Barbara MacPherson spent several years as a child in Bridge Lake and has lived in many places in British Columbia. Combining her passion for social history and genealogy with her love of the Cariboo, she begun a four-year project of researching, studying, and writing about the lives of 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 prizewinning Faces of the Past (Arrow Lakes Historical Society) with Milton Parent. MacPherson is a freelance writer in many subjects and has been writing and publishing stories for over thirty years. She lives in Nakusp with her family.