Item T1107:0001 - D.W. Hodgson interview

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D.W. Hodgson interview

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  • 1965-05-24 (Creation)

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

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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-24 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. D.W. Hodgson talks about his experiences in the Cariboo, coast, and southern Okanagan regions of BC, 1904 to 1946. He describes how he came to BC in 1904 and offers his impressions of Vancouver and Victoria at that time; various early jobs; encounters with Indians; automobiles in the Cariboo in 1910; looking for a railway pass in the Chilco area; impressions of Lillooet; stories abo;ut working with a survey crew for the BC Electric Railway; a discussion of early railway surveying; stories about survey crews; a discussion of work on the BC coast; examining inlets for hydro electric power possibilities in the early 1920s. TRACK 2: Mr. Hodgson continues with more stories about work on the coast in Rivers Inlet, Queen Charlotte Sound, and Knight Inlet, including details on the ;coastal landscape; looking for irrigation water for the south Okanagan before World War I; irrigation in the area; details of the soldier settlement scheme; irrigation; and orchard development in the Oliver/Osoyoos area after World War I.

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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, 2002-10-04.

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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): T1107

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Previously described as AAAB1230

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Orchard ; O-40/1-2

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speaker: Donald Wilber Hodsdon, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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