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Prince George, BC Transportation and Utilities
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Princess Margaret arriving in Prince George 2

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret arriving by Canadian Air Forces jet at Prince George. Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross is walking beside the Princess.

Originally mounted on a poster with photographs 115, 115.2, 115.3.

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.”

Man in Flooded Railway Camp

Photograph depicts lane in front of tent buildings flooded with water, and a man standing near doorway to first building. It is believed that this photograph may depict the Island Cache in flood, at Prince George, BC.

H.G.T. (Harry) Perry fonds

  • 2002.7
  • Fonds
  • 1877-1960

Fonds consists of records relating to the personal, business and political life of H.G.T. Perry and as such, has been divided into the following four series: 1) Photographs; 2) Political Activities; 3) Business Ventures; 4) Personal Life; and 5) Miscellaneous Historical Information Files. Also includes material relating to his son, Frank Perry, and his failed political campaign. Includes World War II and Post-War printed materials.

Types of records included in this fonds include Speakers' Decisions (1877-1943) in the BC Legislative Assembly, maps, publications, reports, correspondence, advertisements, telegrams, resolutions, minutes, annual reports, telegrams, resolutions, reports, speeches, press releases, proposals, plans, charts, file notes, memoranda, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, ephemera, postcards and photographs.

Photographs

Photographs in this series document Perry's political career, his business enterprises and his familial connection with relatives in England. Other featured subjects include various transportation modes (ca. 1913) used in the BC Interior, as well as railroad and bridge construction in the same era.

Third Ave., Prince George, BC

Photo depicts a street perspective of Third Ave., in Prince George, BC, ca. 1950. Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “You will undoubtedly notice that there are no tall buildings. I don’t think that there is one building in Prince George that is even five stories tall.”

Loaded scow on the Nechako River

View of a scow loaded with provisions and several people passing through rapids of the Grand Canyon. Printed annotation on recto reads: “A scow loaded with provisions passing through the Grand Canyon on it’s way to Fort George.” Handwritten annotation in pencil on recto reads: “Nearly Bumped, Nachaco River” Handwritten annotation in pencil on verso reads: “My address will be Fort George BC. Dear Mrs. Cooper, I am up in the wild part of BC now where men horses and everything get drowned every day, sometimes automobiles get drowned also. This is the way we travel up where I am now. I saw a boat upside down in this Canyon it had a bundle of blankets tied on it and one oar was dancing in the whirlpool. This made my hair stand straight up and down.”

BC Rail Prince George

Photograph taken at the passenger depot in Prince George, sited on a dead-end spur. It is situated in an industrial park some miles away from the city centre.

Paddlewheel Park

Image depicts the Fraser River at Paddlewheel park, with a train on the other side of the river, in Prince George B.C.

CN Building

Image depicts the CN Building in Prince George, B.C.

Highway 97

Image depicts a view along Highway 97 in Prince George, B.C.

Trains at Roundhouse

Image depicts trains at the Grand Trunk Pacific railway roundhouse in Prince George, B.C.

GTP Roundhouse

Image depicts the Grand Trunk Pacific railway roundhouse in Prince George, B.C.

Forestry Heavy Machinery

Image depicts several pieces of heavy machinery used in forestry. The Coast Inn of the North is seen in the background.

Forestry Heavy Machinery

Image depicts several pieces of heavy machinery used in forestry. The Coast Inn of the North is seen in the background.

Tree Cutter

Image depicts two unidentified individuals examining a thick log still attached to the machine that cut it down. It is located somewhere in Prince George, B.C.

Heavy Machinery and Logging Truck

Image depicts a piece of heavy machinery lifting numerous logs off the back of a logging truck. It is likely located in Prince George, B.C.

Bob Harkins interview with Ivor Guest

Item consists of typed transcript of interview with Ivor Guest discussing his early memories of Prince George as a river man and logging. Includes discussion of Cataline, and Quaw family.

Harkins, Bob

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".

View of Fort George, B.C. from Above

Lofty view of South Fort George, river and treed hills in the background. Printed annotation on verso reads: “South Fort George - 1913.” Handwritten message on recto is addressed to “Ethel M. Heurris Norton Maps Bristol County" reads: "11-1-13 an excellent view of south Fort George taken recently. Power Station at cross near water. This does not give all the south residence view. Population approx 1500”.

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