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Fort George, BC Community Life
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Cariboo stagecoaches in front of the Hotel Northern in South Fort George, BC

Photograph depicts two, four-horse stagecoaches laden with passengers parked outside the Hotel Northern in South Fort George. A group comprised of primarily men watch the stagecoaches from the veranda of the hotel. Handwritten annotation in bottom right corner of photograph reads: "Cariboo Stage at South Ft. George, BC. Oct 19-1911."

Central Avenue, Fort George, BC

Printed annotation on recto reads: “Central Avenue Fort George B.C. Copyright Canada June 25th 1913”. Handwritten annotation in ink on recto reads: “Hotel Fort George; Pool room; Men’s furnishing; General store; Bank Vancouver; Telephone office; Temperance House; Trust-company; Grand stand & fair grounds; Hospital; Ware house and general store.” Cancelled 1 cent Canadian stamp on verso is dated: "Fort George BC Jul 14 13". Handwritten message in ink on verso is addressed to Mr. Chas H Wilson 94 Gould St Toronto: "Fort George. B.C> Box 65, July 13/ 13. Dear Father, This is a 'bird's eye view' of our main street - ha! ha! some class alright. We live right behind the bakery lunch room on the right hand side of the picture, on 1st avenue, some people eh? Will be moving to Cassiar Ave soon. How are all the folks. Mae is writing. Peace. M."

Church at Fort George Reserve, BC

Photograph depicts two men standing in street at the Fort George Reserve. A church with steeple stands in midground, on left side of street. Forest in background. Handwritten annotation on verso and recto of this photograph reads: "Fort George Temple." See item 2009.5.3.28 for photograph depicting this reserve which belonged to the Lheidli T'enneh Band.

Fort George from Across the Fraser River

Photograph depicts the early settlement of Fort George. The buildings to the left of the fence are believed to be owned by the Hudson's Bay Company. The land to the right of the fence belonged to the Fort George Reserve, the home of today's Lheidli T'enneh Band who relocated to a reserve at Shelley when this reserve was sold in 1912. Handwritten annotation on verso and recto of this photograph reads: "Fort George from opposite side of Fraser River".

Government Buildings, Fort George, BC

Photo of buildings behind street, fenced on either side. Man and horse can be seen on street. Printed annotation on verso reads: “The Government buildings Fort George B. C.” Handwritten annotation on recto reads: “This is the place I receive my patent from next June.”

Hudson Bay Company Post at Fort George, BC

Photograph depicts two buildings behind fence, sheds visible in background. Unidentified men can be seen walking in foreground. Small structures believed to be teepees can be seen behind fence.

North Coast & Central BC Postcard Collection

  • 2011.3
  • Collection
  • 1901 - [ca.1930]

A collection of postcard photographs of Port Essington BC, Port Simpson BC, Atlin, Quesnel, McBride, Hagwilget Village, Giscome, Likely, Kitwanga, Smithers, Prince Rupert BC, Prince (Fort) George BC Images depict street scenes, water scenes, community events, businesses, buildings, and aerials of the towns. Collection also depicts a number of Northern BC paddle wheelers.

Picnic at Central Fort George

Photograph depicts a large group of women, men, and children standing and sitting on grass. Stand of trees crosses midground, forest visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Picnic at Fort George (Central) 1920." Photograph believed to have been taken at current location of Spruceland Shopping Center.

Prince George Historical Photograph Collection

  • 2010.13
  • Collection
  • 1910 - [ca. 1950]

Collection contains photographs depicting community life in Prince George, B.C. Images depict holiday events, sports teams, government buildings, businesses (hotels, banks, retail, newspaper office), riverboats, railroad construction, fishing, a cemetery, street scenes, aerials, and landscapes. Also includes photos taken outside of the Prince George vicinity including Prairie Creek, Thomas Creek and Barkerville, B.C.

Second Street in Fort George, BC

Photograph depicts a street scene along Second St. in Fort George. Wagons line the dirt road which is flanked by wooden buildings. A group of unidentified men stand on the boardwalk outside of Rigg's Restaurant. Handwritten annotation along bottom of photograph: "Second St. Ft. George".