Item AAAB0398 - Maitland and Daisy Harrison interview : [Orchard, 1965]

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Maitland and Daisy Harrison interview : [Orchard, 1965]

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  • 1965-05-22 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T0346:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Maitland Harrison came from England in 1908 with hopes of fruit farming. He describes the area around Queen's Bay and Crawford Bay and some of the early settlers, including the Lord Aylmer and Atree families; fruit farming conditions and the large home and grounds his cousin, Commander Matthew James Harrison, built at Crawford Bay. The abandoned settlement of Pilot Bay is described with the resident lighthouse keeper, Gene Montrey. TRACK 2: The description of his cousin's home at Crawford Bay is continued. In 1911, Maitland purchased land at Shutty Bench close to Kaslo. He describes Kaslo's main street, social activities, winter, settlers; the Anderson family, Dave Kane, Sam Green, and John Shutty; employment, the coming of the railway, and World War I. After the war he returned to Shutty Bench, but found neighbours had moved away, and he decided to relocate to Howser where he started a logging business with a friend, Mr. Ainsworth.;

CALL NUMBER: T0346:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Harrison continues his description of Howser, trails used for cattle transport, Duncan Lake, also known as Howser Lake, the Lardeau Valley, the town of Lardo and residents, Henry Hincks,; Slim Hadfield, Charlie Hendrickson, Healy of Healy's Landing, Bill Simpson, the Matthew brothers, Spencer's City, and Ferguson. TRACK 2: The tape continues with a discussion of "Red" McLeod's exploits. Daisy, Mrs. Harrison, joins in the discussion of local characters: Red McLeod, Bob Boyles, a local hunter, Sammy Loffman, "Snowslide Pete", Edgar Peterson; and Maude Healy. She talks about leaving England and coming to Bonnington where her father owned the Queen Bess Mine. An unidentified female, probably Daisy's mother, whose husband worked for the Queen Bess Mine, adds to the discussion;.;

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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  • Complete transcript on file.
  • Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-026.

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  • Copying Restriction: Clients requesting research/private copies must fill out CBC form.
  • Use Restriction: Not for broadcast or commercial use without written permission of the CBC.
  • Copyright Status: Copyright Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Accession number(s): T0346

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Orchard ; A-30/1-4

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speaker: Daisy Maria Harrison, speaker: Maitland Knowles Harrison, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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