I'm just re-reading certain parts of this book, and remembering again how much I loved the history of the Telegraph Trail. If you've never read 'Wires in the Wildnerness' which is about the Yukon Telegraph in Canada, you should. It's well-researched, well-written and great old photos.
It gives insight into an era of British Columbia's history that is now mostly forgotten.
He has two chapters on numerous people who walked the Telegraph Trail from Hazelton to various places up north in British Columbia and the Yukon. Lillian Alling is one of those people.