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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Gussie Haller and Mrs. Maggie Haller of North Kamloops discuss their lineage in the Cariboo. Mr. Haller tells the story of his father coming to the Cariboo in 1858, as he settled at the Big Bar Creek; a trading post, now called the O.K. Ranch. His grandfather, Phil Grinder and the Grinder family also started the Jack Pine Ranch. They were dry farmers. Mr. Haller discusses smallpox; various people who were in the area, including Conrad Kostring; a description of dances and Christmas gatherings in the area. Finally, Mr. Haller tells the story of his father's pack train which traveled the Naas River.
TRACK 2: Mrs. Haller tells the story of her grandmother, the daughter of a Haida Chief. Her grandfather, Joe Tresierra, left Spain during a cholera outbreak and became a packer in BC. She tells the story of packers lost near Hazelton and a crossing bridge Yale. She describes her grandmother. She describes how the family lived in Clinton and how her paternal grandfather, John Miller, ran the ferry at Churn Creek. She describes high water; pet deer; the smallpox epidemic; and her grandparent's ranch. Then Mr. Haller describes how his father built a sawmill and dams. He describes his father's store and speaks of how his father packed supplies from Lillooet to Yale.
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- Cariboo Region (B.C.)--History
- Cariboo Region (B.C.)--Social life and customs
- Christmas--British Columbia
- Farm life--British Columbia
- Ferries--British Columbia--Fraser River
- Freight and freightage
- Haida Indians
- Pack transportation--British Columbia
- Skeena Region (B.C.)--History
- Smallpox--British Columbia