Blue River (B.C.)



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Joe Burghammer interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Joe Burghammer recalls his arrival in Blue River in 1924; living in Blue River, including the climate and the reputation for heavy snow. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Joseph Jones interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Joseph E. Jones of Shawville, Quebec came out to Blue River in 1923; he describes his employment with the Canadian National Railway until 1963; a description of Blue River as it was when he arrived; how he lived in a house that he built; the Huron Indians who taught him how to live in the outdoors; the town of Pembroke; more about Blue River and the people who lived and worked there; he offers several anecdotes about people and places; Little Chicago and the development of the railroad. TRACK 2: Mr. Jones continues with more descriptions of Blue River as it was when he arrived ;and the people there; train wrecks; the Overlanders; Hell's Gate.

Stanley ("Doc") Harrison interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Stanley Harrison came from Leeds County, Ontario, and landed in Alberta in 1903 and then came to Blue River in 1912 because he was fed up with the hard winters. He sold machinery for International Harvester. He describes his first few years in BC, how he traveled, what the road conditions were like; anecdotes about his travels; packing; Mrs. Parberry, who was a tourist going through the Fraser-Thompson; Valemount; people in the area; Lewis Knutson; Alberta; Thompson Crossing; the origins of Wire Canyon; J. Moler who was a trapper. TRACK 2: Mr. Harrison describes the values of cedar logs before there were sawmills in the area; the founding of Blue River; homesteading; John Smith; his family's history; what life was like when he got to BC; mail-order groceries; people built away from the railroad land and now the land is worth a lot; Harrison worked for the railroad for thirty-one years on stationary boilers and the coal supply; what life is like working for the railroad; the beauty of the mountains and the landscape.

Train at Blue River : [sounds]

SUMMARY: [No content information available.] This tape may duplicate the content on T2154:0001 ("Train sounds"), and could be the original tape source of that copy.

Train sounds

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1969-10-06 SUMMARY: This recording captures the sounds of the trans-continental train from the east arriving at the Blue River Divisional Point at midnight, October 6, 1969. Imbert Orchard describes the setting and speaks with the train crew. Sounds on the platform; the approaching train; the train engine; brakes; whistles; bells; steam [?], and noises of the rolling stock can be heard. The sound of an unidentified steam engine is also on this tape.