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Hunting guides--Canadian Rockies (B.C. and Alta.)

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A. Jim Bagley interview

RECORDED: Canmore (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Started with Kananaskis Ranch (Seebe), circa 1925 to 1931. Kananaskis Lakes; handles hydro surveys in the 1920s. Trips along the Continental Divide described. Kananaskis Ranch horsemen; R;ay...

Agnes and Ray Campbell interview

RECORDED: Kelowna (B.C.), 1983-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Bert Osborne was one of the first hunting outfitters in Wapiti District, late 1920s. Henry and Dave Joachim, Ed Stoney were some guides. Ed Moberly. Upper Canada College summer trips; Wem;bley ...

Alpha Legace interview

RECORDED: Richmond (B.C.), 1983-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Ray Legace (Alpha's husband) was born in 1895 in Hatzic Prairie, BC; his first year in Banff was 1917 and later worked for Pat Brewster. English party used collapsible bathtub on trip. R...

Andy Russell interview

CALL NUMBER: T4105:0043.1 RECORDED: Millarville (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Grew up with a passion for reading, the mountains and horses. Bert Rigall, international reputation, taught Andy guiding, childhood accident, started in 1907, ope...

Arthur Allen interview

CALL NUMBER: T4105:0001.1 RECORDED: Quesnel (B.C.), 1983-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Swift place in Jasper. Tonquin Valley, 1926. 1929 hunting trip. Climbing Mount Robson, 1924. The Flying Trestle (1931-31). Robson area. Climbing party to Mount Si...

Bill Bagley interview

RECORDED: Ghost River (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Freighting supplies in Kananaskis Valley, winter 1931. George Pocaterra. Ray Patterson. Banff Park outfits used both east slopes and BC areas of the Rockies. Soapy Smith. Frank Philipps;...

Charles Doyle Reay interview

RECORDED: Jaffray (B.C.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Recollections of Pete Lum, old Kootenay outfitter. Anton Rosicky. Doyle Reay started on Bull River, 1938. Territories on the Bull River, ca. 1948. Handled two hunters, twenty-six horses.; C...

Chester Sands interview

RECORDED: Rocky Mountain House (Alta.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Clarence Sands homesteaded west of Rocky Mountain House. Started guiding/outfitting in 1919. One client made 24 trips. Forestry pack trails. Areas worked, Nordegg and Brazeau R...

Cliff Duke interview

CALL NUMBER: T4105:0008.1 RECORDED: Gordondale (B.C.), 1983-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Came west for harvesting in 1923. Timekeeping for Fred Brewster operation in Jasper, 1923 to 1927. Operated dairy in Jasper, 1927-28. Homesteading near Beaverlodg...

Cora Mustard interview

RECORDED: Seba Beach (B.C.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Will Mustard (Cora's husband) born in Nebraska in 1892; worked for Otto Brothers in Jasper, 1917. Started family outfit at Mountain Park with father, Harvey, and brother, Ray, in 1920. ...

David Nixon interview

RECORDED: Wilmer (B.C.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Accounts of hunting grizzly. Snowbound escape from Ice River area via Wolverine Pass. Walter Nixon (father) started packing ore in Parson area, 1907. Was game warden during WWI, political; appo...

Dick Person interview

CALL NUMBER: T0989:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], [197-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Dick Person begins by describing where he was born in Duluth to Swedish parents; how he got into the outdoor life, spending time as a child on lakes and in parks; ...

Eugene Merrill interview

RECORDED: Edson (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Early trapping and moose hunting in the Peace River region. Local guides names. Worked for Stan Clark and Jack Hargreaves in the Jasper area, circa 1938. Art and Ken Allen were head guide;s. O...

Felix Plante interview

RECORDED: Entrance (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mark Truxler and Carl Lugar worked for him. Average trip was 30 to 49 days. Nine days travel one-way. George Hargreaves buried at Sheep Creek. Smoky River ford at Clarke's Crossing. L...

Floyd Smith interview

RECORDED: Canmore (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Had class A guide's license for 55 years, from 1924 to 1979. On the trail since 1918. Dad, Carl, had outfit in Blairmore; drove Golden Gate stage in Yellowstone Park, 1895 to 1900. Cro...

