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Gumboot Girls

October 4th, 2012 by MuskegPress

THE AMAZING STORIES OF WOMEN
FINDING THEMSELVES ON THE
NORTH COAST IN THE FREEWHEELING 1970s


Forty years ago, droves of young women migrated away from urban settings and settled in rural areas across North America. Many settled on the north coast of British Columbia, on Haida Gwaii or around Prince Rupert.

The stories of how 34 of those women got there, and the incredible adventures they experienced after they arrived, are recorded for the first time in the latest book published by Muskeg Press.

You can read their remarkable stories in Gumboot Girls: Adventure, Love & Survival on the North Coast of British Columbia, available November 10, 2012.

 


 

The Gumboot Girls are, in alphabetical order:

Lou Allison

Chloe Beam

Wendy Brooks

Daphne Brown

Su-San Brown

Betsy Cardell

Peggy Carl

Kathy Copps

Ghislaine de Saint Venant

Margo Elfert

Nancy Fischer

Dorothy Garrett

Linda Gibbs

Suellen Guenther

Dolly Harasym

Helen Heffernan

Jane Kinegal

Carol Kulesha

Shelley Lobel

Carol Manning

Joline Martin

Francine Masse

Karen McKinster

Kristin Miller

Lyn Pinkerton

Carmen Ross

Barb Rowsell

Janet Simpson

Dory Spencer

Sue Staehli

Lorrie Thompson

Anneke Van Vliet

Agate Annie Ver Steeg

Jane Wilde