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pot

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A white pot with a floral pattern. It has a yellow trim and pansy flowers with green leafs. The flowers are yellow with purple and blue with purple. The lid has a round handle with a chip. This item belonged to Frances Decker of Pemberton B.C. whom got them from English relatives living in Ontario.

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017.03.04ab

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Elite 2 Seed Potato Sack

Elite 2 Seed Potato Sack

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A burlap potato sack that has "PEMBERTON ELITE 2 SEED POTATOES 100 LB. 45.4 kg PRODUCT OF CANADA" with a picture of two potatoes stenciled on it in red and blue. The items belong to Allen McEwan's grandmother and grandfather, Bertha (nee. Collins) and Morgan Miller. Jean McEwan, Allen's mother, put the donation box together.

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018.02.04

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China Plate

China Plate

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A china plate with red and yellow patterned border trim and a gilded edge. There are yellow and pink flowers near the border, along with a gilded pattern. In the center there is a bouquet of pink and yellow flowers. The makers mark on the underside reads "Clarice Cliff NEWPORT POTTERY C2 ENGLAND" The items belong to Allen McEwan's grandmother and grandfather, Bertha (nee Collins) and Morgan Miller. Jean McEwan, Allen's mother, put the donation box together.

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018.02.07

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pin

pin

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A pin Canada Day 1984. The pin has yellow with red and blue writing. On the front it displays a potato holding a hard hat and a chainsaw. The potato is also boating down a river with mountains in the background. On the pin it reads "10th Anniversary 1984 Pemberton, Mt.Currie CANADA WEEK Birken, D'Arcy".

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017.07.01

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Pottery Vase & Spoon Trivet

Pottery Vase & Spoon Trivet

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a)This is a small pottery vase with decorative grape leaves and vines designed on it b) this is a pottery spoon trivet in the style of first nations art, frog motif. Both these items have been made with red clay and are fired but not glazed. They were made by Rosemary Myrtle Starks (nee Decker) in the early 1970's.

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016.01.02ab

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Moorcraft Ginger Jar

Moorcraft Ginger Jar

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This is a small blue ginger jar. It is painted blue and has pink and purple flowers on it as well as a lid on top. The maker's mark says "Moorcraft" and it is worth about $250 dollars. It contained potpourri made by Frances Decker in the 1960's out of dried flowers from her garden.

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016.01.03

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small embroidered tablecloth

small embroidered tablecloth

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This item is a rectangular cream and white coloured tablecloth, made of a textile, possibly silk backed with cotton. There is a crochet/lace pattern type border which surrounds the cloth. There are four basket designs one in each corner of the cloth. There are a large number of rust spots on the cloth. The item is discoloured from age. This item was inside the Schantz house when it was donated to the museum by the Oberson's.

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987.24.02

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Hoe

Hoe

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Hoe that was used for digging potatoes. Long wooden with metal piece at end.

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012.05.62

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Potato Fork

Potato Fork

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Potato fork. Long wooden handle with four pronged fork. Prongs of fork are bent perpendicular to handle.

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012.05.64

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Pelton Wheel

Pelton Wheel

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Pelton wheel manufactured in the 1920's and possibly used around Birken B.C. at the school. Louis Potvin used the pelton wheel to power his home, office and shop since 1962. The unit produced 12,000 watts when connected to a generator.

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010.23.01

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Potato Hook

Potato Hook

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Heavy potato hook; worn wooden handle; four tines, each 25.5 cm long of steel. Condition: Sound. History: used in early potato harvests on the Purden farm, first operated in the 1930's by H. Wyatt-Purden.

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984.29.01

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box of potato tags

box of potato tags

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A box of potato tags. The box itself is brown and moldy. The tags inside come in four per row. There are 267 rows and 1068 potato tags. The lid looks like it was attched but then torn off. The tags themselves read "Pemberton Potatoes Grade: Canada No 1 GROWN BY: TEXAS FARMS Net Weight When Packed 100 lbs. SHIPPED BY TEXAS FARMS PEMBERTON, B.C.

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Accession #:

017.08.01

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Framed Photo

Framed Photo

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This is a framed b/w photograph and Prize Ribbon from the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in 1972. The caption within reads "Royal Agricultural Winter Fair - Toronto Royal Exhibition 1972. Salada Food Ltd. Award Emblematic of the Grand Champion Exhibit Table Stock Potatoes. Awarded to E. Ronayne (accepted on his behalf by Deputy Minister of Agriculture)". This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

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018.06.02ab

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Framed Photo

Framed Photo

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This is a framed b/w photograph of the Salada Foods Award trophy. The image is of a trophy cup mounted on a marbled tiered base. A silver plate rests above the recognition plaques and surrounding the plate, at the base of the trophy, are six silver potatoes. This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

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018.06.04

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Award

Award

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This is a silver platter awarded to Rosemary Walden via her uncle Edmond Ronayne and father Jack Ronayne. Rosemary was involved in picking some varieties for Dr. Wright at the National Exhibition from Edmund and John's farms. Dr. Wright was a University of British Columbia researcher who helped to establish virus free potato stock in Pemberton on the Ronayne Brothers farms in 1967. This item is associated with 018.06.04. Edmond received $200 with the award. The platter was not engraved with the awardee's name. It reads, "Royal Agricultural Winter Fair 1972 - Salada Foods Ltd. Award emblematic of the Grand Champion Exhibit Table Stock Potatoes awarded to ________." This is from a collection of agricultural awards, ribbons and trophies received from Rosemary Walden that belonged to her uncle Edmond Oswald Ronayne, her father's first cousin.

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018.06.05

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