Adams Lake (B.C.)

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[Aircraft fighting and spotting fires]

Stock shots. Footage includes: lookout man spotting fires; views from patrol plane checking fire location; aerial views of Lillooet-Pavilion area, Fraser River, Adams Lake; bird-dog plane and Avenger airtankers over fire; scens at Kamloops tanker base (dispatcher at work, air crew playing baseball, then rushing to get aircraft airborne); more shots of tanker over fire.

David Fraser interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1962-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Fraser recalls people and events around Adams Lake from 1900s to 1950s, including the first white inhabitants, a prospector Andy McClone; story about the rescue of a trapper with scurvy; Jack Wallace of Sunset Creek; and about a trapper Bill Anderson who died of a stroke. He describes the Adams River Lumber Company; a horse-logging operation that once employed 400 men. He recalls a colony of Seventh Day Adventists that lasted four years on upper Adams Lake. He tells about the failed attempt to settle Doukhobors on upper Adams in early 1950s. He tells about a man who robbed the U.S. army payroll and used the money to start the Cariboo Lodge on the lake, but was eventually caught. The lodge was taken over by a German named Jacob. Fraser operated the steamboat "A.R. Hellen" on the lake for the Adams River Lumber Company, and was involved in the rescuing a mentally ill Swede and others who became sick. He describes the system of dams built by the Adams Lake Lumber Company to transport logs down to mill in Chase. Mr. Fraser concludes with an account of how he came to lower Adams Lake beginning with birth in N.B.; work in Saskatchewan; then Vancouver before going to Adams Lake where his brother lived, and where he married and settled. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Diary

Series consists of correspondence, 1904, and diaries April - June 1904, winter 1905-1906, and August 14 - October 10, 1907 concerning trapping and prospecting, Tumtum Creek, Shuswap district and of a reconnaissance survey made for lumber company from Fort St. Ann across Wapiti Pass to the Big Salmon River and back.

Minutes and other material

Minutes of the Adams Lake Women's Institute and of several organizations which were associated with it: Adams Lake W.I. - minutes, 1949-1987, minutes of directors' meetings, 1949-1960, cash book, 1949-1950, a history of the Adams Lake W.I, 1988; Adams Lake Ladies' Entertainment Club - minutes, roll call, accounts, ca. 1944-1949; Adams Lake PTA minute books and cash books, 1958-1976; Squam Bay W.I. - cash book, 1949-1957. The History of the Adams Lake W.I. describes the relationship of the PTA and Ladies' Entertainment Club to the W.I.

Adams Lake Women's Institute

Mr. Reid interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-11-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Reid [first name unknown] recalls people and events around Adams Lake from the 1900s to the 1950s, including: the first white inhabitant, a prospector named Andy McConnell; the story about the rescue of a trapper with scurvy, Jack Wallace of Sunset Creek; and trapper Bill Anderson, who died of a stroke. He describes the Adams River Lumber Company, a horse logging operation that once employed 400 men. He recalls a colony of Seventh Day Adventists that lasted four years on upper Adams Lake. He tells about the failed attempt to settle Doukhobors on upper Adams in early 1950s. He tell;s about a man who robbed a U.S. Army payroll and used the money to start the Cariboo Lodge on the lake, but was eventually caught. The Lodge was taken over by a German named Jacob. Reid operated the steamboat "A.R. Hellen" for the Adams River Lumber Company, and was involved in the rescue of a mentally-ill Swede and others who became sick. He describes the system of dams built by Adams Lake Lumber; Company to transport logs down to mill in Chase. The interviewee concludes with an account of how he came to Lower Adams Lake, beginning with birth in N.B., work in Saskatchewan and then Vancouver, b;efore going to Adams Lake where he married and settled. [TRACK 2: blank.]