Author Archives: Jim

About Jim

Sweet-themed historical fiction circa 1900 is my genre. Prairie life before dandelions, English sparrows and starlings. I spent decades living on the western Canadian prairie, fascinated by realities facing the pioneers, both First Nations people and immigrants. My grandparents met in an area first known as Sweet Valley in southern Alberta. Decades later, Mother nature flirted with me and revealed many of her secrets that I strive to share with my readers.

Late Fall

My apologies for the great delay in posting any progress. While the physical progress has been difficult this year, the understanding of how the terrain has changed over the decades has been significant. Part of my difficulty in writing about … Continue reading

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September

August did not end well for me. Yet again I have to admit I have failed to uncover the hiding place for the lost gold. While that doesn’t mean it’s simply not there, it does show that I may be running out … Continue reading

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August

As summer continues, the smokey air finally cleared in the Vancouver area allowing us to breathe easier, especially us older treasure hunters with lung damage. Some fool kid smoked for a dozen years, then spent twenty-five years breathing animal dander … Continue reading

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July

My return to Rock Creek canyon revealed the changes brought about by the massive torrent that flowed through the canyon this spring. The small section that I’m familiar with showed some stream bank erosion and an older log dam had … Continue reading

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Treasure trove found to date

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Monaghan Mansion

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Weather Delays

Winter was harsh and far too long. Now the interior struggles with flooding from severe thunderstorms and rapid snow melt. It’s been a long while since I left the area of my quest and might be awhile before I return. Nature … Continue reading

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