of Early Sechelt -- Interviews
by Rosella Leslie.
(Richard) Hammond's parents moved from one logging camp to another
for seven years before settling, first in Selma Park for a year,
then in Wilson Creek where his father worked for Jackson Brothers
Logging Company as well as running a trap line in the winter and
trying to farm. His mother had taught Dick, born in 1929, to read
by the time he was four and although he disliked school he was
a bright student and an avid reader. He attended school at Wilson
Creek and in Gibsons. At age twelve Dick worked at Jackson Brothers
booming ground at Wilson Creek and did chores around the family
farm. After leaving school he worked for Jackson Brothers, then
on repairing government docks and hand logging with his father.
Finally he became a beachcomber for the next forty years. His
father had been a great storyteller and Dick had many of these
stories published by Harbour Publishing in "The Raincoast
Chronicles" and in three books.
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