Frank Burstrom interview

RECORDED: Jasper (Alta.), 1983-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: 1930 ski trip from Jasper to Banff with Joe Weiss, Doug and Verne Jeffrey, Pete Withers. GTP railroad work camp and Red Pass, 1912. Moved to Jasper in 1919. Brewster trips and operations.; M...

Freeman ("Friday") Lonsdale interview

CALL NUMBER: T4105:0013.1 RECORDED: Chase (B.C.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Burial of George Hargreaves on Sheep Creek. Description of area and trails near Sheep Pass. Used Alberta guides from Grand Cache. Eating porcupine. Guided for Jim Smith...

George Camp interview

RECORDED: Jasper (Alta.), 1983-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Came to Jasper area with work on GTP Railroad in 1915. Cooked for Jack Brewster in 1922. Trip re: first ascent of Mount Alberta, 1925. Cooked for Fred Brewster and Curly Phillips. Details; of...

George Korsvik interview

RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1984-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Came to Canada from Norway in 1927. Trapped and guided out of Valemount from 1929 to 1936. Trap line with Ollie Lebeck, Wood River/Athabasca Pass. Historic Athabasca Trail. Oswald Svendsen. ...

Hersch Neighbor interview

CALL NUMBER: T4105:0017.1 RECORDED: Fort St. John (B.C.), 1983-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: A green kid's first trip wrangling in 1926. A cold forty day trip. Guided for 38 consecutive years. Included Jasper, Tete Jaune Cache, and Pink Mountain. ...

Ishbel Cochrane (et al.) interview

RECORDED: Mount Robson Ranch (B.C.), 1983-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Hargreaves family came to Jasper in 1913. Homestead and guest ranch at Mount Robson. 1923 built and operation CNR cabins at Berg Lake. Ray Hargreaves built the chalet later. All fi...

James Riviere interview

RECORDED: Twin Butte (B.C.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Some humourous occasions and pranks on the trail. Johnny Krokennock, guide. Three types of dudes. Preferred Texans. Bert Rigall was old-time outfitter. Used upper Oldman River. Dave S;i...

James Tegart interview

RECORDED: Brisco (B.C.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Arthur Tegart homesteaded at Windermere in 1886. Guided hunters in early 1900s. Guiding supplemented farm income. Bob and Buster continued family outfit after 1925. Jim Tegart stated abo;ut 1...

John Boychuk interview

RECORDED: Canmore (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Started in early 1930s; worked for Pat Brewster, Brewster Transport, and Claude Brewster. Grew up in Cypress Hills. Various jobs in Banff from 1927. Pat Brewster outfit; Assiniboine camp,; 2...

Ken Allen interview

RECORDED: Kelowna (B.C.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Worked for Curly Phillips in 1924; market garden and tourist boating. Seventy-day climbing expedition to Columbia Icefields in 1927; first ascent record, Swiss guides. Mount Robson. Descr;ipti...

Ken Thomson interview

RECORDED: Rocky Mountain House (Alta.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Trapped with Ray Mustard in 1939. Guided for Waddy Watson, Ed Sherbick, Ray Mustard. Most area outfitters focused on area south of Brazeau River. Outfitting surveys complemented...

Kreg O. Sky fonds

  • PR-1812
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  • 1983-1984

The fonds consists of oral history interviews and photographs of guides and outfitters who operated in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, mainly in the years before World War II. The fonds was created by Kreg O. Sky in the course of his research project.

Sky, Kreg O.

Larry McGuire interview

RECORDED: Vernon (B.C.), 1983-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Worked for Fred Brewster and Medicine Lake, 1932. Description of Harry and Curly Phillips' operation. Brewster had 380 horses. List of outfitters operating from Jasper town site, late 192...

Leo Rutledge interview : [Sky, 1983]

RECORDED: Fort St. John (B.C.), 1983-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Guiding in Northern Rockies started in 1920s. First guided for Stan Clark around 1932 on a 42-day hunt. Jim Ross was initial outfitter. Only wealthy American were clients. Gradually wor...

M.F. Creighton (et al.) interview

RECORDED: Brule (B.C.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: M.F. "Red" Creighton started in 1929 with Hughes and Kitchen outfit. Partnership with Stan Kitchen. Snake Indian River access to hunting area. Jud Groat wrangled for his father's...

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