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Prince George, BC Buildings and Structures
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Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

  • 2002.1
  • Collectie
  • 1887-1999

The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Society Collection consists primarily of textual, photographic, and cartographic records related to the regional developments of the railway industry in Northern BC. A predominant portion of the collection is made up of material from the Canadian National Railway; other railways represented include the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, the British Columbia Railway (BC Rail), the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, the Grand Trunk Railway, the Intercolonial Railway, and the Okanagan Express. Significant geographical areas covered include Prince George, the Peace River Region, Terrace, Bulkley Valley, Hazelton and Prince Rupert.

The forestry industry is represented in the collection with operational and financial records from Fyfe Lake Sawmill Ltd., which operated southwest of Prince George in the 1950s.

The collection has been organized into series according to creator, each of which also has been arranged to subseries, file and item level, where applicable. This collection consists of eight series, as follows:

1) Canadian National Railway
2) Grand Trunk Railway
3) Pacific Great Eastern Railway
4) British Columbia Railway (BC Rail)
5) Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR)
6) Intercolonial Railway
7) Fyfe Lake Sawmill ltd.
8) PGRFM
9) Photographs

Campbell's All Cash Store, Prince George, BC

Street view photograph of a commercial section in downtown Prince George with several "Campbell's" delivery carts parked along the road. Visible establishments include "Campbell's All Cash Store" and "Club Cafe." Handwritten annotation in blue ballpoint pen on recto reads: "Howdy from Prince George! Going easy with all these kids- good to see Kathee. Snow here. Have fun at the sports show & don't over do it. Thinking of you guys, love Judy and Vic. P.S. Can't wait to go home to somewhere peaceful and quiet. 2-27-83." Postcard is addressed to: "Mr. & Mrs. Hauffer 8429-221 PL. Sn. Edmonds, WA. U.S. 98020." Verso is affixed with four Canadian 8-cent stamps.

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."

View of Prince George, BC from Above

Boardwalk in foreground, buildings and roads in mid ground, cut banks in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Prince George. B.C. 1921 by Moore”. Handwritten annotation in ink on verso reads: “The Netchaco river is between the mountain and the city and the C.N.R. runs along the river bank nearest the city. This picture is taken looking north.”

Street in Prince George, BC

Street scene in Prince George B.C. Several Union Jack flags are visible and there is a celebration banner at the end of the street. Long shadows in photo indicate summer (perhaps Dominion Day?). River in foreground, railroad and city in mid ground and hill in background. Printed annotation on recto reads: “Prince George. B.C.”

Group of 1995 UNBC Graduates

Photograph depicts large group posed on ceremonial steps in Agora courtyard at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, B.C. Most individuals in group wear regalia. Bridget Moran appears to be standing in center of second row, hand raised to her face.

View of the Agora, UNBC

Photograph depicts the Agora center at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, B.C. Library building can be seen in right background, cafeteria building on far left. Unidentified individuals can be seen walking on campus. Accompanying note from Maureen Faulkner: "The processional gathers on the upper walkway". Photo believed to have been taken on the day Bridget Moran received an Honourary Law Degree.

Bridget Moran with Sons after UNBC Convocation Ceremony

Photograph depicts Moran wearing regalia, embraced by her sons Mike (in foreground) and Pat. The group stands in the Agora courtyard at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, B.C. Unidentified individuals stand near Winter Garden in background. Accompanying note from Maureen Faulkner: "Pat gets in on the action!." Photo taken on the day Moran received an Honourary Law Degree.

Prince George

Image depicts a view of Prince George from City Hall looking northeast along George Street. Map coordinates 53°54'46.3"N 122°44'41.9"W

Central Business District

Image depicts the Central Business District of Prince George looking north from Connaught Hill. Map coordinates 53°54'41.4"N 122°44'58.5"W

Prince George

Image depicts downtown Prince George looking northwest. Map coordinates 53°54'48.7"N 122°44'45.6"W

Prince George

Image depicts a view of Prince George from City Hall looking northeast along George Street. Map coordinates 53°54'46.3"N 122°44'41.9"W

Log House

Image depicts the balcony of a log house, likely somewhere in or near Prince George B.C.

Downtown Prince George Businesses and City Hall

Image depicts George St in downtown Prince George with City Hall in the background. Also visible are the Prince George Hotel, Ming's Inn Chinese Restaurant, Fraser Stationers Ltd., Weiner King food cart, and a movie theatre. Map coordinates 53°54'55.0"N 122°44'36.1"W

Pine Centre Mall

Image depicts Pine Centre Mall in Prince George, B. C. Map coordinates 53°53'53.2"N 122°46'36.4"W

Yellowhead Bridge

Image depicts the Yellowhead Bridge across the Fraser River. Map coordinates 53°54'45.2"N 122°43'27.9"W

Mr. P.G.

Image depicts Mr. P.G. and the Tourism Information site at the intersection of Highway 16 and 97. Map coordinates 53°53'46.5"N 122°46'00.7"W

Bee Hive Burner

Image depicts a bee-hive burner beside a rail-road track at an unidentified mill somewhere in Prince George, B.C.

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