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Bert Leboe at Hudson’s Hope

Item is a photograph of Bert Leboe, MP for Peace River, watching the construction of a trading boat traditionally used in the Peace / Parsnip area. These boats were used to conduct surveys and transport supplies during the construction of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.

Chip car at Prince George Pulp & Paper

Item is a photograph of a CP Rail chip car being dumped. The development of the interior chip pulp industry necessitated new designs for chip rail cars and their dumping facilities.

Diversion route for the Peace River

Item is a photograph of the diversion tunnel as engineers plan to blast the plug to allow the Peace River to be diverted for construction of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.

Princess Margaret watching a prospector pan for gold

Item is a photograph of Princess Margaret on July 17, 1958 at an event staged in the Prince George railway yards. Alex Moffat dressed as a prospector demonstrates panning for previously salted gold nuggets, which were later given to the Princess.

Ray Williston with loggers

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston with a group of men at a logging operation, exact location unknown. Mr. Williston is second from the right.