“Early settlers were initially deemed squatters” by Jim Cooperman

Check put Jim’s latest article on the settling of the Shuswap. Working together!
When the first settlers began to arrive in mass after the railway was built, they faced enormous legal as well as physical challenges. They arrived to stake out their “free” homesteads” with visions of bountiful harvests of fruits and vegetables only to be faced with years of difficult, back-breaking land clearing and a bureaucratic nightmare that resulted in many of them being labeled as just squatters.

Author: Tim Lavery

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