“The road we had come over was scarcely a road… it was climb, climb, climb… and then down, down a steep hill, car in low, single track road absolutely a shelf on the side of the mountain miles long.”43
“Windermere [was] a magnet for land speculation by government officials.”
James Brady’s skill at attracting investment for mining properties far outweighed his ability to assess those properties for their mineral wealth.
It could be that the naming of the mountain and the mine was a serendipitous case of separate parties deciding on the same name for separate features in a similar area.
Even today it is assumed that Sylvester is guilty of Forster’s death. Legally speaking, he is not.
Forster certainly projected the air of a successful rancher.