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A drawing print of a trapper in a forest. The picture has a man smoking a pipe in the forest. There are two tail ends of horses and a bunny in the picture. It reads "Sourdough "trapper" on the gold rush trail ~ circa 1858 Pencil/Ink PDMAS 2010". Its in a black frame and labeled on the back. the drawing was made for the "Pemberton Survival Guide and Cookbook"

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016.10.01

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A drawing done by Sharon Cipp for the "Pemberton Survival Guide and Cookbook". The picture depicts two women in a kitchen, the one on the left is carrying a pot and the one on the right is kneading dough. The kitchen has shelves with pots, pans, and dishes on it. It reads 'Meanwhile ..."Back at The Homestead" circa 1858".

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016.10.03

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Gold Pan

Gold Pan

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The large gold pan is speckled and splotched with rust inside and out. It is made of iron. Condition: Probably stable. In the 1950's the Fougbergs found this pan in the woods close to Birkenhead (formerly Blackwater) Lake. There men have searched for gold for many years, certainly in the 1890's, possibly earlier.

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984.05.20

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Gold Pan

Gold Pan

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A small steel gold pan with splotches of rust on the bottom of interior and on the base, a few on the rim. Condition: Stable. Bought for use in Pemberton area but little used.

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984.12.02

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Magazines

Magazines

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These are a group of magazines donated by the Pemberton & District Public Library. a) "Patterns of Growth - British Columbia Railway" by Pacific Great Eastern, publication date 1983?, b) "Wagon Road North - the story of the Cariboo Gold Rush in Historical Photos" by Art Downs, published 1960, Northwest Digest Ltd. Box 1238, Quesnel B.C., autographed by author, c) "Wagon Road North - historic photographs from the 1863 of the Cariboo Gold Rush by Art Downs, published 1969, Foremast Publishing Company, Surrey B.C. d) "Paddlewheeler on the Frontier - Vol. 1" by Art Downs, published 1967-1971, Foremast Publishing Co. Ltd. Surrey B.C., e) "Paddlewheels on the Frontier - Vol. 2" by Art downs, published 1971, Foremost Publishing, Surrey B.C.

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016.07.01abcde

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Blacksmith's Bellows

Blacksmith's Bellows

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The leather of the bellows has hardened and deteriorated through the many years since this artifact was part of the blacksmith's equipment at Port Pemberton. It seems to date from the late 1850's or the 1860's. [sic] S 17/38 [,] from William Spetch who said it had been brought up from Port Pemberton. [Updated register card entry]: In September 2012, May Walker (nee Taylor) said she remembered a these same bellows hanging in Axel Johnson's blacksmith shop that was located next to the PX Garage owned by her father R.H.E. Taylor. She is married to Bob Walker, George's brother, and asked Bob about the bellows. Bob remembers that Axel sold his shop to Philip and June Perkins in the early 1970's, and they moved it to their land to use as a garage. Bob thinks that George acquired all the blacksmith equipment from this shop via Philip Perkins. Based on this new evidence it is unlikely the bellows are from the gold rush era.

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983.27.32

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Bullet Mold

Bullet Mold

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Found at Port Pemberton site. Like many items found by Walker & Reid, thought to date from the period of the Gold Rush traffic through this district. The steel mold is rusted and has a crack in one of the wooden handles. Apparently a projection possibly similar to that on the right is missing on the left. After further research, it is believed that this is a "Winchester" bullet mold for a rifle. The handles are walnut, and the metal cast is iron. The maker's mark is no longer visible. Research indicates that it is from 1870's-1880's. The mold is still in perfect condition, grooves still intact.

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983.27.08

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Butter knife

Butter knife

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Walker & Vera Reid found this knife with a metal detector and dug it up. Having been buried at Port Pemberton whose heyday lasted only until about 1863, probably the dates from the period of the Gold Rush. No inscription is visible. The item is bent, scratched, and rusted. It was cleaned after accession with Haggerty's silver polish. After further research, we were able to determine the makers mark based on the pattern on the fork. The pattern is called "Lido 1938", and was made by Made by WM. A. Rogers Sectional Oneida Ltd. The material is silver plate.

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983.27.05

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Fork

Fork

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This silver fork is worn on the back and has a spots of discolouration on the front. On it are the words "Simeon L. & Geo. H Rogers Co. Al + ONE IDA Ltd." About 1970, G. Walker & V. Reid using a metal detector, found it at Port Pemberton and dug it up. Previously we believed it may date from the Gold Rush to the Fraser and beyond, however after further research we discovered the Simeon L. and Geo. H Rogers Co. came into being circa 1900. Further research concluded the pattern of the fork is "Pendant 1941". The material is either silver plate or sterling silver.

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983.27.02

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Hand Saw

Hand Saw

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This rusted saw, Walker and Reid located and dug up at Port Pemberton. Its age can only be estimated. Does it belong to the late 1850's or 1860's period of the Gold Rush, when Port Pemberton did have not only a fluctuating, transient population but also men who established stopping places, at least one Store & blacksmith shop? They built barns for mules and oxen and cabins for muleteers and boatmen. How long some lived on at the Port after traffic to the north shifted to the Fraser Canyon route seems impossible to know. Oil was applied to the saw to remove some of the rust. On the cracked wooden handle is carved " R".

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983.27.26

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Mule shoe

Mule shoe

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This is a rusted steel mule shoe. Doubtless dates from the period of the Gold Rush Traffic. The toe is raised a bit, indicating there may have been a toe there at some point but it has since worn down. Ends of the shoe are raised. This item is severely rusted all over.

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983.27.10

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Set of Spurs

Set of Spurs

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These rusted spurs Walker & Reid found with a metal detector and dug up at the Port Pemberton site. They are thought to belong to the period of the Gold Rush Traffic through this district. Item "b" (pictured right) has lost the rowel for spurring and the metal pieces that would help the spur fasten to the boot. Both articles are severely rusted.

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983.27.15ab

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