Sid Webber

Memories of Sid Webber Told by Fred Jacobs to Colleen Palumbo in an interview in the winter of January 2000. For context Fred Jacobs was a well-known trapper and hunter in the area and was being asked to relay any information that he had about Sid, so the information is in little snippets. One day…

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Golden Flower Shop

By Paul Hambruch For 2000 Golden Memories The Golden Flower Shop, owned and operated by myself and my wife Ingrid, came into being on March the 2nd 1961. We had built a greenhouse in Brisco in 1957 and needed an outlet for our production. In 1968, we also purchased the valley flower shop in Invermere,…

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Alex Matheson Family

In the spring of 1906 Alex Matheson and his brother-in-law, Robert McBeath, arrived in Canada from Dornich, Scotland. They were following Douglas and Sam McBeath who had immigrated to Canada while Alex Matheson preceded to Calgary where he found work in his own trade as a tailor. Within a short period, he read in a…

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Memories of Beavermouth, BC

The following the memories are from Clark Peters. He sent them to the Golden Museum by e-mail and is pleased for us to share them with the community. He is referring to articles he read in Golden Memories a history book about Golden and area. I found your stories of Beavermouth very enjoyable and I…

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Golden, BC Court House

The first government services building in our district was built in Donald in 1884 and served a wide area, so large in fact that it wasn’t long before a modern building had to be erected to accommodate the growing needs of the area. The building was finished in 1890. The courthouse would have stood in…

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Golden’s Heritage Register of Buildings & Monuments

Without a bylaw in effect to protect the homes of historic significance in Golden it is really easy for people to tear down old homes and make way for new ones. In 2002 the Golden Museum published a list of buildings that they considered to have historic significance to the people of the area. If…

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The Golden Rink Company

By Colleen Palumbo Heavy snowfall in 1896 caused the roof of the curling rink to collapse, taking one whole side of the rink with it. Twice in Golden’s history their rinks have collapsed under snow loads, March 1972 was the second. Negligence on the part of the caretaker was considered responsible for the roof collapsing.…

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1926 Forest Fire Near Golden, BC

The fire situation in the areas some distance from Golden is quite severe, with huge fires burning large tracts of timber. Here are some of the newspaper reports of fires from the late 1800’s through the 1930’s that burned close to Golden. It has been quite a number of years since a really large fire…

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The John Barr Family

From the Nostalgia Column of the Golden Star, November 8, 1978 Five generations of the Barr family have lived and are living in the East Kootenays. This family who’s our origins were in Ireland, came to Canada early in the 1800s to settle and make their home out of the dense forest that once covered…

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