Revelstoke (B.C.)--History



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Andy Gray interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-30 SUMMARY: Andy Gray recalls in detail his career on the CPR. Born in Scotland, he came to Canada in 1890 and then to Vancouver 1892. He began work on the CPR in 1906 as a "wiper", then a fireman,...

Between ourselves : The Luck of La Chance ; Folk songs

SUMMARY: "Between Ourselves" was a weekly series of hour-long radio programs that presented Canada to Canadians. It featured aspects of Canadian life in docudramas, plays, music, and interviews, originating fr;om different regions of Can...

Bill La Chance interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-03-09 SUMMARY: Mr. E.W. (Bill) LaChance recalls his experiences working as an locomotive fireman and engineer for the CPR, based in Revelstoke. This interview mainly relates his story as the sole survivor of the ...

Doris Smith interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-10-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Doris Smith recalls Revelstoke in the early part of the 20th century. She describes the society and life in the lower and upper part of the community. Descriptions are provided of t...

Doug Abrahamson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-01-29 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Doug Abrahamson recalls Revelstoke at the turn of the century. His family came from Sweden, settled in Revelstoke and built and ran the Central Hotel. He describes the social life...

Eugene Leveque interview

CALL NUMBER: T0344:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-21 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Eugene Leveque's family came from Winnipeg to Alberta and, in 1904, to Revelstoke. He recalls early Revelstoke including its red light district, local miners...

Frank Abey interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-20 SUMMARY: Frank Abey recalls his childhood in Trout Lake where his father opened the first drugstore in 1898. He describes many aspects of the area, including transportation, mining, rock drilling, packing,...

John Moncrieff Turnbull interview : [Orchard, 1965]

CALL NUMBER: T0936:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-03-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. John M. "Jake" Turnbull remembers the Kootenay mining region from 1897 to 1906. He describes how he came to the Kootenays in 1897; his first impress...

Lance Porter interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Lance Porter originally came to Sandon to visit a friend's brother in 1895 and stayed to reside in the Burton area. This tape is filled with many recollections, reminiscences and an...

Minnie Irvin interview

CALL NUMBER: T0920:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Minnie Caldwell Irvin came to Arrowhead BC from Nova Scotia in 1911. She mentions her father Edward C. Smith. She discusses her marriage to Sam Irvin and her...

People in landscape : The luck of La Chance

SUMMARY: This program was broadcast separately from the regular season's "People in Landscape" sub-series. The Rogers Pass snowslide of 1910, which killed 58 railroad workers, is recalled by Bill La Chance -- the sole survivor -- a...

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