Fonds - Walter Anchikoski fonds

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Walter Anchikoski fonds

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  • 1945-1955 (Creation)
    Anchikoski, Walter, 1929-

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1 cm of textual records

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Walter Anchikoski was born in Grindrod in 1929. His parents, Joseph and Anne Anchikoski, moved to Grindrod from the Ukraine via the prairies in 1922. Walter attended Grindrod School until 1945 when he quit to earn "real" money in the forest industry. He worked in various pole, tie and mill logging camps as a faller and bucker. Walter worked for Warren McAusland in Grandview Bench, Bill Faulkner at Sunnybrae, Fred Taylor in Trinity Creek, Charlie Wilson on Anarchist Mountain, Alkili Ranch in Williams Lake, Ted Solderburg in Salmon River Valley, Baird Bros. tie mill at Hidden Lake, Hansard Mill in Prince George, Tom Malpass at Noreen Lake, and Alex Jones in the pole camp at Hidden Lake. He also worked a short time as a section man on the CPR mainline near Glacier National Park and took time out as reservist in D company, Rocky Mountain Rangers. In 1951 Walter married Svea Johnston. In 1952 Walter and his brother-in-law, Eric Rosoman established their own logging camp on Brush Creek near Mara where they took out poles for Bell Pole Co. Walter and Svea Anchikoski moved to Prince George in 1955.

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Fonds consists of one typed manuscript (45 pages) written by Walter Anchikoski describing the various logging camps, logging practices, people and places where he worked. It includes excellent descriptions of the places where he worked and the logging practices of the 1950s.

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BCAUL control number: EDM-3724

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