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[Atlas of miscellaneous plans in the Railway Belt, west of the fifth meridian]

Item consists of one bound album measuring 41 x 55 cm. It contains 95 miscellaneous plans of the BC Railway Belt, west of the 5th meridian. Maps were created by the Dominion Lands Office between ca. 1903-1922. Individual maps range in dimensions and substrate material. Several have been annotated with colour and pencil. Received dates are stamped on most maps, noting the Dominion Lands Office branches of either Revelstoke or Kamloops. Maps show a variety of features such as rivers, lakes, mountain ranges, forest types, park reserves, Canadian Pacific Railway lines, legal subdivision numbers, and names of homesteaders.

Maps are arranged by range (Ranges 15-29) and township or range, township, and quadrant, based on surveys conducted by numerous surveyors between 1885-1919. Maps from 1920 and earlier were approved and confirmed by the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, Surveyor General, Édouard-Gaston Deville. Maps from 1921 were approved and confirmed for the Surveyor General by Thomas Shanks.

[Revelstoke bridge ; Sailors Bar tunnel; Deas Island tunnel]

Unedited footage. Three sections of footage. The first (slated 13-Nov-1958) shows the city of Revelstoke and the early phases of bridge construction. The second (slated 16-Dec-1958) shows construction work inside the Sailors Bar tunnel. The third (slated 19-Jan-1959) shows the installation of a piece of electrical equipment at the Deas Island tunnel.

Princess in wonderland

Documentary. Princess Margaret's 1958 royal visit to mark BC's Centennial. Includes: numerous official welcomes and ceremonies; Royal Review of ships of the RCN, US Navy and Royal Navy; visit to natural gas development at Fort St. John; rodeo at Williams Lake; opening of Okanagan Lake Bridge and Fort Langley restoration; UBC convocation (and bestowal of honorary degree on Princess Margaret); aerial and travelling shots from planes and trains. Premier W.A.C. Bennett and Lieutenant-Governor Frank Ross appear throughout.

[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)

The new Columbia

The item is a composite print of an industrial film, made from 1965 to 1969. It show changes along the Columbia River due to the Duncan, Arrow and Mica dams. Includes footage of: Duncan Dam reservoir, area communities, flood scenes, water storage and flood control benefits in BC and the USA, threatened homes and landmarks, including the Gates of St. Leon Hotel and the derelict stern wheeler "Minto", ecological considerations, construction of the Arrow [Hugh Keenleyside] and Mica dams, and official opening of the former, houses being moved or burned, "Viking funeral" [burning] of the "Minto", new highway construction and Arrow Lake ferry service (M.V. "Galena"), economic impacts and the relocated communities of New Burton, New Edgewood and New Fauquier.

The new Columbia

The item is a composite print of an industrial film made between 1965 and 1959. It shows changes along the Columbia River due to the Duncan, Arrow and Mica dams. Includes footage of: Duncan Dam reservoir; area communities; flood scenes; water storage and flood control benefits in BC and the USA; threatened homes and landmarks, including the Gates of St. Leon Hotel and the derelict sternwheeler "Minto"; ecological considerations; construction of the Arrow [Hugh Keenleyside] and Mica dams, and official opening of the former; houses being moved or burned; "Viking funeral" [burning] of the "Minto"; new highway construction and Arrow Lake ferry service (M.V. "Galena"); economic impacts; the relocated communities of New Burton, New Edgewood and New Fauquier.

Hazel McIntosh interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Lardeau area, 1920s and 1930s RECORDED: Revelstoke (B.C.), 1977-01-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Arrival in Trout Lake, 1920; personal background; description of Trout Lake; work as a nurse's aide in Kaslo; describes Revelstoke, 1924; training as a nurse in Revelstoke, 1924-27, skis on car. TRACK 2: Meets future husband in Beaton in 1930; Comaplix, 1931; Beaton, 1931; logging and mining in the area; North Okanagan Health Unit; ferries; more on mining; nursing in Beaton and area; travel; sternwheelers.

Columbia River project : selected footage

The item consists of five reels of original reversal film footage and outs. The footage shows aspects of the Columbia River project other than dam or powerhouse construction. It includes: people and scenery along the Columbia, abandoned homes and communities on the Arrow Lakes, burning/demolition of old buildings, flooding on the Columbia and in the Arrow Lake villages, flood at Trail (June 1967), Dept. of Highways ferries serving the area, the Gates of St. Leon Hotel, the burning of the derelict stern wheeler S.S. "Minto" and winter recreation/festivities and other scenes at the town of Mica.

