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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:

2. @17:00 - Canadian Encylcopedia entry on Fraser River Gold Rush:

3. @19:50 - Wikipedia article on Russian-American Telegraph:

4.  @31:00 - Wikipedia article on Omenica Gold Rush:

5. @42:00 - Wikipedia article on Klondike Gold Rush:

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

7. @50:00 - Bulkley Valley Museum photo of street scene of Aldermere:

8. @55:00 - Bulkley Valley Museum photo of telegraph cabin near Telkwa:

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