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Frederick Tregillus Letters from the Cariboo Boys

Letters to Frederick James Tregillus from Barkerville men who served in the First World War: Joseph Callanan, J.H. Ellis, George Freeman Killam, George Gilchrest, R. Norris, Mr. and Mrs. Nowosky, John Petterson, Ernest Seeley, N.W. Thompson, George Turner, and John Benjamin Westover. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0426

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industrial conditions here, and I hope the same is true, and that it will continue.

When I came down from Lillooet I came over the P. G. E., and Joe was the first dog to make the through passage.

I expected to have some trouble with him when I struck the city, but he took no more notice of electrices & traffic than as if he had been around all his life. I lost him one day a while ago on Douglas St, & found him on Government St an hour later, tired out from hunting for me, and his tongue out a foot, He seems awfully intelligent and learns easily, It took one somewhere between 5 and 10 minutes to teach him to leap through a hoop a few days ago, & now, all I have to do is pick up the hoop, & through he goes, turns, & comes back through again without any speaking or making a sound. My one regret is that I am unable to get in the woods a while this summer with him.

Well, will close with regards to all the family, & hoping you will remind anyone coming to the coast of where I am.

Yours, Freeman Killam

BC Archives, MS-0426 Box 1 File 3 / TREGILLUS, Frederick James, 1862-1962. Barkerville, miner. / Correspondence from Freeman Killam, 1915-1917.

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