Item AAAB0253 - Harold Armes interview

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Harold Armes interview

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  • 1976-10-05 [date recorded] (Creation)

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Harold Armes : ranching and mining in the Cariboo Region, 1919-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-10-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Born in England in 1898. Immigrated to Canada with his family in 1905. First came to the Cariboo in 1919 to look for gold. Family ranched at Little Dog Creek during the 1920s. Hydraulic mined; in the Cariboo during the 1930s. Description of hydraulic mining operations and other placer mining in the Horsefly area. Worked on Little Dog Creek Ranch during WWII for Colonel Victor Spencer. The ;Place family of Dog Creek. Dog Creek Hotel described. TRACK 2: Settlement of Dog Creek described. Cariboo rodeos described. Visits to Williams Lake. Early economic connections of the Cariboo Region. ;Gang Ranch briefly described. Armes managed Pavilion Ranch for five years after WWII. Colonel Victor Spencer described. [End of track 2 and interview];

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


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-017.

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  • Use Restriction: As determined by the BC Archives.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright British Columbia Archives.

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Accession number(s): T0218

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speaker: Harold Armes, interviewer: Derek Lawrence Reimer, interviewer: John Allan Roberts

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