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Early Agriculture In The Bulkley Valley

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Date Range
1910-1947
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This series consists of an early history of farm development in the Bulkley Valley between 1910 and 1947. It covers the development of:animal husbandry; cereals; field husbandry; horticulture; poultry; transportation for farm products; bee keeping; BV Agriculture Association; and the Bulkley Valle…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Name Access
Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association
Bulkley Valley Experimental Farm
Bulkley Valley Fall Fair
Item No.
2000 35 1
Accession No.
2000 35 1
Physical Description
6 pages letter sized paper, typed
Date Range
1910-1947
Scope and Content
This series consists of an early history of farm development in the Bulkley Valley between 1910 and 1947. It covers the development of:animal husbandry; cereals; field husbandry; horticulture; poultry; transportation for farm products; bee keeping; BV Agriculture Association; and the Bulkley Valley Fall Fair as well as the Experimental Farm in Smithers, Dairies and Meat Market Storage
Subject Access
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS - Crops
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS - Dairy Products
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS - Honey
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS - Meats
EXHIBITIONS - Agricultural Organizations
FARMS - Dominion Experimental Farm
FARMS - Family
FARMS - Ranches
INDUSTRIES [Agriculture]
ORGANIZATIONS - Agricultural Societies
TRANSPORTATION [Conveyance] - Freightage Service
Type of Record
Archival Description

The Agricultural Experimental Farms Float being pulled by a tractor.

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Date Range
ca 1967
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Unknown
Item No.
P1589
Accession No.
987.39.1
Physical Description
Photo
Date Range
ca 1967
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
1950-1975
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This series consists of memories of Walter Bucher Sr. making a living in Smithers between 1950 and 1975, dairy farming, trailer court, poulty farming and motel business and the weather he experienced.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Creator
Walter Bucher
Name Access
Bucher family
Smithers
Item No.
2000 39
Accession No.
2000 39 2
Physical Description
4 photocopied 22.5x28cm pages of typewritten memories
Date Range
1950-1975
Scope and Content
This series consists of memories of Walter Bucher Sr. making a living in Smithers between 1950 and 1975, dairy farming, trailer court, poulty farming and motel business and the weather he experienced.
Subject Access
INDUSTRIES - Agriculture
PERSONS - Immigrants
WAYS OF LIFE - Farm
Notes
Brought in by Louis Schibli in 1997. Written in 1975 and revised in 1980
Type of Record
Archival Description

Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds

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Date Range
[1919-1994]
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair and contains prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Collection
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association fonds
Description Level
Fonds
GMD
textual record
Other Title Info
Title based on contents of fonds.
Creator
Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association
Fonds No.
AF1
Accession No.
1971.17
1978.5
1983.65
1983.9
1988.1
1994.13
1994.7
2007.3
Physical Description
13.5 cm of textual record
Date Range
[1919-1994]
History / Biographical
Talk of forming a Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association to oversee the planning of an exhibition began in 1910 (Interior News, May 1910). Various names were used before incorporation, such as: Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association (Interior News, July 27, 1912), Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association and Farmer’s Institute (Omineca Herald, June 7, 1913) and Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition Association (Interior News, June 21, 1919). On July 14, 1919, the Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association was incorporated under the Agricultural Act. The mandate of the Association was to "advance the interests of agriculture and to hold an annual exhibition of agricultural products at Smithers, and to do all such other things the directors may decide for the advancement of the association, the farmers and farming." The first directors of the Association included A. Kilpatrick (President, Smithers), J. G. Wood (Vice-President, Telkwa), and L.B. Warner (Secretary Treasurer, Smithers), George Oulton (Smithers), A. J. Prudhomme (Telkwa), E. C. Barger (Telkwa) and William S. Henry (Smithers) (Interior News, June 21, 1919). Smithers held its first Fall Fair in Albert Park, September 30th, 1919. After several years the Fair became a three-day event, presenting a wide variety of exhibits including agricultural displays, livestock and logging shows, handicraft and homemaking exhibits, stage shows, and a midway.
Custodial History
The Bulkley Valley Agricultural and Industrial Association donated various records from accession number 1971.17. Originally, records came from accession numbers 1981.6 (Town of Smithers), 1983.65 (Pat McCammon), 1944.7 (Norma Mae Zagwyn), 1994.13 (Pat McCammon) and 1998.4 (Phyllis Davidson), but for unknown reasons were all merged with accession number 1971.17 in August, 1998. Some of the Fall Fair prize lists were loaned to the Royal BC Archives in March 1979 and returned March 1979.
Scope and Content
The fonds is arranged into two series, Administrative and Fall Fair and contains prize lists, prize tickets, meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, entry forms, certificate of incorporation and a brief history on the founding of the fair.
Arrangement
Records were rearranged in September 2016 by Manda Haligowski to better reflect archival standards and to improve accessibility.
Type of Record
Archival Description

