Author Tags: 1900-1950, Local History, Non-Fiction
Born in 1902, Bob White was a cowboy from southwestern Saskatchewan who headed west to work as a trapper and freight packer in northern BC. In 1934, White was hired by millionaire Charles Bedaux to cross the province in five motorized Citreon half-tracks. White's account of the expedition, which was an enormous failure, can be found in Bannock and Beans: A Cowboy's Account of the Bedaux Expedition (Royal BC Museum, 2009), edited by Historian Jay Sherwood.
Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Bannock and Beans: A Cowboy's Account of the Bedaux Expedition