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Pacific Great Eastern Railway Region Photograph Collection
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Alta Lake

Photograph depicts a couple in a row boat (likely the same couple depicted in image 2020.08.59) near Alta Lake shore docks and buildings. A rail line and a railway water tower are visible in the background. The water tank is a typical PGE 25,000 gallon water tank. The station would be a little over 400 feet south of the tank and is hidden by the stand of trees.

Dominion Day event on Lillooet Main Street

Photograph depicts an event on Lillooet Main Street with spectator crowds. The Union Jack and Canadian Red Ensign flags suggest this may be a Dominion Day event. The Lillooet community put on large, multi-day Dominion Day events between 1912 and 1916 with many planned activities. The particular activity depicted in this photograph may be a horse race or rodeo-type event. Main Street businesses visible include the Lillooet Restaurant, the Lillooet Pool Hall, and the "OK" Baths.

Dominion Day event on Lillooet Main Street

Photograph depicts an event on Lillooet Main Street with spectator crowds. The Union Jack and Canadian Red Ensign flags suggest this may be a Dominion Day event. The Lillooet community put on large, multi-day Dominion Day events between 1912 and 1916 with many planned activities. The particular activity depicted in this photograph appears to be a horse race event. Main Street businesses visible include the Lillooet Restaurant and the "C.A. Phair General Merchant" store.

Grave

Photograph depicts a grave, covered in flowers and surrounded by snow. The grave is marked with what appears to be cement grave markers bordering the burial. The location of the grave is unknown.

Logging, Newport, BC

Photograph depicts the unloading of logs from rail cars into the Mamquam River Blind Channel in Squamish (then Newport). The valley bottom around Squamish was logged from Mamquam River north to across the Cheakamus River before the construction of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway.

Pacific Great Eastern Railway Region Photograph Collection

  • 2020.08
  • Collection
  • [between 1905 and 1926]

This collection consists of photographs and "real photo" postcards that depict the construction and operation of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway line, communities nearby the railway line, and regional geography of areas adjacent to the PGE line.

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