File 26 - Ed Johanson

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Ed Johanson

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CA SWM RG3-005-8-26

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  • 2006 (Creation)
    Johanson, Ed

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1 file textual records, 2 cassette tapes [sound recordings]

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Ed Johanson was born May 15th, 1920 along the south bank of the Sapanuk Channel off of the Saskatchewan River that made Devon Island. His parents were Emil and Beatrice Johanson. His father was from Sweden and his mother was from England, and they came to Canada in 1908 and around 1914, respectfully. His father was employed by the Town of The Pas for 47 years; he was involved with the installation of the first diesel plant for electric power. His father also worked on buildings in The Pas, one of which was the Gateway Hotel, as well as other municipal projects. Ed Johanson served in the Air Force during World War II for a little over 3 years, until his discharge in 1946. He was also active in the Hudson Bay Route Association and worked as a conservation officer. He lived across the street from Emile St. Godard in the 1920s. He moved with his wife to The Pas from Norway House in 1956.

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Consists of one original cassette tape (PA2006.6.3), one access copy cassette tape (PA2006.6.4) and a transcript for the interview with Ed Johanson conducted by Nancy Shewchuk. Topics covered include the King Trapper events and their origin, the different types of dogs used in races, visitors, furs, prices, the Hudson’s Bay Company, the origin of the ice worm, and the involvement of Natural Resources in Trappers’ Festival in the past and present day.

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Sam Waller Museum

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Created June 8, 2012

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  • English

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