Eric Johnson's Page (1960-61)

This page was last edited Wednesday, September 19, 2012

 
The Letter-Number identification below each photo on this page corresponds with references in Eric's interesting historical account of work and bunkhouse life in Cassiar. Caution: the account might not be for the faint of heart or easily offended. It reflects life in the Cassiar bunkhouses in 1960-61 and sometimes it was a rough and tough life.
To read his account click here: HISTORY (opens in new window)
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Diamond driller getting off diesel locomotive at the adit in the cirque, July 1960
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Ex-Cassiarites Jim Couture, Jack Copeland (holding jar of mercury & gold amalgam) and their helper at Copco gold prospect which became Hanna Gold Mines. October 1960
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Miners Joe Zeniuk & Albert Kutsche drilling underground in adit. October 1960
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Grizzley-man Alec Abramenko and truck driver Don Downey on Don's Kenworth Dart at the ore dump. October 1960
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Eric Johnson on one his first shifts - picking high-grade ore. June 1960
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Drill Helper John Rosanovitch changing a bit on Drillmaster 602. August 1960
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Powderman George Szautsner stringing Primacord through 2-inch Forcite for a blast. August 1960
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Myron Kenyon & Walter Bovalenta on the bluff which would become switchback to the peak. Cassiar town in background. August 1960
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Myron Kenyon clowning around with sticks of powder at the bluff which would become switchback to the peak. Cassiar town in background. August 1960
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Drill Helper Eric Johnson on Drillmaster 601. August 1960
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Catskinner Willy Byron on International TD-25 dozer. September 1960
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Shovel Oiler Sam Donaldson at the bucket of P&H 3 yard shovel on the peak. October 1960
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Driller Ernie "Shorty" Berne on Drillmaster 601. October 1960
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Track drill runner Roma ?, Italian. October 1960
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Driller Walter Scmidt with bags of prilled ammonium nitrate destined to fill blast holes. November 1960
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Drillers Ernie "Shorty" Berne & Walter Scmidt, Shift boss Heinz Beyer & mechanic Theo Glatzel at Drillmaster 601. November 1960
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Crushermen Jack Graham & Marvin Biles at upper tramline terminal. December 1960
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Crusherman Brian Blake & Shovel Oiler Jim Flynn (both Irishmen) in the manhaul on way up to mine. April 1961
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Neil McDaniels, my Nova Scotian Drill Helper on Drillmaster 602 on the peak. April 1961
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Truck drivers Ira Edzerza & Don Downey and Driller Eric Johnson. March 1961
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Driller Angelo Pigatti* and oiler unknown boarding the manhaul. March 1961
* See "Special Losses" page of "In Memory" section of main website
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Drill helper Floyd Kenyon lubricating the drill steel guide on the Drillmaster. June 1961
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Eric Johnson, now a driller on Drillmaster 602 (note the 2-way radio). June 1961
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Jack Graham and Paul Hyland in summer bunkhouse. November 1960
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Andy Postmus at rest stop at Fireside, BC on bus trip to Edmonton after fall lay-off. December 1960
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Willie Nielson & Albert Bowden at the summer bunkhouses. April 1961
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Kelly Royle Thome & Brian Sorlie on day-off walk east of Cassiar. April 1961
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Kenny Larsen & Burke Powelson on the mountain south of Cassiar. Note the camp behind Kenny. April 1961
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Brian Sorlie on a quartz outcrop on the mountainside east of camp. Note the tailings pile visible. May 1961
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Ira Edzerza fishing on the Stikine River just downstream from Telegraph Creek. June 1961
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A Swiss fellow and Brian Sorlie at a small lead/zinc showing on Quartz Creek. June 1961
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Eric Johnson, a Swiss fellow, Myron Kenyon, & Brian Sorlie on Troutline Creek near McDame Lake. June 1961
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Paul Hyland, a welder, above the townsite. June 1960
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Ira Edzerza and son Lloyd near Dease Lake. June 1961
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Constable Ray Mashford and his dog at Cassiar. June 1961

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