Newspapers appeared almost as quickly as townsites in the early Slocan. By 1900 there had been 17 newspapers, most of them short-lived, in the wedge of land between Nakusp, Kaslo, and Slocan City. In a pre-electronic age, they provided essential information, and, when the geography of settlement had yet to be established, each of them boosted the fortunes of its particular townsite. This booklet, composed of excerpts from the early newspapers, reveals both the newspapers and a corner of B.C. in the process of formation.