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Cramer St History
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Relay for Life, May 3, 2008
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Terrace Area War Memorial

Private Berger War Mystery

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Logging Archives
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Braun's Island
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Lanfear Hill
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Gordon & Anderson Ltd.

Prince Rupert
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GTP Steamships-SS Prince- Rupert/George
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Prince Rupert Dry Dock
Prince Rupert Riots

Seal Cove
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Rupert Area Cemeteries

Dodge- Hospital Island
Digby Island

North West BC Area
Aiyansh Tseax Volcano Cone
Alice Arm
Anyox 1, 2, 3
Barrett Lake
Bateman's Landing
Cedarvale / Minskinish
Copper City
Evelyn Station
Falls River Hydro Dam (Pr Rupert)
Fiddler Creek
Hanall Point
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Kemano / Kitimat, mid 1950's
Kitselas- (Old Town/ Canyon)
Kitsumkalum Lake
Lakelse Lake Valley
Lorne Creek
Nass Camp
North Bulkley
Port Edward
Port Essington
Prince Rupert
Quick Station
Skeena City
Skeena Crossing

Cassiar District
Glenora Landing
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Laketon/Lake Town

Porter Landing/ Thibert Creek
Telegraph Creek

North Coast
Ethelda Bay (DOT site)
Fort / Port Simpson

Georgetown Mills/ Georgetown
Woodcock's Landing

Skeena / Bulkley Pioneers
Arthur Lee Clore
Michaud Brothers
George Albert Kerr
John "David" Stuart
Rev. Thomas Jabez Marsh
James Darius Wells
Frank Lazelle

Frederick "Fred" Hampton
James Kelso Gordon
Frank Phiscator Jr. and Sr.
Oscar Olander / Paul Brodin
Dennis Tulley Christopher

Joel "Joe" Trulson
Samuel Arden Singlehurst
John Arthur Clark King Sealy
William Binnie "Tom" Forrest
Clair Leon Morris Giggey
Charles Merson "Charlie" Adam
Mrs Lanfear, Miss French

Grand Trunk Pacific History
GTP Railway Station Index

GTP Railway Contractors
GTP Railway Medical Service
Grand Trunk Pacific, Page 1 - 2
GTP Steamships-SS Prince Rupert
Foley, Welch and Stewart
Dr. William Percy Johns
Dr. Seymour Traynor
Daniel Joseph Dempsey
Edwin G. Russell
Adolph Butze
Frank Watrous Morse
George Alexander McNicholl
Joseph Frederick "Fred" Ritchie
Ernest Joseph Rowley
Allan Cameron Aldous
William Pitt Murray
Henry H. Brewer
Dr. Francis James Ewing
Western Canadian Immigration Association

Dominion Government Telegraph
Dominion Telegraph System
John Theodore Phelan

Enoch Roscoe Lukens Jones
Hugh Bernard Ashton Birch
Thomas Howard Walsh
John Franklin Richardson

Sternwheeler History
Capt. William Francis Madden
SS Mount Royal Sinking

Capt. George Hamilton Ritchie

SS Princess Norah

SS Prince Rupert / Prince George

Misc Pages
Misc History Info
BC Tel Northern District History
Various Pictures, Northern BC

Skeena River Photos
Copper River Bridge
Russian Stone Fort Mystery
North Route Service Center

Ski Hill History
BC Coastal Airline History
NW BC Logger's Memorial, Usk
Usk Pioneer Chapel
Usk Ferry Page
Forestry Lookouts
Kitselas Tunnel Explosion
New Zealand Moose?
Bear Glacier

1978 Flood, Northwest BC
Sunsets, Mountains, Lakes, Creeks
Reg German Anyox Archive Photos
Robert Ridley
Arthur Marsden "Art" Priestley
Monckton Family
Postcard Photographers
Patrick Joseph Ryan
Oolichan Fish

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Logging Archive Scenes in Terrace Area.

Besides Mining, and Fruit growing in the area,
logging became one of the main economy sources
in the Terrace Area.
some of these pictures below show the hard work
and dangers involved in the logging industry.
It was a dangerous occupation then and now.
It killed many men in the industry over the years.

Skidding Logs with team of horses
exact location, and 2 men shown not known.

Old Skeena Bridge with old Logging Truck- Postcard
courtesy Grant Walker, CA

Loading an early model Logging Truck,
using a team of horses, ca 1944- Postcard
Notice the size of the log, being rolled onto the truck from the side
courtesy Jerome Desilets, via McRae Collection, Terrace


Cedar Pole Capital

Loading Cedar Poles in Terrace
labelled "Logging Terrace BC Canada" - Postcard
courtesy Grant Walker, CA
Terrace was known as the "Cedar Pole Capital of the World" at one time.
I believe that is the Philbert / Skeena Hotel on the right side.
Looks like 3 railcars were used to haul these poles
Using a small cat and pole-pulley system to load them.
Poles were dragged along the rail tracks,
then winched up the poles on the side of the cars
set at an angle to guide them into place.
More poles can be seen in foreground
waiting to be pulled into position.

Cedar Poles waiting to be loaded on CNR train
seen on the right side.- Postcard
courtesy Grant Walker, CA

1966 Terrace newspaper shows a 140 ft long cedar pole,
33 inches at the base
brought into the L. H. & K. Pole Company Log yard
that was donated to Terrace Chamber of Commerce
(Company named after Little, Haugland and Kerr)

Oct 1968, McGillis & Gibbs Company Ltd. set up a preserving tank.
It handled logs up to 110 ft, and cooked the oil
into the butts of the poles for 12 hours.
This today has caused a problem for the environmental
problems with this process.
(Company was based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin)


Big Bertha
A 50 ton monument to logging on Highway 16,
across from what used to be the Tourism office in 2013.
Near the sani dump, where the loggers that used this machine,
think it probably should go, down the drain.
It was only used for one setting, in 1952,
and then got stuck in the mud.
It sat in storage in Terrace for years afterwards.
It was supposed to be a Portable Logging Spar.
It was not a popular logging display, among the loggers.
Most tourists probably wonder what it is,
since there is no pole in it.
Randy Haigh came up with the idea of the longest cedar pole,
that still can be found in the area,
should be put in it, with a Canadian flag flown on top of it.
Council turned his idea down.
I think he was right!
One good thing, no vandals can't hurt it!

Tip of the day
Cedar for fence posts?
It is one of the best materials to use,
just do NOT put concrete around it.
use good crushed gravel, tamped as it is shovelled in,
while applying a spray of water to the hole, before tamping.
Wet crush will pack just like concrete, after a few days,
but any surface water will seep thru,
 and not be held against the post.
Concrete and wood do not mix!

NW BC Logger's Memorial, Located at Usk B.C.

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