Item T1080:0001 - Allan Davidson interview

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Allan Davidson interview

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  • 1964-11-14 (Creation)

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2 audio reels (01:00:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm

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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-14 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Allan Davidson talks about life in the Westbank area from 1892 to 1908. He discusses how his family came to the Okanagan from the Fraser Valley and settled north of Shannon Lake in 1893. He describes his first cabin; his father's background; a story about an Indian coming to the cabin; his new house; how his father was a 'square peg in a round hole'; the family farm; his relationship with his father; logging from the farm; a vivid description of the Nez Perce Indians en route to the hop fields at Coldstream; the trail along the east side of the lake; Indians and Alec McClennan. TRACK 2: Mr. Davidson continues with more on McClennan; development in the area; the mail service; the founding of the village of Westbank; land development; more on the mail service; the ferry and; Leonard Hayman who was the operator; a story about "Wild Goose Bill" at the ferry landing; more on Hayman and the ferry; Kelowna at that time; D.E. Gellatly and the family; an anecdote about fighting; a forest fire in 1905.

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
Preservation compact disc made from original audio reels, 2002-09-16.

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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): T1080

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Previously described as AAAB1203

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Orchard ; O-11/1-2

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speaker: Allan H. Davidson, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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