Item AAAA2942 - A trip through range lands in B.C.

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A trip through range lands in B.C.

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  • moving images

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British Columbia. Dept. of Agriculture

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  • [1930?] (Creation)

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Documentary. "Mr. J.B. Munro, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, beside some beehives. Mr. Helmer, manager of Nicola Lake Ranching Co., shaking hands with visitor at a gate. Herd of purebred shorthorn bulls, cowboys working bulls. Steers in a field ready for shipping. Men look at Shorthorn bulls imported from England and a British Columbia bull. Clydesdale stallion. Pigs walking through a stream. Nicola Lake. At Guichon Ranch, a cowboy in chaps plays at being a wild west gunman and fires his pistol off until arrested by a man with a car. Cars leaving Guichon Ranch bound for Douglas Lake. Chuckwagon hauled past camera by four horses. Pan Douglas Lake, quarter horses feeding on the range. Pan across Douglas Lake Ranch buildings from a hill. Meeting of the British Columbia Shorthorn Breeders' Association at Douglas Lake Ranch, posing. Mr. Ward, manager, and Alex Davie of Ladner parading past camera. Members proceed to lunch. Three cars drive through a swollen creek -- 'A cure for squeaky wheels.' Members look over stock, including a Shorthorn bull imported from England. Group of members including Mr. and Mrs. Ward. Herd of purebred Shorthorn corns with calves. Shot of a roundup -- a cowboy and a calf. Stray cattle. Chapperton Lake and surrounding country -- pan. The film ends with the following admonitions: 'The Provincial Department of Agriculture is organized for the benefit of the farmer and the welfare of the province. The department is yours. Make use of it.' and 'On behalf of the farming industry we welcome the new settler. It is your duty as a neighbour to help him.' (Colin Browne)

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A VHS reference copy is available for this item.

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Copyright Government of British Columbia.

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References: Listed in Browne, "Motion Picture Production in B.C.", entry #0932.

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Accession number(s): F1980:012

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producing agency/company: British Columbia. Dept. of Agriculture

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