooks.
|Lower Powell Lake from Chippewa Bay|
At first, the people and places were unfamiliar to me. After living on the lake for fifteen years, a second reading has a whole different meaning. The most memorable chapters are about places I've visited.
|Root cellar at the head of Powell Lake|
|Rupert's Farm, the old Palmer Ranch|
|Last standing cabin in Olsen Valley|
|Olsen Valley homestead foundation|
|The upper snow cabin made from yellow cedar.|
|Lower snow cabin on Powell Lake.|
The book includes many tales of early Powell Lake characters and legends. If you live in or visit Powell River, this is a great book to read and keep in your personal library. That's where this one's going, and if you ask to borrow it the answer will be ... well maybe, but make sure you give it back!
Carla Mobley lives in Powell River and is an active author. There's even mention of another book about Powell Lake. I sure hope so, I love hearing stories about years gone by. -- Margy