Glimpses of the Past
A rare collection of the early history of the Stehekin valley, head of Lake Chelan, in Washington’s North Cascades. Lively narratives describe adventures of early explorers with pack trains, and accounts of riding the first steam boats on Lake Chelan. Writing styles of the 1900’s paint vivid and enticing pictures of exciting journeys to the upper mining holds in Horseshoe Basin, the presence of Native Americans, and the influence of the railroad bringing visitors clear across the country to relax and recreate in glorious mountain surroundings.
Republished by Stehekin Heritage, Carol Stone’s collection of stories are gathered from early local newspaper articles and explorer’s journals. For those that know and love Stehekin, or wish to know how settlement began in this remote community, Glimpses of the Past is a worthy compilation and reference of accurate history of the Chelan area.
From Glimpses of the Past: A TRIP UP LAKE CHELAN by DeWitt Britt
….”Some of the party were mining men, bound for the several promising districts on or above the lake; a capitalist or two on a tour of investigation; an invalid or two going up to gather strength and vigor amid the grand old mountains; a party from Waterville bound for Railroad Creek for a month of glorious camping, fishing and hunting, but one and all drinking in new inspiration with the invigorating atmosphere and the ever unfolding panorama of wonders.” pg. 62…
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