Railroads--British Columbia--Lower Mainland Region



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Acton Kilby interview : [Hesse, 1973]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Acton Kilby of Harrison Mills : Early settlers on the Fraser RECORDED: [location unknown], 1973 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Train noises. Acton Kilby is heard pointing out old tools, clothes and furniture at Harrison Mills Store. He discusses how he came to Harrison Mills. TRACK 2: Acton Kilby talks about life along the Fraser at the turn of the century, and since, including railroads, sternwheelers, and the floods of 1894 and 1948. Mrs. Acton Kilby also speaks. Footsteps and dogs barking. More train sounds.

Albert Drinkwater interview

CALL NUMBER: T0772:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-03-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Drinkwater recounts his parents' arrival in Langley Prairie, and later Surrey, in the 1890s. He describes schooling; early life; childhood experiences; incident with a bear; New Westminster fire of [1898]; potlatches at Semiahmoo; Indian encampments; family life; farm chores; fishing. TRACK 2: Mr. Drinkwater continues with a discussion about fishing; winter; logging in Surrey; sawmills; Ross McLaren Mill; Yale Road; traveling store, Kidds and Isaac; sounds common at the turn of the century; a cougar incident; railways.

CALL NUMBER: T0772:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-03-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Drinkwater continues with his discussion about logging; logging methods; equipment; working horses; teamsters; oxen teams; selection of timber; loggers; the scaler; skid roads; transportation of logs. TRACK 2: Mr. Drinkwater continues with his discussion about logging; life in the logging camps; skid roads and donkey engines. He talks about Surrey Centre; early residents; Reverend; Bell.

CALL NUMBER: T0772:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-03-17 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Drinkwater continues with his recollections of early residents of Tynehead; the Bell family; Halls Prairie settlers; the MacKenzie family; the Robertson family; incidents; the Brown family; Johnny Wise and the Clarendon Hotel; riverboats. TRACK 2: Mr. Drinkwater talks about the Yale Road; dredging and dyking, methods, procedures and equipment; Sumas Prairie dyking; constructing the; route for BC Electric; logging.

Alexander Hope interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Alex Hope begins this tape with family history; he talks about his grandfather's [Mavis] first trip to BC in 1858 and his later settlement in the Langley area; his father, a land surveyor, surveyed for the Mavis family and moved to Langley in 1907. He relates background information about the Fort Langley restoration project; the Mavis family lived on the site of the fort, and Mr. Hope describes the remaining buildings which were on the property when his grandparents purchased the land in 1886; the Langley Historical Society and the restoration of Fort Langley; government funding; for the project; historical research and planning; the official opening in 1958; archeological studies of the site and information about the Hudson's Bay Company; exploration of southwestern BC. TRACK 2: Mr. Hope talks about the settlement of Derby; a history of Fort Langley; Old Fort Langley and New Fort Langley; chief factors at the fort; town of Fort Langley; river transportation; mail delivery; the Hudson's Bay Company farm site; the CNR; origins of the Fort Langley/Albion Ferry; early settlers; Joe Morrison; McClughan family; the telegraph trail; the Yale Road; early communities.

Alfred Hawkins interview

CALL NUMBER: T0712:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Hawkins recounts the arrival of his father [Albert Hawkins] in BC with the Royal Engineers in 1859; settlement in Matsqui with a crown and military grant; stories about Judge Begbie; the family farm; other incidents; wild animals; early settlers C.B. Sword, Maclure, Lehman, McCullum, Cruickshank, Nicholson and Merryfield; his father's adventures; the 1894 flood; the Maclure family.; TRACK 2: Mr. Hawkins continues with his recollections of the Maclure family; other settlers; Matsqui dykes and dams; floods; settlement of Matsqui; the BC Electric Railway; descriptions and stories; about the sternwheelers on the river; anecdotes about the post office.

