Mines and mineral resources--British Columbia--Skeena Region

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Chris Gagnon interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): French Canadians in Terrace, B.C. PERIOD COVERED: 1930-1970 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Thomas Noel Gagnon, better known as Chris (French Canadian, soldier, interpreter, bush worker, trapper, cook, recreation officer) was born on December 24, 1901 in Bamfield, Ontario. In 1918 Chris joined the Algonquin Rifle Squad. Later worked in the bush and in the gold mines in Northern Ontario. He describes living conditions in the bunk houses. Joined the Armed Forces in 1941. Talks briefly about Dieppe, France. (blank gap). Description of Zombies from Montreal. Decision to come to B.C. Talks about Frank's Dairy in 1951. Settling on Remo Flats and building home. Bought trapline from an old trapper. Trapping along the Zimacord River. Timber wolves. Obtaining lumber from Giggey's mill. Working at Red Rose Mine. Talks about socializing, digging the well and finding a frog quite a number of feet down. Describes some of the wild life at Remo. TRACK 2: Chris talks about working for Columbia Cellulose around Lava Lake. Cooking in the Camp. Talks briefly about Kemano. Relates his experiences at Hart Farm in the 1960s, as a Recreation Officer. Made up Sasquatch story for visiting students. Entertainment and song writing. Talks about song writing and singing before the Depression.