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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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Logging in the Widgeon by the Swiss

Recently, I had the privilege of driving a one-time Widgeon logger on a trip down his own memory lane.  Ab Harvey, now 91 years of age, had logged that specific area from the late-1940s to about 1960.  In that latter year, a Swiss company had been contracted to facilitate the logging of the high mountain benchland on the northeast side of Burke Mountain.  Ab's job was to gradually make his way up the mountainside- a ...
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Additional information about the family of John Louis and Isabel Klein (Cline)

Kin from the United States has recently learned through additional research that it appears that John Klein was previously married to a Caroline Detlofson in Duwamish, King County, WA.  Their marriage occurred on August 13, 1899, and they had a son, Walter Louis Klein, born in Seattle.  John Louis and Caroline apparently continued to live in Duwamish, WA - at least in 1900 - but at some point between 1900 and 1906, their marriage dissolved ...
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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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