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2 oxen pulling load during construction of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.

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Date Range
1912
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents and descriptions on the backside of postcard.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0343
Accession No.
1979.7.284
Physical Description
1 postcard: sepia; 14 x 8cm.
Scan Resolution
96dpi
Negative Number
F36
Date Range
1912
Notes
Photograph has been glued onto a postcard. Written on back "Freight team during construction O.X 1912". Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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50,000 U.S. gallon water tank map, forms for pedestals

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Date Range
April 21, 1913
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Creator
J. G. Legrand
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
OS 27
Item No.
2017.22.3
Accession No.
2017.22
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 3/4 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
April 21, 1913
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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50,000 U.S. gallon water tank map, foundation plan

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Date Range
April 14, 1913
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Creator
J. G. Legrand
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
OS 27
Item No.
2017.22.1
Accession No.
2017.22
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 3/8 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
April 14, 1913
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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50,000 U.S. gallon water tank map, foundation plan

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Date Range
April 21, 1913
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Creator
J. G. Legrand
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
OS 27
Item No.
2017.22.2
Accession No.
2017.22
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 3/4 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
April 21, 1913
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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50,000 U.S. gallon water tank map, steam heating system

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Date Range
May 12, 1914
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Creator
J. G. Legrand
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
OS 27
Item No.
2017.22.4
Accession No.
2017.22
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 1/4 inch: 1 foot
Scale 1/2 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
May 12, 1914
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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50,000 U.S. gallon water tank map, water heating system

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Date Range
May 12, 1914
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Creator
J. G. Legrand
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S3
File No.
OS 27
Item No.
2017.22.5
Accession No.
2017.22
Physical Description
1 map
Material Details
Scale 1/4 inch: 1 foot
Date Range
May 12, 1914
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Administrative

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Date Range
[1910-1922], 1950
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the GTP Railway in Smithers, B.C. The series contains time books, distribution of labour procedure, table of spirals used on Mountain Division, an engineer trip ticket booklet, and a booklet on interior pole location and function.
Collection
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
BF2
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1971.35
1978.7
1981.41
1989.14
Physical Description
19 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1910-1922], 1950
Scope and Content
Series includes records related to the administrative activities of the GTP Railway in Smithers, B.C. The series contains time books, distribution of labour procedure, table of spirals used on Mountain Division, an engineer trip ticket booklet, and a booklet on interior pole location and function.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Alexander Roy McDonell

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Date Range
[1910-1960]
Collection
McDonell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Scope and Content
Records primarily reflect McDonell’s time as a Fisheries Inspector and include correspondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, tax records and photographs. This series also includes records collected by McDonell, which pertain to his son, John Donald McDonell. These records include photographs and c…
Collection
McDonell Family fonds
Description Level
Series
GMD
textual record
graphic material
Fonds No.
PF12
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
1984.3
1990.105
2009.22
2017.5
2017.46
Physical Description
12.5 cm of textual records
11 b&w photographs
Date Range
[1910-1960]
History / Biographical
Alexander Roy McDonell (Jr.) was born in Orillia, Ontarion on January 2nd, 1885, to parents Alexander Roy McDonell (Sr.) and Catherine Campbell. While McDonell first worked as a teacher in Ontario, he decided to move west to pursue other career options, moving to Hazelton, B.C., around 1910. Once in Hazelton, McDonell played for the Hazelton Hockey Team (1912-1913) and coached the Hazelton Baseball Team (1913), while also working as a timekeeper for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway near Hazelton. He later pursued work as a prospector, working in the Rocher de Boule Mine. He returned to Ontario briefly to marry his fiancée, Nellie Geneveive Cavanagh (born January 4, 1886) and together they moved back to Hazelton, B.C. On August 21, 1921, their son John (aka Jack) Donald McDonell was born. On June 8, 1923, the McDonells prematurely lost their daughter, May Geneveive McDonell, one day after her birth. Nellie passed away shortly after, leaving Roy to raise his then two-year old son, John. Thus, McDonell asked his sister, Margaret, a music teacher, to move to Hazelton to help care for his son. Roy McDonell was heavily involved in the local sports teams, coaching hockey teams and umpiring baseball games. He also worked as a fisheries inspector for the Department of Fisheries in Smithers, B.C. until his retirement around 1948. In May 16, 1943, McDonell’s son, John, was killed in a flying accident while serving as a pilot for the Royal Canadian Air Force (R.C.A.F.) in Scotland. On January 1, 1963, McDonell passed away in Smithers, B.C.
Scope and Content
Records primarily reflect McDonell’s time as a Fisheries Inspector and include correspondence, newspaper clippings, receipts, tax records and photographs. This series also includes records collected by McDonell, which pertain to his son, John Donald McDonell. These records include photographs and correspondence. Photographs depict Roy and John together, John in the R.C.A.F. and John’s funeral and grave.
Arrangement
Files 10 and 11 held numerous receipts kept by Roy McDonell. Considering the repetition of purchases and volume of such records, a sample of was taken and the rest destroyed. As well, files 10 and 11 contain tax records related to properties held in Mary McDonell’s name. However, these are arranged under Roy McDonell as the records seem to have been collected and held by him.
Type of Record
Archival Description
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"Bannockburn" unloading at Prince Rupert, B.C.

