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Beth Day

Beth Day's 1956 visit to the home of Jim and Laurette Stanton on Knight's Inlet resulted in her 1957 book Grizzlies in Their Backyard , later condensed by Reader's Digest . The Stantons were in their 70s when the book was written. They had abandoned city life for Knight Inlet in June of 1919, travelling up the 90-mile inlet in a rowboat powered by a two-and-a-half-horsepower motor. At one time four grizzlies slept within 100 yards of their cabin. Laurette Stanton died in Alert Bay in 1961. Jim...See more