Friday, August 13, 2010

Boy in the Picture

I know a writer named Ray Argyle. When Ray Argyle was a kid in Creston, BC, he knew an old gent named Edward Mallendaine. When Edward Mallendaine was a kid, he squeezed himself in behind an old gent named Donald Smith for what has been called the most famous photo in Canadian history, the shot of the driving of the CPR's last spike at Craigellachie in the BC mountains in November 1885. (I know a guy who knew a guy who knew... gee, shucks.)

Now Ray has a young people's non-fiction book out about Edward Mallendaine's moment of fame. They are launching it at Revelstoke, which must have the nearest bookstore to Craigellachie, tomorrow, Sunday August 15.  Go, Ray.
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