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Date Range
September 1910
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P1479
Accession No.
1987.1.16
Physical Description
1 Photograph: sepia; 24 x 19 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
September 1910
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Notes
1 photograph: b&w; 17.5 x 12.5 cm; reprint from original sepia which is badly damagesd Workers unloading steel rails at the docks in Prince Rupert, 6000 tons of rail and enough for 240 miles of railroad. Info written on back in pencil. Also noted "Property G.T.P." Freighter name: "Bannockburn" Date and cargo confirmed by Sept. 19, 1910 edition of "The Prince Rupert Optimist" on front page.
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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"Big Mud Slide, G.T.P.R., South Hazelton"

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Date Range
April 1913
Collection
P2467-P2524
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
P2467-P2524
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
William Walter Wrathall
Item No.
P2484
Accession No.
1983.15.1
Physical Description
1 photograph: b&w; 3 x 3.8 cm
Scan Resolution
600 dpi
Date Range
April 1913
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Hazelton, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Blast along the Skeena River.

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Date Range
[190-?]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Other Title Info
Title based on photograph contents.
Fonds No.
C2
Item No.
P0494
Accession No.
1979.7.440
Physical Description
1 photograph: b & w; 24 x 15cm.
Date Range
[190-?]
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Geographic Access
Skeena River
Notes
Written on front 'A big blast G.T.P.R. Skeena River.'
Photo is a modern reprint
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Blueprint map showing main travelled waterways North of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

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Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Collection
Cronin Family fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
architectural drawing
Other Title Info
Range 5 coast district B.C.
Creator
S.C. Weston
Fonds No.
PF11
File No.
OS 15
Item No.
1985.1.39
Accession No.
1985.1
Physical Description
1 architectural drawing
Material Details
Scale 1 inch: 4 miles
Subject Access
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Type of Record
Archival Description
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Book

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Description
Reddish-brown book of railway operating rules. Title written on cover in bold black capital letters (see Inscriptions). 120 pages.
Title
Operating Rules
Artist or Maker
Canadian National Railways
Original Owner
E.D. Taylor
Other Names
Book
Pamphlet
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Start Date
July 1, 1929
Description
Reddish-brown book of railway operating rules. Title written on cover in bold black capital letters (see Inscriptions). 120 pages.
Inscriptions
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS, GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SYSTEM, DULUTH, WINNIPEG AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY, CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY
OPERATING RULES
Height
15.1
Width
10.4
Depth
1.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.146.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Booklet

