Book Overview

Lloyd’s daughters used to ask him, “Dad, what was it like when you were growing up?” Usually, the answer was quite extraordinary. Lloyd Byra grew up in a different era and a very different reality from that of most Canadians.

These collected stories are his memories of growing up in a pioneering family, in one of the last homestead areas of the far north: BC’s Peace River Country. From his father’s dream of a better life for his family, through the chilling realities of northern winters, to the hardships of building a ranch on the Umbach Creek (formally Squaw Creek), these stories offer a glimpse into his life.

Share in the dangers of that first moose hunt, the adventures of the cattle drives, and joys and triumphs found along the way.

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