Item T1240:0001 - John Glen (Sr.) interview

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John Glen (Sr.) interview

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  • [196-?] (Creation)

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2 audio reels (ca. 60 min) : 9.5 cm/sec, 1 track, mono ; 18 cm

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SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): John Glen Sr. describes the Francois Lake area, c.1910 PERIOD COVERED: 1910-1920 RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: John Glen Sr. describes arriving in Duncan from Scotland in 1910 and working on a dairy farm there before landing in Francois Lake to pre-empt land with Jim and Robert (Bob) Jeffrey, his arrival at Hazelton, incidents on the trip into Burns Lake, crossing Burns Lake in a government raft, his arrival at Francois Lake, Tom Harris of Harris and Long Ranch, his first few months at Francois Lake, an anecdote about a bear, the arrival of Robert Jeffrey at Francois Lake in 1911, the trip by wagon and raft from Burns Lake to Francois Lake with the Jeffrey family possessions, and mail service.; TRACK 2: John Glen Sr. continues by describing the use of South African script land at Francois Lake, the Francois Lake settlement, the new settlers including Mr. Purdue, the decline of regional growth, Glen leaving Francois Lake and moving to Alberta near Wainwright, the Jeffrey family at Cowichan Lake, how the Francois Lake Ferry was brought in from Burns Lake, his first trip to Francois Lake ;is recounted briefly, and telegraph linesman Harry Birdsall.

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
1 preservation compact disc(s) made from original or master audio reel(s), 2003-07-18.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
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  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T1240

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Previously described as AAAB1372

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speaker: John Glen (Sr.), interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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