Barbara MacPherson spent several years as a child in Bridge Lake and has since lived in many places in British Columbia. Combining her passion for social history and genealogy with her love of the Cariboo, she began a four-year project of researching, studying, and writing about the lives of the those who came to the region of Bridge Lake to 70 Mile House during the years 1871 to 1959. A founding member of the Arrow Lakes Historical Society, she co-wrote the prize-winning Faces of the Past (Arrow Lakes Historical Society) with Milton Parent. MacPherson is freelance writer in many subjects and has been writing and publishing stories for over thirty years. She lives in Nakusp with her family.