GOLDEN NEAR EXTINCTION

Friday, April 24, 1931 – The Golden Star Fire Destroys Considerable Portion of Business Section; Whole Town Endangered WednesdayThe origin of the fire has not been determined, but the blaze was first observed on the roof of the picture theatre, about 5 p.m. In a very short time the whole buildings, which consists of a…

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Scarves and Hats and Mittens from Dog Fur

From time to time I share with you some of our more unusual museum items. Things like tramp art, a 17th century Japanese soldier’s mask, a letter from King William III, dated and signed on June 6, 1696. We have a python skin, a sawfish, and a small piece of metal from the Empress of…

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Big Bend Gold Rush

Mining in the area that we know as Big Bend Country was underway as early as 1864 but the chief activities took place between 1865-66. The following report from the Daily Province, Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, February 18, 1922, covers some of the mining activity and who was involved as well as the history of…

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