CALL NUMBER: T0712:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Hawkins continues with stories about local characters, socials, life on the farm, picnics, amateur theatricals; and an anecdote about Vancouver Island. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Alice Crakenthorpe interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-02-25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Alice Crakenthorpe speaks about her family; her mother was the first nurse in the Vancouver area; Indians; early Vancouver recollections; Hastings Mill; Gastown and Moodyville; the visit of Lord and Lady Dufferin; the Vancouver fire of June 13, 1886; and reminiscences. TRACK 2: Mrs. Crakenthorpe continues with her reminiscences: descriptions of social occasions; the arrival of the; first train; family life; her birth at Alberni; Indians; Mission; Port Moody; early school recollections; transportation; and her sister's wedding.

Arnold Webster interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-01-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Webster tells of his family moving from Ontario initially to Vancouver, then Agassiz in 1902, where his father took over a general store and ran it for twenty years. He describes the varied products supplied by the general store and the main competition, Inkman's store, and that the busiest time of year was during arrival of migrant labour for the hop harvest. Comments on operation ;of the BC Hop Company; Hindus and Chinese grew and processed the hops; Indians did the picking. He describes Agassiz businesses and the character of the town; Agassiz and Bella Vista Hotels; he recalls the one-room school environment and teachers, Mrs. Herd and Mrs. McQueen; as well as another, very unsuccessful teacher. He gives an account of the attempted robbery of Bank of Montreal, formerly ;Bank of British North America, which was thwarted by Webster's father. TRACK 2: Mr. Webster discusses local transportation including the Agassiz-Rosedale ferry and the trains that serviced Agassiz. ; He describes the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel talley-ho that picked up guests from the railway station. He tells of the Inkman family, their musical talents, and contribution to social life; of Mrs. Agassiz and her daughters, including their exclusiveness and farming origins. He talks about Bert Horwell, town blacksmith, and how his shop was a gathering spot, along with Webster's store, where oft;en politics was discussed. He describes the political affiliation of local people, including Reeve McRae, and of visitors Richard McBride and John Oliver. He tells of the importance of churches as social centres. He mentions Agassiz's strong baseball tradition and the good teams it produced. Mr. Webster describes the Agassiz Valley and views of surrounding mountains; including Mount Cheam. He ;gives an account of the local election process and discusses the role of the Odd Fellows Society and its hall as the center of political and social activity.

Constance Cruikshank interview

CALL NUMBER: T0436:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Miss Cruickshank recounts the arrival of the John Maclure family at Matsqui, 1868; Maclure family stories and incidents; C.B. Sword; the dyke at Matsqui; other settlers; Maclure family telegraph work; Sam Maclure; Sarah Maclure; Clayburn Brickworks; Maclure family stories. TRACK 2: Miss Cruickshank continues with her recollections of the Maclure family and Matsqui; other settlers; Indians; the Cruickshank family; subdivision and development; geography of the area; social life; the Women's Institute; the Maple Grove Dairy Company; remittance men; transportation; railways; roads; and; Abbotsford.

CALL NUMBER: T0436:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03-12 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Miss Cruickshank discusses the naming of Abbotsford; the Purver family; doctors; lumbering at Abbotsford; the Hartnell family; lumber mills; railways; social life; BC Electric; and settlers. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Cornelius Kelleher interview

The item is a recorded interview with Mr. Cornelius "Corny" Kelleher. Tape 1: Kelleher recalls his father, Mortimer Kelleher, Mortimer's early days in British Columbia, and his settlement in Mission City in 1868. He speaks about the mills in Mission City; the Oblates of Mary Immaculate Mission [OMI] settlement of the mission in 1862; First Nations people at the mission; construction and location of the mission buildings; the Sisters of St. Ann convent; his father's work for the mission; the Kelleher family farm; Passmore family; other settlers in the Mission area; childhood at Mission school, surveying for the CPR in 1882; clearing and construction for the CPR; first passenger trains in 1886; steamboats.

