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Peace River Region, BC
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Photographs

Series consists of photographs relating to Ray Williston's life from childhood to recent times, air photographs of Prince George, photographs of Bangladesh, and a listing of photographs slated for use in Mr. Williston's biography "Forests, power and policy: the legacy of Ray Williston" written by Eileen Williston and Betty Keller.

Peace River Power brochure

Item is a BC Hydro brochure promoting hydroelectric power projects in the Peace River area. Includes information about the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, the Portage Mountain Generating Station, the Williston Lake reservoir, and employment statistics relating to the projects from 1968.

Accrual

Collection consists of 30 audio cassettes containing 46 interviews conducted primarily by radio & TV broadcaster Bob Harkins with local personalities. Most recordings were conducted at CJCI Studios, Prince George. The station was launched in 1970 by Central Interior Radio, broadcasting on 620 AM. In 1983, Central Interior also launched CIBC-FM in the city. Central Interior Radio was acquired by the Vista Broadcast Group in 2005.

Harkins, Bob

Bob Harkins interview with Tom Waller

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Tom Waller who discusses fire protection and forest fires in the Prince George and Peace River region.

Bob Harkins

Bob Harkins interview with Elmer Nelson

Item consists of transcript and tape summary of interview with Elmer Nelson who discusses Axel Wenner- Gren's business interest in the Rocky Mountain Trench area of Northern British Columbia in the 1950s.

Bob Harkins

Bob Harkins interview with Andy Russell

Item consists of transcript of interview with writer, film maker, and guide outfitter Andy Russell conducted by Bob Harkins at Prince George Radio Station, CJCI regarding Russell's experiences with guiding in Northern Rockies. Russell also discusses his new work The Life of a River and discusses the environmental impact of hydro-electric development on rivers

Bob Harkins

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

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.

Parker Bonney Photograph Collection

  • 2003.13
  • Collection
  • [after 1909]

Consists of two photograph albums that illustrate Parker Bonney's early years as a Forest Engineer. Includes photographs of the expedition to the Nass Valley undertaken by Parker Bonney, Sam Brown, and others. May also include photographs of later surveying expeditions.

Bonney, Parker

Peace River

Colour-coded topographic map depicting surveyed lands alienated, available for purchase or lease, or available for pre-emption. Depicts land districts, land recording districts, parks, communities, bodies of water, transport routes, communication lines, and triangulation stations.

Proposed Federal Electoral Districts for the Province of British Columbia

Map depicts the proposed electoral districts of British Columbia, including: Burnaby, Capilano, Cariboo-Chilcotin, Comox-Powell River, Cowichan-Malahat-The Islands, Esquimalt-Saanich, Fort Nelson-Peace River, Fraser Valley East, Fraser Valley West, Kamloops-Shuswap, Kootenay East, Kootenay West, Mission-Port Moody, Nanaimo-Alberni, New Westminster-Coquitlam, North Vancouver-Burnaby, Okanagan North, Okanagan-Similkameen, Prince George-Bulkley Valley, Richmond-South Delta, Skeena, Surrey-White Rock-North Delta, Vancouver Centre, Vancouver East, Vancouver Kingsway, Vancouver Quadra, Vancouver South, and Victoria.

Peace River

File contains slides depicting places along the Peace River.

Dawson Creek

Image depicts a road with a guardrail and open fields somewhere near Dawson Creek, B.C.

W.A.C. Bennett Dam

Image depicts a section of the Peace River blocked off by the W.A.C. Bennett Dam. The dam itself is not visible in the image.

Fort St. John

Image depicts an area of forests and fields somewhere near Fort St. John, B.C.

[Peace River?]

Image depicts what is possibly the Peace River running parallel to a road, possibly Highway 29.

A Highway

Image depicts a stretch of highway, possibly Highway 29 or 97.

Peace River

Image depicts the Peace River, possibly near Clayhurst or Hudson's Hope, B.C.

Peace River

Image depicts the Peace River, possibly near Clayhurst or Hudson's Hope, B.C.

Sediment Layers

Image depicts an unidentified individual standing in front of a rock face with visible sediment layers. Located somewhere in the Peace River Region, possibly near Hudson's Hope.

Sediment Layers

Image depicts a wall of rock with visible sediment layers at an uncertain location in the Peace River Region, possibly near Hudson's Hope.

A Bridge

Image depicts a truck on a bridge, possibly crossing over the Peace River.

Chetwynd

Image depicts a view of Chetwynd, possibly from Highway 97.

Crowded Cafeteria

Image depicts a crowded cafeteria, most likely somewhere in Hudson's Hope, B.C. The slide is labelled "Camp at H.H."

Large Group Near a Bridge

Image depicts a large group of people sitting and eating near a bridge at an uncertain location, though possibly near Hudson's Hope, B.C.

Group on Rock Ledge

Image depicts numerous individuals who appear to be searching among the rocks on a ledge at an uncertain location in the Peace River Region.

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