1871: Hollow Tree’s 1871 series evokes the scents during an era of pioneers and prospectors exploring and prospecting in British Columbia. BC joined confederation in 1871. Ushered in by our Father of Confederation and our second Premier: Amor De Cosmos. Amore negotiated that British Columbia would join the Dominion only if the Railroad was built to the Pacific. The Railroad was paramount and historical for the Dominion of Canada and it took 10 years for the Railroad to reach the Pacific Ocean. Amor also created the first forestry, farming and fisheries policies in 1872. A pioneer on land-use policy. Splendor without diminishment - British Columbia’s Provincial motto.