Review of Ken Mather’s “Trail North: The Okanagan Trail of 1858…”

Want to read a great book? Here’s a story of an early cattle trail from Oregon to the gold mines of British Columbia, that helped to define this place long before most areas of the West had any kind of cattle culture at all.


I just reviewed Ken Mather’s Trail North for the Ormsby Review. You can read the whole review here, with pictures, maps, and all the details: This is an important and well-researched book. To whet your appetite, here’s a picture from it, of Mexican vaqueros, with their Mexican pack horses, in the Okanagan, a long way north of Mexico a decade before anyone thought of the famous Chisholm Trail.

Most of them stayed. As with my other historical reviews, I have placed the book in context so you can be introduced to it in depth. Happy reading:

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