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Pemberton trail tales & legendary packers

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Tea & Tales 2018 July 31st, Emma Eslake and Nikimadigan give a presentation on Pemberton Trail Tales and Legendary Packers.

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Pemberton trail tales & legendary packers

  1. 1. Pemberton Trail Tales & Legendary Packers “I cannot tell how the truth may be. I say the tale as ‘twas said to me.” Sir Walter Scott
  2. 2. Pemberton Trail Tales • Brief History of the Trail • Trail Builders & Costs • Carson’s Trail Woes • Currie’s Trail Woes • Legendary Packers • Trail Tales & Characters • Trail to Rail
  3. 3. GOOGLE EARTH 2018 Brief History
  4. 4. OLD FRASER RIVER BARS 1858-60 Brief History
  5. 5. PEMBERTON TRAIL 1873-1877 Brief History
  6. 6. PEMBERTON TRAIL 1873-1877 Brief History Pemberton Trail Construction Costs 1873 W. Sampson $2144 1874 W. Sampson $4017 1875 Jack & Clay $5266 1876 Mahood & Others $12,589 1877 McLellan $12,939 Total $36,957 Worth $850,000 in 2018
  7. 7. PEMBERTON TRAIL 1873-1877 Brief History
  8. 8. PEMBERTON TRAIL 1873-1877 Robert Carson’s Woes As explained by George Vanderwolf at the first Tale of the season, Robert Carson’s cattle drive in 1877 was a disaster for Carsen and the cattle. The failure, along with general public outcry over construction costs led to Legislative Committee hearings in 1878 to investigate the construction of the trail.
  9. 9. PEMBERTON TRAIL 1873-1877 Brief History
  10. 10. PEMBERTON TRAIL 1873-1877 Currie’s Trail Woes John Currie and unknown woman
  11. 11. PEMBERTON TRAIL 1873-1877 Currie’s Trail Woes A.P and Harry Barnfield 1910 J. Currie Ranch site 1950s
  12. 12. ANDREW JOSEPH 1ST POST OFFICE AT J. CURRIE’S 1st Mail Carrier
  13. 13. FELIX SAM Early Packers
  14. 14. CHARLIE WALLACE Early Packers
  15. 15. PEMBERTON TRAIL 1873-1877 Railway Surveys Railway Survey Party 1910-1911
  16. 16. RAY ELLIOTT Early Packers
  17. 17. BERT PERKINS Early Packers
  18. 18. TOM GREER Early Packers
  19. 19. MAHOGANY JOHN Trail Tales & Characters
  20. 20. RACE YOU TO THE DANCE & OTHER RUNNERS Trail Tales & Characters
  21. 21. WHISKEY JOHNNY & ONE EYED PETE Trail Tales & Characters
  22. 22. RAILWAY SURVEYS AND CONSTRUCTION FOR THE RAILWAY GREATLY IMPROVED THE TRAIL From Trail to Rail
  23. 23. THE ARRIVAL OF THE RAILWAY ENDED THE PEMBERTON TRAIL ERA Arrival of the Railway

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