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- DescriptionLocated on BC's Sunshine Coast, Kleindale is famous for its extreme weather, for its llamas, and for the torious Kleins who settled it, including Crazy Mary who was acquitted for murder by showing the judge her legs; Grampa Klein who shot his brother for apparent reason; and Aunt Mabel who looked a lot like Uncle John with a skirt on . The large Klein family moved to the area in 1912 and set-up logging and sawmill operations, supplying the massive timbers that built the first landmark Lumberman's Arch in Vancouver's Stanley Park. Although one is exactly sure where Kleindale begins and ends, it's considered to be the area along Highway 101 from the foot of Misery Mile up to the local high school, and down Garden Bay Road to Percival's Black Angus Farm. Told by natural-born storyteller and Klein descendant Ray Phillips, this exclusive history recounts the lives of Kleindale's founders and a few eccentric residents, such as David Gibb, the illegitimate son of a Scottish Lord turned cougar hunter; Ronald Heid, the six-foot-seven friendly giant; and a pesky deer named Bambi, who swam the Agamemn Channel to get back to her reluctant adoptive family. The book abounds with fascinating photographs, entertaining historical anecdotes -- both comic and tragic -- and will be enjoyed by those with an interest in local BC history and the making of a unique community nestled in this beautiful little green valley.
- Author BiographyRay Phillips is a former logger, school boat operator and fisherman. His mother was a member of the Klein familythe namesake of the community of Kleindale on the Sunshine Coast and the subject of his first book, The Little Green Valley: The Kleindale Story (Harbour Publishing, 2011), which received the BC Genealogical Society Family Book History Award for 2012. He lives in Pender Harbour, BC, with his wife Doris.
- Author(s)Ray Phillips
- PublisherHarbour Publishing
- Date of Publication01/02/2010
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintHarbour Publishing
- Content Note80+ b/w photos & maps
- Weight410 g
- Width230 mm
- Height155 mm
- Spine20 mm
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