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CKCQ/Dr. John Roberts oral history collection
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Lance Thygessen interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Horsefly, B.C., in the early 20th century RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: Lance Thygessen talks about his arrival in B.C. with his father in 1913, meeting Louis Riel on the prairies, ranch life at Horsefly, t...

Bob French interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Life as a Cariboo cowboy and stage driver RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: Bob French arrived in the Cariboo in 1892 at the age of 13. Driving a stage coach; robbers on the road from Barkerville. Life as a cow...

Kathleen A. Telford interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Kathleen Telford about her life and family history in the Chilcotin. Her father, Alex Graham, left Ireland in 1886, and settled in B.C. at Alexis Creek (the CI ranch). ;Ot...

Jim Williams interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Steamships on the Fraser, ca. 1914 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Jim Williams, who came to Quesnel to help build the steamship "BX". Earlier career in shipbuilding. ...

Albert Power interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Stage drivng in the Cariboo RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Albert Power, who was "born and raised" a cowboy, and drove a stage in the Cariboo. He talks about a trip ...

Dude Lavington interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Chilcotin ranching in the 1930s RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Dude Lavington. He talks about starting a cattle ranch 60 miles west of Quesnel in 1931; cutting roads.hunting; a...

Leonard Butler interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Ranching near Tatla Lake since the 1920s RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Leonard Butler, who migrated from Spokane to Tatla Lake in the 1920s. Surveying with Frank Swannell. Ran...

Bertha Tingley interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Homesteading near Quesnel RECORDED: [location unknown], 1967 SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Bertha Tingley, who homesteaded with her husband on the present site of Quesnel. She talks about clearing land, buildin...

Donald McAllister interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [197-?] SUMMARY: An autobiography of Donald McAllister. He and his family arrived in the Cariboo in 1911. He talks about their journey from Ashcroft to their homestea with the household effects and livestock; other ...

Charlie Midnight interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [197-?] SUMMARY: An oral history interview with Charlie Midnight, who worked for 52 years on the PGE as an engine driver. He talks about having Princess Margaret as a passenger in 1958 (including RCMP security), stea...

CKCQ/Dr. John Roberts oral history collection

  • PR-2000
  • Fonds
  • 1967-1979

The collection mainly consists of oral history interviews with Cariboo district residents, mainly recorded by Dr. John Roberts and Reg Beck. It also includes some radio coverage of special events in the area. Some of this material was recorded fo...

CKCQ (Radio station : Quesnel, B.C.)

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