Item AAAB5699 - Freeman ("Friday") Lonsdale interview

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Freeman ("Friday") Lonsdale interview

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  • 1983-12 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T4105:0013.1 RECORDED: Chase (B.C.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Burial of George Hargreaves on Sheep Creek. Description of area and trails near Sheep Pass. Used Alberta guides from Grand Cache. Eating porcupine. Guided for Jim Smith out of Snowshoe (Crescent Spur), 1926. Put in original trail up Morkill River. Trip to Jarvis Lakes via McGregor River. Fossils. Accident curtailed guiding in 1940. Jimmy Smith killed by horse in 19444. Homesteaded in 1924. Indian drying racks. TRACK 2: Caribou populations and decline. Came along Continental Divide. Grizzly stalked him. First camp and features on Morkill River and Forget-Me-Not Creek. Mustards worked out of McBride. Hookers from Dome Creek. Account of sixty-five day collecting trip for Peabody Museum, 1931. Specimens, people, taxidermist, areas, 52 horses.

CALL NUMBER: T4105:0013.2 RECORDED: Chase (B.C.), 1983-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Big Shale Hill. Boundary trail. Fishing at Kakwa (Porcupine) Falls. Usually at lunch in the saddle. A grizzly prank. Duration of most trips. Almost snowbound on the Divide. Plane wreck at Kakwa Lake. A 32 year old reunion in the wilderness with Archie Clark. Camp equipment and organization described. TRACK 2: Handling the horses. Clients and costs. Working on GTP Railway in 1911. Threshing in Manitoba. Floated upper Fraser River on a scow in 1912 en route to Vancouver. Took stage from Soda Creek. Interviewer's notations.

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Kreg O. Sky, 1984-02-02


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A digital copy is available.

  • Partial transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy (two tapes) available in container 000443-291.

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Accession number(s): T4105

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speaker: Freeman Lonsdale, interviewer: Kreg O. Sky

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