Jack Henry and Chief Constable John Kelly coming down from the Cronin Mine with deceased Jack Pekoe (Picco)

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Date Range
July 1917
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
Gilbert Clarke Killam fonds
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Gilbert Clarke Killam
Fonds No.
PF26
Item No.
P1094
Accession No.
1982.10
Physical Description
1 postcard: b&w; 14 x 9 cm
Scan Resolution
96 dpi
Date Range
July 1917
History / Biographical
Pekoe (Picco) carried the mail into the Cronin Mine. He would go into Silverking basin, cross over into Hyland basin and then down to the mine. In the winter of the 1915/1916 he was reported missing. Several attempts to look for him were made, but snow conditions and the large snowslide on the trail made a thorough search impossible until Spring. His body was found the following July and carried out by Chief Constable John Kelly of the B.C. Provincial police (left) and local packer Jack Henry (right). Ref. From Swamp to Village by Lynn Shervill
Geographic Access
Smithers, B.C.
Notes
Identified left to right: Chief Constable Jack Kelly; Jack Pekoe (Picco); Jack Henry
Written on back of postcard: "This man was packing mail to the Cronin mine in the fall, reported missing, the police sent a search party, after the snow went the following July. The body was found, apparantly overtaken by a snowslide, by Kelly the policeman, and Jack Henry. 1920? "
Negative copy also available.
Type of Record
Archival Description

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