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Records relating to Nakusp

Collected for the 1958 Centennial, this material consists of typescripts, newspaper clippings, photographs and signatures. The collection addresses most aspects of early life at Nakusp and district including railway construction and maintenance, recreation, sawmills, steamboats and church history. The focus is on the people of the district with lists of residents and thumbnail sketches of individuals and families.

Nakusp, B.C.

"Watson" G. Funamoto and his album : May 29, 1942 Fitzwilliam, B.C.

The series consists of a photograph album created by G.W. Funamoto in 1942 to document his time in various Japanese internment camps along the Yellowhead Highway and the Slocan area.

The album contains 169 b&w photographs, including postcards and other commercially produced prints, and includes images of various Japanese internment camps such as Red Pass and Lemon Creek; images of a unidentified camps (possibly Princeton and Tashme) and images identified as Slocan City, Sandon, New Denver and Kamloops. There are also various commercially produced images of the Canadian Rockies, photographs of what may be family and friends and images of the BC Public Works activities involved in road building. There is very little in the way of captions and other identifying information although there are some inscriptions in English and Japanese. The album also contains two British Columbia Security Commission 5 cent coupons.

Funamoto, G.W.

Slocan Baseball League fonds

  • PR-0268
  • Fonds
  • 1948-1952 [Microfilmed 1978]

The fonds consists of correspondence, scores and lists of the Slocan Baseball League.

Slocan Baseball League

Correspondence and memoranda

  • GR-1132
  • Series
  • 1895-1903

This series contains correspondence and memoranda of the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works with the Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works, Nelson, regarding land disputes. File 1 contains correspondence relating to the disputed pre-emption claim of E.P. Dunn at Slocan City, 1895-1897. File 2 deals with a three-sided dispute over lands at Bonnington Falls between the City of Nelson; L.A. Campbell's application for a mill site (under the Mineral Act), and the West Kootenay Power and Light Company.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

Arthur Stanhope Farwell papers

Arthur Stanhope Farwell was a surveyor who worked out of Nelson and Victoria, B.C.

Records include: letterbook, outward correspondence, 1901-1907; correspondence regarding West Kootenay mineral claims, 1893-1906; diaries, 1864-1867, 1888, 1892, 1894-1898, 1900-1905, 1907; financial records, 1893-1895, 1904-1906; surveyor's field notes and field books of miscellaneous West Kootenay mineral claims, Lots, and pre-emptions, 1891-1902. Also includes correspondence with Department of Lands and Works re Slocan Mining Division; correspondence with Gilbert M. Sproat re Sandon, British Columbia mineral claims, 1896, 1898; and a journal of a mineral claim survey trip in the West Kootenay, 1902.

Between ourselves : Ghost towns

SUMMARY: "Between Ourselves" was a weekly series of hour-long radio programs that presented Canada to Canadians. It featured aspects of Canadian life in docudramas, plays, music, and interviews, originating fr;om different regions of Canada. The series ran from 1966 to 1979. In this episode, "Ghost Towns", Jurgen Hesse explores three British Columbia ghost towns: Sandon, Quesnel Forks and Bralorne. Recolle;ctions and reminiscences are recounted by former residents of these mining towns.;

Peggy Bildstein interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Margaret (Peggy) Bildstein : Lardeau Valley, 1946-1952 PERIOD COVERED: 1946-1952 RECORDED: [location unknown], [1980] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Margaret (Peggy) Bildstein was born in England. Taught in Retallack 1940-41. Married on the coast in 1943 at Youbou. Moved to Howser in 1946. Husband worked for Duncan Lake Lumber Company. Opened one-room school in Howser. Building school building. Received big help from Kaslo School board. Mill burns down. People leave Howser and school closes. School re-opens. Earl Stevens, trapper. Joe Gallo, mining promoter. Billy Clark. Social life in Howser. Tim Ainsworth, English immigrant. TRACK 2: Tim Ainsworth was road foreman. Death of Tim Ainsworth. Describes operation of Duncan Lake Lumber Company and people who worked there. Tug runs aground on Duncan Lake. Mill was powered by two steam tractors from the prairies. Description of present-day (1980) Howser. Store in Poplar Creek run by Alec Robb. Climbing up to Lavina fire lookout. Layout of townsite.

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