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A Record of Service A record of what was published relating to Powell River people who served in the armed forces of Canada during the Second World War.
Archival Links Links to archive sites
Archival Records A list of archival records held by the Powell River Historical Museum
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Bagley & Fawcett Powell River's armed robbers
Bessie Banham A narrative on the life of Bessie Banham, a remarkable woman of Powell River.
Billy Goat Smith One of Powell River's most colourful characters
Blog / Whats New A link to the Powell River Historical Museum's blog
Books Books available for sale
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Community Links Links to community organizations
Contact Us
Cranberry Cranberry was the first suburb of Powell River townsite as it was within easy walking distance of the mill.
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D-Day Landing A Record of Service - D-Day landing in Normandy
Dr Israel Powell Powell River (the river, not the community) was named nearly 120 years ago after Dr. Israel Wood Powell.
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Eagle River Eagle River is known officially as Lois River, as it flows out of Lois Lake.
Elsie Paul A narrative on the life of Dr Elsie Paul, a remarkable woman of the Sliammon Nation of Powell River.
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Galleries & Museums Links to art galleries and museums
Genealogy Links Links to genealogical sites
Gladys Cockrill Poem A poem composed by Gladys Cockrill
Good Citizen A description of the Powell River Good Citizen award, and a list of the recipients of this award from 1944 to 1997
Grief Point A part of Westview
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Hole in the Wall A place on Powell Lake.
Home Powell River Historical Museum & Arhives - Home Page
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Introduction A Record of Service - Introduction
Isabelle Dawson A narrative on the life of Isabelle Dawson, a remarkable woman of Powell River.
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Lang Bay It was named to recognize the three Lang brothers who had lived there.
LeMay Lane Photos The Powell River Historical Museum has over 2500 photos available online from the period 1907-1938
Links Useful links
Local Books Books on local subject matter - for sale and out-of-print.
Lt Col John MacGregor John MacGregor is a beloved character in Powell River's history
Lund A community north of Powell River, Lund was named by the Thulin Brothers who emigrated from Sweden in the 1890's.
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Mary Anderson Poem A poem composed by Mary Anderson
Membership
Miss Powell River The Miss Powell River Pagaent
Miss PR SlideShow A slide show of some of the Miss Powell River Pagaent winners.
Mowat Bay In 1915, Mowat and Wasser built a shingle mill on this bay on Powell Lake.
Museum / Archives
Museum Events
Museum Holdings A list of archival records held by the Powell River Historical Museum
Museum Indexes A searchable database of materials held at the Powlel River Historical Museum & Archives. Indexes include newspapers, local books, etc.
Myrtle Point Myrtle Point, once a very active logging camp, was named after a young lady.
Mystery Photos
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Nick Hudemka's Cabin In 1940 he was issued the last hand logger license in BC and worked selected areas around Powell Lake
Nora McQuarrie Poem A poem composed by Nora McQuarrie
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Olive Devaud A narrative on the life of Olive Devaud, a remarkable woman of Powell River.
Olive Devaud Poem A poem composed by Olive Devaud
Olsen Valley A community on Powell Lake that no longer exists
Online Museum Store Our online store where you can buy books, order copies of photos or order research time.
Other Items Order copies of photos, research time or copies of reasearch material
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Phone Books A searchable database of phone numbers extracted from the old phone books (white pages only)
Place Names A description of Powell River place names and their origins.
Place Names North A description of Powell River place names north of town and their origins.
Place Names South A description of Powell River place names south of town and their origins.
Place Names Town A description of Powell River place names and their origins.
Places Links Links to place
Poetry Read some poetry by Olive Devaud, Nora McQuarrie, Mary Anderson and Gladys Cockril.
Policies Museum policies and prices
Population Growth A table showing the population growth for Powell River and area over the period 1922-1951
Powell Lake A large lake near Powell River, Powell Lake was named in 1881 after Dr. Israel Wood Powell
Powell River 100 Years A short video of Powell River's first 100 years from 1910-2010
Powell River Facts Powell River is made up of several areas, and many of them started out as self-sufficient communities.
Powell River FIRSTS A list of firsts for Powell River
Powell River People Famous and infamous people in Powell River's history
Powell River Pipe Band The Powell River Pipe Band has held a prominent place in our community for many years.
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Rainbow Lodge A spot on Powell Lake purchased by the Powell River Company for use by mill personnel as a place of rest and relaxation - later became a place to entertain customers of the mill.
Rehabilitation Plan A Record of Service - Powell RIver Co Rehabilitation Plan
Remarkable Women The results of a BC 150 grant.
Remarkable Women Read about remarkable Powell River women, including Bessie Banham, Isabelle Dawson, Olive Devaud and Elsie Paul (Sliammon Elder)
Research Tools A series of webpages that provide access to materials that researchers will find useful.
Reunion 1942 A Record of Service - 1942 Reunion
Reunion 1943 A Record of Service - 1943 Reunion
Reunion 1944 A Record of Service - 1944 Reunion
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Saltery Bay Saltery Bay is where the ferry traffic arrives from Vancouver.
School Annuals A list of the school annuals helld at the Powell River Historical Museum & Archives. School include Brooks, Max Cameron and Oceanview
Search The user has a chance to set the criteria for search of the online photos of early Powell River.
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Shingle Mill A place on Powell Lake where a shingle mill operated from 1913 to the early 1950's.
Sliammon Sliammon First Nations have lived in this beautiful area since time immemorial.
Standing in their shoes A multimedia narrative on the jobs in the pulp and paper mill in Powell River
Statistical Links Links to Vital Statistics site - BMD
Stillwater Stillwater was named after the Minnesota home town of Michael Scanlon, an owner of the Brooks, Scanlon and O'Brien Logging Co. operating out of the bay.
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Texada Island The island was known in the 1880s and 1890s as being the largest centre north of San Francisco.
Tom Ogburn Tom Ogburn claimed to be the first white man to settle in the Townsite area.
Townsite In the early days, Townsite was the main area in Powell River, and it was referred to just as Powell River.
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Videos
Visitor Information Finding the Powell River Historical Museum
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Westview Not formally developed until the government released pre-emptions in 1914, Westview was incorporated as a village in 1942. In 1955, it amalgamated with Townsite, Cranberry and Wildwood to form the Municipality of Powell River.
Wildwood Wildwood is a community north of Powell River and Townsite that was settled by many of the Italian families that immigrated to Canada.
Willingdon Beach A popular swimming beach in Powell River.
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