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2000.1.1.2.1.203 · Item · 11 June 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts men building truck dump in foreground, building believed to be power house in background. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "Pictures taken June 11th: (3) Framing water tank tower. Water well in foreground and tower timbers and oil tanks in background. Looking east." [Note believed to be incorrect.]

2000.1.1.2.1.262 · Item · April 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts four men in business attire (two wearing ties) in doorway of log office building. Pile of snow in foreground on right. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "6. In front of office; L. to R. Duncan, Hood, Ward, Jenkyns." It is believed that these men may be staff members.

2000.1.1.2.1.266 · Item · April 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts group of men working in dirt area, snow and trees in background. Corresponding note on accompanying photo description page: "10. Pouring concrete at mill. Steamer for heating water in foreground, concrete mixer in background." Concrete mixer is behind four steel drums.

Manager's Photos - Warehouse
2000.1.1.2.1.306 · Item · March 1952
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Handwritten annotation in blue ink on recto of photograph: "Foreground warehouse under construction and in the background lays asbestos." Photograph depicts two men walking towards warehouse building. Walls are erected though roof is not. Steel drums and equipment under tarp shelter in foreground, trees and mountaintops in background.

2000.1.1.2.03.04 · Item · 4 July 1964
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "FORMING FOOTING RETAINING WALL JULY 4/64." Photograph depicts construction workers
standing in forms for cement laid against mountain wall on high elevation of construction site. A retaining structure made with wood planks and rebar separates mountainside dirt from cement forms. A front end loader can be seen in midground, near unidentified building. Mountain range in background.

2000.1.1.3.24.02 · Item · Septmeber 1954
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts wood houses behind stand of trees in Cassiar valley. Truck, power poles, and road in foreground, mountains in background. Typed caption below photo in original duotang album: "Two Bedroom Pan-Abode Houses - Cassiar Townsite". Handwritten annotation on verso: "Sept 1954".

2000.1.1.3.24.03 · Item · [ca. 1955]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts snow-plowed road lined with trees, valley and mountain in background. Believed to have been taken from vehicle. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Approach to Quartz Rock Creek".

Directors at House 130
2000.1.1.4.3.08 · Item · [ca. 1960]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts group of eight men standing on lawn in front of building known as "House 130" or "Director's Lodge" (see item 2000.1.1.3.19.88). Left to right: Nick Gritzuk, Charles Rainforth Elliot, Jack Christian, W. Harold Connell, Plato Malezemoff (from Newmont Mining), Tam Zimmermann, Ken A. Creery, Fred Martin Connell. Daffodils and tulips planted in foreground, trees and mountains in background. Most men featured in photo are believed to be members of Cassiar's Board of Directors.

2000.1.1.4.4.2 · Item · 1963
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts group of young boys observing "CASSIAR ASBESTOS CORPORATION LTD" display table. Table features photos existing in this archival collection (see items 2000.1.1.3.19.10 and 2000.1.1.3.19.11). Photo speculated to have been taken at an event in Vernon, B.C. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1963".

Dump Truck at Tailings Pile
2000.1.1.3.18.001 · Item · 1953
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts red truck dumping waste at what is believed to be the tailings pile at the Cassiar plant. Small building and unidentified individual in bottom left foreground, valley and mountains in background. Photo caption next to printed copy of image in 1953 Annual Report: "Stockpile of 80,000 tons of Ore at Mill."

2000.1.1.3.18.003 · Item · September 1954
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts large dry rock storage building in foreground on left, mill in background, dryer building in right midground. Miscellaneous supplies in far right foreground, mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Sept 1954". This photograph was originally stored inside duotang labeled "CASSIAR ASBESTOS CORPORATION LIMITED PHOTOGRAPHS 1954"; photo caption beneath this image: "40,000 Ton Dry Storage Building / Mill / Dryer Building".

1965 - Bar & Snackbar
2000.1.1.3.19.052 · Item · 1965
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts building containing Cassiar's bar and snackbar, visible across ball field. This building originally housed school classrooms, movie theater, barber shop, and rec centre with three pool tables. Private liquor store originally located in far right of building. Liquor store was known to be the only legal bootleg liquor business in the province at the time, before it was transferred to Cassiar's government liquor store and replaced with a Sear's office. Catholic church and other buildings are visible behind trees in right midground. Road and field in foreground, valley and mountains in background. Community Centre located behind photographer, out of frame, curling rink on photographer's right.

