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Cariboo Region (B.C.) Roads--British Columbia--Cariboo
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Dick DeWees interview

CALL NUMBER: T2798:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Boyhood of a young trapper ; trapping around Hobson Lake and Horsefly, B.C. RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-08-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Arrival of the DeWees family on foot from Washington when Di...

Esther Gruhs interview

CALL NUMBER: T2796:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): The Gruhs family of Horsefly, B.C. RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Gruhs family history. Homesteading. Stores and successive owners. Food. Social activities: community hall; g...

People in landscape : Byways to Williams Lake

SUMMARY: This program presents a trip from Clinton to Williams Lake via back roads near the Fraser River. It includes descriptions of the landscape along the way, as well as recollections about gold rush days, people and events in the area, and e...

People in landscape : Soda Creek to Quesnel

SUMMARY: A visit to Soda Creek and vicinity, and a discussion of its role as a terminus for stage coaches, freight wagons, and sternwheelers. Voices heard are: Phyllis Bryant Kellis, Nellie Baker, Roddy Moffatt, Jim Keefe, Clarence Roberts, and E...

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...

From the mountains to the sea : Trail of gold

SUMMARY: "Trail of Gold", number 8 in the series, recalls the coming of Simon Fraser and the story of the Cariboo Gold Rush -- but more particularly, the results of the gold rush, such as the Cariboo Road, inns, stagecoaches, freight wag...

Harry Coldwell interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Harry Coldwell talks about his experiences in the Cariboo. Mr. Coldwell came from England in 1910 to Ashcroft. He worked as a carpenter in Ashcroft, Dog Creek and in the area. He de...

Sarah Crosby interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-04-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Sara, or "Tottie", Mrs. R.T. Crosby, recalls her family background. Her father, William Boyd, arrived from Stratford, Ontario in the 1880s. Her mother, Mary Boyd, came from Prin...

James Robertson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-12-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. James Robertson remembers life as a rancher and as a freighter. Mr. Robertson describes how he came from Scotland to Banff in 1904; his work on the Canadian Pacific Railway; the Gang...

James Keefe interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-24 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. James "Jim" W. Keefe talks about his experiences in the Soda Creek area of the Cariboo, 1912 to 1930. Mr. Keefe discusses how he arrived from Colorado in 1912 along the Car...

Janet Yorston interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Janet Yorston talks about the Australian Ranch, the stages on the Cariboo Road and various Cariboo people, from 1860 to 1914. Mr. Yorston describes how Andrew Olsen and Steve Downes...

Roy Eden interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-30 SUMMARY: Mr. Roy B.W. Eden discusses how his family moved to BC in 1899, including an incident on the train. He describes his youth, early jobs in Vancouver, his move to the 70 Mile House area in 1907, the...

Nellie Baker interview : [Orchard, 1964]

CALL NUMBER: T0376:0001 RECORDED: Quesnel (B.C.), 1964-07-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Nellie Baker talks about her experiences in the Cache Creek, Ashcroft and Quesnel area, 1890 to 1910. Mrs. Baker speaks about her father coming to BC in 1864 and...

Roddy Moffat interview : [Orchard. 1964]

CALL NUMBER: T0375:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-29 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Roderick "Roddy" Roy Moffat discusses how his father came out to the Chilcotin from Ontario and began ranching near Alexandria. Moffat offers severa...

James Isnardy interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. James Isnardy talks about the Cariboo, and plays some old time fiddle music. Mr. Isnardy discusses his background, how his father Amadie Isnardy came from Nice to the Cariboo via Cali...

Our Cariboo neighbors

Amateur film. Harriet Gerry shot this film during an automobile journey from Rosedale to Williams Lake and Soda Creek on the Cariboo Highway, and part of the return trip via the Dog Creek Road, in the summer of 1941. Includes footage of wagons en ...

Lands and Works records regarding Cariboo District roads

  • GR-0831
  • Series
  • 1899; 1912-1914

This series consists of three volumes of records relating to road construction and repairs in Cariboo district. Volume 1, road expenditures, 1899 created by the Department of Lands and Works. Volume 2, road appropriations and expenditures, 1912-19...

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Mining company business records

Mining company business records: minute book, April 1869 - December 1876; cashbook, 1872-1876 (John Bowron, Secretary). Cashbook includes accounts regarding road work, 1904-1910.

Ballarat Company

Records relating to Cariboo roads and bridges

  • GR-1175
  • Series
  • 1873-1897

This series contains records relating to winter sleigh roads and bridges in the Cariboo district. It includes tenders, specifications and an 1892 report by the district road superintendent.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works