Walker, George Raymond

Walker, George Raymond

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Ox Shoes

Ox Shoes

Description:

Ox Shoes, like the more used set, these were dug up by Walker & Reid at the site of Port Pemberton. Conjectures about them are the same. These ox shoes less used than 983.27.16. Found ca. 1970 .

Date of Object:

ca. 1860

Accession #:

983.27.17ab

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Pick

Pick

Description:

The wooden pick handle is much worn, rotting near its base and farther up, mended with electric tape. Perhaps Mr. Walker was thinking of another pick when he told me of discovering a cache of unused picks when he cleared away a collapsed root house to make way for his present house. Samuel (A.W.) Spetch must have intended them for sale.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

983.27.37

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Sheep Shears

Sheep Shears

Description:

The steel shears are rusted. They were at the farm when Walker bought it from A.W. Spetch.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

983.27.38

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Set of Spurs

Set of Spurs

Description:

These rusted spurs Walker & Reid found with a metal detector and dug up at the Port Pemberton site. They are thought to belong to the period of the Gold Rush Traffic through this district. Item "b" (pictured right) has lost the rowel for spurring and the metal pieces that would help the spur fasten to the boot. Both articles are severely rusted.

Date of Object:

ca. 1860-1900

Accession #:

983.27.15ab

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Tin for Black Blasting Powder

Tin for Black Blasting Powder

Description:

Inscription reads "Black Blasting Powder" and "Canada Explosives Limited." This a metal tin, not rusted, that once contained black powder. G. Walker found the can on the Cariboo Road. Possibly the Royal Engineers left it. Black Blasting powder pre-dated Dynamite. Many other of these cans, reported along McDonalds cut, were left during P.G.E. construction.

Date of Object:

ca. 1940

Accession #:

986.15.01

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Wagon Wrench

Wagon Wrench

Description:

Walker found this wagon wrench on his property which was formerly owned by A.W. Spetch. Walker has not used it.

Date of Object:

ca. 1910

Accession #:

983.27.55

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Wooden Block

Wooden Block

Description:

This block Walker found with much other equipment when he bought his land from Bill Spetch about 1946. Probably Spetch used it in his logging operations in different areas of the Birkenhead & Lillooet valleys.

Date of Object:

ca. 1920

Accession #:

983.27.50

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Wooden Block

Wooden Block

Description:

Wooden Block - probably with same history as 983.27.50 -[See Note for this accession.]

Date of Object:

ca. 1920

Accession #:

983.27.51

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