Friday, 13 November 2015

All Aboard!

From the authors of Slumach’s Gold, Mary Trainer, Brian Antonson, and Rick Antonson, comes a new book full of “terrific stories about the lure and impact of railroading in Canada.”

Whistle Posts West, just released by Heritage House, is selling well and promises to be another bestseller.

Did Jackson take the train?

CPR schedule 1897 
Looking for confirmation that the legendary “Jackson" took a ship to San Francisco? He could easily have taken the train at Hammond and would have arrived earlier in San Francisco than by steamer.  Shotwell and his unnamed friend did just that according to Charles Miller. They boarded the train at Ruskin.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Rescued from Upper Pitt River

On 5 November Tri-City News reported: “Trio taken to Upper Pitt by helicopter later rescued by Coquitlam, Ridge Meadows SAR.” Click here to read the story.

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Missing Curse of the Frozen Gold?! 
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Who knows where that map is?

Wild Duck Inn - 1940
For many years there was a large map of Pitt Lake mounted on the wall behind the bar in Port Coquitlam's Wild Duck Inn. The map was perhaps four feet high and 12 or 16 feet long. 
Near the location of Widgeon Creek and Widgeon Lake, there was a circle of gold dust painted on it with wording something like "Slumach's Lost Gold Mine," identifying that area as the location of the lost hoard.  
The Wild Duck Inn was destroyed in 2008 as the new Pitt River Bridge was being built just north of it. We're wondering if the MAP survived and is perhaps in someone's basement. We'd love to see it, or even a picture of it, showing the supposed Slumach mine site. If you have a answer please comment on this posting or send an e-mail to
Eyewitness account: “I was there the day the Wild Duck Inn sold everything off including the stripper pole. The map was painted on the wall from my recollection, so it was torn down.” 

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Only six inches under the surface!

Mick Brown with his 2.7 kilogram nugget.
Nuggets as large as walnuts, you said? Now, this is more like it. Click here to read the story shared by Evan.  

Friday, 18 September 2015


Occasionally people recognize members of the cast of “The Curse.” That happens often to Daryl when he wears his trademark hat.  “I get recognized lots. I guess they think I am evil so they follow me around, and point. Or they stare at me at intersections. The strangest was when I came out of London Drugs one day. A security guard was standing by my truck. 'I know who you are,' he said, 'I thought I would guard your truck while you were shopping.' ‘Thanks,' I said. As I drove away he waved, and I waved back."