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Eric Holdijk
Alan Pickard

Interview - Alan Pickard, part one: the telegraph lines and gold rushes that brought settlers to the Valley.

 

Welcome back to another summer of the Bulkley Valley Museum's podcast: Back in the Day! This episode is part one of Eric's interview with Alan Pickard, a local historian who is an expert on the early European settlement of the Bulkley Valley.
 

Show Notes:

1. @16:00 - Wikipedia article on Governor Douglas: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Douglas_(governor)

2. @17:00 - Canadian Encylcopedia entry on Fraser River Gold Rush: http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/fraser-river-gold-rush/

3. @19:50 - Wikipedia article on Russian-American Telegraph: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian%E2%80%93American_Telegraph

4.  @31:00 - Wikipedia article on Omenica Gold Rush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omineca_Gold_Rush

5. @42:00 - Wikipedia article on Klondike Gold Rush: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klondike_Gold_Rush

6. @48:00 - Bulkley Valley Museum photo of the Heal family near the home at Tyhee Lake: https://tinyurl.com/ydy39phr 

7. @50:00 - Bulkley Valley Museum photo of street scene of Aldermere: https://tinyurl.com/y8xec4af

8. @55:00 - Bulkley Valley Museum photo of telegraph cabin near Telkwa: https://tinyurl.com/y75ltvgz

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