Holland Creek (north of Windermere), Holland Creek Ridge Road
“Tall, sporting a moustache, accustomed to wielding power and ordering people around, he had a difficult personality and we children were moderately but suitably terrified of him.”43
The presence of William Salter on the west side of Windermere Lake makes him one of the first and few to settle in that area.
“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.
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.