A WRONG RIGHTED AT REUNION

A Wrong Righted at Reunion The Golden Star – May 22, 1985 by Brenda Shook A happy little girl ran into the kitchen yelling, “Mother, mother, I’m getting the honor roll.” She dragged her mother away from her work and trudged over to the Lady Grey School. “We waited in the back,” recalls Myra Ing,…

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QUEEN’S HOTEL IN GOLDEN, BC

ITS HUMBLE BEGINNINGS The Queen’s Hotel started out as a small roughly built log building that boasted five rooms and a bathroom. Built by William Archer in 1883, the hotel with its tent roof, served as a stopping place for miners, railroaders, salesmen and settlers. William and his wife, Mary, eventually bought a farm to…

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BUILDING BRIDGES AND TRESTLES FOR THE CPR

Introduction When the Steel Went Through by P Turner Bone, relates the stories of the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway, from a first-hand perspective. On the 4th of January 1877, at the age of 17 years, Bone began his five-year apprenticeship with the firm of Kyle, Dennison, and Few, Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors.…

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CPR Station Scene of 1942 Murder

A great tragedy struck the community of Golden on Dec 19, 1942, when between the hours of four and four thirty in the morning, Philomena Carano was pronounced dead by Dr. D.J. Barclay, in the Ladies Waiting Room of the Golden C.P.R. Station. Her husband Thomas Carano, was taken into custody and charged with her…

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Plan Your Visit

Your safety and that of our staff is our highest priority. To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit please be aware that we are following the Provincial Health guidelines. Face coverings are required and the Golden Museum requires proof of vaccine on entry. Please be considerate of others – especially as the gallery…

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Horse Creek School – Gone But Not Forgotten

The air is crisp and the mornings foggy which means that school in School District #6 is back in session. Here is some information for one of the almost forgotten schools in the district near Golden, BC. Horse Creek School Horse Creek School was at Nicholson, BC. Classes at Nicholson were originally held in a…

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Kicking Horse River Pedestrian Bridge

Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge – Golden, BC After several years of discussion, a design proposal for the timber frame Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge was brought to council in January 2000. The bridge would enhance the visual appearance of the downtown area, create a destination piece and extend the existing trail system. With drawings in hand,…

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Horse Races Were Big In Golden, BC

Horse Racing in Golden, BC

Competitions Attracted Spectators in Golden, BC The people of Golden, BC were always up to a challenge. Be it foot races or fall fair events everyone took part. It makes sense then that local horse owners used deserted town streets to challenge each other to a race. Horse racing grew and soon competitors came from…

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Caroline Bergenham – Art by Correspondence

Caroline Bergenham was born in Jamtland, Sweden on April 24, 1888, the only daughter of John and Brita. She came to Canada as a child with the rest of her family in 1893 settling in Golden, BC. The family moved to Moberly, BC when John found work as a section hand. Here they squatted on…

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KID PRICE

Charles Percival Price was one of thirteen children raised in Colorado City. Times were hard, and it was necessary for the children to leave home as soon as possible. Price was one of the elder children and was soon bitten by the gold rush bug. He eventually ended up living here in the valley in…

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