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- CA CHL CHL_Add. Mss. 550
The series consists of a sound recording of a lecture on the Hudson's Bay saltery at Chilliwack Mountain, and the search to determine its exact location; as well as a portion of a lecture on Chinese immigrants in B.C.
- CA CHL CHL_Add. Mss. 237
Outline from an interview with Earl Marshall Currie. Subjects include Chilliwack bee keeping, Chilliwack Carmen United Church, Cultus Lake, Chinese in Canada.
- CA CHL CHL_AM 257
The series consists of collected information on the Dutch, Ukrainian, East Indian, Chinese, German, and Mennonite communities of B.C., and particularly of Chilliwack compiled by Jessica A. Sutherland, Ethnic Research employed by the Chilliwack Museum and Historical Society in 1979 as part of a Ethnic Research Study. The series includes summaries of interviews with immigrants, photocopies of printed items, photographs, and research notes.
- CA CHL CHL_000474
- 1890 - 1920
Photograph consists of a group portrait of men, horses and steam powered threshing machine, standing in front of the Nowell barn. Man on left in group, standing in front of horses with hands in pockets, possibly Chinese.
"Kipp & Nowell first threshing machine / Nowell barn" is handwritten in pencil on back of copy photograph.
Reuben Nowell was born on November 20, 1829 at Bangor, Maine. He went west to California in the gold rush of 1849, and later came to this area in 1857 to work on the Boundary line at Blaine, Washington. Nowell wintered at Chilliwack at an Indian village in a split cedar house in 1858. In the spring of 1858, Reuben Nowell, together with Tom Hicks, built a log cabin to act as a simple stopping place and hotel for miners traveling through. Everybody packed their own blankets. You could always get a meal. They ran that for about four years. According to his obituary later he followed the Caribou excitement in 1858 up the Fraser River. After a short experience in placer mining, he settled in Chilliwack, being the second or third white man in the valley. Nowell pre-empted District Lot 331, Group 2, 162 acres, November 15, 1867 near Five Corners, adjoining the properties of Isaac Kipp and Jonathan Reece at the present site of Chilliwack.
- CA CHL CHL_2012.070.001
The manuscript contains two pages of reminiscences from Jack Ker about ethnicity in Chilliwack. This includes Jack's memories of Chinese, Japanese, Sikh, Roman Catholic and Anglican communities.
- CA CHL CHL_001089
Photograph consists of a front 3/4 view of steam ship S.S. Gladys, locked in river ice in winter. A total of eight unidentified men are posing on the large two-tiered sternwheeler. Five men are seen standing on the bow of the ice bound ship. Three men are seen standing at front of second level. Gentleman wearing white apron at top left appears to be Chinese Canadian.