Item AAAB0379 - F. Gilbert Forbes interview : [Reimer, 1976]

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F. Gilbert Forbes interview : [Reimer, 1976]

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  • 1976 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T0330:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneering in the Cariboo, 1889-1913 PERIOD COVERED: 1889-1913 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Forbes discusses his background: born in 1889 at 100 Mile House; father was a rancher; moved to 122 Mile (Lac La Hache) in 1893; family ran the 122 Mile House as a ranch and a stopping ho;use on the Cariboo road. The operation of a stopping house. School. Worked for Bank of British North America in Ashcroft, ca. 1906-08. Worked with Frank Swannell survey party, 1908. Experiences while ;working with Swannell in Nechako region. TRACK 2: More about surveying with Swannell. Worked on mining construction, 1909-10. Mining camp conditions. Trip to South America, 1912-13. Anecdotes about F;orbes' trip in Argentina, Bermuda and the United States and his return to Lac La Hache, 1913. Anecdote about the death of "Bugs" at Lac La Hache, 1906.; CALL NUMBER: T0330:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneering in the Cariboo, 1900-1950 PERIOD COVERED: 1900-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Worked on his father's ranch at 122 Mile House, 1913-22. Freight hauling on the Cariboo Road declines after 1919. Worked at Cedar Creek gold mine, 1922-23. Gold mining in the Cariboo region. ;Ranched and had a trap line during the Depression. Building with logs. Ranched during the 1940s. TRACK 2: Brief account of activities in 1950s. Early freighters on the Cariboo Road described. Anecdot;es about the teamsters on the Cariboo Road. Anecdotes about gambling. Preachers. (End of interview);

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Provincial Archives of British Columbia. [staff members], [1974-1987]


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-025.

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The voice of Molly Forbes is also heard during the interview.

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Accession number(s): T0330

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speaker: F. Gilbert Forbes, interviewer: Derek Lawrence Reimer

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