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Aileen Lonsdale interview
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2 audio reels (01:00:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm
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RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Aileen Lonsdale was born in the Washington Territory and moved around all her childhood; moved to Wolf Creek in 1909. She describes what was happening in Wolf Creek when she moved there, including her father's stopping house; she describes her family, Renshaw, including her brothers and her father, Robert Haldane Renshaw; she describes the area; steel mining; locations of railway stations; Mile 52; Valemount; Mile 49; railway construction camps; a description of Tete Jaune; bootlegging and smuggling during prohibition; some anecdotes about what life was like; moving to McBride in 1914; a description of McBride and life there when she arrived. TRACK 2: Mrs. Lonsdale continues with a description and anecdotes about the Indians at Tete Jaune; she describes Tete Jaune Cache and the surrounding area; Tete Jaune Mary.
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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975
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Preservation disc made from original audio reels, 2001-07-24.
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Accession number(s): T0683
Previously described as AAAB0772
Orchard ; FT-[1-2]
speaker: Aileen Lonsdale, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen
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- Frontier and pioneer life--British Columbia--20th century
- Indians--British Columbia--Upper Fraser Region
- Railroads--British Columbia--Upper Fraser Region
- Tete Jaune Cache (B.C.)--History
- Liquor traffic--British Columbia
- Prohibition--British Columbia
- Railroads--Design and construction--British Columbia
- Smuggling--British Columbia