From The Donald Truth Newspaper

The Donald Truth which was printed in Donald in 1888, and 1889, was quite the newspaper. Here are some notes from those papers. Keep in mind that these notes are from different papers in those years. “O yes! We’ve lots of fun together,” remarked a Donald married man the other day. When asked how, he…

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The Nicholson Family

By Mrs. E.A. Kallman for Golden Memories 1982 We left Sweden on October 10, 1893, and arrived in Golden on November 10th. We were five children: Charlie, Frank, Johnny, Claus, and myself, Nannie. We were with our mother as our father had come out two or three years ahead of us. He met us at…

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Boat Encampment

by Colleen Palumbo The information for this blog came originally from the small newsletter called the Mica Murmur and was reprinted in the Golden Star, on Mar 3, 1966. Many visitors to the museum ask about Boat Encampment which is now completely covered by water as a result of the building of the Mica Dam. Boat Encampment is…

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The Story of Golden

by Thomas King The content of this story has been edited, to view the story in its entirety please visit the Golden Museum. Nestling just a mile above where the turbulent Kicking Horse River spills its water into the placid Columbia, and on the flat silt lands built by the flooding of these rivers in…

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Columbia Valley Co-Operative Creamery Association

The people of the valley were looking at ways to use some of the resources they already had to create financial opportunities. The realized that unless they all worked together, much as we all did when it appeared that the mill was going to close in 1996, they wouldn’t be successful. Those interested held a…

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Tom Wilson, Trail Blazer and Trail Rider

“Tom Wilson, last of the Kicking Horse Pass trailblazers of 1881, cross the final Great Divide on Wednesday.”  So read the opening of a telegraphic dispatch appearing in the Canadian newspapers pf September 22nd, and though the news was not altogether unexpected, it caused widespread sorrow among his many friends and deep sympathy for his…

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Kootenay District

It’s fascinating to look back at old manuscripts, manuals and booklets, that describe life in and around Golden in the time before we were all born. This excerpt comes from the British Columbia Directory for 1887. “The timber in the Upper Kootenay Valley is remarkably fine, particularly the tamarack (larch), and yellow pine species. Both…

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The CPR Big Hill and Field, BC

The Big Hill By H.T. Coleman – February 1945 CPR Bulletin The statement that the world has no more spectacular piece of railroad than that which lies between Banff, Alberta, and the far western slope of the Rockies is not news. It has been Canada’s self-justified boast for over 50 years, and throughout that time…

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Mining Report – Field BC to Golden BC

The Miner – October 7, 1897 In the year 1886 Mr. R.G. McConnell, of the Geological Survey department, made an examination of the Rocky mountain range comprised within the belt of country following the line of the Canadian Pacific Railway along the Bow and Kicking Horse valleys from Banff westward to Golden, the same district…

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