Peace River district (B.C. and Alta.)



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995 days

Documentary. The building of a BC Rail 129 kilometre (80 mile) branch line to the coal mines of Tumbler Ridge for the Northeast Coal Project. Shows surveying; tunnel and bridge construction; laying of rails; manufacture of porcelain insulators; installation of electrical lines to power trains; design and construction of electric locomotives; loaded trains en route; Ridley Island Coal Terminal at Prince Rupert.

Andy Russell interview

CALL NUMBER: T4105:0043.1 RECORDED: Millarville (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Grew up with a passion for reading, the mountains and horses. Bert Rigall, international reputation, taught Andy guiding, childhood accident, started in 1907, operated out of Waterton Park, 1910. Wilderness summer trips, fifty horses, covered from Flathead Valley to Kananaskis. Major five month trip, Fort Steele to Pine Pass in 1911. Guides license obtained in 1936. Guiding territory in BC was lower Flathead Valley and east tributaries, 1946 to 1960. Used local BC guides. Selective hunting for bighorn sheep. Providing a service. High international outfitters rating. Frank Dvorak. Exclusive outfitting rights in Waterton Park, 110 horses. Recollections and perceptions of grizzly. TRACK 2: Guided famous hunting writers. Wilderness photography. Exposure/experience with big game, horses. Snowstorm problems. Close calls climbing. His film "Grizzly Country": lecture tour for 11 years, making it. Career thoughts. Description of Frenchie Riviere; origins, trailed horses to Fort St. John.

CALL NUMBER: T4105:0043.2 RECORDED: Millarville (Alta.), 1984-10 SUMMARY: Frenchie Riviere (continued). Jim Riviere, George Gladstone's stream crossing story. Crowsnest outfits; Frank Dvorak, Martin and Mike Baher, Vensel Dvorak. Leo Rutledge. Recollections of recent conservation battle with oil companies.

Annual grazing reports

  • GR-1233
  • Series
  • 1932-1933

This series contains annual grazing reports submitted to the Chief Forester by the District Forester of the Fort George Forest District.

British Columbia. Forest Branch

Anthony L. Kos interview

RECORDED: Prince George (B.C.), 1986 SUMMARY: Tony Kos: In 1949, Tony joined the railway's construction survey crew on the extension north of Quesnel. He left the railway, then returned soon after for the push north to the Peace River district. T;ony now owns and operates a contracting business in Prince George.;

[B.C., Ottawa -- coal]

News item. Present to sign BC's North East Coal Fields Agreement, to provide BC develoment with federal government assistance are: Otto Land, Federal Minister of Energy and Mines; BC Premier Bill Bennett; Jim Chabot, BC's Minister of Mines; and Don Phillips, MLA for Dawson Creek and Peace River. Phillips says this development will permit BC to provide a greater amount of the coal consumed by metallurgical industries world-wide.

Bernard Atkins interview

CALL NUMBER: T4077:0001 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Interview with Bernard Atkins RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1983-06-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Atkins discusses: childhood in England; moving to Victoria; first interest in photography and first photographic assignment; going up to Alaska to make film on Alaska Highway, 1949; boss Clarence Ferris; work in hard-to-get-to parts of the province; first two films, "Look to the North" and "Land of Tomorrow"; work for civil service, Tourism and Travel Bureau for B.C. government. TRACK 2: More on development of the Peace River and Alaska Highway region. Describes what life was like in the north of B.C. in the '40s and '50s. Lack of funds in Travel and Tourism Bureau. Dealing with Phil Gaglardi at Department of Highways: agreed to make some films for that department. Films on industrial industries. Resignation of Clarence Ferris. Discussion of "Men, Mountains and the Challenge;". Film about Island highway and film about totem poles. CALL NUMBER: T4077:0002 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Interview with Bernard Atkins RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1983-06-28 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Further discussion on "The Silent Ones". Going up to the Queen Charlottes with Wilson Duff and others from UBC. Bringing back the totem poles to UBC and the Royal B.C. Museum. Good relationship with Bill Reid and Kelly Duncan. Got along well with Mungo Martin, the Native carver. Feud between Chief Thunderbird and Mungo Martin. Atkins' last film was "Valley of the Swans," about Kootenay Flats being drained. Discusses "Kootenay Lake Holiday" and "Highway Sixteen". Dick Colby and Clarence Ferris anecdote. Describes working conditions at the Ministry of Trade and Industry and his relationship with Ferris. [TRACK 2: blank.]

Bishop A.H. Sovereign interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-11-03 SUMMARY: TRACK 2: Reverend A.H. Sovereign, Bishop of Athabasca, talks about coming to BC as a young deacon in 1906; he recalls his first impressions of Vancouver, streetcars and the city centre. He describes; his first position at Christ Church Cathedral under Reverend C.C. Owen; his work with the Boy's Brigade; first boys' summer camps on Bowen Island 1906; St. Mark's summer camps at Lions Beach in the 1;920s; St. Mark's Church in Kitsilano; early Kitsilano; life in the community; Mr. J.Z. Hall and family; growth of the area and the Sam Greer land dispute. TRACK 2: Reverend Sovereign continues with ;recollections about the J.Z. Hall home in Kitsilano and Mrs. J.Z. Hall; Sam Greer and family; Fred and George Burroughs; Kits Beach; and Captain Dawe. He talks about his interest in mountain climbing; search and rescue work on Grouse Mountain; Don and Phyllis Munday; the BC Mountaineering Club and Mount Garibaldi Park. He continues with recollections of his time spent in Dawson City, Yukon in 193;2, and the Peace River area.

