A Slocan Valley who’s who turned out Sunday for the launch of Rita Moir’s new book, The Third Crop, a photo history of the valley from the 1800s to the 1940s.
Over 200 people packed the Vallican Whole, including other authors (among them Katherine Gordon, author of The Slocan: Portrait of a Valley), local politicians past and present, and many longtime residents who contributed photos for the book.
Published by Sono Nis Press, and subtitled A Personal and Historical Journey into the Photo Albums and Shoeboxes of the Slocan Valley, the book also includes contributions by young writers who live in the valley.
“For me, The Third Crop came to represent a culture reaching maturity and, in particular, for us to see our young people wanting to write about our place, that it has a history and an imagery worth writing about,” Moir says.
It’s the Vallican resident’s fourth book.