Tape 2: Mr. Kelleher discusses steamboat service; construction and maintenance of the dikes at Matsqui Prairie; Matsqui Land Company; the Maclure family; early settlers in Matsqui; the Purver family, discusses farming incidents; naming Abbotsford; CPR link to the U.S.; Huntington; Mission City; roads, railways; [period of silence on tape]; remittance men; Bellevue Hotel, Matsqui Hotel; railway bridge; shipping fish; sturgeon fishing; First Nations methods of fishing.

Tape 3: Mr. Kelleher continues with his recollections of fishing on the Fraser River; salmon fishing; Indigenous place names; other place names; Joe DeRoche; childhood adventures; First Nations stories about ;Hatzic Island; First Nations hunting methods and doctors; Sam McDonald and Frank Wade, Maclure, "Supple Jack" from the Matsqui reserve; Mount Baker; Jim Trethewey and family; ;saw and grist mills; description of the O.M.I. Mission; early settlers; subdivision of lots in Mission City; Riverside; C.B. Sword.;

Tape 4: Mr. Kelleher talks about Mr. Barnes, Mr. Sword, the Matsqui dike and other incidents.

Dan Cummings interview

CALL NUMBER: T0749:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Dan Cummings talks about his father [Rod Cummings] coming west from P.E.I. in 1879 to Vancouver; his father and uncle homesteading in Langley in 1888; logging bees; clearing land; burning out trees; statute labour; logging; Royal City Mills; logging mills and camps; Hamry's bus line; roads; New Westminster market; farming in the area; local incidents; more information about the New Westminster market. TRACK 2: Mr. Cummings continues with recollections about the New Westminster market; the land boom; river transportation; peddlers; Prefontaine; Langley Prairie, Innis' Corner; early ;crops; anecdotes about pioneer life; food; winter weather; sleigh bells; mosquitoes; peddlers; recollections about the development of Langley Prairie.; CALL NUMBER: T0749:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-19 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Cummings talks about the new Trans-Canada Highway; Murrayville; early stores in Langley; the Hughie Davidson and John Riddle store; the customs officer at Shortridge's Corner; Coulter an;d Berry store; growth of Murrayville; milk production; recreation and dances; teachers; schools; Otter School; Lochiel School; childhood memories and chores; churches and church life; Milner; the Hudson's Bay Company farm land; subdivision and land boom; Fruitvale; land development. TRACK 2: Mr. Cummings discusses the railway routes; the Great Northern Railway; BC Electric; construction of the railways; politics; road names; naming of Murrayville; the high school.

Early Vancouver : reminiscences

SUMMARY: "Early Vancouver Reminiscences" includes recollections of the following: the origins of the Salishan people, the coming of the "white people", the smallpox epidemic, and Indigenous villages in Stanley Park and the Vancouver area (described by Chief August Jack Khahtsahlano and Mrs.George); descriptions of Vancouver after the 1886 fire, the arrival of the first trains, road building, eviction of native people from Stanley Park, and the dedication of the park (by Sam Walker, Captain Canessa, Chief Khahtsahlano, and Carl Timms); dredging and construction work on False Creek, Granville Island, and various bridges over False Creek (by Captain Canessa and Reuben Hamilton); 1912 politics, IWW competing with Salvation Army for streetcorner audience, Mayor Findlay, labour meetings, descriptions of bars and ;saloons (by [Reuben Hamilton? and Captain Canessa); local characters "Lazy George","Pacific Slope", and Tommy Roberts (by Sam Walker); the Kitsilano district and the Greer land dispute (by Chief Khahtsahlano); the "Komagata Maru" incident, World War One, conscription, post-war strikes, and construction of the old Second Narrows Bridge (by Captain Canessa and Carl Timms); Gerry McGeer as a youth and as a politician, and his opponent Lyle Telford (by Reuben Hamilton).

