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Prince Rupert BC

 

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British Columbia

Terrace
Home Page
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.

Prince Rupert
Home Index Page
Historical Photos:
Page 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7- 8- 9- 10
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/George
Hotel History
Knoxville
Lindsay's Cartage & Storage
Miller Bay Hospital
Post Office History
Prince Rupert Dry Dock
Prince Rupert Riots

Ridley
Seal Cove

Vickersville
Watson Island
First Around the World Flight
Rupert Area Cemeteries

Dodge- Hospital Island
Digby Island

North West BC Area
Aberdeen
Aiyansh
Aiyansh Tseax Volcano Cone
Aldermere
Alice Arm
Amsbury
Andimaul
Anyox 1, 2, 3
Barrett Lake
Bateman's Landing
Billmor
Carnaby
Cedarvale / Minskinish
Copper City
Dorreen
Ellison
Evelyn Station
Exstew
Falls River Hydro Dam (Pr Rupert)
Fiddler Creek
Glentanna
Hanall Point
Haysport
Hazeltons- Old / New / South
Houston
Hubert
Inverness
Kemano / Kitimat, mid 1950's
Kitsault
Kitselas- (Old Town/ Canyon)
Kitsumkalum Lake
Kitwanga
Kwinitsa
Lakelse Lake Valley
Lorne Creek
Nass Camp
North Bulkley
Pacific
Pitman
Port Edward
Port Essington
Prince Rupert
Quick Station
Remo
Ridley
Ritchie
Salvus
Sealy-Sealey-Seeley
Seaton
Shames
Skeena City
Skeena Crossing
Smithers
Stewart
Telkwa
Terrace
Tramville
Usk
Vanarsdol
Woodcock

Cassiar District
Centreville
Defot
Glenora Landing
Lake House
Laketon/Lake Town

McDame
Porter Landing/ Thibert Creek
Telegraph Creek

North Coast
Claxton
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

Sternwheelers
Sternwheeler History
Capt. William Francis Madden
SS Mount Royal Sinking

Capt. George Hamilton Ritchie

Steamships
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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Prince Rupert  BC

Please Note-
I have these Prince Rupert Historical Picture Pages online
to promote the great History of this area,
NOT to compete with any Local History Group.
I encourage everyone that goes to Prince Rupert,
to visit the PR Archives and Museum there,
as well as the Fire Dept. Museum,
Prince Rupert Museum, and North Pacific Cannery Museum.

I do NOT promote the Businesses of today,
only the past great history.
My pages are to get you interested,
The Local Historical Groups will take care of the rest.
If you can't visit San Francisco, then visit Rupert.
to me it is a close second.


Prince Rupert, An Incorporated City, Mar 10, 1910
Range 5, Coast Land District

Chatham Sound

550 miles N of Vancouver BC

Lat- 54 18' 46'' N, Long- 130 19' 31'' W

I have added some `Hot Spots` or `Picture Tags` to map below. 
Mouse over to view, then click once to go to my Web Page,
for the Appropriate place.

Port Edward History Site Watson Island History site Seal Cove Area, Prince Rupert Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad History Morse Basin named after Frank Morse Ridley Island


Terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad
Click this thumbnail map to view in a new window

Had a frontage of 6 miles on the harbour

1906 Townsite / Harbour surveyed by
 George Blanchard Dodge, DLS
Department of Marine and Fisheries,
 Dominion Government Land / Hydrographic Surveyor,
and Civil Engineer.
George Blanchard Dodge
b- Aug 18, 1873 in Halifax, Halifax, NS
d- Oct 4,1945 in Ottawa Civic Hospital, Ottawa ON
Dodge Cove and Dodge Island named after him.

He worked for the British Hydrographic Survey in Newfoundland
for many years before transferring to the Canadian Hydrographic Survey.
He worked for them for 5 years,
then joined the Topography survey, Division of Dept of the Interior,
In 1908 appointed chief of the Special Survey Division of this Dept.
Retired in 1936.
During the war he worked for Ontario Hughes Owen Co.

George married Grace Semple

George was the son of Dr. Stephen Dodge, Physician,
and Florence Dodge, who were married Sept 15, 1864
Dodge- Hospital Island, named after him
 

He was assisted by:
 P. C. Musgrave
Capt. Philip Craustain Musgrave, (Lt. Cmd. RN)
b- ca 1866
d- Feb 17, 1920 in 1920 in Victoria Hospital (Esquimalt), age 54

H. D. Parizeau
Henri Dalpe Parizeau, M.B.E.
b- Dec 31, 1877 in Montreal, Quebec
d- July 26, 1954 St. Joseph's Hospital, Victoria BC, age 76

and L. R. Davies
Louis Ramsbothan Davies
b- Aug 17, 1885, in London England
d- Apr 22, 1964, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria BC, age 78


Wharf and Harbour Prince Rupert, May 1908
courtesy Grant Walker, CA, Jan 2015
Note-This is a Copyright Protected Picture, with my visible Watermark
Please Do Not Use it as a Link Picture, Please Do not Download this Picture
It is not only illegal to do so, but morally wrong!
Stealing anything is possible, but is it right?

