Criminals--British Columbia

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Bill Miner, train robber

The item is a b&w photograph taken by Kamloops photographer Mary Spencer in 1906. It is a photograph of Bill Miner (George Edwards) and was taken shortly after his capture for committing a train robbery. The print is mounted on a studio card.

Desmond Vicars interview

CALL NUMBER: T0405:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Colonel Desmond O. Vicars offers details about his father, John Richard Vicars, who came from Dublin to Ontario and became a surveyor; 1878, went to Peace River country; 1890, went to Vancouver; 1896, went to Kamloops area; became warden of the Kamloops jail; married his wife in 1892; discusses old timers and old miners; J.A. Marrow; anecdotes about Indians who died of smallpox; Rose Shubert; transportation along the Fraser River; pack trains; the Fortune's ranch; overlanders; John Tate; mining around Kamloops; some characters in the area who liked to mine; the CPR and its effect on the area. TRACK 2: Colonel Vicars continues with a story about Andrew Onderdonk; an old timer named Antoine Allen; Colonel Vicars discusses Kamloops as it was when he was born; a private school that started in 1893; several stories about Bill Miner and about Miner's partner, Shorty Dunn.

CALL NUMBER: T0405:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Colonel Vicars continues to discuss characters associated with Bill Miner, including Jack Budd; more on his father and the Rocky Mountain Rangers; and militia units. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Garnet Willis interview

CALL NUMBER: T1096:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Garnet E. Willis talks about his father and the people of the Chilliwack and the Similkameen region, 1894 to 1916. He describes how his family farmed near Sardis; what Chilliwack was like in his youth; steamboats on the Fraser; Harrison House; hard work on farms; school days; stories about Bill Miner; stories about John Ryder and his family; the Nelson brothers; how his father hauled freight; his father's background with the fur brigade; a discussion of the brigade route; details of his father's travels in Fort Garry, California and BC; his father's claims in the Cariboo; how his father logged on the present site of Vancouver; and John Beatty. TRACK 2: Mr. Willis continues with a story about an old man; the circumstances by which he came to the Similkameen area with his father in 1914; an anecdote about his father and the farm at Sumas; a comparison of Chilliwack and Similkameen areas; cattle and cattle drives over the Dewdney Trail; several stories about travels on the Hope Trail; a discussion of Herman Grell, known as "Shorty" Dunn; Jack Budd; and train robber Bill Miner.

CALL NUMBER: T1096:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Willis continues with more on Shorty Dunn of Bill Miner's gang; a story about Pat Kennedy of Princeton; Jim Slater; a story about Charlie Rheinhardt; Price Chandler; the beginning of Keremeos; Keremeos centre; the town of Loomis, Washington; a description of Princeton in 1913; Bill Allison; Mr. Willis' own place near Princeton; several stories about August Carlson; a story about Steve Mangat; the Olalla Mine; other mines and drilling. TRACK 2: Mr. Willis offers a story about Duncan Woods of the Hedley Mascot Mine; a discussion of his wife's uncle, a packer named John Worth; Bill Bristol and his stopping house east of Hope; a discussion of "Colonel" Robert Stevenson and his tall stories; a story about tracking lost cattle; more about Stevenson; more about Jack Budd and Bill Miner; and a story about a foot race in Montana.

Hugh Cornwall interview

CALL NUMBER: T0362:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Hugh Cornwall tells the story of his grandfather, Clement F. Cornwall, who settled in Ashcroft in 1862, including his early days on the ranch, hunting coyotes with hounds, and Ashcroft Manor serving as a stopping house. His grandfather was a politician and Lieutenant Governor of BC. There is more on the operation of the ranch at Ashcroft, which Hugh's father managed after 1910. Markets for cattle changed. More on Ashcroft Manor. TRACK 2: The Ashcroft estate burned down in the late 1930s. Cornwall comments on the veracity of historical accounts.

CALL NUMBER: T0362:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: The Cornwalls of Ashcroft are described, as is the naming of Cache Creek. The McLean boys are described -- Allen McLean, Charlie McLean, Archie McLean, and Alex Hare. The Cornwalls are described in terms of fox-hunting, law and order, and the gold rush. Finally, Cornwall describes Barkerville during its boom days. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Philip Luce interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Philip Winter Luce came to Canada in 1900, lived in Winnipeg, and worked as a junior reporter. By 1904, he moved to New Westminster to continue his journalism career. This tape begins with ;Mr. Luce's recollections of the home he shared with five other bachelors in New Westminster in 1910; he talks about their Chinese servant, "One-Two", and various incidents that occurred during their o;ne-year tenancy. Mr. Luce continues with recollections about Bill Miner and various incidents at Haney, Hedley, Kamloops, and Douglas Lake. He relates information about the Ducks train robbery, and ;the subsequent trial and incarceration of Bill Miner at New Westminster. TRACK 2: The interview continues with Mr. Luce recounting incidents surrounding Bill Miner and Shorty Dunn; the New Westminster Penitentiary; and the escape of Miner. Mr. Luce talks about his impressions of New Westminster when he arrived in 1904, including roads; buildings; stores; the real estate boom; Jim Cunningham; Mayo;r Carey; old families; old timers; Pete Biladeau; Joe Armstrong; May Day celebrations; fishermen; the library; CPR trains to Coquitlam; saloons; hotels; Oriental exclusion; horse racing; and George Kennedy.

Reward poster

The item is a reward poster put out by the BC Provincial Police for the arrest and conviction of William Haney.

Robert Hiscocks interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-01-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Robert H. Hiscocks discusses: early days in Victoria; the Chinook jargon; school days; athletics; May 24 celebrations; Esquimalt Harbour; the Royal Navy; summer camping in Esquimalt Harbour; ;teasing the Chinese; Indians; Sir Richard McBride; politics; Johnson Street pubs; the chain gang; and his views on tourism in Victoria. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Rupert Duck interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-11-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Rupert Duck discusses his grandfather's brother, Jacob Duck, who went out to Monte Creek to mine gold in 1862, and bought the deeds to some land; he was the first one in the family to co;me to Canada; Rupert's father came out in 1883; the suspected origins of Monte Creek; more on Jacob Duck, including details on his character and his ranch; other families that came to the area, includ;ing the Harper brothers; his father, who was Albert William Duck, and details about his coming to Canada to work for his cousin; several anecdotes about characters, including one about a remittance ma;n; then evolution of the town at Grand Prairie into Westwold; more on Westwold, including people who lived there; a man named Whittaker who bought most of the land at Westwold around WWI; more characters in the area; details about Bill Miner from his own memory, including his recollections the trial and the holdup. TRACK 2: Mr. Duck continues with more on the arrest of Bill Miner; details on the holdup from two years later near Monte Creek after Miner's jailbreak; what life was like in these days; more on ranches in the area; sections which he has written for ranching books about the area; details about Mr. Bostock; other characters and anecdotes; a woman named Edith Morley.

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