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Aerial Picture, ca1950's
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Hotel-Motel History
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Terrace Calcium Products Ltd.
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Grand Trunk Pathway
Cramer St History
Ferry Island
Relay for Life, May 3, 2008
Terrace-Kitimat Airport
Hospital- Early Doctors
Child Development Centre
Terrace Area War Memorial

Private Berger War Mystery

No 1, Armoured Train, WWII
WWII Mutiny
Military Headstones
Logging Archives
Water Towers / Reservoirs
Dairy History
Kitsumgallum Cemetery
Braun's Island
Hatt Brothers Store
Lanfear Hill
Kitsumkalum School
Albert & McCaffery Ltd.
Gordon & Anderson Ltd.

Prince Rupert
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BC Govt. Court House
City Halls
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Gordon & Anderson Ltd.
Grand Trunk Pacific, Page 1 - 2
GTP Steamships-SS Prince- Rupert/George
Hotel History
Lindsay's Cartage & Storage
Miller Bay Hospital
Post Office History
Prince Rupert Dry Dock
Prince Rupert Riots

Seal Cove
Watson Island
First Around the World Flight
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
Hazeltons- Old / New / South
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
Lake House
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

Vancouver Island
Logging Archive Pictures

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Terrace BC
 Skeena River Photos


From Lookout off Highway 16, a short distance West of Terrace
Views of Skeena River
all taken 2005 by myself

Please Check out some Terrace Pictures below

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New Bridge in Terrace from Thornhill to Ferry island 
Dudley Little "New Skeena" Bridge
opened ca 1975
Actually 2 bridges built, photo above first part described below
One from Thornhill 4 way stop, on Yellowhead Highway 16, to Ferry Island
Other from
Ferry Island  to Terrace, joining with Keith Ave. (Highway 16)
Official opening by NDP MLA Frank Howard.

 Old Bridge in Terrace from Thornhill to Terrace
Old Skeena Bridge
opened July 1925
Metal Rivet- Connected Pennsylvania Through Truss,
and Deck Truss Construction types used.
Before this bridge, a small Car Ferry went from Thornhill Creek,
to Ferry Island, then across a one lane wooden bridge to the Terrace side.
The Railroad bridge, built ca 1953, in the foreground in this picture,
was added later, to complete the railroad to Kitimat when Alcan was built.
Last spike to Kitimat, July 8, 1955.
The old Skeena bridge was completely renovated in 1953,
when the railroad bridge was constructed beside it.
When I came to Terrace in 1969, it had a wood planking deck,
which required changing quite often, as the wood would deteriorate,
and I remember driving on nail heads after a while.
Highways then installed an Iron Wood deck, and it lasted many years.
Last addition a few years ago, was a metal grating deck.
The curved bridge was also widened at this time.
when the New Bridge was built I lived in the trailer court,
which was where the Tom Thornhill memorial is today.
I believe it was called "Riverside Trailer Park".
The owners rented small cabins/motel units as well.
It was one row of trailers, with the backs facing the river,
and the fronts facing Queensway.
My trailer a 8ft by 30ft was located where the cement pillar
 holding up the new bridge, is today.
We were only given a short time (1 month?) to move our trailers.
The land was expropriated by the Government, and we were gone.
I called a tow truck, and had mine moved across the old bridge,
and into "The Motel" Trailer park on the opposite side of the bridge.
I remember them hauling even this short of a trailer, was a chore,
and there wasn't any clearance going around the 2 bends.
I wasn't sure if it was going to make it, but others were hauled in this way.
My trailer sat in "The Motel" with the back to the ball diamond.
No more trailers for me, ever!

Skeena River 30 miles west of Terrace BC, ca July 1988
photo courtesy Ron Anderson, Terrace

Photo from a Historical Info stand
Grand Trunk Pathway, Terrace BC
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Kitselas Mountain Rabbit

Can you see the Long Eared Rabbit?
Outlined with trees!
Photo courtesy McRae's in Terrace


Archive Pictures Skeena River, Mountain scenes

Skeena River Postcard, ca 1941
Note train along river, smoke from engine visible

Mountain Range, Terrace Postcard, ca 1941

Skeena River View from the Train

High Water, Old Skeena Bridge
before the railway bridge to Kitimat was added

Postcards above courtesy Grant Walker, Studio City CA

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