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Our Hudson’s Hope Cowboys: Packers along the trail, 75th anniversary of 1934 Charles Bedaux Expedition Fonds
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Education

This sub-series contains the 1st edition of the "Horses, horsepower and horsing around: school curriculum program" that is a part of the Packers on the Trail project. Between the efforts of Ross Peck, Jay Sherwood, and Rosaleen Boardman this program was created using information from the Packers on the Trail project. It includes curriculum for grades 4, 5 and 12. The program includes textual documents and explanations, as well as photographs and the photographs origin. It was created so that a school can utilize the database as well as the information collected for the Packers along the Trail project. This sub-series is arranged into one file: finished product.

Events

This series contains the overall view of the social events that accompanied the creation of the Packers on the Trail project. Most of these events are annual, but during 2009 were Bedaux expedition themed to highlight the project. A large number of photos were taken to document these events including the launch of Bannock & Beans. Jay Sherwood, Vancouver author, and the relatives and friends of the Bedaux cowboys are showcased throughout. This series is arranged into two sub-series: Reunion, and Harvest social.

Reunion

This sub-series consists of both textual and photographic material pertaining to the Bedaux cowboys' relatives and friends reunion. The second edition of the book "Bannock and Beans" written by Bob White, a cowboy on the Bedaux expedition, and edited by Jay Sherwood, was launched at this time with extracts being read by Mr. Sherwood. During the reunion the 4th annual Paddle for the Peace event took place which celebrates and raises awareness about the beauty and historical significance of the river. Volunteers built a replica of the raft used by three of the Bedaux cowboys who travelled down the Peace River to join the expedition in Fort St. John. This new raft was launched and manned by two descendants of the original cowboys and one of the boatmen. Also included in this sub-series are photos of the actual reunion and those in attendance, and well as a page of text detailing the events that took place. This sub-series is arranged into three files: Book launch, Paddle for the Peace, and family cowboy reunion.

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