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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.

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.

H.G.T. (Harry) Perry fonds

  • 2002.7
  • Fondo
  • 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.

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.

Princess Margaret arriving in Prince George 1

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.

British Columbia: Satellite Image Map

Map depicts annotations marking the major freight-ways: Garnet Ent. Truck Haul from Vancouver to Terrace, Canada Freightways Lyndon Trucking from Vancouver-Edmonton-Alaska Highway, Lindsays Transfer from Terrace to Dease Lake and Telegraph Creek, and the Northland Navigation roll-on and roll-off service. The cities and towns of Vancouver, Prince George, Dawson Creek, Terrace, Kitimat and Whitehorse are noted.

Prince George Postcard

Postcard image depicts streetview looking west along 3rd Ave in Prince George, B.C. Storefronts and period automobiles are visible. Handwritten annotation on photographic negative, now visible along bottom of print image reads: "3rd Ave, Prince George B.C. Looking West. HND 41".

Arrival of the First Stage Coach at the Hotel Northern, South Fort George, BC. 19 October 1911.

Postcard featuring a photograph of a photograph of the arrival of the first stage coach at the Hotel Northern in South Fort George, BC on 19 October 1911. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph reads: “Arrival of first stage at So. Ft. George B.C. Oct. 19, 1911. 28” Printed caption on the recto of the postcard reads: “First stage coach Prince George, B.C.” Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “Mrs. C. Morris, Box 925, Penticton, BC. Thurs. 6pm, Dear Mother. Arr. Safely, good trip (bad pen!) Lovely weather. Hope all are well. Bia (?) Mary & Ed”

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.”

Taped interviews by Bob Harkins with Bill Jones, Walter Gill, Bob Sebastian, Ella Fry and Harold Mann

File consists of 1 audiocassette of people interviewed by Bob Harkins. Side A consists of interviews with Bill Jones of the Fort George Railway Society, Walter Gill formerly of the BC Provincial Police, and Bob Sebastian, of the Carrier First Nation. Side B consists of interviews with Ella Fry, a trapper from Valemount and Prince George boxer Harold Mann.

Bob Harkins interview with Frank Leonard

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with historian Frank Leonard who discusses the history of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, its impact on the development of Prince George and Prince Rupert. Also discusses rivalries between owners of the newspapers Fort George Herald and Fort George Tribune.

Bob Harkins

Bob Harkins interview with Charles, John and Sonja Houghtaling

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Charles, John and Sonya Houghtaling regarding family history; includes stories of his father's work on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway construction c.1910 and river transportation on the Fraser River as a scowman. Also history of the Houghtaling sub-division

Harkins, Bob

CNR Prince George

Photograph depicts a rail bridge over the Fraser River. Canter levelled on both sides were vehicle roadways which ceased to be used in 1987 when a new road bridge was supposed to be completed. The right lane took cars into the city of Prince George.

Main line of Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd.

Photograph taken in front of the 'main line' that led to a pulp mill and river crossing. To the left was a lesser used connector to the CN main line. Behind the camera was a 4-track interchange yard. Beyond that, the CN line to Alberta could be found.

General Motors switcher

Photograph depicts a switcher running towards a CN interchange. Just left the Fraser River bridge. All private and owned by Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd.

Sister locomotive of General Motors switcher

Photograph taken at the Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd, Prince George. Visible is a General Motors switcher, built in 1959. Aqcuired in 1981. Its sister locomotive had just returned from some major servicing at CN shops in P.G. Built in 1954 and acquired in 1989. Would not be used until business picked up. Pulp trade in world doldrums at the time the photograph was taken.

Private rail/road bridge

Photograph depicts a private rail/road bridge built to serve Northwood Pulp and Timber, Ltd. Crossing Fraser River. Looking west, towards the mill. On private Northwood trackage.

General Motors switcher

Photograph taken at the Northwood Pulp and Timber Ltd, Prince George. Visible is a General Motors switcher, built in 1959. Aqcuired in 1981. On private Northwood trackage with the mill in the background.

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