NASH, G. Stewart

Born September 23, 1942, schooled in Preston, Idaho then Twin Bridges, Montana, G. Stewart Nash started surveying at age 17; he became a licenced surveyor at the age of 30. After trying his hand at sales, services for realtors and microcomputers, he kept coming back to what he knew best - surveying. He lived with with his wife, Sandy, in South Hazelton, BC, where he enjoyed fishing, hunting, archery, gold panning and travelling, before he moved to Montana. He is the author of The Last Three Hundred Miles (Harbour 2001). See below.

The Last Three Hundred Miles

Debut novelist G. Stewart Nash, a south Hazelton surveyor, has recalled the first overland telegraph line that linked Asia to North America in the late 1860s.

The final unexplored stretch of 300 miles, north from Telegraph Creek along the Nass River watershed, accounts for his title, The Last Three Hundred Miles.

In this historical adventure novel, a surveyor named Stephen Doyle is hired by the Western Union Extension Company in San Francisco to map out a route for the link.

Nature, assassins and Bukwas block his path northward from Kispiox Village into the unknown. 0-920576-90-7

[BCBW Autumn 2001]