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P.M. at F.C. Swannel's [sic] survey camp, Highland Valley

The item is a b&w photograph of Provincial Mineralogist, W. Fleet Robertson, at Frank Swannell's survey camp. Some of the men have been identified: from far left standing: William Fleet Robertson and Harold Nation; seated from left: Eric Gordon, Finlaison, unidentified man, F.C. Swannell, unidentified man seated at table.

F. Gilbert Forbes interview : [Reimer, 1976]

CALL NUMBER: T0330:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneering in the Cariboo, 1889-1913 PERIOD COVERED: 1889-1913 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Forbes discusses his background: born in 1889 at 100 Mile House; father was a rancher; moved to 122 Mile (Lac La Hache) in 1893; family ran the 122 Mile House as a ranch and a stopping house on the Cariboo road. The operation of a stopping house. School. Worked for Bank of British North America in Ashcroft, ca. 1906-08. Worked with Frank Swannell survey party, 1908. Experiences while working with Swannell in Nechako region. TRACK 2: More about surveying with Swannell. Worked on mining construction, 1909-10. Mining camp conditions. Trip to South America, 1912-13. Anecdotes about Forbes' trip in Argentina, Bermuda and the United States and his return to Lac La Hache, 1913. Anecdote about the death of "Bugs" at Lac La Hache, 1906. CALL NUMBER: T0330:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneering in the Cariboo, 1900-1950 PERIOD COVERED: 1900-1950 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Worked on his father's ranch at 122 Mile House, 1913-22. Freight hauling on the Cariboo Road declines after 1919. Worked at Cedar Creek gold mine, 1922-23. Gold mining in the Cariboo region. Ranched and had a trap line during the Depression. Building with logs. Ranched during the 1940s. TRACK 2: Brief account of activities in 1950s. Early freighters on the Cariboo Road described. Anecdotes about the teamsters on the Cariboo Road. Anecdotes about gambling. Preachers. (End of interview)

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. Ranching on the Homathko River. Clearing land and trapping.;

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