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Articles and Papers Written About Knox McCusker

File consists of the following items: “Mac” by D.L. Surveyor ; “Knox (Mac) McCusker: Dominion Land Surveyor” by E.L. Rutherford, V.C. Brink, R.S. Silver and M.Z. (Smokey) Neighbour ; Excerpts from Men and Meridians by Don W. Thomson ; Article re: Knox McCusker written on the occasion of his death (April 14, 1955); “McKusker (sic) to open up Blueberry Mountain Area” (Alaska Highway News, June 8, 1950) ; “McCusker was surveyor, big game guide….also rancher and trail blazer” ; “Knox Freeman McCusker” written on the occasion of his death (The Canadian Surveyor, July 1955) ; “Veteran Surveyor – Alaska Highway Stories” ; Memories of Knox McCusker by his oldest niece Betty (McCusker) Rutherford; “Veteran Surveyor prefers horses for long bush treks” by Eric Young (Edmonton Journal); Eulogy for Knox McCusker read by Stanley D. Seif at Burch Presbyterian Church in Fort St. John, B.C. ; Eulogy for Gwendolyn Dorothy McCusker (July 1997) ; “Tropical Valley No Myth: amazing story of woman who lived there” by Thomas A. Wayling (Vancouver Sun) ; Photocopy of section of map: “Topographical sketch map showing route traversed by the Bedaux Sub-Arctic Expedition 1934 through the Rocky Mountains” (by Frank Swannell, March 27, 1935) ; Memories of Knox McCusker by Bill McCusker, his oldes nephew ; “There is always a reason; destiny made it a date. The corridor of the Alcan didn’t just happen” (Fort St. John publication) ; Article on Knox McCusker (ALS News, Winter 1983).

Articles and Speeches Written by Knox Freemen McCusker

File consists of the following articles and speeches written by Knox McCusker: “Reminiscences of Knox McCusker” (63 typewritten pages) ; “Back and Beyond the Peace” by K.McCusker (taken from the Toronto Star Weekly Saturday May 5, 1928) – retyped ; “The Alaska Highway” by Knox F. McCusker, D.L.S. (The Canadian Surveyor, July 1943)-photocopy ; Mr. McCusker’s Speech (5 pages) ; “Tropical Valleys of B.C.” (4 pages) ; “The president has called me an old old surveyor…” speech written by K. McCusker ; “In the early days of my career in the Surveying profession…” written by K. McCusker.

Tent Village at Teslin Lake, YT

Photo description on accompanying photo album page: " 'Yonge Street' at Teslin Lake, Yukon. The centre tent was used by the radio men. Teslin, 130 miles south of Whitehorse, is the site of one of the aircraft radio stations on the new Edmonton-Whitehorse circuit, paralleling the Alaska Highway."

Military

Photographs within this file document Canadian military service, training activities, military institutions, bases and site; individuals and organizations (eg. veterans, military personnel, militia, cadets), military vehicles and ships, equipment, weapons, uniforms, artifacts and legislation as it pertains to Northern British Columbia.