Agassiz (B.C.)



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Agassiz Police Court Magistrate's record book

  • GR-2114
  • Series
  • 1839-1951

Magistrate's record book showing name of accused, act contravened, plea and sentence. Pages 382-400 contain Magistrate's records from the Small Debts Court.

British Columbia. Police Court (Agassiz)

Arnold Webster interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-01-20 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Webster tells of his family moving from Ontario initially to Vancouver, then Agassiz in 1902, where his father took over a general store and ran it for twenty years. He describes the varied products supplied by the general store and the main competition, Inkman's store, and that the busiest time of year was during arrival of migrant labour for the hop harvest. Comments on operation ;of the BC Hop Company; Hindus and Chinese grew and processed the hops; Indians did the picking. He describes Agassiz businesses and the character of the town; Agassiz and Bella Vista Hotels; he recalls the one-room school environment and teachers, Mrs. Herd and Mrs. McQueen; as well as another, very unsuccessful teacher. He gives an account of the attempted robbery of Bank of Montreal, formerly ;Bank of British North America, which was thwarted by Webster's father. TRACK 2: Mr. Webster discusses local transportation including the Agassiz-Rosedale ferry and the trains that serviced Agassiz. ; He describes the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel talley-ho that picked up guests from the railway station. He tells of the Inkman family, their musical talents, and contribution to social life; of Mrs. Agassiz and her daughters, including their exclusiveness and farming origins. He talks about Bert Horwell, town blacksmith, and how his shop was a gathering spot, along with Webster's store, where oft;en politics was discussed. He describes the political affiliation of local people, including Reeve McRae, and of visitors Richard McBride and John Oliver. He tells of the importance of churches as social centres. He mentions Agassiz's strong baseball tradition and the good teams it produced. Mr. Webster describes the Agassiz Valley and views of surrounding mountains; including Mount Cheam. He ;gives an account of the local election process and discusses the role of the Odd Fellows Society and its hall as the center of political and social activity.

[British Columbia travel scenes]

Amateur film. "[B&W:] Victoria Harbour. Empress Hotel. View from Empress Hotel. [COLOUR:] Evening in Esquimalt. University of British Columbia. A house in Shaughnessy. Becky and Gore and her brother Bob. Vancouver skyline from Brockton Point. Scottie Wilson. North Vancouver. B&W: Osoyoos Lake, going up Anarchist Mountain. Looking [southwest] through windshield. Causeway between Osoyoos Lake and Skaha Lake. Penticton main street. Looking at Okanagan Lake from Summerland. Kelowna Regatta. Aquatic Club. Ferry from Westbank to Kelowna. Becky and Rob on ferry at Kelowna. Black Mountain in distance. Looking north on Okanagan Lake. Kelowna main street. Rutland Road, packing house. Dog on Edie Gay Ranch. T.G.S. Chambers and dog. House on Belgo. A.K. Lloyd, our next door neighbour. Apples. Pixie Wilson with horse. Kelowna looking down Okanagan Lake. Paddy and Patricia Acland. O.V. Maude Roxby & Mr. Hart. Looking over RLO Bench to Kelowna. Looking at Black Mountain from ranch. House. Orchards on Belgo Road, Kelowna. Pruning the orchard. Revelstoke - main ski jump. Nels Nielson, champion jumper. Looking down the Columbia River. North shore road at Agassiz. Harrison Lake with Mt. Douglas. Railway and road bridge across the Fraser River. Pattullo Bridge. Empress Hotel. Pier D, Vancouver, before the fire. "Princess" boat. View from Metropolitan Building. Marine Building with Stanley Park. Top of Royal Bank Building, Vancouver, with representatives of Cockfield-Brown and both Chambers. Pan over Vancouver skyline. Cambie Street Bridge. Advertising tea. Georgia Street. Old CPR Hotel. House on Balfour Street, Vancouver. Film star Lilian Chambers off to Chicago." (Colin Browne)

Frank Sweatman interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-03-16 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Sweatman talks about his arrival in Hammersley Prairie in 1903; he describes the area; the history of the area; Captain Agassiz and his wife, circa 1870; the Agassiz family; growing hops; vegetation in the valley; the village of Douglas; the trail to the Cariboo; Harrison Hot Springs; transportation from Vancouver; the Harrison River; Harrison Lake; the Harrison Hotel; logging on Harrison Lake and the Pemberton area. TRACK 2: Mr. Sweatman continues with a discussion about Captain Agassiz; a history of the Agassiz area; flooding in the area; recollections about his work in Mesopotamia from 1921 to 1925; his personal history in the surveying profession; the Fraser River flooding and drainage; community life; interesting characters and families; Madame Melba; humorous anecdote;s of the area.;

Jack Henderson interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1963-04-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Henderson recounts his father's [John Calvin Henderson] and grandfather's settlement at Popkum and their later move to Chilliwack. He describes Popkum's Landing; his father's store; boa;t traffic; freight; settlers; childhood memories; schooling; his father's undertaking business; playing in a band; May 24th boat excursion to Harrison Hot Springs; New Year's celebrations; arrival of ;BC Electric in 1910; Brackman and Ker Milling. TRACK 2: Mr.Harrison talks about the ferry to Minto Landing; the Agassiz ferry; Mr. MacDonald's canoes at Camp Slough; Harrison Hotel; the Ryder family; the 1894 flood; fire brigade; Bill Miner; politics.

Police Court record books

  • GR-1639
  • Series
  • 1935-1949

This series contains Agassiz Provincial Police Court record books showing name of prosecutor, name of defendant, nature of the charge, costs, name of arresting officer, name of gaol or lockup, order or conviction, amount of fine, name of presiding magistrate or justice and "remarks".

British Columbia. Police Court (Agassiz)

Record book

  • GR-2115
  • Series
  • 1949-1953

Record book showing name of prosecutor, name of defendant, nature of the charge, costs, name of arresting officer, name of gaol or lockup, order or conviction, amount of fine, name of presiding magistrate or justice and "remarks".

British Columbia. Police Court (Agassiz)