Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters
Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.
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Revelstoke B.C. July 3rd 17
My dear Mother,
Just a line to let you know I got off all right. Left Vancouver Sunday night at 11 o'clock & we are now nearing Revelstoke. We really should be somewhere near Medicine Hat but we got held up near a place called Savona for 18 hours, there was a bad washout on the line & it took them all that time to patch up the line before we could get over, a section of road bed about 90 feet long & 14 feet deep was washed completely away. We happened to stop near a place where they were holding July 1st celebrations. Indians & Cowboys etc. were gathered together from far & wide to take part in horse races & bronco busting, etc. I walked over with the 2 Imperial officers who are travelling with the coolies to see the fun. The bronco busting was well worth seeing, the riding was splendid. The weather has been pretty
BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867-1920. Victoria; lawyer. Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward 1917-1919.