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Construction of Third Avenue in Prince Rupert, BC

Slightly elevated street view of buildings and sidewalks being constructed in Prince Rupert, BC. Printed annotation on recto reads: "Photo by McRae Bros. Third Ave Prince Rupert, BC." Handwritten annotation on verso reads: "Dear Florence you better [illegible] will try and answer it in a few day I am well I will try and send you some cards I will stay here till in Dec Write[??] me and send me some cards I am 15 mile in the mountains Write your Bro LS Bill." Postcard is addressed to: "Miss Florence Wilson P.O. Box 1178 Worcester Mass U.S.A." A 2 cent Canadian stamp is affixed on verso. Postmark reads: "Prince Rupert BC Jul 1 10."

First pile driven at Prince Rupert BC

Pile driver situated on Prince Rupert shoreline. Tents and wooden buildings visible on rocky background. Printed annotations on recto of photograph read: "First pile driven at Prince Rupert BC. June 8 '06."

After the blast 24 April 1913

Foreground shows a rocky shore covered in debris. A small crowd is visible along the coastline, and there are foggy outlines of hills beyond the water. Annotation on recto reads: "McRae Bros After the Blast 24th Apr. 13."

The last big blast 21 January 1914

Photograph of a large explosion next to a huge pile of debris. Buildings are visible on either side and railroad track can be seen in the foreground. Annotation on recto reads: "The Last Big Blast, Prince Rupert BC 21 Jan 1914 McRae Bros. Photo"

Moving mountains at Prince Rupert BC

Photograph of a large explosion on a rocky shoreline. A bridge is visible in the foreground and a body of water is partially visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "McRae Bros Moving Mountains at Prince Rupert BC Apr 24th"

First train leaving Prince Rupert

Photograph of a large crowd gathered in front of a Grand Trunk Pacific train. Residential buildings atop a hill are visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "First Train Leaving Prince Rupert June 14 1911"

Prince Rupert looking east from waterworks

Wide angle photograph of Prince Rupert sometime during the winter. There is snow on the ground and a marge mountain range is visible in the background. Annotation on recto reads: "Prince Rupert looking East from Waterworks J.D.A Pho 5/2."

Cassiar Land

This file contains images of a land dispute around Cassiar. The photographs depict a cabin on a lot, a destroyed cabin, and outhouses. The accompanied documents in the original file refer to the subjects of "Claims, Leases, and Land lots," and it is implied that there were issues of squatters, illegal occupation, and mineral claims.

Antonia Brommeland

File consists of an oral history given by Antonia Brommeland, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original cassette.

Mary Ghostkeeper

File consists of an oral history given by Mary Ghostkeeper, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original cassettes.

Margaret Jaffray

File consists of an oral history given by Margaret Jaffray, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original cassette.

Marie Jobin

File consists of an oral history given by Marie Jobin, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original cassette.

Marie Paquette

File consists of an oral history given by Marie Paquette, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original cassettes.

Ronni Entwhistle and Rose Bortolon

File consists of an oral history given by Ronni Entwhistle and Rose Bortolon, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Mike Lamanes

File consists of an oral history given by Mike Lamanes, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Harold Moffat

File consists of an oral history given by Harold Moffat, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Cecil Nicholls

File consists of an oral history given by Cecil Nicholls, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Bruno Randt

File consists of an oral history given by Bruno Randt, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Rose Switzer

File consists of an oral history given by Rose Switzer, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Elizabeth Williams

File consists of an oral history given by Elizabeth Williams, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original media.

Withdrawn interviews

File consists of consent forms from participants who did not wish to continue with the Island Cache Recovery Project or who did not wish their material to be archived.

City records related to Island Cache

Series consists of copies of City of Prince George records photocopied and organized by Island Cache Recovery Project researchers. Includes incoming and outgoing correspondence between the city and Island Cache residents, legal real estate and building inspection documents for Island Cache properties, and reports regarding Island Cache (Cottonwood Island).

Copies of city records related to Island Cache, 1970

File consists of copies of 1970 records from the City of Prince George related to Island Cache that were photocopied and organized by researchers involved with the Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes a petition, a 1970 Cottonwood Island telephone directory, and 1970 census information for Island Cache. Also includes correspondence from residents of Island Cache, School District No. 57, CN Railways, and the Cottonwood Island Residents Association.

Island Cache Research Material

Series consists of research material collected for the Island Cache Recovery Project. Includes resources photocopied from participants in the study (particularly material collected by Bob Parris), including newspaper articles, photographs, and personal correspondence. Also includes research material gathered by the researchers from other sources, such as copies of maps, articles, and public records.

Island Cache Recovery Project Collection

  • 2003.11
  • Collection
  • 1998-2000

Collection consists of material resulting from Dr. Mike Evan's Island Cache Recovery Project Collection. Includes oral history interviews of former Island Cache (Cottonwood Island) residents on recording media (cassette and VHS) as well as transcripts of the oral histories. Also includes administrative records for the project and photocopies of background research material used for the project, such as Prince George city records, newspaper clippings, photographs, and correspondence.

Evans, Michael John

Cunard Canadian services [booklet]

This booklet, published by the Cunard Steam Ship Company, Ltd., provides an overview of Canada, England's emigration agents in Canada, and of the amenities provided by the Cunard Lines to its passengers immigrating to Canada from England. Booklet was printed in England.

Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum Collection

  • 2002.1
  • Collection
  • 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

Jerline Doucette

File consists of an oral history given by Jerline Doucette, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original cassette.

Lawrence Gervais

File consists of an oral history given by Lawrence Gervais, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original cassettes.

Ed Letendre

File consists of an oral history given by Ed Letendre, which was gathered as part of Dr. Mike Evan's oral history project with the Prince George Metis Elders Society. Includes consent forms, transcripts, and the recorded oral history on the original cassette.

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