Trelle Morrow

NOTICE: The Bob Harkins Branch downtown is closed for the remainder of the day (Wed June 29), due to a power outage affecting multiple businesses in the area. The Nechako Branch remains open.

Publication Award

The 2010 Jeanne Clarke Memorial Local History Award for Publication went to Trelle Morrow for his latest book, Aviation North: Flying Frontiers in Northern British Columbia, published by CNC Press. Aviation North is a well-researched book, combining oral history, archival records, and material evidence. Aviation has formed a part of Prince George life since 1920, and the book tells the story of the individuals, corporations and adventurers who have been involved in aviation in our region over the years. The story moves from the early biplanes in the 1920s, through the war years, to the dawn of the jet age and modern times. The author has included information about the different types of planes that were used, the different airlines that operated in the area, and the three different airport locations in Prince George. Contributions to this volume have also been provided by several local residents, some offering local aviation experiences as far back as the 1930s. Morrow is a retired architect who has spent most of his life in Prince George. His ongoing interactions with local pioneers have encouraged him to research and document various aspects of Prince George's local history. He is also the author of Sternwheelers on the Upper Fraser.