Thursday, 31 March 2011

Could you help me find the names?

In May of 2009 a group of us came together in the Swan-e-set longhouse for a feast offered by Cyril Pierre and his relatives and friends. The event was recorded on this blog on 17 May 2009. Click here. For the sake of history it would be very interesting to record the names of all shown on the photograph.
Click on the picture to enlarge. Could you do me a favour and e-mail me a who-is-who as you remember it? Click here for the email address to use, or if you have my personal e-mail address please use that instead.  Thanks. 

Friday, 18 March 2011

Stir crazy!

Greg sent some pictures and a tale about exploring the Prosser mine.  Click here to go down with him into history.  They'll go back to pick up the rest of the gold. It was just too heavy.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Winter Prospecting in BC

From Daryl Friesen a fun video of winter prospecting and a lost gold canyon "somewhere in British Columbia." Don't miss it. Click here! 
Left: picture of the gold in the highbanker after an hour prospecting.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Alexander Koning--house, techno and techouse.

The catalogue of Alexander Koning's brand "Trancentral" includes a LP titled "Slumach's Ghost." Of course I had to add it to the Slumach collection and ordered a copy. No lyrics--just music described as "a mixture of house, techno and techouse." If you want to get an idea how that sounds just Google Alexander Koning and enjoy. Or click here

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Tillie Malcolm

Another picture from Factual Detective Stories of March 1942. This one said to be of a lady called "Maisie Livinski." The picture is later used by C.V. Tench for "Tillie Malcolm," one of the female victims in his Slumach drama.

Liberty, July 1956

In December I posted an item about the July 1956 issue of "Liberty" being offered for sale for only $150 less 5 cents. Click here to read it again.
The good news is that I have a photocopy of C.V. Tench's article "The gold mine murders..." thanks to the clippings folder at New Westminster Public Library.
The bad news is that the illustrations are completely washed out (see sample).
Pray, if you own or know anyone who has copy of that precious issue or just a better reproduction of page 33 of the article with these pictures will you let me know?

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Eric Grainger

In August 2008 I posted an item showing that C.V. Tench reused the picture he first claimed to be that of another person to be Slumach in a later article. He used that picture first in an article  under his own name in a pulp magazine called Factual Detective Stories of March 1942.  Click here to refresh your memory.
This evening, going through that same issue of the magazine I came across an article by a "Jack Lunter" about the murdered Macleod brothers titled "Hoodoo Gold." The author (probably C.V. Tench) claimed that the picture (shown here) is that of Charles Macleod. Of course this is also our own Constable Eric Grainger  from Tench's Slumach sagas.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011


Someone in Turkey has started a Facebook Community Page about Slumach and one about Slumach's Gold. The Slumach one contains information from Wikipedia. The Slumach's Gold one has no content yet. Is this guy serious or is it just a physhing expedition?