1961 - Mine Buildings
2000.1.1.3.19.003 · Item · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts buildings at various locations in mine: crushing plant (centre?) and what is believed to be the original tramline loading station on left. Mine road featured in center, blasthole drill visible near dump truck in midground. Mine valley in background. Photo believed to have been taken from mine's South Peak. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

2000.1.1.3.19.007 · Item · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts an Atlas Copco Drillmaster (blasthole drill) near the mine road, mountainside in background. This is a precision hammer drill which had its own power source. It is believed that this photo was taken on the North ridge, near the cirque dump. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1961 - Explosive Preparation
2000.1.1.3.19.008 · Item · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts a man wearing a hard hat preparing explosive material, mountains in background. Dog stands near edge in midground, large bags of Ammonium Nitrate in right foreground. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1961 - Power House
2000.1.1.3.19.017 · Item · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts a large shelter over building believed to be power house. Electricity lines cross midground and run to power house. A man can be seen crossing the foreground by steel frame supplies, and a second building is partially visible on right. Mountains stand in background and a crane can be seen operating in front of power house. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

1961 - Dryer Burners
2000.1.1.3.19.026 · Item · 1961
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the diesel-fired burners of the ore dryers. The large pipes and valves above were part of the fuel supply system fed by Cassiar's fuel tank farm which also supplied the power house generators. The dryer section of the mill received ore from the crushing plant by tramline and truck. These burners blasted the ore with hot air, and dried ore to desired moisture content before it was sent to the dry rock storage building and stored for mill use. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "1961".

2000.1.1.3.19.053 · Item · 1965
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts men's ball game in foreground, spectators and cars visible behind backstop net. Bar and snackbar building in right midground, trees and mountain base in background. See item 2000.1.1.3.19.52 for information regarding bar and snackbar building.

2000.1.1.3.19.067 · Item · 1965
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts Hilde Voss (see item 2000.1.1.3.19.68) wearing white shirt, with unknown woman in snackbar. Counter and other individuals on left, cooking supplies in foreground. Interior window in background connected snackbar to poolroom. Eventually this snackbar was moved to poolroom, and liquor store located in original snackbar.

2000.1.1.3.19.075 · Item · 1965
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts group of twenty-four men standing on front steps of main office building. Handwritten annotations on recto of similar photograph: "OFFICE STEPS APPROX 1965 / TOP L-R / JULIEN ST. GEORGES / GEORGE TROWSDALE / HANS VELTMEYER / BOB LOVETT / KARL SHULTZ / LOTHAR TISCHLER / - "; "2ND / FRANK CLEMENTS [i.e Kliment?] / BILL PLUMB / HEWETT / - "; "3RD - / - / RENE PASIAUD / DICK [Stevens]"; "4TH / DOC NAVIN / VIC SARAKOSKI / - "; "5TH / CHARLIE GANDER / GORDON EDWARDS / AL FLANIGAN [i.e. Flanagan?] / ANDRE BEGUIN / CHARLIE BRONSON / JACK THORNICROFT". Information in above annotation supplemented with insight from individuals who contributed to Northern BC Archives Facebook Photo ID Project, contact archivist for more information in research file pertaining to this photograph.

1971 - Tramline on Plantsite
2000.1.1.3.19.083 · Item · 15 June 1971
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts tramline buckets and tower on plantsite. Vehicles, building materials, and unidentified buildings also visible on plantsite (including what appears to be a water tower). Mountains and valley in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar June 15 71".

1971 - Main Office Building
2000.1.1.3.19.085 · Item · 15 June 1971
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts two-story yellow and orange office building. Unidentified individual stands with garden hose in foreground near what appears to be a lawnmower. Warehouse semi-visible in left background; blue truck and new mill building visible in right background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar Office June 15 71".

1971 - Director's Lodge
2000.1.1.3.19.088 · Item · 15 June 1971
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts two unidentified men on front deck of building behind trees. Road and car in foreground, mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Directors Lodge Cassiar June 15 71". Building also known as "House 130".

1971 - Unknown Residence
2000.1.1.3.19.090 · Item · 15 June 1971
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts brown and white building similar to the "Director's Lodge" at Cassiar, B.C. (see items 2000.1.1.3.19.88 and 2000.1.1.3.19.89). Station wagon parked in driveway behind short fence in foreground. Trees in foreground, forest and mountains visible in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Cassiar June 15 71".

2000.1.1.3.19.101 · Item · [ca. 1975]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts the West Peak of the Cassiar mine on McDame Mountain. Pit area visible between West Peak and road in foreground. Mine valley and north mountain range in background. Photo speculated to have been taken from a point on or near the South or North Peak.

2000.1.1.3.19.124 · Item · [ca. 1980]
Part of Cassiar Asbestos Corporation Ltd. fonds

Photograph depicts long building with blue siding. Security was located at corner of building in centre foreground, behind stop sign. Single red door on left was main entrance into mine dry, where individuals were checked through security. Two larger windows on left indicate the location of the mine store where work apparel could be purchased. Building also housed change house (see item 2000.1.1.3.19.121) and offices of the mine department supervisory staff. Employee parking lot located out of frame to right. Mill building stands in background, tramline dump station on left. Ore car visible, about to enter dump station. Unidentified man and child can be seen in foreground.