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Description
Small, light brown booklet of railway safety rules. Title written on cover in bold black capital letters (see Inscriptions). 16 pages.
Title
Safety Rules Governing Train, Engine, Yard and Other Transportation Employees
Artist or Maker
Accident Prevention Branch
Other Names
Book
Pamphlet
Category
COMMUNICATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
DOCUMENTARY OBJECT
Start Date
1944
Period or Date Notes
"This Book compiled by the Accident Prevention Branch and issued December 1st, 1944 By Order Executive Vice-President."
Description
Small, light brown booklet of railway safety rules. Title written on cover in bold black capital letters (see Inscriptions). 16 pages.
Inscriptions
FORM 7355
CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS, GRAND TRUNK WESTERN RAILROAD COMPANY, DULUTH, WINNIPEG AND PACIFIC RAILWAY COMPANY, CENTRAL VERMONT RAILWAY, Inc.
SAFETY RULES GOVERNING TRAIN, ENGINE, YARD AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES
Height
13.2
Width
8.4
Depth
0.3
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.145.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

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Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers fonds

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Date Range
[1898; 1900; 1912; 1923; 1942]
Collection
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Fonds includes a cash book, exam booklet, and a number of books. Books include “Sheahan’s Telegraph Cipher Code,” “B. of L.E. Funeral Service,” “The Compound Locomotive” and “Ritual of the Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.”
for railroad workers. The first Canadian chapter was established soon after in Toronto in 1865. Although little documentation of the Brotherhood exists in the fonds, the local branch (Division III) was likely established in the Bulkley Valley around the time of the completion of Grand Trunk Pacific railway
Collection
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Fonds No.
AF7
Accession No.
1990.190
Physical Description
5 cm of textual records
Date Range
[1898; 1900; 1912; 1923; 1942]
History / Biographical
The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers was founded in Michigan on May 8, 1863 as a trade organization for railroad workers. The first Canadian chapter was established soon after in Toronto in 1865. Although little documentation of the Brotherhood exists in the fonds, the local branch (Division III) was likely established in the Bulkley Valley around the time of the completion of Grand Trunk Pacific railway in 1914. It was certainly in existence by 1926, when the Brotherhood’s chairman, along with the chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, visited Smithers for a meeting of members of the two orders. Over the years, several local Division III members have attended provincial, national, or international Brotherhood conventions, such as Sam J. Mayer in 1927 (in Vancouver) and 1929 (in Winnipeg and Montreal) and Thomas Britton in 1966 (in Cleveland, Ohio). The Brotherhood has also been involved in local charitable endeavors, such as donating $1,200 to the Bulkley Valley District Hospital for a heart monitor in 1974.
Scope and Content
Fonds includes a cash book, exam booklet, and a number of books. Books include “Sheahan’s Telegraph Cipher Code,” “B. of L.E. Funeral Service,” “The Compound Locomotive” and “Ritual of the Grand International Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.”
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers fonds

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Bulkley Valley Bridges

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Date Range
2022
Collection
Alan Pickard fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item compiles historical information and research on bridges of the Bulkley Valley / Widzin Kwah (Watsonqua), including at Hagwilget Canyon, K'san, Witset (Moricetown), at the Suskwa River, Snake Road, as well as information about Grand Trunk Pacific Railway company bridges.
Collection
Alan Pickard fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Alan Pickard
Fonds No.
PF23
Series No.
S3
Accession No.
2022.13
Physical Description
18.1 MB PDF
Date Range
2022
Publication
Alan Pickard, July 2022
Scope and Content
Item compiles historical information and research on bridges of the Bulkley Valley / Widzin Kwah (Watsonqua), including at Hagwilget Canyon, K'san, Witset (Moricetown), at the Suskwa River, Snake Road, as well as information about Grand Trunk Pacific Railway company bridges.
Geographic Access
Bulkley Valley
'Ksan, B.C.
Witset, B.C.
Widzin Kwah Canyon
Bulkley River
Reproduction Restrictions
Images included in the publication may or may not be protected by copyright, including images credited to the BC Archives.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Mining pamphlet

