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”
Item consists of transcript and taped summary of recorded interview with long-time resident Ted Williams who discusses his father' Chuck Williams early years in Prince George c.1920s. He also discusses river transportation, steam boats on the Fraser River and river scowing adventures on the Grand Canyon (BC) and fatalities that occurred.
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.
Photo depicts a street perspective cars lining Third Avenue, in Prince George, BC, ca. 1950. Annotation recto reads: "3rd Ave Prince George BC Photo J. Wrathall." Handwritten annotation in pen on verso of postcard reads: “This is the equivalent of our Granville Street. Both theatres are located here as well as Hudson Bay Co., banks, library & stores.”
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."
Image depicts a logging area, and a section of mountain in the background which is bare due to clear-cut logging. The slide is also labelled "logging show." It is possibly somewhere near Prince George, B.C.
Street view of some vehicles parked in front of commercial buildings in Prince/Fort George. Businesses include "J.P. Robertson 'The Men's Store'" and "James & Co. Clothing and Shoes." Printed annotation on recto reads: "Fort George- Corner Hammond and Central."