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Train robberies--British Columbia

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"Dear Kinnie"

Item is a copy of a letter from Thomas Kilpatrick, CPR engineer, Kamloops, May 15 [1906] describing the capture of Bill Miner and his companions. Addressed to "Kinnie", his wife (Elsie, nee McKinnon).

Bill Miner excerpts : #1 - #2

SUMMARY: Excerpts from oral history interviews about the famous B.C. train robber Bill Miner. The source tapes are unidentified items in the collection of the BC Archives -- probably interviews by CBC producer; Imbert Orchard.;

Carl Dorin interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1 & 2: Mr. Carl Dorin discusses rodeos and various ranches. He did a lot of work with Joe Coutleu; he describes Chinese blasters; outlaws; Suicide Valley, Bill Miner; Joe Graves and the poss...

Desmond Vicars interview

CALL NUMBER: T0405:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Colonel Desmond O. Vicars offers details about his father, John Richard Vicars, who came from Dublin to Ontario and became a surveyor; 1878, went to Peace River co...

F.W. Pinchbeck interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-30 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Fred W. Pinchbeck describes his father, William Pinchbeck, who came from England and settled a ranch and roadhouse above Williams Lake in the 1880s; Indians and other local ranchers; ...

From the mountains to the sea : Nicola country

SUMMARY: "Nicola Country", number 5 in the series, tells the story of the cattle country south of Kamloops, something about Kamloops itself, and the story of the train robber Bill Miner. Voices heard include: Bill Brennan, Doug Palmer,...

Garnet Willis interview

CALL NUMBER: T1096:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-05-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Garnet E. Willis talks about his father and the people of the Chilliwack and the Similkameen region, 1894 to 1916. He describes how his family farmed near Sar...

Kamloops and the Bill Miner story

SUMMARY: Stories about the early days of Kamloops, the importance of the CPR and the stockyards, and the hunt for Bill Miner, the legendary train robber. The voices heard are: Colonel D.C. Vicars; F.W. Pinchbe;ck; Wentworth Wood; Bill Brennan; Ale...

Maisie Hurley interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961-04-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Maisie Hurley begins this interview with anecdotes about Vancouver; first impressions; the old CPR Station; the old Vancouver Hotel; English Bay; her family; and squatters in Stanley Park...

Martin Starret interviews, 1963-1964

CALL NUMBER: T0399:0001 RECORDED: Hope (B.C.), 1963-03-24 & 25 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Martin Starret, born July 17, 1888, describes his family background, starting with his maternal grandfather, Captain Henry Smith. His grandmother's famil...

May A. Fenwick-Wilson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-11-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. May A. Fenwick-Wilson came to Canada in 1910 from Devonshire to join her brother in the Kettle Valley. She and her brother made a living by supplying fruit to British settlers. She...

Nicola country

SUMMARY: A cassette copy of the 1967 CBC Radio program "Nicola Country", which includes a discussion of Bill Miner's time in the Kamloops area.;

Philip Luce interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1961 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Philip Winter Luce came to Canada in 1900, lived in Winnipeg, and worked as a junior reporter. By 1904, he moved to New Westminster to continue his journalism career. This tape begins with ;Mr...

Rupert Duck interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-11-01 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Rupert Duck discusses his grandfather's brother, Jacob Duck, who went out to Monte Creek to mine gold in 1862, and bought the deeds to some land; he was the first one in the fami...

The grey fox

Feature film. "The year is 1901. Bill Miner, the legendary American stage-coach robber, nicknamed the 'gentleman bandit', has just been released from San Quentin. During his 33-year imprisonment, the 20th century and industrializati...

The grey fox

Feature film. "The year is 1901. Bill Miner, the legendary American stage-coach robber, nicknamed the 'gentleman bandit', has just been released from San Quentin. During his 33-year imprisonment, the 20th century and industrializati...

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