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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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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