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The Bourchier Album

This photograph album consists of photographs of remote police barracks at Mile 47 and Mile 29; early settlements and/or mercantile stores at Tete Jaune Cache, McBride, Sand Creek, Fort George and South Fort George; Grand Trunk Pacific Railway forestry and railway camps; scows and paddlewheel conveyors on the Fraser River; automobiles; community leisure activities; as well as, images of the Bourchier family. The following South Fort George establishments are identifiable within these photographs: Empress Hotel, Ah Yee General Merchant, German Bakery, Northern Hotel, South Fort George Drug Store & Post Office, St. Michael’s Church, Prince George Hotel, Ford Monarch dealership, Astoria Hotel, and King George V Elementary School. Identified geographic locations featured in these photographs include: Tete Jaune, Upper Fraser, Mile 47, Mile 29, Fraser River, Mt. Robson, McBride, Sand Creek, Glacier Mountain, Moose River, Giscome Portage, Pott Falls, Red Deer River, Grand Canyon, Summit Lake, Canoe Pass, Connaught Hill, Nechako Bridge, and Island Cache.

Bourchier, Alan K.

Three Men in Relief Camp at Penny

Photograph depicts three men standing in dirt area near fire wood. Tent building semi-visible on left, forest trees behind snow pile in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Relief camp at Penny. 100 men - A.K. Bourchier Foreman - Dixon Taylor timekeeper. [Ted Nevan?] purchasing agent - hungry thirties. Construction days. Mile 29 - A.K. Bourchier J.P." Man in middle is believed to be A.K. Bourchier.

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.

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.