Map of the Wonder Valley of Gold


Follow Renfrew and friends as they journey to the Wonder (bread) Valley of Gold!

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This lively pictorial map presents a highly stylized section of Canada’s British Columbia territory north of the Peace River. The area (shown in the lower left inset) was used as the setting for a segment of the popular CBS radio program, Renfew of the Mounted, and a juvenile audience was encouraged to follow the track of the protagonist’s party on their way to the Wonder Valley of Gold. Striking vignettes illustrate many of the landmarks and adventures encountered along the way and reflect the region’s rugged and isolated terrain.

The map was illustrated by the talented George Annand in 1936 and was issued as a promotional mailer to advertise Wonder Bread. A letter from Douglas Renfrew to the reader can be seen on the verso, an excerpt from which reads, “It is a long trail and a hard one to the lost Wonder Valley of Gold and only those who are fit for rough country can share its hazards with us…Eat your fill of honest energy food, especially the best bread – you know which it is!”

Map Details

Publication Date: 1936

Author: George Annand

Sheet Width (in): 17.5

Sheet Height (in): 22.5

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Postmarked mailer with creasing and moderate wear along originally issued fold lines. Several areas of separation, about 4" cumulatively, have been repaired on the verso with archival tape. Scattered soiling on the verso does not affect the image. Good to very good overall.


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