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

 Kitimat & Kemano - External Links

Site Index

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

External Sites

External Links
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 Including Text and Pictures,
 May be made, without the express Written Permission
 of Web Editor, Doug Gent

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All Pictures on all my web pages, are now Visibly Watermarked,
All my pages are now Right Click, copy and paste, disabled.
I ask everyone that enjoys free history sites,
to start to policing these violations.
If we don't stop this, no one will donate pictures to me or anyone,
and we all loose.
If you see one of my pictures on facebook, etc.
tell them to remove it.


All the External Links
on this web page, are NOT my web pages
 they are only placed here for your interest
 in Kitimat-Kemano history and pictures

View Larger Map

the Google map above shows the townsite of Kemano, top middle,
From the "K" in word "Kemano", you can still see the clearing
for the tramway going up the side of Mt DuBose. 
Bottom left corner is the location of Wachwas Camp
running just north of Wachwas Creek, along the bottom of the map
is Seekwyakin Creek.
From the "o" in word "Kemano" is Horetzky Creek, running to the right
Powerline runs straight north, from almost dead center of the top of the map.
Kemano river runs south to the beach, at the bottom left corner.

The Kitimat Museum and Archives, has numerous pictures,
Information, and Stories, on Kitimat and Kemano.
This is an add on to their stuff, not designed or created to replace it.
I encourage you to view their site, click here to view

The newspaper of the Saguenay-Kitimat Construction Co.
was called "The Sagimat"
Company newspaper for Alcan, "The Ingot"

Also Royal BC Museum has some info and pictures
check them out here

Kemano is built on Haisla First Nation Traditional Territory,
here is their web site

Kemano is located at the site of the Henaksiala village.
on Kemano Indian Reserve No. 17.
Most of the Haisla today live at Kitimaat Village,
located across the Bay from Alcan's Smelter.
They still fish Oolichan at the mouth of the Kemano River,
near the Kemano Beach area.

Union History of Kitimat and Kemano
great photos and history of this project

Oct 13, 1952, Life Magazine, Page 73-77

Aug 23, 1954, Life Magazine, Page 48-50, 52, and 54

Nov 1951- Popular Science
Page 98-101, 259

Kemano and Kitimat were highlighted in a Sept 1956 issue
 of National Geographic Magazine.
Haven't found this issue yet to read for myself.

See my Jim Hanna photo section
for a brief bio on the author and photographer
in this sept 1056 issue of NG

Dec 1953, Popular Mechanics contained an article
called Building Canada's Colossus,
written by Richard F. Dempewolff
the most detailed article I have found
and now you can read it yourself online.
Click here

A bit of Kemano info can be found in
the June 1952 issue of Popular Mechanics

You can read it online here

Page 104-107 & 246

A real good article on Okanagan Helicopters, Copter King, Carl Agar,
was printed in Popular Mechanics, Feb 1957, of all places.

You can read it online here

start at page 137, 140, then 278, 280, 282, & 284
there is some neat stuff about Kemano in there as well

Building the Nechako Reservoir-
link to a short CBC Radio show

BC Archives has a few photos of the Kemano river,
and the building of the road from the beach to Kemano
try this link

Mr. Steven "Steve" Butte's story
sorry to write he passed away Nov 11, 2010 in Australia

Alcan 1959 report
great photo on front, loading ingots at Kitimat dock
view it here

You tube video helicopter landing on aerial transmission helicopter pad
view it here

Book your room on the "Delta King"

Book of Kitimat/Kemano
"Three Towns: A History of Kitimat"
by Janice Beck
photos from Kitimat Museum and Archives
printed in 1983, 4th edition 2009.


note- because these are NOT my pictures/Web sites
the links can move, change etc,
and I have no control over any of them. 
 If they don't work, you can let me know,
and one day I'll remove the dead ones.

End of the show, thanks for viewing it.

Mr. Thomas Raymond "Bud" Walker



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