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One-room schools in B.C. collection Terrace (B.C.)
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Tona Hetherington interview

RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), 1981-09-22 SUMMARY: Antoinette Hetherington was born in Seattle on January 16, 1917, and attended Round Lake School near Telkwa. Tona received her teacher training at Victoria Normal School. She taught at: Woodmere, 1935-38; Burns Lake, 1938-40 (not one room); Hubert, 1940; as well as at various high schools. The school at Hubert was still standing in 1981 at the time of the interview. Tona gives an interesting account of her life at Round Lake school, and teaching at one room schools in the Telkwa area and Smithers. She is the daughter of pioneers Nan and Joe Bourgon. Nan Bourgon wrote an interesting book on the area called "Rubber Boots for Dancing". Tona left Hubert with her mother to go to school at Telkwa. Nice description of early school days. Also very nice description of classroom occupations.

Floyd Frank interview : [Adams & Thomas, 1981]

RECORDED: Terrace (B.C.), 1981-09-23 SUMMARY: Floyd Frank was born in Port Essington, B.C. in on September 13, 1904. He was a pupil at Kitsumgallum in 1911. His father and mother were early pioneers who settled first at Port Essington, then came up river to Kitsumgallum, the site of present day Terrace. Tells of start of school (first school in what is now Terrace) and of his own school days. The first building where school was held was actually a church; it was also used as a community hall. A central location was selected for school built in 1914, in what is now (1981) resource centre at Terrace. Floyd tells story of succession of teachers and their characteristics. Recalls songs at schools, readers, poems learned, school games, etc. Huge salmon run. Description of grading in early days. Ends with song about coho salmon composed by Mr. Frank and featured on Stompin' Tom Connor's show. There is also a description of Port Essington teacher's murder.