Fonds PR-1573 - Iver Fougner fonds

First road building at Bella Coola. From dock to H.B.C. thence on to Hagensborg Pioneer teacher and first secretary of the colony, Iver Fougner Leisure moments for colonists a la Currier and Ives Saugstad children First suspension bridge built by settlers at Hagensborg twelve miles up the Bella Coola Valley. N... Reverend Saugstad and family, colony founder Bella Coola Indian village (Noohalk) in 1894, split cedar sidewalk First Methodist Mission house at Bella Coola. Rev. Nicholas, Pastor, about 1895. First converts a... Part of Bella Coola Indian dance troupe that went with B. Filip Jacobsen  to the World's Fai... Bella Coola royalty. Descendants of the famous Chief Clalamin Mr. And Mrs. Andrew Weber, one of the first couples to be married in a Christian ceremony Old Medicine Man, Bella Coola Indian burial box, Bella Coola. Old Hudson's Bay Post in background Old house on Bella Coola River at the site of Rascal's Village (MacKenzie) Komokwa (Sea God)... Rascal's village (Bella Coola) half a mile from the mouth of the river. Spoon canoe in foreg... First Methodist Mission Church at Bella Coola. Rev. Nicholas and congregation H.O. Hansen and family, built first sawmill and also Lutheran church First wharf at Bella Coola, steamer Edith at dock face, 1895-96 A settler's lonely cabin, 1895, on the banks of the Bella Coola River Iver Fougner's cabin on his "Fairview" estate, company coming for coffee Andrew Svisdahl and Mathis Hammer.  The two best broadaxe men in the colony... Fine example of excellent dovetailed buiding.  This building is still in use to this day (1979), ... Poling up the Bella Coola River with Nootsam Mts. in background J. Widsten, Iver Fougner and M.B. Christensen Slide of 1894.  This was a fearsome experience for former Minnesotans Smoke house or long house at old village. Note modernizing touch with windows probably traded fro... Frontispiece on Chief Clelaman longhouse Tame cub black bear who eventually became a nuisance Christian Saugstad, founder, at far left, and his family C. Skjepstad, G.B. Olsen and Hans Odegaard
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Iver Fougner fonds

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  • 1892-1915 (Creation)
    Fougner, Iver

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2 cm of textual records and 38 photographs

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Iver Fougner was born in Norway April 24, 1870. He lived in Minnesota but moved with other Norwegians to the Bella Coola Colony in 1894. He died in Bella Coola on July 25, 1947.

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The photographs were donated by Iver Fougner's son Milo in 1979.

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The fonds consists of Ivar Fougner's diary from April 8, 1892 to December 30, 1915. The diary documents life at Bella Coola. There is a gap for the year 1911. The fonds also includes 38 glass slides taken or made by Fougner between 1894 and 1896. Photograph captions provided by Milo Fougner.

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A transcript of the diary is available, see E/C/F82A
A copy on microfilm is available, see A01362
Copy prints have been made of the glass slides, request container 000474-0001. Some have been digitized.

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Archives code(s): E/C/F82

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Accession number(s): E/C/F82; 197904-001

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