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Post Office
Archive Pictures 1, 2, 3, 4
Aerial Picture, ca1950's
Founder, George Little
Hotel-Motel History
Town Plan, Oct 1911

Terrace Calcium Products Ltd.
Terrace Co-op Garden Centre
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.
Ken's Photo Studio

Prince Rupert
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Albert & McCaffery Ltd
BC Govt. Court House
City Halls
Fire Department
Funeral Directors
Gordon & Anderson Ltd.
Grand Trunk Pacific, Page 1 - 2
GTP Steamships-SS Prince Rupert
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

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

Past / Current Town Mottos
 "Hockeyville" 2009
"Cedar Pole Capital of the World"
 "Home of the Kermodei Bear"

Incorporated in 1927

Originally called Littleton by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Co.
In honour of George Little, who donated 50 acres of land to start the town.
Name was changed to Terrace, when the Post Office was established,
as there was already a Littleton back east.

First Grand Trunk Pacific Train, Aug 1914

Established as a Village as early as 1912

Legally Incorporated as a Village, Dec 31, 1927

Celebrated 75th Anniversary in 2012

The Kermodie Bear
 is the Official Emblem of the City

Terrace is my Home Town Now
All of my Children were born here.
I moved here in August 1969.


  Sleeping Beauty Mountain  Sleeping Beauty Mountain 
Sleeping Beauty Mountain

Sleeping Beauty Mountain
from the Doctor's Office,
Morning Sunrise, Jan 11, 2011
Little better quality

 Sparks St from the Bench  View of Terrace from the Bench
Taken from the Terrace, off Kalum St.
where the Senior Citizen development is today (2012)
Terrace gets it's name from the Terraces in the area.

Sept 10, 1919 land ad, 160 acres for $2500.00
3 1/2 miles from town, Mr. John King owned it

A big secret of the Terrace area is the ability to grow fruit here.
Everyone thinks this happens in BC
in the Okanagan only.
We don't like to tell too many folks,
or everyone will want to live here!
When the Railroad first went thru here,
whole refrigerated car loads of strawberries,
 were shipped straight thru to Winnipeg,
and probably on to Chicago.
Some of the berries went west to Prince Rupert,
and some south to Vancouver and Victoria.
With hybrids now, there isn't hardly a fruit
 that can't be grown here, including Peaches.
Raspberries, Currants, Gooseberries, Blueberries,
Apples, Pears, Grapes, and Plums to name a few.
Wild Saskatoon Berries are abundant here also.
A May 17, 1921 newspaper I found online, had an article titled,
"Strawberries Grow to Giant Size in Sunny Mountain Oasis"
sub heading, Ripened in Mountain Sunshine.
Terrace was famous for it's Big, Luscious Strawberries,
they called "Skeena Wonders", only 7-9 filled a box!
They ripened after other berries,
 and had the market to themselves.
The article claimed a $500 per acre profit,
and land was subdivided into 10 acre farms.
A lot of money in 1921!
Add the fact our frost free days are higher than
just about every town or city in the North.
Frost free days are the key to a great garden.
Other areas have to rely on hybrids,
bred to grow quick, with less flavour, or hardiness,
usually the result. 
Average Frost Free Days (FFD) in Terrace= 160
Vancouver has the highest with 216.
Prince George for instance has 68 FFDs.
Calgary 114.
Kamloops and Kelowna 156.
Check it out yourself, there is not many places
in Canada that can match the FFD here.

We are between a 4 or 5 on the Hardiness Zone.
another big deal to gardeners.

With Organic and Grown Locally the 2 big items,
in all grocery shopper's lists these days,
I will match Terrace to most other places
where both of these options can be attained easily.

But remember, Please don't tell everybody!

Terrace CNR Train Station
July 5, 1966
click to enlarge thumbnail
photo courtesy Grant Walker, Studio City, CA

Omineca Mining Division, Sub Office- Terrace
C. E. Doolittle- Mining Recorder and Gold Commissioner

Charles Edgar Doolittle
b- June 26, 1887, Toronto, ON
d- Dec 25, 1932 in Vancouver, age 45
son of Herbert Doolittle (Farmer) and Elizabeth Charles
Constable in Prince Rupert ,when he married, age 27
married Edith Emmeline Leach, Aug 7, 1914,
Baptist Pastor's residence, Vancouver BC
b- Montreal Quebec
d- June 27, 1946 in Vancouver, age 65
daughter of William H. Leach (Fruit Merchant) and Mary Cotte
Feb 1918 the Charles Doolittle family
 moved to the Perry residence in Smithers.


Cemetery Records
(NOTE -NOT my sites)

Old Terrace Pioneer Cemetery Records
collected by a former CT&S, Telus employee, in 1999

First Nations Cemetery

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