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Taking Care of Animals

In 1919 Michael Tyner got his own pony when he was 12 to herd cattle. His sisters helped care for chickens and gathered eggs.

Young people also brought home fish for the family dinner. With hundreds of lakes near Prince George and very liberal game laws, it was common to bring home more than a dozen fish after a day's fishing.

When he was 13, in 1926, Harold Assman used his horse to earn money. "I was the number one delivery boy. I'd deliver (for local stores) with a horse after school, and when I left school, I became a full time delivery boy," he told Ernie Burden for an article in The Prince George Progress. "I had a team of horses in the winter time and a truck in the summer time."

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