Kemano & Kitimat,
British Columbia, Canada
 ca 1953-1957
 Thomas Raymond "Bud" Walker
 Pictures / Memorabilia

 Crawley & McCracken Co. Ltd.

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Kemano Beach
Kemano Tunnel
M-K Tramway
Kemano Powerhouse
Kemano Townsite, Camp 5
Wachwas Camp

Company Phone Book 1954
Workers in Memoriam

Alcan Smeltersite
Labour Management Committee
Kitimat Townsite

Nechako Reservoir
Ootsa Lake Lodge

Ray Edwin "Rep" Powell

McNeely "Mac" Dubose Jr.

G.G. Massey's Visit 1954
T.R. "Bud" Walker
Morrison-Knudsen Co.
Crawley & McCracken Co. Ltd.
Horetzky (Peak, Creek, St,)

Jeff Watts Photos
Jeff Watts Bio
Kemano Boy Scout Troop
Various Photos, ca 1954-56

Jim Hanna Photos
Various Photos ca 1954-56

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Crawley & McCracken Co. Ltd.

Given their nickname "Canada's Biggest Cooks" in 1918

Head Office is at:
774 St. Paul St. West, in Montreal Quebec
One record says they were Incorporated May 22, 1984
known as Lodging Contractors,
They were the contracted caterers for the camps.
This company started the "Murray's Restaurant" chain in 1924,
with a sandwich shop in Toronto.
They were operating in the 1930's, with over 2 million in sales.
There is only one left on Lucerne St., Montreal.

Per a newspaper article,
1937 Crawley & McCracken celebrated their silver jubilee,
25 years in business.
Started in 1912, by Fred C. McCracken,
 a young American engineering student.
Joined in business by Murray Crawley, also an American.
Came to Montreal area, to start a seasonal catering business,
expanding to keep their workers busy in the winter months.
In 1937 they had 1500 workers.
Fred died, age 53, in June 1940,
in an obit printed on him, it stated,
in 1913 he became Canadian manager
 for the Consolidated Boarding Supply Co.
5 years later, 1918 he founded Crawley & McCracken Co.
contradicting the silver jubilee article above.
Fred was once President of the Montreal Kiwanis club
the company published their own employee newspaper,
called "The Skillet", starting in Dec 1934

Inside a Kemano Camp Cook House
at the time of construction, early 1950's.
Notice upside down "Milk" can on table
and Windsor salt box on right side.




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