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Adventure along the Trans-Canada Highway

The item is a composite film print of a travelogue produced by Guided Tour Productions, ca. 1960. It depicts a trip from Ottawa to the Pacific coast by Greyhound Bus. BC footage includes: Rogers Pass, the Thompson/Okanagan Region, Vancouver (Stanley Park, Lion's Gate Bridge), Victoria (Empress Hotel etc.) and the Butchart Gardens.

Alfred Drinkell interview

CALL NUMBER: T0314:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Alfred Joseph Drinkell tells some stories about the history of the Dog Creek area of the Cariboo, from 1860 to 1914. Drinkell discusses his arrival in BC in 1911. He describes the ranches he worked at around Ashcroft, Joseph Smith's place, and his financial problems and life before he came to BC. He tells anecdotes about Judge Begbie. He tells a story about Samsome, a local doctor, and the legendary packer Jean Caux ("Cataline").

TRACK 2: Drinkell relates the story of Cataline's last trip and describes many trails in the area. He speaks of Joy Sim, a Chinese doctor, and pioneer medicine. He discusses some of Cataline's packers: Robbins, Wiggins Dan Smith, and the first settlers in the area. He describes the Hudson's Bay Trail, freighting, roads in the area, stories about Phil Grinder of Jesmond, a local school teacher, and educated people.

CALL NUMBER: T0314:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-07-23 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Drinkell describes the early days of Ashcroft, the Chinese in the area, two anecdotes: the Wright of the Dog Creek Ferry and the Stobie of the Gang Ranch. He offers the background of the Gang Ranch and describes cattle drives, the Duke Of York, a Barkerville bartender, and local Indians.

TRACK 2: Drinkell discusses cowboys, social life and Christmas. Then he mentions Indian-White relationships and a story about Indians and the law. He discusses the Chilcotin and Shuswap Indians, problems with the reserve system, Chinese settlers in the Dog Creek area, and the importance of Chinese in the area. Finally, Drinkell tells the story of five Indian women who killed themselves over a white man, and how nails and gold dust were used as money.

Annie Wilkie interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Mrs. Annie Wilkie, 97 years old, describes her father, who was an original '49er who eventually moved to North Kamloops. She describes the area, her life and several characters whom she remembers.

[Archaeology projects in British Columbia, 1972 : miscellaneous sites]

Unedited footage. Footage shot by filmmakers working under an Opportunities For Youth (OFY) grant to document archaeological projects all over British Columbia. These 21 reels record archaeological excavation work during the summer of 1972, in the following areas: F1992:07/010-013: Williams Lake/Riske Creek -- camp scenes, botanical collecting, area scenery, and work at site(s). F1992:07/014-016: Kamloops -- North Kamloops flood scenes, OFY survey team, crew moving camp, OFY camp and activities, excavation site and flooding. More flood scenes, clearing river debris, etc. Labelling and recording artifacts in lab. Kamloops Museum: interview with curator; kids on school tour. F1992:07/017-018: Musqueam -- Salish Park Development, gravehouse, excavation in pit, artifacts, cataloguing, school tour at site, etc. F1992:07/019-022: Libby I -- Travelling to site, area scenery, surveying, digging, camp scenes. F1992:07/023-027: Libby II -- Tipi construction, surveying, areas flooded (by dam construction?), digging and screening, artifacts, travelling by track and canoe, etc. F1992:07/028: Williams Lake/Deep Creek. F1992:07/29-30: Unidentified.

[Beginning of trip to Hazelton, 1928]

Amateur film. In summer 1928, two carloads of travellers drive from Kamloops to Hazelton and return, filming highlights of their trip. These include the Cariboo Road, Barkerville, Bear Lake, Summit Lake, Stuart Lake, Fort St. James, Bulkley River, Telkwa River, and Skeena River. Footage from this trip is continued on film F1984:01/05.

British Columbia : nature's masterpiece

The item is an answer print of a film travelogue from 1980. The film highlights the Thompson and North Thompson regions, the Yellowhead and the Rockies, approaching from Vancouver via the Fraser Canyon. Footage includes white water rafting, Nicola Valley cattle ranching, fishing, Kamloops, North Thompson Overlander Raft Race, Wells Gray and Mount Robson Provincial Parks, Shuswap Lake, Three Valley Gap, Canyon Hot Springs, Rogers Pass and mountain climbing.

This film was produced by the Ministry of Tourism to replace the externally-produced "Majesty of water". Footage from the latter film was used, and the original producer was credited with photography.