Ed Smith interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-03-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Smith discusses his work for railroad companies starting in the U.S. and later for the BC Electric for thirty-six years on the Chilliwack line. He talks about the rolling stock; the freight business; lumber products; farm produce; milk-train operation; train incidents; the rail route; descriptions of areas along the route; day and night operation; hours and pay; and company officials. TRACK 2: Mr. Smith continues with his discussion about the railway; the reduction of the passenger service; duties of the conductor; company officials; passenger train crew; skills of the motorman; cattle on the line; incidents; trainmen's jargon; collisions; coaches; incidents along the line; signals; weather conditions.

Fraser Valley : general

The sub-series consists of oral history interviews recorded in Fraser Valley, mainly dealing with the history of the region in general. Two interviews deal with the history of the B.C. Electric Railway in the area.

Fred Sinclair interview

CALL NUMBER: T0307:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Fred Sinclair describes his work on the Great Northern in Seattle; railways around Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley. He talks about the V.V.E.; the Great Northern Railway; surveying and construction of BC Electric in 1907, Vancouver to Chilliwack. TRACK 2: Mr. Sinclair continues with his discussion about the survey and construction of the BC Electric line from Vancouver to Chilliwack. He speaks about the problems that occurred during construction; his work as divisional engineer; labourers; operation of the line; the official opening of the line and the last spike by Premier McBride.

CALL NUMBER: T0307:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Sinclair discusses construction of the section of the line from Langley Prairie to Matsqui Prairie. He was involved in developing various schemes for the dyking of Sumas after his employment at BC Electric; in 1919 he completed a detailed survey of the proposed project. TRACK 2: Mr. Sinclair continues his discussion of the Sumas dyking project; government approval; the Marshborne Construction Company; building the Vedder Canal; Sumas River Dam; completion of the project; political opposition.

From Gastown to Vancouver

SUMMARY: The first of three radio documentaries about early Vancouver, combining narration with reminiscences from older residents. "From Gastown To Vancouver" deals with events and the appearance of Vancouver in the 1880s, including the following segments: descriptions and incidents related to the Vancouver fire of 1886, as recalled by Mrs.George and Mrs. W.E. (Mary) Draney; recollections of the first train into Vancouver by Sam Walker; and descriptions of the first stores, Hastings Mill, early residents, and the spread of downtown, recalled by George Fowler.

George Dinsmore interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Dinsmore recounts his parents' arrival in BC in 1888; his move to Elgin in 1891; purchase of property in Surrey in 1902. Mr. Dinsmore talks about the land; dyking; bog-shoes for horses; wells; water supply; taxes; subdivision of agricultural land; agricultural costs; Mud Bay; land conditions in the area; flooding; dyking the land; bogs; clearing land; drainage problems. TRACK 2: Mr. Dinsmore continues his discussion about drainage and development; the history of drainage problems; steamboats; lift bridges; Nicomen River; Serpentine River; fishing; local characters; New Westminster Market; schooling; early roads; Hadden's Mill; V.V. & E. [Vancouver; Victoria and Eastern Railway]; railway routes.

Guy and Lucy Richardson interview

CALL NUMBER: T0768:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Guy Richardson recounts his parents' early life in Iowa and Tacoma in 1881; his father-in-law, the Reverend Bell, coming to Ladner in 1881, and later Surrey Centre; his mother-in-law's arrival; his parents' friendship with the Bell family; the Richardson family settling in Surrey Centre in 1887; building of the church in 1884; logging; early family life; the family's teaming business; railways; the 1912 fire; the family's logging operation and mills. TRACK 2: Mr. Richardson continues with recollections about mills in the area; bear incidents; shingle bolts; Christmas celebrations; communities in Surrey; dances and childhood activities. Mrs. Lucy Richardson talks about her father, the Reverend Bell; the family; childhood activities; area residents; picnics; clothing; church; people; doctors; anecdotes about her mother and her father.

CALL NUMBER: T0768:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Richardson talks about her father, the Reverend Bell; his missionary work; his living in Sapperton and Central Park; Orangemen; his appearance; Johnny Wise. [TRACK 2: blank.]

