|The Rocks and Rivers of British Columbia
|H. Blacklock & Co.
|British Columbia, history, memoir, non-fiction
Walter Moberly, a surveyor working for the Canadian Pacific Railway, recounts his travels in British Columbia in the late 19th century. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Moberly, Walter
Walter Moberly, civil engineer (born at Steeple Aston, England 15 Aug. 1832; died at Vancouver, B.C. 14 May 1915). He came to Canada as a child and studied in Canada W, later moving to B.C. In 1859 he was appointed superintendent of public works and in 1862 was involved in the construction of the Yale-Cariboo wagon road. He was assistant surveyor general of B.C. 1864-66 and then spent 4 years in the U.S. In 1871 he was in charge of surveys for the route of the CPR through the Rocky Mountains and was the discoverer of EAGLE PASS.--Canadian Encyclopedia.
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