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THE GRANITE CREEK ARCHIVE

Welcome to The GCPS ARCHIVE. This is your gateway to the biggest on-line repository of historical documents, pictures, and general information relating to the history of Granite Creek British Columbia.



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Records

[15] CENSUS CANADA documents for 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911, and 1921, are available online. This page describes where these records are hosted and how to get them.

[16] CENSUS CANADA 1901: Granite Creek
An extract of names from Granite Creek only, compiled by E. Walsh.

[17] CENSUS CANADA 1911: Yale #55: Similkameen
An extract in spreadsheet format transcribed by Jon Bartlett.

[20] Minfile placer report for Granite Creek property - 1885-1915
From BC Govt. Minfile library. (link)

[21] Report on Waggon Roads - BC Sessional Papers 1886 - Granite excerpt
Sessional Papers, Fourth Session, Fourth Parliament of the Province of British Columbia Session 1886.

[22] Nicola Valley News, Merittt, BC, August 19, 1910 - "Modern Development Plant for the Coal Fields at Granite Creek". Front page story. British Columbia Historical Newspapers at UBC. (link)

[23] Granite Creek gold production report - 1885-1945
BC Govt. MINFILE Number: 092HSE230 Name: GRANITE CREEK PLACER (link)

[24] Granite Creek Postmasters
Library and Archives Canada, Post Offices and Postmasters, Granite Creek. (link)

[25] Granite Creek Listings in Directories and Gazettes
Compiled by Diane Sterne. These are copies of the pages from various directories which contain a Granite Creek listing. The original scans are hosted by the Vancouver Public Library under " British Columbia City Directories - 1860-1955".

[26] Granite Creek In Directories and Gazettes - Some Observations. O.Juul 2014

[27] Notes of conversation with Thomas Herbert Murphy, at Tulameen, July 18, 1930.
Courtesy of The Archives of British Columbia.

[28] Memoirs of Walton Hugh Holmes (1852 - 1940)
Courtesy of The Archives of British Columbia. Transcribed by Diane Sterne.

[100] The Similkameen Spotlight - May 17, 1995. "Government Buys Granite City"

[102] Granite Creek Fire - Two stories from The Similkameen Star 1907

[103] Collection of Granite Creek Obituaries - Transcriptions by D. Sterne from various news papers

[105] Prospectors' Manual - P. L. Trout (1886)
Being a full and complete History and Discription of the newly discovered Gold Mines on Granite Creek.
Source: Internet Archives. (link)

[106] Granite Creek land title files, excerpts from 1922-1953.
Original documents at The Archives of British Columbia: "Granite Creek Land Title Files, 1907-1958". 154 pages. Comments and description by Bob Sterne.

[107] Prospectors of Granite Creek from 1885 to 1895. This list was compiled by Diane Sterne from hand written mining reports held at the Princeton Museum and Archives which were donated by Brian Kennelly of Quesnel, BC.

[108] Memoirs of Hugh Hunter. Copied from the 45th Annual Report of the Okanagan Historical Society 1981, Wayside Press Ltd., Vernon, B.C. Pages 102 to 108. Notes of conversations with Hugh Hunter at his home, four miles east of Princeton. July10 and 13, 1930.

Letters

[29] Letter from Jessie Hunter (née Olding), Granite Creek, Aug. 29, 1898 To Jessie McQueen.
Reprinted Courtesy the Nova Scotia Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Transcription by Diane Sterne, Coalmont, B.C.
   - Jessie Olding to Jessie McQueen, 29 August 1898, Granite Creek. The McQueen Family
Papers, Atlantic Canada Virtual Archives, no. 3348_08_11. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. Original: McQueen, Lowden family fonds, Volume 3348, Folder 8, Letter 11.
Nova Scotia Archives and Records Management, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

[101] Letter from M.J. Donovan to friend at Boston and BC Mining Company
Transcribed by Diane Sterne from advertisement on WWW.

Images

[30] Wallace Hotel and Cook's store - ca 1888 Princeton and District Museum and Archives

[31] Granite Creek 1890 Princeton and District Museum and Archives

[32] Granite Creek and Frenchy's cabin, ca 1890 Royal BC Museum, BC Archives, photo image A-00873

[33] Granite Creek after the fire. Early Coalmont in background. Likely between 1912 and 1921. Photo provided by Barrie Cook.

[34] Title: Granite Creek, Tulameen River, B.C.
Credit: G.M. Dawson / Library and Archives Canada
Copyright: Expired
Date(s) 23 July 1888
Photographer: Dawson, George M., 1849-1901.

[35] Title: Tulameen River, looking up from opposite Granite Creek, B.C.
Credit: G.M. Dawson / Library and Archives Canada
Copyright: Expired
Date(s) 23 July 1888
Photographer: Dawson, George M., 1849-1901.

[36] Title: Placer mining operations on Granite Creek, Tulameen, B.C.
Date(s) 1909
Credit: Geological Survey of Canada / Library and Archives Canada / PA-045161
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired
Photographer: Camsell, Charles, 1876-1958.

[37] Title: Granite Creek, B.C.
Date(s) 1909
Credit: Geological Survey of Canada / Library and Archives Canada / PA-045162
Restrictions on use: Nil
Copyright: Expired
Photographer: Camsell, Charles, 1876-1958.

Maps

[40] Old Granite Creek Townsite Map
From Tantalis Gator on GeoBC (link)

[41] Granite Creek Townsite Map - 1985
Princeton and District Museum and Archives

[42] Section of 1939 map showing Tulameen, Coalmont, and Blakeburn, with main road from Princeton to Coalmont going over Granite bridge.    Original: Reproduced by the Geographical Section, General Staff, Department of National Defence, from copy supplied by the Department of Lands, British Columbia. No. 590 - 1939, G.G. Aitken, Chief Geographer.

[43] Survey map of Granite Creek Lots 394, 731 and 781 - 1922
    AllTerra Land Surveying Ltd. Princeton BC

Other

[104] Granite Townsite in Later Years
- Photographs by Don Winslow taken June 1970. Reproduced with permission - March 2014.
From www.donwinslow.net: Ghost Towns, British Columbia (link)