Item F1983:07/015 - Legend of the west

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Legend of the west

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  • moving images

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British Columbia. Government Travel Bureau. Photographic Branch

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  • 1955-1956 (Creation)

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Physical description

1 film reel (ca. 28 min ; ca. 950 ft) : release print, colour, sound ; 16 mm and additional film elements

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Custodial history

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The item consists of a composite print of a travelogue made 1965-1966. It contains scenic and recreational attractions of the Cariboo-Chilcotin, from Cache Creek and Lillooet to Barkerville. Footage includes: Pacific Great Eastern trains in the Lillooet-Fraser River area; Lillooet First Nations dip-net fishing and drying salmon along the Fraser; the "Maggie Mine" and The Chasm, natural geological formations; sequence showing a dude ranch (the Flying U Guest Ranch?) with guests on a trail ride; trout fishing at Tatla, Nimpo and Puntzi Lakes in the Chilcotin; cowboys on a cattle round-up; Williams Lake Stampede parade and rodeo; flora and fauna (including wild flowers, waterfowl, beaver, moose, deer, mule deer, eagle); boating on Bowron Lakes; sequence about Barkerville (pre-restoration), showing old buildings and a service at St. Saviour's Church.

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A VHS reference copy is available for this item, V1989:85/001.03
Type C video master, V1989:85/001.01
U-Matic video sub-master, V1989:85/001.02
Betacam SP video sub-master, V1989:85/001.04

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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Content notes in file F1981:10/001.

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General note

This title replaced the 1946 film Romantic Cariboo.

General note

References: Listed in Duffy, "Camera West", entry #L/25.

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Accession number(s): F1981:10

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Previously described as AAAA1211

Credits note

producing agency/company: British Columbia. Government Travel Bureau. Photographic Branch; photography: Richard L. Colby; director: Richard L. Colby; photography: Bernard H. Atkins; script: Harry P. McKeever; narrator: Ed Farey

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F1981:10/001 - release print (damaged copy)

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