Dawson Creek (B.C.)



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Agriculture today : reel 27, part 2

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following: Various heavy soil cultivating machines at work -- harrows, disk-harrows. People examining the results. Sign on truck: "Piper Valley Ranch Ltd., Dawson Creek, B.C." Filling a sowing-machine with seed.

Dawson Creek story

SUMMARY: Half-hour radio program about the development of Dawson Creek, B.C., and the construction of the Alaska Highway. Includes songs and a recording of Dawson Creek's first city council being sworn in.;

Frontier outfit

The item consists of a film reel containing edited footage. It has an overview of the 1957 season at the Walker's Cold Fish Lake Camp and guiding operation. It begins with the journey from the Walker home at Qualicum Beach to Cold Fish Lake, via Dawson Creek, Lower Post, Watson Lake and Dease Lake. It shows the unloading of supplies at Cold Fish Lake, construction scenes, breaking pack horses, building a bridge, a birthday party and guests and mail arriving via floatplane from Telegraph Creek. There are trail, hunting and fishing scenes including Mountain or Stone sheep at Sanctuary Ridge, camping out on the trail, Marion Creek, party hunting sheep on Spatsizi Plateau, skinning trophy ram, scenes showing chipmunk, mountain goats, eagle, caribou, hunting goat. Packing up at hunting camp, shooting practice, hunting moose; meat packed back to Cold Fish Lake, where it is butchered by Mrs. Jack and dried. Hunting with bow and arrow, chopping wood, departure of guests, closing camp for the season and horses leaving for Hyland Post. Tommy Walker making a last ride to the plateau to photograph caribou.

Georgiana Ball films

The item consists of 20 camera original, unedited films created by Georgiana Ball between about 1957 and 1970. Original films 1-11 and 12-20 were combined onto 2 film reels by the BC Archives upon acquisition.

The film are "home movies", primarily of ranching activities in the Stikine and Liard regions, particularly showing the communities of Telegraph Creek and Trutch. Other locations include Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, Ocean Falls, Dawson Creek, Dease Lake, Stikine River, Mount Edziza and Banff, Alberta. Activities shown include Ball family Diamond B Ranch game guiding operations, ranching, haying, packing and various types of transportation including horseback, pack horses, river boats (incl. Judith Ann), cargo ships (incl. Northland Prince, Skeena Prince), bush planes (North Coast Airways) and helicopters.

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