Image depicts two mills; the Intercontinental Pulp Mill is on the right in the foreground, and the Prince George Pulp and Paper Mill is on the left in the background. The picture is taken from the South, possibly off Yellowhead Bridge in Prince George, B.C.
This short colour film depicts logging and sawmill operations at Ferguson Lake in March 1959. Scenes include tree felling, log hauling equipment, the Ferguson Lake lumber yard, use of Ferguson Lake to float logs, and the inside operations of the Ferguson Lake sawmill. Film also includes a brief clip of family film footage of the McKay family home and garden on Melville Street in Prince George with scenes showing a Newfoundland dog named Barney with Donald McKay and Joan McKay.
Photo is adhered to paper backing, upon which handwritten annotation on recto reads: “Quesnelle Quartz Mining Co. Hixon BCTaken in mid 1930ies. Power house from rear. Present day (1973) Logging road would run through powerhouse at immediate rear of it at which you are looking. Tom Marsh Box 150 Squamish BC 1978.12”
Photo is adhered to paper backing, upon which handwritten annotation on recto reads: “This is the dam and spillway about nine miles up Hixon Creek belonging to the Hixon Creek Cariboo Gold Co., whose main camp on Hixon Creek was at the falls. A fellow Sterling or (Bill) Tordiffe & I took a contract to cut the logs for this dam in January 1934. The first few winters Quart [sic] Quesnel Quartz had to shut down for snow”