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This audio snippet comes from an interview between Warren Clarke and Lorna Bell in 1971. The duration of the interview is about 30 mins long and covers topics such as Diptheria, Life in the Old Bay House and other various rabbit trails. The main story of the interview is Warrens witness account of the first Airplanes to fly over and land in Fort Vermilion. The planes were from the Imperial Oil Company and came to Fort Vermilion to pick up fuel that had been deposited a year or so before.  In 1921 many individuals in the community had never heard of an airplane - let alone seen one - have a listen to the clip above for Warrens rather amusing recollection of this event!


2005.02.03 / Bell, Lorna

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