Name of Prince Rupert, was chosen by a Public Competition
with a lady in Winnipeg winning.


Named after the cousin of King Charles II of England
Prince Rupert
b- Dec 18, 1819 in Prague
d- Nov 29, 1682 in England
 The Founder and First Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company

Population in 1909= 3,000

1910
 Rupert consisted of approx. 2,000 acres


Prince Rupert Postcard, ca 1910
Postcard courtesy Grant Walker, CA
Interesting view of Rupert's higher area, 5th ave etc.
showing the Catholic and United Churches, in the middle,
and Fire Hall and City Hall on Fulton, plus Savoy Hotel
can be seen on left side, in the lower Business Section.
Seal Cove area would be in the far distance.

My Prince Rupert Site Index Below

Hotel History

Post Office History

Grand Trunk Pacific Page 1- 2

Miller Bay Hospital

Historical Photos
Page 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10

SS Prince Rupert
GTP Steamship

Prince Rupert Dry Dock

BC Govt. Court House

Fire Department

Prince Rupert City Halls

Rupert Riots

Funeral Directors

Lindsay's Cartage & Storage

Albert & McCaffery Ltd

Vickersville

Knoxville

First Around the World Flight

Seal Cove

Watson Island

Ridley

Area Cemeteries

Dodge- Hospital Island

Digby Island  

Note- the First Around the World Flight link,
will take you to my BC Coastal Airline History web site.
The reason it is here, is their flight plan included Prince Rupert,
the only stop in Western Canada.
Mayor Newton greeted the 4 fliers at Seal Cove.


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by clicking on the image below,
 on any Prince Rupert Page, from links above

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Disclaimer
I am an Amateur Historian, and Genealogist.
I use every source I can find, old newspapers, census, archives, etc.
I do a quick search for the names on these pages.
Therefore I do NOT profess to have 100% accurate information.
Use my info as a clue to do your own research.
I am not related to these folks, nor do I have hidden info.
I encourage everyone to visit their local Museum,
or buy a local history book for more info.
I attempt to connect people with their ancestor in these places.
If it works on just one person, per page, it is worth the time it takes me.
I do not charge for access to my pages,
I do not have any Ads on my pages.
Please "link" to my page from Facebook, etc.
Please do Not copy the pictures, or text on any page.
Please do Not ask to use pictures etc. on Facebook.
 

Want to add a link to my pages?
see my
Copyright Information Page
for the only Authorized Picture Link allowed.
Please do not use any of the other watermarked pictures, as a link picture
A standard URL link to each of my pages is allowed:
This page for instance is
http://www.gent-family.com/BC/princerupert.html

just copy the URL from your Browsers Link Bar above,
and paste that URL into face book, google plus, etc
Note- You do not have to ask me, to link to my pages.
I encourage links to spread the history of these areas.
I do not want the off site use of the watermarked pictures is all.
I have now decided to add a Facebook "Like" button on my pages
I hope you use that rather than take my photos.


Ext Links
note- these are NOT my sites
Links may or may not work in the future
as I do not control these web sites.

I encourage everyone to visit
the Prince Rupert Archives for more Local History
http://www.princerupertarchives.ca/

Also a trip to the Museums there,
would be in order, and recommended.

My information is to augment what they do, not replace it.

See Duplicates online?
Note- You will see some of the same pictures,
on other Archive / Museum sites online.
(Without my Watermarks, and Copyright Information obviously.)
Reason- Most of these photos were commercial postcards,
and multi copies were made and sold.
All have different writing on the back is the difference.
I don't include all the backs to save bandwidth, but have them in my data.
My site is NOT intended to be a photo sharing site.
 

"Birth of a City" Book
click here

No I didn't take information from this, or any other Rupert book
published in the last 50 years+.  This link is for you and them, not me!

Prince Rupert City's Official Web Page
http://www.princerupert.ca/

Again, I am not affiliated in any way with the City of Prince Rupert
or any of the present day business's located there.

I also encourage a visit to the BC Archives
http://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/bcarchives/

They also have lots of Pictures, Postcards, and other documents
pertinent to Prince Rupert and area.
Again, I do NOT use their photos.

and last, but not least
Canada Library and Archives
http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/pages/home.aspx

I have used a couple of their photos here and there,
with proper sources underneath.
I only use one of their photos if none other available elsewhere.
Note- they now have the Canada Census
 on their site which is a great resource.
Plus some Ship lists now.  Getting better and better all the time.

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