Revelstoke County Court civil case files

  • GR-2252
  • Series
  • 1889-1949

The series consists of civil case files from the Revelstoke County Court from 1889 to 1949.

British Columbia. County Court (Revelstoke)

Minnie Irvin interview

CALL NUMBER: T0920:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Minnie Caldwell Irvin came to Arrowhead BC from Nova Scotia in 1911. She mentions her father Edward C. Smith. She discusses her marriage to Sam Irvin and her reasons for coming west. She offers her impressions upon arrival in Arrowhead, and some early memories of Arrowhead; boats on the Arrow Lakes; Halcyon Hot Springs; St. Leon; Revelstoke; Arrowhead and Arrowhead Hotels; a lands;lide at Whisky Point; recreation, such as skating. She discusses her husband's background, and then discusses the lumber industry; lake boats and Captain Cambourne; Rossland's red light district; Rossland in 1896; the decline of Arrowhead, and her move to Athalmer in the Columbia Valley in 1912. TRACK 2: Mrs. Irvin describes the Columbia Valley stage: Jim McKay; Sir Randolph Bruce; 'Whistling' Rufe Kempton; Mr. and 'Ma' Henderson. She discusses riverboats; Sir Randolph Bruce and the Columbia Valley orchards land scheme; the Athalmer area economy; railroad construction. She then compares Windermere; Invermere; Athalmer and Wilmer. She discusses Kootenay and Shuswap Indians and comments on Indian-White relations; recreation; more about 'Whistling' Rufe. She describes the Athalmer Hotel in 1912; the coronation of the hotel at Arrowhead; social life and recreation at Athalmer; cock fighting; Fairmont and Radium Hot Springs.

CALL NUMBER: T0920:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Irvin continues with the story of how she came to Rossland from Athalmer in 1915, and stayed until 1958, operating the Irvin Hotel. She describes the red light district of Rossland; the; trip to Rossland in 1915; facilities at the hotel and making lunches for the miners. She describes Rossland in the 1930s and stories about finding and mining minerals. She discusses transportation ;and compares Athalmer to Rossland. She then compares Rossland to other mining towns. TRACK 2: Mrs. Irvin describes the scenery near Rossland; recreation such as horseback riding, a first in the tow;n in the 1920s; Rossland's beginnings; the history of the Irvin Hotel; the explosion of 1905; hotels; and an incident with 'Calgary Red'.; CALL NUMBER: T0920:0003 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1964-06-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mrs. Irvin discusses 'Old Lady Jess'; Rossland buildings as they were before the fire in the 1920s. She describes the home of Ross Thompson, who Rossland was named after; Trail; Mary's Flats; at Trail; the Italian population at Trail; Mrs. Essling; an M.P.'s travel to Trail; the Sullivan Mine at Kimberly; and miscellaneous comments about the Rossland area. [TRACK 2: blank.];

Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) photographs

Series consists of photographs of Canadian Pacific Railway (C.P.R.) trains...., including views of ...., and portraits of ..... The photographs within this series are associated with numbers 1 and 2 within the Maynard numbering system.

In 1880-1881, Richard Maynard was hired to document the construction of the C.P.R. but photos within this series may have been taken at later dates or by other photographers.

Maynard (family)

Bench books

  • GR-2191
  • Series
  • 1927-1947

Bench books of the Revelstoke District Police Court and the Revelstoke Police Court in the hand of W. Maxwell (Stipendiary Magistrate) [with entries by J. Lee (Stipendiary Magistrate) in July 1929 and July 1930 and in 1947 there is a Juvenile Court note in an unknown hand]. There are also entries from Magistrate's Court (Malakwa), 1927; Police Court at Malakwa, 1927, Police Court at Sicamous, 1928, Police Court at Arrowhead, 1928 and 1931 and Juvenile Court, 1934, 1938-1941, and 1947.

British Columbia. Police Court (Revelstoke)

Action on the Columbia

The item is a composite print of an industrial film made around 1964. It shows the construction of the Mica, Duncan and Arrow Dams in the Columbia River basin. Some of the communities in the project area are shown and the problems and benefits are discussed. There is footage of Revelstoke and Trail-Kaslo area, flooding of the Columbia near Trail and aerial views of area communities. There is also footage of the 1964 ratification of the Columbia River Treaty at the International Peace Arch, with US President Johnson, Canadian Prime Minister Pearson and BC Premier Bennett.

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