Canyon of destiny

The item consists of a release print of an industrial film, made between 1963 and 1967. It shows the planning, construction and official opening of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam at Portage Mountain on the Peace River. Includes discussion of the geology of the region.

Cariboo district land records

  • GR-1374
  • Series
  • 1861-1972

This series contains the records of the Gold Commissioner, Government Agent, and Assistant Land Commissioner, Cariboo District (Quesnel). The records consist of lot registers, certificates of purchase, certificates of pre-emption, registers of pre-emptions (canceled and allowed), registers of land applications and lands purchased, register of leaves of absence granted pre-emption on active service, minute books containing lot register of lands along the route of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway, and registers of hay and pasture land leases. The series also includes townsite registers for Quesnel, Barkerville, and Wells and lot registers for some townships in the Peace River Block. Volumes 89-98 and 153-158 are oversize.

British Columbia. Cariboo Land District

Charles Bruce interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1979-07-25 SUMMARY: Mr. Bruce tells of his education in Victoria. The difficulties of getting a school in those days; getting school at Upper Pine (1938-39); took train there, with 40 teachers going north. Describes country, ranchers, boarding place, social life, poverty, types of food. The school's part in the community. Organization of school district in the Peace River block. One-room schools had some advantages, but mainly considers that education is better in consolidated schools. He became a principal and superintendent of schools in the Kamloops district.

Circulars from District Forester to field staff pertaining to forest management

  • GR-1216
  • Series
  • 1966-1977

This series contains circular letters from District Forester to field staff pertaining to forest protection, forest management, etc. It includes some circular letters from the Chief Forester to District Foresters.

British Columbia. Prince George Forest District (1953-1978)


Series consists of two letters to Richard Wolfenden and one to Madge (Wolfenden) Hamilton, 1904, 1908, 1958, containing reminiscences of early British Columbia by Francis Brook Gregory and John Connell and reminiscences of the family of R.C. Moody by R.A.C. Lowndes (great grandson); one invoice of Robert Porter and Sons.

Correspondence and newspaper clippings

Letters and newspaper clippings re E. Muriel Claxton, nurse at the Red Cross Outpost Hospital at Cecil Lake, Peace River Block. The collection consists of two letters from Miss Claxton to Mrs. Gordon thanking her for gifts of clothing and money; one letter to Mrs. Gordon from Agnes Ayling of the Red Cross Outpost Hospital, Cecil Lake, written after Miss Claxton's death and six newspaper clippings about Miss Claxton.

Correspondence outward from the District Forester

  • GR-1232
  • Series
  • 1959-1977

This series contains circular letters from the District Forester to field staff pertaining to forest protection, forest management, range management, office methods etc. The records include some circular letters from the Chief Forester to District Foresters. The records are arranged chronologically.

British Columbia. Prince George Forest District (1953-1978)

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.;

Del Miller interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], [196-] SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Mr. Del Miller recalls his arrival in BC in 1909 from Ontario; a wide variety of jobs he worked at upon arrival; South Fort George in 1911; Hudson's Hope; trapping; shipping freight on Peace; River; Finlay Rapids; more on trapping; living with his family in Deserters Canyon; trading posts; river transportation and freights; scows; more on Hudson's Hope; living in the region, including other pioneers and supplies and the Beaver Indians; trapping; medical care; and a story about his son who was accidentally shot. TRACK 2: Mr. Miller continues with his story about his son; how airplane;s brought in supplies and mail; how he was a mail carrier for a year; how he got supplies from the Fraser River with barges; an account of river accidents; climate; trails; and family history.

Department of Mines minister's records

  • GR-1095
  • Series
  • 1897-1956

This series contains the correspondence inward to the Minister of Mines: includes 1898 report from Gold Commissioner, Telegraph Creek; correspondence with George M. Dawson, Geological Survey of Canada, 1899; a 1900 report on the collection of mineral statistics; correspondence relating to radioactive ores, the B.C. War Metals Research Board, and the B.C. Research Council, 1942-1945, etc.; correspondence with Federal Minister of Transport relating to the establishment of airports in B.C., 1939; notes on 1942 Dominion Provincial conference regarding wartime agreement on Peace River oil rights.

British Columbia. Dept. of Mines. Minister


Series consists of correspondence, 1904, and diaries April - June 1904, winter 1905-1906, and August 14 - October 10, 1907 concerning trapping and prospecting, Tumtum Creek, Shuswap district and of a reconnaissance survey made for lumber company from Fort St. Ann across Wapiti Pass to the Big Salmon River and back.

Doug Christie interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1986 SUMMARY: Doug Christie retired in January 1986 after 27 years as terminal supervisor at Fort St. John. He spent 30 years with the railway.;

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