Fort Steele (B.C.)--History

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Alexander and Elizabeth Ritchie interview

CALL NUMBER: T0883:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Alexander Ritchie describes how he came from Calgary in 1896; drove a stage between Fort Steele and Windermere for a few months; went back to Calgary, but retu...

Alfie Kershaw interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-02-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Alfie H. Kershaw describes various old timers at Fort Steele. He was born in Fort Steele while the town was in decline; only sawmills and prospecting were keeping it alive; his father,...

Andy Russell interview

CALL NUMBER: T4105:0043.1 RECORDED: Millarville (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Grew up with a passion for reading, the mountains and horses. Bert Rigall, international reputation, taught Andy guiding, childhood accident, started in 1907, ope...

Beryl Lum interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Beryl Lum discusses the pioneer's life in a cabin at Fort Steele; Mrs. Lum came from England to Victoria then on to Lake Louise; to Fort Steele where she still lives in the cab...

Colin Sinclair interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Colin M. Sinclair recalls his family's first days in the East Kootenays; born in Tobacco Plains, Montana and moved to BC in 1900; his grandfather, James Sinclair, was shot during ...

From the mountains to the sea : Headwaters

SUMMARY: "Headwaters" is number 2 in the series. It tells the story of the development of the East Kootenay country from the days of the first explorers. Gold miners at Wildhorse and trouble between them and the Indians. The sad story o...

Harry Mawdsley interview

CALL NUMBER: T0934:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-09-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Harry Mawdsley talks about life in the Kootenay Lake region prior to 1900. He describes his family background and how he came to Crawford Bay in 1895. He disc...

Jimmy White interview

CALL NUMBER: T0302:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-06 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. James F. (Jimmy) White recalls his arrival in Golden in 1889; his first impressions; a trip to Fort Steele, including a description of the police and the lifes...

John Moncrieff Turnbull interview : [Orchard, 1965]

CALL NUMBER: T0936:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-03-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. John M. "Jake" Turnbull remembers the Kootenay mining region from 1897 to 1906. He describes how he came to the Kootenays in 1897; his first impress...

Neil Cameron interview : [Orchard, 1964]

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-09 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Neil Cameron discusses trappers and prospectors in the Fort Steele area; came from Scotland with his family at the age of fifteen; worked for lumber companies and then surveyed; reside...

Pete Lum interview

RECORDED: Premier Lake (B.C.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: His beginnings: Kettle Valley to Fort Steele. Art Nicol's outfitting operation. One of the first in the Kootenays. Pete started wrangling. Originally used teepees. Winter and summe...

Stagecoach sounds, Fort Steele

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: This tape captures the sounds of a stagecoach at Fort Steele. An unidentified speaker describes the stagecoach ride and scenes around Fort Steele. [TRACK 2: blank.]

The old Dewdney trail

Documentary. Traces the pack-trail which once linked the Kootenay gold fields with the west coast, from Fort Hope to Fort Steele. Includes footage of the closing down of Camp McKinney gold mine; site of Fort Shepherd HBC post; Waneta Dam; St. Euge...

Vera Bennett interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Vera Bennett describes early days in Field, Cranbrook and Creston: Vera's father was from Sweden and worked for the CPR and eventually became road master at Field; her mother wa...

William Taynton interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-06 SUMMARY: Mr. William W. Taynton describes how he came from an area near Wales to Winnipeg in 1883, then to Invermere to meet his brother in 1887; then he boated on the Columbia River for two years; later he...

William Wenman interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. William Wenman recalls his family coming to Canada and their journey from Winnipeg to Fort Edmonton in 1893; coming to Golden in 1900; a description of the community; ships [i.e. steam...

Winnifred Weir interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Winifred Weir offers general information on early settlement in East Kootenay; her father was Mills Beale, and he was the first real estate and insurance agent at Fort Steele; was a f...