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Flyback Fridays Margaret Fougberg 2003 excerpt 1

Flyback Fridays - Margaret Fougberg 2003 - excerpt 1

Welcome to Flyback Fridays - a glimpse into Pemberton’s past! This season we will bring you stories and videos from Tea & Tales and our video archives over the last decade that highlight Pioneer life and the resiliency of early settlers and First Nations.  We will also share videos and stories that show how local residents have responded to emergencies and challenges in the past, illustrating the power of community ties through all kinds of difficulties – yesterday and today.

This is an excerpt from an interview with Margaret Fougberg in 2003. The interviewers were Jeanette Helmer and Helen Purden who recorded conversations with several local elders in 2003.  In this excerpt Margaret remembers early days in Pemberton, meeting Slim, the Lundgren (Barbour) house and teaching in Pemberton. When she wasn't teaching, Margaret was also a co-author of the Pemberton history book and started the museum effort. She was the first Curator and established the archives. She was also a trustee on the new school board in the 1950s (SD48) with Slim and lobbied for the creation of the Outdoor School in the 1970s. Watch it here.