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Violet Baxter with Brother Dixon Taylor

Violet sits wearing a fur coat next to younger brother Dixon who wears a suit and hat. They are seated in unidentified area on a wood structure between tall piles of planed lumber. A tall shelter can be seen behind them, and forest trees in background. Dixon Taylor worked at the sawmill in Penny, BC.

Covered Wagons on Front Street, Quesnel

Photograph depicts men standing near three covered wagons pulled by team of horses on street. Buildings line the street on left behind trees with protective structures built around their trunks. A windmill stands near small building and woodpiles in background on right. Trees on hill are visible in distance. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Quesnel".

Men in Boat with Forest Slash

Photograph depicts three men standing with oars in small boat, forest slash at their feet. More slash lies in foreground behind bushes and plants on swampy shore. Trees in background. These men are believed to be members of the Bourchier forestry crew.

The Bourchier Album

This photograph album consists of photographs of remote police barracks at Mile 47 and Mile 29; early settlements and/or mercantile stores at Tete Jaune Cache, McBride, Sand Creek, Fort George and South Fort George; Grand Trunk Pacific Railway forestry and railway camps; scows and paddlewheel conveyors on the Fraser River; automobiles; community leisure activities; as well as, images of the Bourchier family. The following South Fort George establishments are identifiable within these photographs: Empress Hotel, Ah Yee General Merchant, German Bakery, Northern Hotel, South Fort George Drug Store & Post Office, St. Michael’s Church, Prince George Hotel, Ford Monarch dealership, Astoria Hotel, and King George V Elementary School. Identified geographic locations featured in these photographs include: Tete Jaune, Upper Fraser, Mile 47, Mile 29, Fraser River, Mt. Robson, McBride, Sand Creek, Glacier Mountain, Moose River, Giscome Portage, Pott Falls, Red Deer River, Grand Canyon, Summit Lake, Canoe Pass, Connaught Hill, Nechako Bridge, and Island Cache.

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Unknown Men at Mine Adit

Photograph depicts four men wearing suits and ties, standing in front of mine adit in rocky area, bushes in background. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "1939 H.F. (Bert) Glassey with black hit in middle" (information regarding Glassey believed to be incorrect).

Shovel Workings at Spruce Creek, BC

Photograph depicts a large structure in center of mining area in riverbed, equipment and supplies scattered throughout. Buildings and forest in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Spruce Creek, Lower Shovel Workings 6/25/39.", on recto: "Atlin".

Hydro Power Plant, Prince Rupert, BC

Photograph depicts power plant by waterfall. Extensive construction materials and structures can be seen scattered to left of plant. River in foreground, forest and hills in background. Typed annotation on verso of photograph: "Northern B.C. Power Co. Falls River Plant Prince Rupert B.C."

Mining at Otter Creek, BC

Photograph depicts lumber piles and what appears to be a very long sluicing trough along Otter Creek. Forest and hills in background. Handwritten annotation on verso of photograph: "Otter Creek 6/6/37". See also item 2009.5.2.70.

Fur Farm at Red Rock Lake, BC

Photograph depicts two log buildings in fenced area on lake shore, forest trees in background. A man can be seen standing near docking area and small boat pier extending into water in foreground. Handwritten annotation on recto of photograph: "Fur Farm Red Rock Lake". This location is believed to at mile 27, north of Summit Lake.

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.

Alex Moffet with gold nuggets

Item is a photograph of Alex Moffat dressed as a prospector holding gold nuggets he salted into a gravel bed and later panned out and gave to Princess Margaret.

Small wood investigation 1

Item is a photograph of Mr. Williston, Chief Forester John Stokes and Tom Wright of Canadian Forest Products examining an area near Prince George in order to determine the timber area required for a Pulp Harvesting License for a proposed pulp mill that would depend completely on waste wood.

Small wood investigation 2

Item is a photograph of from left, Ralph Robbins and Jack Paine of the BC Forest Service, Ray Williston, Chief Forester for Canadian Forest Products Tom Wright, Deputy Minister of Forests Finley McKinnon, Canadian Forest Products Vice-President in Charge of Development John Liersch, and BC Chief Forester John Stokes investigating small wood in an area near Prince George.

Three diversion tunnels

Item is a photograph of the three tunnels built to divert the Peace River around the Bennett Dam construction site.

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.

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