Greenhorns in the Cariboo
Olive Spencer Loggins
In 1926, the B.C. Government had a plan: 160 acres of land in exchange for hard work. For Olive Spencer Loggins, who was six months pregnant and husband Arthur, heading for the Cariboo and leaving the great depression behind in Vancouver was a dream come true. They traded urban soup lines for the thin gruel of their first winter in the north. The greenhorns learned fast. Their Aboriginal neighbours taught them to fish, their community danced them through the night, and they all valued work over money. This is a true story of the Canadian West, complete with bandits, hard-working women, and renegade moose.