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Item AAAB0393 - Doug Abrahamson interview

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Doug Abrahamson interview

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AAAB0393

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  • 1965-01-29 [date recorded] (Creation)

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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-01-29 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Doug Abrahamson recalls Revelstoke at the turn of the century. His family came from Sweden, settled in Revelstoke and built and ran the Central Hotel. He describes the social life and c;ustoms in Upper Town and Lower Town, characters from the Revelstoke area and Big Bend region, the steamboat "Revelstoke", and trails in the area. Incidents around town. The local red light district; t;he various "houses" and their inhabitants. He also discusses the Rogers Pass slide of 1910, Illecillewaet, and the transfer of the CPR divisional point from Donald to Revelstoke.;

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975

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  • Complete transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-025.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T0343

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Orchard ; A-09/1-2

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speaker: Douglas Abrahamson, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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