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Date Range
[1929]
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This is a mining booklet and map published by the Smithers Districts Board of Trade. It describes in detail the claims, mines, and owners in the Bulkley Valley.
extends into the Nechako plateau coun try. The whole area— large enough to make a kingdom in Europe— is within easy reach of the Grand Trunk Pacific line of the Canadian Na tional Railways. It extends along the railway from Seaton sta tion on the north-west to Rose Lake on the south- east, the latter
Collection
Ernest Hann fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Smithers District Board of Trade
Fonds No.
PF8
Series No.
S2
File No.
11
Item No.
2016.6.3
Accession No.
2016.6
Physical Description
0.2 cm of textual records
Scan Resolution
300 dpi
Date Range
[1929]
Scope and Content
This is a mining booklet and map published by the Smithers Districts Board of Trade. It describes in detail the claims, mines, and owners in the Bulkley Valley.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Progress Supplement

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Date Range
March 1990
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
An overview of the Bulkley Valley's progress from the turn of the century to 1990.
looks much the same today and continues to be a gathering point for locals. The Grand Trunk Pacific's train roundhouse which stood near the station at its peak about 1914. It served as the backbone of activity in the early days. As a railway divisional point Smithers grew up around the railroad site
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF5
Accession No.
2020.6.74
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
March 1990
Scope and Content
An overview of the Bulkley Valley's progress from the turn of the century to 1990.
Subject Access
Interior News
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Progress Supplement

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Bulkley Valley School Days

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Date Range
1982
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
Item is a book, Bulkley Valley School Days, about the history of education in the Bulkley Valley. It was written by longtime local educator Della Herman in 1981 and published in partnership with School District #54 in 1982.
central area was essential if the full potential of this part of British Columbia was to be realized. The decision was made to build a second transcontinental railway, the Grand Trunk Pacific, over five hundred miles to the north. This railway would traverse the Rocky Mountains by the Yellowhead Pass
Collection
Della Herman fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Della Herman
Fonds No.
PF29
Series No.
S1
Accession No.
2012.56.7
Physical Description
1 cm of textual records
Date Range
1982
History / Biographical
Della Herman (nee Carpenter) was a teacher, principal, supervising principal, and school trustee in the Bulkley Valley from 1936 until the mid-1980s, primarily working at Smithers Elementary School / Muheim Memorial Elementary.
Scope and Content
Item is a book, Bulkley Valley School Days, about the history of education in the Bulkley Valley. It was written by longtime local educator Della Herman in 1981 and published in partnership with School District #54 in 1982.
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Tourist Guide Supplement

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Date Range
Summer 1989
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Scope and Content
Smithers Visitor Infocentre, Main Street and Central Park, summer events, Telkwa Highroad, Driftwood fossil beds, hiking trails and forest recreation sites, Toboggan Creek Fish Hatchery, Einar Blix hiking recommendations, Hudson Bay Mountain chairlift, Telkwa directory, pioneer farm families, Telkw…
, the Grand Trunk Pacific, through the val­ ley. Other exhibits illustrate pioneer lifestyles: farming, railroad tie cutting, household items and childhood in past decades. Temporary exhibits, changed regularly, offer glimpses at other aspects of the area’s past. E v e n t s A busy summer Three events stand
Collection
Interior News fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
newspaper
Fonds No.
BF5
Accession No.
2020.6.69
Physical Description
1 cm textual records
Date Range
Summer 1989
History / Biographical
Printed in the Interior News and Houston Today.
Scope and Content
Smithers Visitor Infocentre, Main Street and Central Park, summer events, Telkwa Highroad, Driftwood fossil beds, hiking trails and forest recreation sites, Toboggan Creek Fish Hatchery, Einar Blix hiking recommendations, Hudson Bay Mountain chairlift, Telkwa directory, pioneer farm families, Telkwa walking tour, history of Telkwa stores, Quick, sites for naturalists, recreation in the Bulkley Valley, the Hazeltons, Kitanmaax School of Indian Art, fur trade history.
Subject Access
Interior News
Type of Record
Archival Description

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Bulkley Valley Tourist Guide Supplement

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