“Was British Columbia part of the Northwest Territories in 1874?” Chris asked.
“No,” Larry began, and continued, sounding much like a Wikipedia entry, “Both the depressed economic situation arising from the collapse of the gold rushes, as well as a desire for the establishment of truly responsible and representative government, led to enormous domestic pressure for British Columbia to join the Canadian Confederation, which had been proclaimed in 1867. The Confederation League, spearheaded by three future premiers of the province — Amor De Cosmos, Robert Beaven, and John Robson — took a leading role in pushing the colony towards this goal. And so it was on July 20, 1871, that British Columbia became the sixth province to join Canada.”
“Thank you WikiLarry!” Chris laughed, “Now we need to find out how he was able to anticipate our movements and plan distractions.”
Now that’s the question—isn’t it?
Season 8—Chapter 10—British Columbia—Episode 2:
Continuing our story—the conversation continued in Silverthorn’s Café… Big Mac rumbled, “About time you two showed up.”
“Have you guys been outside?” Boomer asked.
“Uh—no, we arrived here with fresh, hot coffee in our mugs,” Sarah replied, “Why?”
“Ummmm—has anyone even looked out the windows here?”
“Don’t just yet!” Chris exclaimed, “I arrived at PawZ, and everything was as when we left—But when I was about to turn on to North Silverthorn I noticed Hunter Park was where the Cooper place is supposed to be, and there is a waterfall next to it. The Coopers now have an old-growth White Pine in the front yard and there are no sidewalks…
…Swig’s is gone and Cooper’s General Store has changed…
…Second Street still intersects between the General Store and Farkleberry’s…but there are several homes back there…
…AND—there is also an old growth white pine out front of this place.
Boomer chimed in, “Everything was normal until I came down the big hill from the bluff…
…and noticed the curbs gone as well and the town hall and marshal’s office moved closer to the bluff. How did this happen?”
“While you were away we spoke with Cujo,” Kiwi Silverthorn said, “We had long wanted to return North Danger Bay to the way it looked before you all first arrived.”
“And Cujo made it happen,” a broadly-smiling Hiram said, “Now, you may turn around and see for yourselves.”
Meanwhile—back in 1874 British Columbia…
To be Continued…