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(003) Mrs. Rose (Schubert) Swanson
Excerpt from "B.C.'s Inland Empire" by Erskine Burnett associated with this image: In 1862 the Hudson’s Bay fort witnessed the arrival of the "Overlanders” from Fort Garry, new Winnipeg. The parents of the first white child born in the interior of B. C. were among the party and the baby was born on the day after their arrival. It is said that the Indian woman assisting at the birth came out of the tent and, holding up the new-born babe, exclaimed, - “It’s Kamloops, it’s Kamloops”. This story was denied by the mother, Mrs. Schubert, and the child was named Rose. As Mrs. Rose Swanson she died near Armstrong in 1942 (see picture 176). Mrs. Rose (Schubert) Swanson is third from the left in the above picture. Next her, to the right, is her brother Gus Schubert. Left and right are other relatives.
EDM-3726. B.C.'s Inland Empire photo no. 3
1 photograph : black and white ; 12.5 x 17.8 cm
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