Item T1077:0001 - Walter Wright interview

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Walter Wright interview

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  • sound recording

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  • 1964-11 (Creation)

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1 audio reel (00:30:00) : 19 cm/sec, mono ; 18 cm

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RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Walter Wright recalls Summerland from 1909 to 1915. He describes coming from Ontario in 1909; a description of what Summerland was like when he arrived; problems with irrigation; people ;who were brought to the valley by J.M. Robinson; the character of people who came to the area; stories about Tom Kelly and Sam McGee, who allegedly knew Robert W. Service, and inspired a story; Major Hutton; the Gartrell family; Harry Dunston and his bride; speaker's club in Summerland; public works; the Baptist college and its effect on the community, including sports; the history of the college building above the town. [TRACK 2: blank.]

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Imbert Orchard, 1974-1975


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A digital copy is available. Please contact staff for further information.
Preservation compact disc made from original audio reel, 2002-09-26.

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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): T1077

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Previously described as AAAB1200

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Orchard ; O-08/1

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speaker: Walter McMartin Wright, interviewer: Imbert Orchard, sound recording: Ian Stephen

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  • Box: 880070-0036