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WELCOME TO THE BURKE AND WIDGEON HISTORY BLOG!

WELCOME TO THE BURKE AND WIDGEON HISTORY BLOG!

This may be the most important page of this website. But why the blog? What’s its purpose? Well, there are several answers to these questions. This blog will be the place where special events can be announced and where the author can update readers about the progress of Volume Two. It will also serve as the vehicle in which I can provide additional information and clarifications relating to any information contained within the first volume, ...
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Wedding Photo of Louis and Isabel Klein (Cline)

Wedding Photo of Louis and Isabel Klein (Cline)

Photograph of Isabel and Louis Klein (Cline) (both seated) on their wedding day, June 25, 1907. The lady standing was Cathleen (Cate) Hazel Sharpe, Isabel's sister.  Photograph courtesy of Verne Cline, last remaining child of Isabel and Louis Cline. The missing pieces to their story now have finally been found, as a result of the additional invaluable assistance of Cindy Raymond and Inez.  Thank you!                 Lyle ...
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Update re Silver Valley homesteading family – Louis and Isabel Klein

Thanks to the efforts of a recent contributor, Nelson Oliver, we now have a more complete picture of what happened to John "Louis" Klein, his wife, Isabel Klein (nee: Sharpe) and their young family.  It appears that sometime between mid-1917 and the beginning of 1920, Louis and Isabel, using the anglicized surname of Cline, moved with their young family to the southern part of Washington State - just north of Portland, Oregon.  Some years later, ...
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FATHERS DAY IS THIS WEEKEND!

We will be at PoCo farmers markets on Thursday.   Pick up your Father’s Day gift then! ...
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FATHERS DAY

THE HISTORY BOOK WOULD MAKE A GREAT FATHERS DAY GIFT.! WE WILL BE A COQUITLAM FARMERS MARKET TOMORROW FROM 9-1 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE! ...
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BUY THE BOOK!

We are geared up and ready to go! Below is the list of farmers markets we will be attending. Please drop by and say hello and check out the book. COQUITLAM FARMERS MARKET June 2,9,16,30 August 18,25 September 15,22,29 October 6,20,27 POCO FARMERS MARKET June 6,13,20,27 July 11,18,25 August 8,15,22,29 September 5,12,19,26 October 3,10 HANEY FARMERS MARKET JUNE 29 July 13 August 10 September 7 PORT MOODY INDOOR WINTER MARKET November 10,24 Books can also ...
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First market!

First market!

We were at Coquitlam farmers market on Sunday and so nice to hear comments about the book.   Hope all who have purchased the book will take the time to “like” and “share” on our Facebook page.  Enjoy! ...
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A VERY SUCCESSFUL BOOK LAUNCH!

A VERY SUCCESSFUL BOOK LAUNCH!

A big thank you to all those that attended.   Great to see old and new faces.  Hope you enjoy the book!   L&M Litzenberger ...
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Who are These Mystery Men?

Who are These Mystery Men?

Back in the summer of 2012, a contributor provided me with an array of excellent photographs, many taken up in the area of Sawblade Falls, on Burke Mountain c.1950. They depicted three individuals - one being Rudy Soball and the other two, unidentified males - all of whom appear to have been out on a relaxed afternoon outing on Burke. In the 1950-1951 era, Bill Brownlee, Jerome Olson and Norm Johnson were actively logging in ...
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Burke and Widgeon - A History (Volume One)

Burke and Widgeon – A History (Volume One)

If you have just purchased a copy of “Burke and Widgeon - A History (Volume One)” and initially only have a few minutes' time, carefully read the Preface and the Acknowledgements sections in the beginning of the book. The Preface tells of how this book came into being and discusses some important, overarching themes such as accuracy, the real significance that small ‘patches’ of information can have towards contributing to a larger picture and also ...
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