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Series 6.4
Chapman Creek-Grantham's Landing (1890-1983)
   Halfmoon Bay-Pender Harbour (1928-1970)
    Porpoise Bay (1898-1921)
    Porpoise Bay (1920-1982)
    Redrooffs, Roberts Creek (1914-1982)
    Selma Park (1911-1971)
    Skookumchuck, Wilson Creek (1911-1971)


Series 6.4, General, Panoramic Views, Selma Park (1911-1971), Page 1

From Grantham's Landing to Princess Louisa Inlet, views and people of the Sunshine Coast from the 1890s to 1983. Photographers include Charles Bradbury, Florence Cliff, Jean Cook, Leighton P. Harrison, Gordon Reeves, Gladys Tidy, Tom Booker of 'The Press' and the Sechelt Peninsula Times photographer.

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1915 -- Government Road (later Highway 101) at Selma Park.

Ken Walton, the child on the left, wrote that "the picture is of my grandfather, Edwin F. Walton and me packing water between the well (which was near the old tennis courts) and Uncle George's house." "Uncle George" was George Walton of the firm Johnson, Walton Steamships Ltd. of Vancouver. The Walton family lived in Vancouver and summered at Selma Park for many years. Note the telegraph line and pole on the inshore of the road.

Photograph courtesy the Walton family and Norman Burley


c1915 -- `Holy Joe's Rock,' Selma Park

Ken Walton wrote "I think this picture shows Auntie Amy and Mona" (Walton, daughter of George Walton and wife of Norman Burley). Ken spent many summers at Selma Park at his Uncle George Walton's home. The All Red Line Ltd. owned seven acres of Selma Park and built its wharf anchored to Holy Joe's Rock in 1916. The Walton family was associated with Johnson, Walton Steamships Ltd. of Vancouver.

Photograph courtesy the Walton family and Norman Burley


c1920 -- Selma Park Wharf, Holy Joe's Rock and summer cottages.

Passengers waiting for a Union Steamship vessel on Selma Park wharf.

Photograph by Charles Bradbury, Image # 27749, B-446 courtesy The Royal B. C. Museum, B.C. Archives


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