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The Mark of Progress

A VHS tape containing "The Mark of Progress" film created by the British Columbia Forest Service and first played for a live audience in 1959 in Prince George, BC.

ALRFS Natural Resource History Internship

File consists of:

  • David Mills, "Aleza Lake Research Forest Historical Internship Summary" (2 Jan. 2007), 26 p. - In print and original digital .doc file
  • David Mills, "Aleza Lake Forest Experiment Station Socio-Economic Time Line 1905-1937" (2007), 68 p. - In print and original digital .doc file
  • ALRFS employment paperwork for David Mills, the ALRFS Natural Resource History Intern
  • Research notes, including a copy of a map of the town of Aleza Lake in the 1920s

C.P.R. eastbound freight train at Illecillewaet

Photograph depicts a C.P.R. eastbound freight train at passing loop at Illecillewaet, between Rogers Pass and Revelstoke. The April 25, 1965 CPR Employee timetable lists the mileage at Illecillewaet as 98.2 with a siding capacity of 85 cars. The view in this photograph is taken from a string of work cars on the siding.

Logging truck on corduroy log road with passengers

Photograph depicts a loaded logging truck on corduroy log road near Peden Hill sawmill. The truck has three passengers--a man and two women--sitting on top of the loaded logs. The leftmost passenger is Mrs. Fred Tesluk; Fred Tesluk co-owned the Peden Hill mill with Cornel Neronovitch. Cornel Neronovitch stands at the right of the photograph, in front of the truck.

Cornel Neronovitch Logging and Sawmills film

This film was created by Cornel Neronovitch who owned two sawmills in the Prince George area in the 1950s: the Prince George Sawmill at Peden Hill and the Cornel Mill at Dewey.

Film footage shows Neronovitch's Cornel Mill at Dewey with early logging and sawmilling practices in Northern BC, as well as interior shots of what are presumed to be bunkhouses. Also shows a short clip of family film footage.

Dr. Robin Fisher fonds

  • 2019.9
  • Fonds
  • 1992-2002

This fonds encompasses the academic and administrative career of esteemed Canadian historian Dr. Robin Fisher during his tenure at the University of Northern British Columbia. The records span Dr. Fisher's appointments at UNBC as professor, founding chair of the Department of History, Dean of Arts and Science, and Dean of the College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences.

Series include:

  1. Personal Records relating to Dr. Fisher's various appointments at UNBC
  2. Treaty Advisory records originating from Dr. Fisher's involvement in the Northern Interior Regional Advisory Committee and other treaty process advisory activities
  3. Teaching records relating to the development of Dr. Fisher's undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the Department of History
  4. Conferences & Service records relating to conferences attended or organized by Dr. Fisher, as well as activities given in service to the University or the community

Dr. Robin Fisher

Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) Track Inspection with V-8 Vehicle

This clip of original film footage depicts Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) track inspection with a V-8 vehicle.

Clip description with timing reference to scenes:

  • 0.01 The Fraser River above Marble Canyon near Moran
  • 0.22 At the Tunnel at mile 168.9 between Fountain and Glenfraser
  • 0.25 Scenes at Moran mile 181
  • 0.37 Inspecting the 2 tunnels at mile 186.5
  • 0.44 Water tank just north of Kelly Lake and south of the wye at Kelly Lake Mile Mile 191.5
  • 1.04 Wood Trestle at 51 mile creek Mile 206
  • 1.15 Lac La Hache station and section house in the background
  • 1.30 Williams Lake station
  • 1.43 Lone Butte Water tower
  • 1.46 The Lone Butte rock formation
  • 2.01 Alta Lake station right and Water tower in distance
  • 2.06 Outside the east side of the Squamish roundhouse. Track ahead of car leads to yard. Water tower to right
  • 2.15 A shot of the back side of the Squamish roundhouse looking south. 563 has had its trucks converted from 6 wheel to 4 wheel and is looking real clean. This must be late 1954. Steam locomotive 163 in final months of service and was cut up for scrap in July 1956
  • 2.20 Cheakamus
  • 2.24 Garibaldi Mile 59.5. Line to the left goes to the sawmill there
  • 2.27 Inspecting the bridge at mile 55.6 in the Cheakamus canyon. Looking south from the south end of the bridge. Telegraph wires in the right of clip
  • 2.31 Same bridge looking north
  • 2.37 Bridge at mile 56.5 in the Cheakamus Canyon
  • 2.42 Stopped at the water tank at the place called Watertank mile 62.5. Section house to the right of tracks.
  • 2.58 Heading north around Pinecrest Mile 64 or 65
  • 3.07 Stopped at the mill at Parkhurst around mile 80 on the east side of Green lake
  • 3.23 Watching a south bound train pass at Tisdall
  • 3.32 Diesel hauled train coming to Tisdall at the old location of the north switch. Locomotives still with their 6 wheel trucks so before 1954. Note locomotives spread out in the train so all the weight was not on small bridges at one time
  • 3.50 In the canyon north of Lillooet; man in brown suit and fedora is W.H. (Harry) Nichols
  • 3.58 Along Alta Lake
  • 4.12 Scenes along Anderson Lake north of Darcy
  • 4.35 Royal Engineers bridge at Lillooet
  • 4.42 GE diesel with either steam ditcher or steam crane just north of Lillooet
  • 4.47 General Store at Pavillion Mile 178.2
  • 4.52 Quesnel Station
  • 5.04 Unknown Location
  • 5.20 Gang working with tamping machine?
  • 5.31 Cottonwood River Bridge. New just before the line to Prince George opened in 1952. Also scenes around the Cottonwood River
  • 5.57 Ahbau Creek Bridge Mile 406.1 Prince George Subdivision. The last spike to complete the line to Prince George was driven at the north end of this bridge. Ahbau Creek was named after a local Chinese prospector and trapper
  • 6.16 At the CN Prince George shops near to where the Correctional Facility is today. CN Bridge across the Fraser River in distance
  • 6.37 Construction of the PGE crossing of the Fraser River at Prince George
  • 6.59 PGE middle yard at Prince George
  • 7.10 Heading back south to the main yard. CN Fraser River bridge in shot
  • 7.22 Marguerite station
  • 7.35 Hawks Creek or Deep Creek Bridge mile 329.9. One of the worlds highest railroad bridges at 312 feet high

Note: The miles in the notes are the current mileages. At the time of the filming the line to North Vancouver had not been completed. The mileages at that time would have read 40 miles less in the mile boards.

Forestry Boat at Giscome Portage, BC

Photograph depicts men on river boat and small canoe floating just off shore. Men sit and stand on shore among square bales and large cut lumber. Forest in background. Handwritten annotations on recto of photograph: "Fort Fraser wooding up at Giscome Portage", "Chilco at Giscome Portage".

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