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Early 20th Century Settlers and Ghost Towns of Northern BC

Northern BC Archives collections on early 20th century settlers and ghost towns in Northern BC.

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Black and white photo of a fishing boat loaded with fish for the canneryNorthern BC Cannery Communities

Includes two photograph collections from 1900 to 1933 featuring various cannery communities in Northern BC. Image: 2009.10.2.094 - A fishing boat loaded with fish for the cannery

Aerial photo of Clinton Creek Mine


The Cassiar Asbestos Mining Corporation (CAMC) & Cassiar Townsite Collection (1952-1992) records the complete history of the mine and townsite from early explorations and development to bankruptcy and abandonment. Image: 2000. - Clinton Creek Mine


Barkerville Gold Rush

The John McCormick Collection (1869) consists of consists of two letters written by John McCormick to a friend describing his experiences in Barkerville and the gold mining conditions on Williams Creek. Image: 2001.1.1.1 - John McCormick Cariboo Letter December 11, 1869

Shops along Shore at Port Essington, BCPort Essington

Includes two collections on Port Essigton from ca. 1870-1986 and ca. 1897 consisting of photographs, copies of lot plans, a blueprint of the townsite of Port Essington. Image: 2006.45.11 - Shops along Shore at Port Essington, BC

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