Collection PR-2280 - Bill Barlee collection

Boys and ore cars in Centre Star Gulch, Rossland; left to right, Gary Colenso, Ian Corner, Bill P... Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive No. 3512 the the Rossland railway station, in upper Rossland. "Centre Star Mine, Rossland, BC." View of Le Roi and War Eagle Mines and works on Red Mountain, Rossland. Columbia Avenue, Rossland. "Qulichena Avenue, Merritt". Victoria dam, claim post, Chinese cabin and Wildhorse River in the foreground. Abandoned Chinese cabin on the north side of the Wildhorse River Abandoned remains of a Chinese cabin on the north side of the Wildhorse River "The Gluepot Saloon, D. Maglio, Proprietor"; Nelson BC; Grand Hotel to the left; man wi... A view of the upper town in Phoenix, BC, near Greenwood; details of photo in envelope 21. A view looking east to Ashcroft, on the Thompson River; bridge and Canadian Pacific Railway to th... "SS Rossland" at the sternwheeler landing on the Columbia River in Trail. The city of Rossland; looking toward the west to Mount Roberts. Parade on Columbia Avenue in Rossland, possibly on May 24 Parade on Columbia Avenue in Rossland, possibly on May 24 Baker Street, Nelson, BC; Hudson's Bay store on far left Parade in Trail, B.C. Brass band parading in downtown Trail Arlington Hotel, McAnnally's  Drug Store, the Carpathia Bakery in Trail. Canadian Pacific Railway locomotive No. 594 and crew at yard in Trail. Locomotive #404 and crew at Trail. Fritz Augustus Heinze's smelter on the hill above Trail Bonnington Falls and the early stages of the powerplant on the Kootenay River. Trail, BC, Arlington Hotel on the left, smelter in the background. "BC Hotel J. A. Bertios Proprietor"; in Cascade. "Cascade Hotel"; owned by J. A. Bertois. "Powerhouse, Cascade, BC"; powerhouse, bridge, and penstock on the Kettle River. "R. G. Ritchie General Store"; Mr. Ritchie at left and the five Ritchie children on bal... "G. N. tunnel, Princeton, BC"; driving tunnel for Great Northern Railway, southwest of ...
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Bill Barlee collection

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  • cartographic material
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  • 1893-1968 (Creation)
    Barlee, Neville Langrell, 1932-2012

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511 photographs and 2 maps

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Neville Langrell Barlee, 1932-2012 . Historian, collector, writer, politician, educator, TV host, lecturer. Neville Langrell Barlee was elected as a New Democratic Party member of the BC Legislative Assembly in 1988. He represented the riding of Okanagan-Boundary until 1996. Neville Langrell Barlee has over 40 years experience in researching and writing about the historic small towns and mining camps of Western Canada and the United States.

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The collection consists of photographs collected by Bill Barlee and 2 historic maps of South Okanagan - Similkameen and West Kootenay.

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See PR-2281 for a related fonds from the same accession.

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Accession number(s): 92-9660, M889038.

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  • Box: 880055-0655