British Columbia : nature's masterpiece

Travelogue. Highlights the Thompson and North Thompson regions, the Yellowhead and the Rockies, approaching from Vancouver via the Fraser Canyon. Footage includes white water rafting, Nicola Valley cattle ranching, fishing, Kamloops, North Thompson Overlander Raft Race, Wells Gray and Mount Robson Provincial Parks, Shuswap Lake, Three Valley Gap, Canyon Hot Springs, Rogers Pass, mountain climbing.

British Columbia : nature's masterpiece

The item is a video travelogue. Highlights the Thompson and North Thompson regions, the Yellowhead and the Rockies, approaching from Vancouver via the Fraser Canyon. Footage includes white water rafting, Nicola Valley cattle ranching, fishing, Kamloops, North Thompson Overlander Raft Race, Wells Gray and Mount Robson Provincial Parks, Shuswap Lake, Three Valley Gap, Canyon Hot Springs, Rogers Pass, mountain climbing.

British Columbia : nature's masterpiece : French version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1980. It highlights the Thompson and North Thompson regions, the Yellowhead and the Rockies, approaching from Vancouver via the Fraser Canyon. Footage includes white water rafting, Nicola Valley cattle ranching, fishing, Kamloops, North Thompson Overlander Raft Race, Wells Gray and Mount Robson Provincial Parks, Shuswap Lake, Three Valley Gap, Canyon Hot Springs, Rogers Pass and mountain climbing.

British Columbia : nature's masterpiece : German version

The item is a composite print of a travelogue from 1980. It highlights the Thompson and North Thompson regions, the Yellowhead and the Rockies, approaching from Vancouver via the Fraser Canyon. Footage includes white water rafting, Nicola Valley cattle ranching, fishing, Kamloops, North Thompson Overlander Raft Race, Wells Gray and Mount Robson Provincial Parks, Shuswap Lake, Three Valley Gap, Canyon Hot Springs, Rogers Pass and mountain climbing.

Carl Dorin interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Mr. Carl Dorin discusses rodeos and various ranches. He did a lot of work with Joe Coutleu; he describes Chinese blasters; outlaws; Suicide Valley, Bill Miner; Joe Graves and the posse that caught the outlaws at Mary's Creek.

Charles Gibson interview

CALL NUMBER: T0552:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Ashcroft, B.C., 1897-1951 PERIOD COVERED: 1897-1951 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Gibson tells story of his grandfather, Charles Henry Gibson, who came to Ashcroft in 1897. Discusses his grandfather's career as an entrepreneur and rancher; he was one of the leading citizens of early Ashcroft. Father was educated in private school in Victoria. Mother's family described. Family ranches sold out in 1951. Relations between Chinese and Indians. TRACK 2: Gibson learned Chinese as a child. The Chinese in the agricultural economy of Ashcroft. Chinese life and customs described. Cataline described. Cataline as a businessman. Experiences of Gibson's maternal grandfather, Francis Webb, as a stipendiary magistrate in Ashcroft. (The voice of Dr. John Roberts is also heard.)

CALL NUMBER: T0552:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Ashcroft, B.C., 1897-1951 PERIOD COVERED: 1897-1951 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: More on Cataline and Judge Henry Castillou. Gibson family suit against the CPR over water rights. Social life in Ashcroft. Leading citizens of Ashcroft. Fraternal orders. TRACK 2: blank. (End of interview) (The voice of Dr. John Roberts is also heard.)

Charles Walkem interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Charlie Walkem discusses Spences Bridge in 1894 during flood conditions; Cook's Ferry Indian Band; 1899 and 1905 landslides; ethnographic information on Thompson Indians at Spences Bridge; raising horses; cattle; fishing techniques, i.e. torchlight by canoe and fish weirs; two early chiefs of the area, Johnny Tetlneetsa and Whustemeetsa; and the large numbers of humpback salmon before the railway came through. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Correspondence

  • GR-0747
  • Series
  • 1907

Letter to Provincial Archivist E.O.S. Scholefield from Anthropologist James A. Teit regarding Simon Fraser's identifications of the Shuswap, Chilcotin and Thompson River Indians.

