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Series 6.7




Series 6.7 -- Individuals and Groups, Sechelt and District -- N, Page 1

Photographs consist of pioneer families, individuals, groups, Mayors and Councillors, members of town service industries of Sechelt listed in alphabetical order. Photographers include Edric Clayton, Charles Bradbury, Helen McCall.

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1887-1892 -- The Hon. Hugh Nelson, Lieutenant Governor of B. C. between 1887-1892 during which years this photograph was probably taken. He had bought D.L. 303 and 304 (present day Sechelt) from ex-royal Engineer John Scales. Nelson's widow sold them to Bert Whitaker after his death in 1893.

Photographer unknown, Image 4367 courtesy the Royal B.C. Museum, B.C. Archives


Date unknown -- A presentation from the Sechelt Indian Residential School to RCMP sergeant Ray Nelson

Photograph courtesy the Sechelt Peninsula Times newspaper and the Alsgard family


1890s -- John Joseph Nickson emigrated with his wife Jane and family from England to Victoria, B.C. where he built bridges for the E. and N. Railway and supervised the construction of the Victoria Elk Lake waterworks. In 1888 he was appointed Superintendent of the Vancouver Waterworks and installed the first water system in Vancouver from Capilano dam to all parts of the city which included placing the first pipes under the First Narrows. He oversaw many engineering projects throughout B.C. and Alberta. He retired to Sechelt circa 1907 and died in 1912

Photograph courtesy the Vancouver City Archives. See also oversize photograph 6.15.127


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