Item AAAB5727 - Eugene Merrill interview

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Eugene Merrill interview

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  • 1984-10 [date recorded] (Creation)

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RECORDED: Edson (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Early trapping and moose hunting in the Peace River region. Local guides names. Worked for Stan Clark and Jack Hargreaves in the Jasper area, circa 1938. Art and Ken Allen were head guide;s. Other Jasper outfits in the 1940s noted. Tips given on summer and fall trips. Pat Smith, Ed and Frank Moberly. Cooks. Hargreaves' area was Sulphur River; trailed in from Devona. Red Ilee. Hu;nter's death recounted; taking out the body, etc. Worked for Red Creighton's outfit after WWII. Outfitting summer climbing trips, usually 14 days. TRACK 2: Larry McGuire. Transferred into pack tr;oop at Prince George during WWII; specialized horsemen, packed mountain fighters for manoeuvers in mountain parks. Gene was a ferrier. A 'unique' discharge. Wife cooked for various outfitters. Var;ious wages for summer and fall trips. Guiding equipment. Fish story regarding Jack Hargreaves. Frank Burstrom and disappearing elk horns story.;

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Kreg O. Sky, 1984-11-27


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A digital copy is available.
Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-292.

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Accession number(s): T4105

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speaker: Eugene Merrill, interviewer: Kreg O. Sky

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