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Eric Holdijk
Alan Pickard

Interview - Alan Pickard, part two: railroads, bridges, the Wilson brothers, and historical research.

Eric returns with part two of his interview with Alan Pickard, former resident and current historian of the Bulkley Valley. He talks railroads, bridges, and the "delicious" nature of historical research.

Show Notes:

1. @12:00 - Bulkley Valley Museum photo (BVM P1627) of the Heal family near the home at Tyhee Lake: 

2. @12:00 - First wedding in Telkwa (BVM P1501). Gabe Lacroix is in the back far right: 

3. @18:30 - A First Nations bridge crossing the Bulkley River at Hagwilget Canyon near Hazelton (BVM P4048): 

4. @20:00 - The government built bridge at Moricetown in 1905: 

5. @23:15 - Alexander Horetszky's 1872 photo of the bridge at Tsë Cakh (BVM P1453):

6. @28:30 - The 'Second' bridge at Hagwilget is very well documented visually. From the Royal BC Museum, see: specifically and generally.

8. @34:00 - Alan talks extensively about this photo of what he believes to be Reiseter Creek:

9. @40:15 - The Ed and Billy Wilson photo, which Alan identified and served as an inspiration for a British Columbia History article, can be found here (BVM P0130):

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Thanks for listening!

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