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William Law Ogilby Diary

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June 26th. Taking it easy today: nothing of importance.

June 27th. Go on ahead up the line with our packs of provisions each man carrying his 50 lbs: go about 4 miles and then back to camp: are on our way now to Buttles Lake where our line crosses.

June 28th. Move camp up to the river to folks where we camp and are to explore further in morning. Saw a bear chased him up a tree; fired 6 shots from a revolver at him: he stays up there but is breathing slightly. Wait there for him to fall but at night he is still there. So go home.

June 29th. The bear is still up the tree and so we decide to chop the tree down which is a big one so 4 feet in diameter. In 3 hours we have him ready to fall but alas the bear falls in a swamp. We rush in with sticks but he disappears most miraculously somehow or other and that ends our bear hunt.

June 30th. Move camp once more and are camped afresh by noon: nothing particular happens

BC Archives, AAAA1452 File 1 / OGILBY, William Law / Diary, 27 Mar to 8 Oct 1892.

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