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L.J. Bettison interview : [Orchard, 1966]
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2 audio reels (01:00:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm
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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-02-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Leo J. Bettison recalls some of his experiences in the central interior of BC, 1912 to 1914; and in the south Okanagan, 1918 to 1922. He describes his arrival in Victoria in 1912; work on Saltspring Island; work surveying and trapping in the Fort George area; joining up for World War I; travels; people in the Fort George area, including Billy Seymour and "Six-Mile Mary"; a potlatch on Saltspring Island; more details about the Fort George area; incidents in the bush; his return to Canada after the war, and his work in Saanich. TRACK 2: Mr. Bettison describes the making of straw;berry jam; going to the Okanagan and his early work there; farming near Oliver; a story about a deer shot near Fairview; Fairview and the people there; orchards in Oliver; irrigation; an anecdote about soldier-settlement schemes; buying hay from "Old MacIntyre"; Bill Skunover; stories about Indians in the Oliver area.
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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975
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Accession number(s): T1138
Previously described as AAAB1261
Orchard ; O-69/1-2
speaker: L.J. Bettison, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen
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- Canada. Soldier Settlement Board (Subject)