Frank Dixon fonds. - - 1943-1985. - - 2cm of textual records, 896 images

Frank Dixon (1901-1989) was born in Shanghai. His father moved the family to Hong Kong in later years. In 1925 Frank came to Vancouver where he worked on construction. He moved to Powell River and started working for the Powell River Company in 1934, later MacMillan Bloedel, until his retirement in 1966. Known as ‘Dixie’ he was an avid photographer and operated his own darkroom in the basement of the Rodmay Hotel. He was a charter member of the Powell River Council of the Knights of Columbus. During WW11 he sold war bonds. He lived for years in the Walnut Lodge, later the Rodmay Hotel and finally the Olive Devaud senior’s residence.

The fonds consists of records of Frank Dixon. Includes personal papers and images of varying media.

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Personal papers - - 1943 - ? 1945 - - 2cm of textual records

The series consists of a Post Office bank book and six WW11 ration books.

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Images. - - 1940-1984. - - 163 photographs, 459 slides, 274 negatives

Series consists of images of the community of Powell River including Texada, Kelsey Bay, the Mill, Frank Dixon, Pat McGuiness, Bill Cramb, Bill Wright, Cliff Lynn, Wally Norman, Vic Thorpe and Holy Society picnic.

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