"Senior Talk" tapes includes interviews with Margaret Long, Lois Campbell, Dick Mosdell, Hugh Neave, Phyllis Mathens, Fran Booneville, Beth David, Lulu Beaver, Henry Groulx, Jean Kilpatrick, Nancy Vlaar, Dewy Cummings, Jean Kilpatrick, Fred Sterns, Ellen Myton, Vern Hoff, Jim Manoney, Ivy Strimbold…
The original oral histories were recorded from 1983 to 1998. These were migrated to CD in 2006. In 2017, both WAV and MP3 files were transferred from the CDs to the Museum's shared drive.
Scope and Content
"Senior Talk" tapes includes interviews with Margaret Long, Lois Campbell, Dick Mosdell, Hugh Neave, Phyllis Mathens, Fran Booneville, Beth David, Lulu Beaver, Henry Groulx, Jean Kilpatrick, Nancy Vlaar, Dewy Cummings, Jean Kilpatrick, Fred Sterns, Ellen Myton, Vern Hoff, Jim Manoney, Ivy Strimbold, Ella Glans, Phyllis Davidson, Dorothy Anderson, Eleanor Anderson, Bunny Fink, and the Goodacres.
Alfred Joseph, Angus McLean, Edna Mould, Ruby Hoskins, Jim Goodacre, Daintre Riffel, Dr. George MacKenzie, Ponnie Wilmot, Pat McCammon, Marcella Love, Bob Phillips, Frank Dockrill Jr., Frank Parker Sr., Cornelias Lapadat, Lloyd Gething, Viola Kelly, Hal Windt, Helen Miller, Wilf Watson, Jean Maskiewich, Ed Malkow, John Lapadat, Mary-Ann Delwisch, Allen Collison, Reg and Jean Heal, Jack Chapman, Jean Kilpatrick, Ellen Coyle Myton, Bert Loader, Elsie Dahlie, Mary Goodacre, Ellen Collison, Art Simpson, Jean Saffarek, Eugene Barger, Cornelius Bot, Mel Raymond, Chris Dahlie, Curtis Riding, Phillip Palumbo, Barb Jeffery, Vera Collison, Al Fletcher, Phyllis Davidson, Gwen Ellis, and John Gyger.
File contains oral histories conducted through the Bulkley Valley Museum in a variety of formats, including the original cassette tapes, CDs and digital files. These records include interviews with:
Some interviews do not have tape release forms and thus carry restrictions.
Title based on photo contents and information from donor
History / Biographical
Tsë Hodïn'a ("Standing Rock") or the "Love Rock," was used by young indigenous peoples as a fun way meet and find a wife or husband. It was located in Quick, B.C., but was moved when Highway 16 was widened. (Niwhts'ide'nï Hibi'it'ën: The Ways of Our Ancestors, p. 142)
Stephen Hoskins was the Government Agent for Smithers, B.C., from 1918 to 1932.
Beef barbequing was done by Harry Beck. Pits were dug and lined with rocks. Fires were built over the pits on sheets of galvanized iron. These fires burnt all day long, then the hot ashes were shoveled from the sheets and beef was placed on them. The beef was lowered into the pits and then covered with another sheet of iron which was in turn covered with the red hot ashes from the fires. The beef cooked all night long.