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Saw Mill - Interior

Image depicts logs being cut into planks in the interior of a saw mill somewhere in Prince George, B.C.

Saw Mill - People and Logs

Image depicts numerous stripped logs and several unidentified individuals in hard hats at a saw mill somewhere in Prince George, B.C.

Bulldozer at Civic Centre

Photograph depicts man believed to be Bob Baxter on bulldozer by large framework structure in snow. House stands in background as well as a truck with "CITY OF PRINCE GEORGE" visible on its passenger door. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Civic centre 1948."

Bob Baxter on Caterpillar Tractor in Prince George, BC

Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "PRINCE GEORGE B.C. FARMERS TAKING DELIVERY OF CATERPILLAR TRACTORS." Bob sits on first tractor in line of three. Fifteen men stand in a line against street buildings. "THE SALVATION ARMY" building stands in background on right. This photograph was taken at the corner of 4th and George St.

Flooded Railway Camp

Photograph depicts lane in front of tent buildings flooded with water. Tree in midground, forest trees in background. A man can be seen between first and second row of tent buildings. Photograph taken from canoe, portion of canoe visible in right foreground. It is believed that this photograph may depict the Island Cache in flood, at Prince George, BC.

Flooded Railway Camp

Photograph depicts lane in front of tent buildings flooded with water, forest trees in background. Photograph taken from canoe, portion of canoe visible in foreground. It is believed that this photograph may depict the Island Cache in flood, at Prince George, BC.

Men from Department of Public Works

Photograph depicts two men lifting rocks onto or off of a truck with "DEPT. OF PUBLIC WORKS" painted on its side. Rocky hill in background, road in right foreground. It is speculated that one of these men may be Hugh Taylor, or his son in law Bob Baxter who also worked for the department of public works.

Harry Monson Reclining on Bed

Handwritten annotation on recto of photo reads: "Harry Monson Edmonton Prince George." Harry reclines on bed under window, surrounded by personal effects. Photograph was taken after nightfall. Handwritten caption beside this photo reads: "Harry talked my dad into selling him my boat".

Bob Harkins interviews Ambrose Trick

Item consists of transcript of interview with Ambrose Trick discussing the sawmilling and logging industry in Northern BC, c.1930s-1950s including the 1953 strike; the creation of the Northern Interior Lumbermen's Association. Trick also discusses his involvement in railway work, his involvement with hockey in Prince George and discusses Prince George politics, prominent personalities in the North.

Bob Harkins

Bob Harkins Audio Recordings Collection

  • 2002.12
  • Collectie
  • c. 1970 - 1989

Collection consists of 30 audio cassettes containing 46 interviews conducted primarily by radio & TV broadcaster Bob Harkins with local personalities. Most recordings were conducted at CJCI Studios, Prince George. The station was launched in 1970 by Central Interior Radio, broadcasting on 620 AM. In 1983, Central Interior also launched CIBC-FM in the city. Central Interior Radio was acquired by the Vista Broadcast Group in 2005.

Harkins, Bob

Chip car at Prince George Pulp & Paper

Item is a photograph of a CP Rail chip car being dumped. The development of the interior chip pulp industry necessitated new designs for chip rail cars and their dumping facilities.

Princess Margaret watching a prospector pan for gold

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret on July 17, 1958 at an event staged in the Prince George railway yards. Alex Moffat dressed as a prospector demonstrates panning for previously salted gold nuggets, which were later given to the Princess.