H. Norman Lidster interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1966-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Lidster came to BC with his family from England in 1902; Lister, his father, was an early technical teacher in Vancouver. Mr. Lidster recalls New Westminster; various streets; Columbia ;Street; social life; schools; the Chinese cemetery; and the New Westminster Exhibition. He discusses his law practice in New Westminster and his position as first permanent Solicitor for the City of ;New Westminster. He compares Vancouver and New Westminster. He describes his employment at the Royal Bank of Canada; New Westminster lumber mills; canneries and fishing. TRACK 2: Mr. Lidster continues with a discussion of New Westminster industries; the harbour; ships and shipping; bridges and railways. He discusses the importance of New Westminster for the Fraser Valley; the New Westminster; Market circa 1913; Burnaby circa 1900; Sir Richard McBride, and Frank Degrey. He tells anecdotes about politicians. He talks about the Gifford family, and the New Westminster lacrosse team.

Hugh H. Logan interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [1960?] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Logan recounts his parents' early life in Esquimalt; the family moved to New Westminster in 1909. Mr. Logan started with the BC Electric at age thirteen; he describes his first job; financial background of BCE; his first trip to Chilliwack; weekender special trains to Sumas; World War I; job advancement; post-war; his employment in various positions; train dispatching; train master; and the superintendent for rail operations. He discusses the railway's effect on the Fraser Valley's economic development; the station buildings; the route; mills and logging shipments; freight; population of the valley; milk-trains; pride of the employees; and the M.B. King Lumber Co. at Newton. TRACK 2: Mr. Logan discusses transcontinental freight rates; international trade; freight traffic; financial arrangements with the CPR; BC Electric services; the train route and stations from New Westminster to Chilliwack; local traffic; farm freight; truck traffic; World War II; the end of passenger service in 1950; bus traffic; Pacific Stages; trainmen; "bloomer days"; and traffic growth.

Ira Biggar interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-01-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Biggar recounts his father's coming from P.E.I. to the Langley area in 1887; homesteading in Biggar Prairie; other settlers from P.E.I.; settling the prairie; building; flooding; early settlers; Eric Anderson; schooling; comparison to P.E.I.; winter on the prairie; the railway; Blaine; pioneer life; improvements to the homestead; farming; taking produce to market; roads and trail; livestock. TRACK 2: Mr. Biggar discusses various jobs; the BC Electric; Fred Sinclair; working for the BC Electric; storms; Biggar homesteads; logging; churches; Alexander Tate; doctors; naming of the; community.

J. Clarke Brannick interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03-15 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Brannick recounts the arrival of his father [Joseph Brannick] in 1882 in East Chilliwack; homesteading in the area; drainage; land clearing; trails; roads; wildlife; farming; dairy cattle; butter shipments; transportation; their log house; a description of East Chilliwack land conditions; flood of 1894; mills at Elk Creek and Popkum; horse trading; farm produce; Chinese labour; horses; crops; farm life. TRACK 2: Mr. Brannick talks about his schooling; dredges; BC Electric improving transportation; Chilliwack Creamery; Fraser Valley Milk Producers in 1913; Captain Sam Gardiner; the Jack Parker family; the Ford family; early settlers; young people's social life; churches.

Jessie Boston interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-22 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Boston recounts her parents arrival in Milner; they later homesteaded in Aldergrove in 1887; early settlers; pioneer life; the farm; mail service; mills; the Home Improvement Company; churches; Reverend Dunn; the first school; Aldergrove; logging; the Great Northern Railway; the BC Electric Railway; dairy farming; schooling; family life; bus service to New Westminster; Goodman Hamray; peddlers; Richmond A. Payne. [TRACK 2: blank.]

