Hodgson, Tommy

HODGSON, Tommy, freighter (b 1885, Yorkshire, England; d 1945, Williams Lake). After arriving in BC in 1897 he worked as a ranch hand, then as a driver for Inland Express, the company that hauled freight and passengers on the CARIBOO WAGON ROAD. In 1912 he moved to 150 MILE HOUSE, where he took the weekly mail run to the CHILCOTIN, first with horses, later with motor vehicles. He took over the mail contract—at one time the longest mail run in the British Empire—and except for one year held...

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