“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
James Brady’s skill at attracting investment for mining properties far outweighed his ability to assess those properties for their mineral wealth.
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.
Previous names: No 3 Creek
Frances Ewart Forster was just one year old when her father, Harold Ernest Forster, … requested that the Chief Geographer of the province name the creek after his daughter.
For all that the name Jim Johnston is relatively well known in local historical circles, I was surprised by how little there is recorded about him in print.