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The Aboriginals and strangers in their lands.
Part 2. Gallery of Characters and Communities.
Part 3. Corporate Confluence.
Part 3 is inspired by The Columbia Basin River system that gave birth to the Corporate Confluence of Cominco, CPR and West Kootenay Power which has given the area the longevity of industry and employment for over 100 years.
Part 4. Immigration and Settlement in the Kootenays.
The discovery of ores and interconnected industries throughout the Kootenays and the subsequent mushrooming of communities spurred a large influx of people from all over the globe to seek their fortunes and secure better futures for themselves and their families.
Italian Emigration to Canada and USA.
The patterns of Italian emigration to Canada and USA have been formed along the lines of
historic European events that affected the Italian homelands and North American requirements for labour to develop the resources of nationalistic endeavours. Most of the patterns of mass emigration involved both these factors coinciding at different intervals in time, leading to them being described as 'waves'.
The history of the ancient peoples of Italy, origins of the Flags, the formation of the Roman Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, the Papal States, the modern Republic of Italy and the background leading to the modern waves of emigration are explored in this next series of webpages.
Goals and Focus of the project, Acknowledgements.
Where appropriate, references are included on each webpage, otherwise Books, articles, websites, organizations, archives and museums used in the project are listed here.
Maureen and Michael Travers - Art and Life.
Artists' statements and background; including Maureen's drawings of modern characters of the Kootenays, a link to Michael's wabi-sabi webpage, and 'About the artists', a more detailed chronological list of their qualifications, awards and achievements.
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