Item T0621:0001 - Robert Carson interview

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Robert Carson interview

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  • 1965-10-03 (Creation)

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2 audio reels (01:00:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm

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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Robert Henry Carson remembers the Carson Ranch at Pavilion. He discusses his grandfather, Hugh Magee, who settled on the Fraser River; his father Robert Carson, born 1841, died 1911, came from Scotland and settled in Pavilion in 1864; a cattle drive to Vancouver in 1887 with Robert Carson, Richard Hoey and Pecullah Kosta; the dispute over water rights; his father taking up land on the lower benches; a new style of ranching; school; the family home; stories about Richard McBride, Pauline Johnson and John Oliver; anecdotes; and water rights legislation.

TRACK 2: The story of water rights is continued as well as Indian ranch hands; selling surplus hay in Clinton; childhood memories of the stage between Clinton and Lillooet; parents; how he left the ranch in 1909; worked on a survey crew; worked in real estate in Vancouver from 1910 to 1914; colourful characters back at the ranch, such as Dave Williams and Cataline.

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
Preservation disc made from original audio reels, 2001-06-14.

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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): T0621

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Previously described as AAAB0707

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Orchard ; C-50/1-2

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speaker: Robert H. Carson, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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