Item AAAB0523 - Thomas E. Windt interview

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Thomas E. Windt interview

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  • 1976 [date recorded] (Creation)

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CALL NUMBER: T0454:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Freighting on the Cariboo Road, 1910-1919 PERIOD COVERED: 1898-1919 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Windt discusses family background: father came to B.C. from Ontario in 1898; brought family to Pavilion in 1902; family background; settling the family ranch after 1902. Windt's early schooling. Food and supplies. Economic conditions of the family farm. Anecdotes about the Cariboo Road. Brother began freighting on the Cariboo Road in 1907. Description of freighting on the Cariboo Road; between Ashcroft and Quesnel. TRACK 2: Windt visited the grave of Cataline (Jean Caux) at Old Hazelton. Cataline described. Experiences freighting on the Cariboo Road with wagons and sleighs. Detail;s about wagons, sleighs and horses.;
CALL NUMBER: T0454:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Freighting and mining in the Cariboo region, 1910-1939 PERIOD COVERED: 1910-1939 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Description of freighting on the Cariboo Road. Horse medicine. Steamers on the Fraser River between Soda Creek and Quesnel. Anecdotes about local policeman, Dave Anderson. Canoe travel on the; Fraser River. More about freighting on the Cariboo Road. Anecdotes about Charlie Ross of Soda Creek. Other anecdotes about local characters. TRACK 2: Windt worked at Antler Creek (near Barkerville),; 1924-28. Techniques of working with a dredge described. During the Depression, Windt mined gold on the Fraser River. Chinese along the Fraser described. Comments about the changes in the Indian popul;ation.;
CALL NUMBER: T0454:0003 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Freighters and freighting on the Cariboo Road, 1900-1925 PERIOD COVERED: 1900-1925 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: Freighters on the Cariboo Road described. In response to a list of former freight drivers on the Cariboo Road, Mr. Windt describes them and relates anecdotes and stories about freighting. TRACK 1: fre;ighters A - G TRACK 2: freighters G - Z. (End of interview);

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Provincial Archives of British Columbia. [staff members], [1974-1987]


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Reference cassette copy available in container 000443-032.

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Accession number(s): T0454

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speaker: Thomas E. Windt, interviewer: Derek Lawrence Reimer, interviewer: John Allan Roberts

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