British Columbia. Legislative Library

Correspondence and other material, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works

  • GR-1381
  • Series
  • 1863-1896

This series contains miscellaneous records of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works. The records consist of correspondence, receipts, accounts, petitions relating to pre-emptions, ferries, roads, public works, leases, and tax assessments. Includes (1) Metchosin District assessment roll, 1863; (2) pre-emption correspondence with William G. Cox and Peter O'Reilly, 1865, 1869; (3) receipt book for rental of crown lands, including waterfrontage and timber cutting, 1868-1869; (4) indenture for ferry charter at Omineca, 1872; (5) accounts relating to roads and bridges 1872-1873; (6) an 1880 petition re the graving dock; (7) report on Thompson River Bridge, 1876, 1882; (8) an 1892 pre-emption of Allison, Carefoot and Cameron in Yale District; (9) copy of a letter re road to Montgomery Landing, Kootenay District, 1896.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Dorothy Goldrick interview

CALL NUMBER: T0420:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1970-05 SUMMARY: TRACKS 1 & 2: Mrs. Dorothy Goldrick describes emigrating from Scotland to Ashcroft in 1910; the Colonist train; Winnipeg around 1910; Ashcroft in 1910, buildings, the Chinese people, cowboys, covered wagons, BX Express, the anti-English feeling; other English families; Hallowe'en pranks; and Kamloops.

CALL NUMBER: T0420:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1970-05 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Goldrick continues with a description of the stage coach journey to Ashcroft; local native people; more about the Colonist train; a description of Savona, BC; a Hudson's Bay post across Kamloops Lake; anecdotes about life at Savona; impressions of Canada before emigration; life in Golden from 1911 to 1917; snow; forest fires; and Vernon around 1917. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Dr. Hugh M. Rae interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Dr. Hugh M. Rae : A United Church minister in BC PERIOD COVERED: 1900-1970 RECORDED: Vancouver (B.C.), 1975-11-06 SUMMARY: END OF BUNT INTERVIEW (continued from T1991:0005): visits to Indian missions. REV. DR. HUGH M. RAE: Childhood in Scotland. Recruitment to fields in Canada, near Kamloops. Further education: McGill, B.C., Westminster Hall. First United Church B.D. Rosedale charge in 1917. Knox Church, New Westminster, and church union. Dunbar Heights, First Church in Ottawa. Retired supply in Vancouver. Anecdotes about experiences as a minister, including the coal miners' strike at Extension; Depression conditions; Japanese relocation; work on Evangelism And Social Service Committee, and others. Church music.

Edgar Fortier interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-29 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Edgar Fortier discusses his life after his father drowned when he was seven years old. He discusses schooling; working; his siblings; several characters around Salmon Arm. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Edith Ivatt and Frank Ivatt interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Walhachin RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1975-07-14 SUMMARY: Ruth Chambers interviews Miss Edith Ivatt and her brother Frank, who lived at Walhachin in the years when it was still a recognized settlement. They discuss the joys and difficulties of life there, and possible reasons for the settlement's failure.

E.E. Cace interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1970 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. E.E. Cace is an administrator, and he discusses his impression of Kamloops as he arrived from Mission in 1965; demographics, diversification of industry, ranching interests, forestry and milling, mining interests, a community with the Okanagan, how the building of the highways will affect Kamloops, the CNR, future development, sawmills, pulp mill operations in pioneer days, emissions; the cattle industry, the results of Kamloops' early growth and how it affects future growth, the regional-district system, Kamloops as an administrative system. TRACK 2: Mr. Cace continues by discussing the spirit of people in Kamloops.

[Fires 67 No. 1]

Stock shots. Shots in and from a bird-dog plane showing forest fire and airtankers making drops. At tanker base, crew mixing fire retardent. Air crew, ranger and dispatcher at [Kamloops?] base. Suppression crew loading truck and driving through forest. Fire lookout observing smoke. Many shots of telephone and radio use. Shot in and from fire patrol plane. More airtanker drops. Extensive footage of ground crew, caterpillar tracks, trucks and other equipment fighting fire.

Floodplain mapping : Thompson and South Thompson Rivers

  • GR-3569
  • Series
  • 1970-1975

Series consists of floodplain maps that of the Thompson and South Thompson Rivers between Kamloops and Chase. The Water Investigations Branch created these maps between 1973 and 1975 to document areas that were susceptible to flooding.

The maps were bound in a volume and were numbered sequentially. There is an index at the front of the volume. Each map is also stamped with the Surveys and Mapping Branch of the BC Lands Service since the floodplain information was overlaid on maps that were originally maps were originally created in 1970 and 1973. All maps are 65 x 92 cm.

There are two groupings of maps. The first 33 maps show the Kamloops area from 1973-1974. These have a 1:2500 scale. These maps are stamped with the project number 73-81-0 and the file number 161673.

The second grouping consists of 27 maps of the South Thompson River from Kamloops to Chase. These have a 1:5000 scale. The project number of these maps is 74-109t-0.

British Columbia. Water Investigations Branch

Food for thought

Documentary. Range management on Crown and private lands near Kamloops and in the Cariboo. Shows various types of range plants, and the care required by and proper use of such plants.

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