Sadie Frye and Warner Monroe : interviews
Part of Imbert Orchard fonds
RECORDED: [location unknown], 1974-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Sadie Frye tells a story of how her mother became a bootlegger around 1910 at Albreda. She offers her first memories of coming to McBride. She describes travelling by river and by horse to McBride; fishing for trout in the streams; Bridal Creek; picking raspberries; a general description of the landscape; her memories of McBride and experiences as a child; the road between McBride and Prince George, offered as an election promise in 1916, when women were allowed to vote; Pat Burns Landing; steamships and supplies; the building of the bridge; her grandchildren are the fifth generation of their family, Monroe, to farm the same land; a fire on the property. TRACK 2: Mrs. Frye continues by discussing the naming of the Mountain View district; a story about shooting a bear who was after their sheep; another story about a grouse chase where her brother played a trick on her; baking bread and using it as bait to catch a bear (unsuccessfully); and a description of her mother's character. Then Mrs. Frye's brother, Warner Monroe, offers his memories about coming to McBride.