John James Brown interview

CALL NUMBER: T0767:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Brown recounts his parent's journey to BC from Ireland and settlement in Surrey in 1879. He talks about roads and their names; his father's farm, Colebrook; railways; clearing and draining land; logging; mills; flooding; tide gates; soil conditions. TRACK 2: Mr. Brown continues with a discussion of land conditions and settlement; early settlers; development of Surrey; types of farming; marketing produce; BC Electric railway; truck transportation; settlement; clearing land; contract workers; Chinese labour; East Indian labour; community life; social life; interesting characters; R.H.L. Morgan; John Oliver.

CALL NUMBER: T0767:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-02-07 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Brown talks about wildlife in the Surrey area; incidents; the Drinkwater bear incident; John Oliver; "English recruits"; climate; farm crops; school; childhood in Surrey. [TRACK 2: blank.]

John Kosikar interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-04 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: John Kosikar recounts his father's coming to homestead in the Columbia Valley in 1889; US/Canada border and land registration; clearing the homestead; farming; pioneer life; roads; working; Sumas; early settlers; logging; railways; the border; social events; schooling; smugglers. [TRACK 2: blank.]

J.W. Smith interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Harbour and railway work in Saskatchewan and B.C., 1933-1977 PERIOD COVERED: 1933-1977 RECORDED: Kamloops (B.C.), 1977-08-08 SUMMARY: J.W. Smith discusses his varied careers from 1933 as oiler and fireman on the "Princess Louise", the tug "Norvan", the Vancouver Harbour Board's Switcher 060, and others. His dialogue is interspersed with childhood memories of his father, who was a CN engineer in Saskatchewan. He comments on his brother Frank Smith, who is currently (1977) engineer on the Royal Hudson 2860.

Kenneth A. Hodgson fonds

  • PR-2143
  • Fonds
  • [ca. 1950], 1990

The fonds consists of Kenneth A. Hodgson's amateur films created around 1950, showing B.C. Electric's Fraser Valley passenger and interurban rail service, and the special streetcar used for sightseeing tours in Vancouver. An accompanying videotape made in 1990 includes both these and other films of rail transportation in the Lower Mainland, supplemented with voice-over narration.

Hodgson, Kenneth A., 1922-

Levi Wildgrube interview

CALL NUMBER: T0778:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-03-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Wildgrube recounts his family's early life and experiences at Lund, Cortes Island and Read Island. He talks about lumber camps; Don Messer; fiddlers and dancing; entertainment; the first phonograph; his father's musical career and performances in Vancouver; his father's logging career; speaking in Chinook; the family homestead at Enderby Hill; Surrey and the journey to the homestead;. TRACK 2: Mr. Wildgrube continues with the journey to the homestead from New Westminster; settling in at the homestead; other residents; anecdotes about John Oliver; the community of Brownsville; Colonel Morgan.

CALL NUMBER: T0778:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-03-18 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Wildgrube continues with recollections about Colonel Morgan; Strawberry Hill; Brownsville; South Westminster; Johnny Wise and his hotels; the Cline family; local incidents; logging experiences. TRACK 2: Mr. Wildgrube recalls incidents about Fred Clark; logging and mills; Green Timbers; Pat Davoy; BC Electric; bridges.

Living memory : Abbotsford and Sumas

SUMMARY: "Abbotsford and Sumas", the ninth episode, features the beginning of Abbotsford and the settlement of Sumas Lake. Voices heard include Cornelius Kelleher, Constance Cruickshank, John Fraser, William Fadden, and Joe Starr.

Living memory : Langley Prairie

SUMMARY: "Langley Prairie", the fifth episode, features people of Milner and Murrayville. The voices heard include Dan Cummings, Bert Williams and Mrs. Jenny Medd.

The recording is incomplete.

Mike Dorko interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Dorko recounts his family's coming to the Columbia Valley in 1896; logging; railways; the cement and lime plant; roads and trails; Maple Falls; schooling; clearing land; hunting; jobs; life in the area; social events; other settlers in the area. TRACK 2: Mr. Dorko speaks about marketing dairy products; the border; childhood memories; bootleggers; school teachers; students; land ownership; border problems.

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