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A history of Revelstoke and the Big Bend

The series contains a copy of a thesis by William Bilsland called "A history of Revelstoke and the Big Bend." 1955. v, 241 leaves: maps, tables. Thesis (M.A.), University of British Columbia, 1955. Bibliography: leaves 235-249.

Also included in this series is an unpublished, typescript draft (2 copies) of an earlier (1952) history of Revelstoke prepared by the author for publication by the Department of Education in the British Columbia Heritage Series.

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.

Agnes Smith interview

RECORDED: Cranbrook (B.C.), 1980-10-31 SUMMARY: Interesting description of normal school in 1917-1918. Amusing and vivid descriptions of her schools, living conditions, and the characters in the district including the bucolic suitor. She taught at both the Tonkawatla school near Revelstoke and at the Sydmouth School near Arrowhead, 1919-1920.

Agriculture today : reel 1, part 2

The item consists of a reel of 16 mm film which includes the following items:
D. At Cawston, an entire unprofitable apricot orchard is cut down. The cut trees are shredded and dispersed as mulch. At Revelstoke, three deep wells are being drilled to provide water for irrigation and domestic use.
E. Orchard scenes.
F. The golden nematode, a pest of tomatoes, potatoes and eggplants, infested Vancouver Island in 1965. The plant protection of the federal Department of Agriculture eradicated the threat using quarantine, soil preparation and fumigation.
G. The federal Department of Agriculture's national potato-breeding program. At a research station in Fredericton, researchers select the best varieties for each region of Canada.

Andy Gray interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1965-10-30 SUMMARY: Andy Gray recalls in detail his career on the CPR. Born in Scotland, he came to Canada in 1890 and then to Vancouver 1892. He began work on the CPR in 1906 as a "wiper", then a fireman, and by 1911 as an engineer. He discusses his experience working with the trains in Revelstoke from 1909 to 1915; the Rogers Pass Slide of 1910 with the only survivor, Bill LaChance; train recollections throughout the province; Kootenay Central; and "Cranbrook Ed," who was one of the escaped elephants from a visiting circus at Cranbrook.

Applications, decisions and correspondence

  • GR-2789
  • Series
  • 1943

Applications, decisions and correspondence with Judge W.A. Nisbet of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board Rentals Administration concerning suites in two apartment blocks on McKenzie Avenue in Revelstoke. (2 files)

British Columbia. County Court (Revelstoke)

Arvid Lundell interview ; Muriel Campbell interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Memories of Revelstoke churches, 1905-1945 PERIOD COVERED: 1905-1945 RECORDED: Revelstoke (B.C.), 1975-06 SUMMARY: Arvid Lundell: Memories of Revelstoke and the Methodist and United Churches there, 1905-1945. [Recorded 1975-06-12.] Muriel Campbell: Memories of Revelstoke and the Presbyterian, Methodist and United Churches there, 1910-1945. [Recorded 1975-06-17.]

Assize record book

  • GR-2304
  • Series
  • 1885

Proceedings of the assize of 23 June - 14 July 1885 as kept by J.C. Hughes, Deputy Registrar of the Supreme Court at Farwell, West Crossing of the Columbia River; it also contains jury lists.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Farwell)

[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.

Autobiographical accounts and other material

The series consists of "Down Memory Lane" and "The Experiences of a Little Girl" autobiographical accounts by E.M. Leonard (Mrs. E.M. Fulmer) describing her early childhood in Salmon Arm, nurses' training at the Queen Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke and work at Shaughnessy Hospital in Vancouver. It also includes "The Story of John F. Leonard" by M. Fulmer, an account of her brother's life, a composer of operettas for Vancouver schools. Letters patent and items advertising E.M. Leonard's Peristaltic Therapeutic Apparatus.

BC Power Commission 58/59 review

The item consists of reel of film footage from 1958-1959. It contains a spliced-together footage compilation showing various Power Commission operations: mobile 500KW diesel generating unit arrives in Revelstoke, cable-laying barge, boats and shore crew lay underwater line to Thetis & Kuper Islands, island residents celebrate at a picnic, where First Nations dancers perform, power plant construction & tunnel work at Ash River project on Great Central Lake [similar tunnelling shots in Men at Work], continuing through winter, completed Ash River Generating Station and penstock, shots of Chemainus sawmill and new power station.

B&W footage: official opening of Georgia Gas Turbine Generating Station at Chemainus -- people touring station, Premier W.A.C. Bennett and Commission chairman Hugh Keenleyside addressing crowd and on-site CHEK-TV interview [b&w, sound] with Premier Bennett re Power Commission development.

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)

Bench books

  • GR-2193
  • Series
  • 1902-1950

Bench books for County Court civil, criminal and chambers actions and Supreme Court chambers actions.

British Columbia. County Court (Revelstoke)

Between ourselves : The Luck of La Chance ; Folk songs

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. The first part of this episode [archived as T2463:0001] is "The Luck of La Chance" by Imbert Orchard, a special documentary presentati;on about the 1910 avalanche on Rogers Pass, which took an estimated sixty lives. It is a personal account of the disaster by Bill La Chance, the sole survivor. Other voices heard include: Mr. and Mrs;. Philip Parker, Andy Gray, Doug Abrahamson, and G.H. Williamson. The second part of the this episode, "Folk Songs", is a collection of folk songs, including some from B.C.. The vocalists include: Cla;ire Klein, Bud Spencer, and James L. Johnson, with conductor Bud Henderson.f@!NYKlein, Claire singer ;f@!NYSpencer, Bud

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