Dominion Experimental Substation Smithers Progress Report, 1938-1950

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Date Range
1938-1950
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This consists of a progress report from the Dominion Experimental Substation in Smithers. Included are facts and figures on Meteorological records; animal husbandry; cereals; field husbandry; forage crops; horticulture; poultry; water supply;field days; and active projects; for years between 1938 a…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Name Access
Burnes, W.T.
McBean, K.
Zacharias, J.V.
Item No.
2000 34 1
Accession No.
2000 34 1
Physical Description
Paper bound booklet, stapled, 16.7cmx24.8cm
Date Range
1938-1950
Scope and Content
This consists of a progress report from the Dominion Experimental Substation in Smithers. Included are facts and figures on Meteorological records; animal husbandry; cereals; field husbandry; forage crops; horticulture; poultry; water supply;field days; and active projects; for years between 1938 and 1950. W.T. Burns superintendent, J.V. Zacharias - agronomist, K. McBean - Officer in charge
Subject Access
FARMS - Experimental
GOVERNMENT SERVICES - Department of Agriculture
INDUSTRIES [Agriculture]
SCIENCES - Meteorology
Notes
Published by Minister of Agriculture #5M - 15723-2:52 Queen's Printer - Ottawa 1952
Type of Record
Archival Description
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
Scope and Content
One item, one journal/magazine called Canada Poultryman. Published October 1945 in Burnaby New Westminister, British Columbia, BC. Stamp on the back of the magazine is "Fred bayson, Smithers, BC, 0-45".
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
Creator
Canada Poultryman
Name Access
Bayson, Fred
Item No.
2003.45.1
Physical Description
One item, one magazine/journal.
Scope and Content
One item, one journal/magazine called Canada Poultryman. Published October 1945 in Burnaby New Westminister, British Columbia, BC. Stamp on the back of the magazine is "Fred bayson, Smithers, BC, 0-45".
Subject Access
Agriculture
Type of Record
Archival Description
Description
FARM WAGON/WOODEN WHEELS
Sub-Category
LAND TRANSPORTATION,ANIMAL POWERED
Description
FARM WAGON/WOODEN WHEELS
History Of Use
ORIGINAL INDEX CARD MADE UP FROM ACCESSION REGISTER.
Accession No.
1977.0031.0008
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Description
FARM WAGON/STEEL WHEELS
Sub-Category
LAND TRANSPORTATION,ANIMAL POWERED
Description
FARM WAGON/STEEL WHEELS
History Of Use
ORIGINAL INDEX CARD MADE UP FROM ACCESSION REGISTER INFORMATION.
Accession No.
1977.0031.0009
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN; PAINT
Description
Old wooden wagon has four wooden spoked wheels with metal and wood undercarriage. The top flat surface of wagon has ten wooden boards extending the width. Two small metal foot petals exist on one side of wagon.
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
LAND TRANSPORTATION,ANIMAL POWERED
Description
Old wooden wagon has four wooden spoked wheels with metal and wood undercarriage. The top flat surface of wagon has ten wooden boards extending the width. Two small metal foot petals exist on one side of wagon.
History Of Use
Old wooden wagon with four spoked wheels.
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN; PAINT
Height
104
Width
146
Length
273
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
190CM wooden hitch attached to front of wagon.
Accession No.
1990.0175.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL; PAINT
Description
Wagon has four steel spoke and rim wheels with the front two angled inwards. The undercarriage is metal and there are slight wooden walls with both of the small ends open. The inside of the wagon has metal braces angled inwards with some boards attached creating a 'V' shape. Boards are missing a…
Category
DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSPORTATION OBJECTS
Sub-Category
LAND TRANSPORTATION,ANIMAL POWERED
Description
Wagon has four steel spoke and rim wheels with the front two angled inwards. The undercarriage is metal and there are slight wooden walls with both of the small ends open. The inside of the wagon has metal braces angled inwards with some boards attached creating a 'V' shape. Boards are missing and two exist on one side and one on the other. All metal rim and spoked are painted grey with the center hubs red in color. The other steel parts on the wagon are painted black. The wood is greying and black in some areas.
History Of Use
Wooden ore wagon has an open belly with angled feeder inside. The front two wheels are leaning inwards to accommodate the heavy ore loads.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN; METAL-STEEL; PAINT
Height
120
Width
188
Length
360
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1990.0187.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Date Range
ca 1914
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Killam
Item No.
P1368
Accession No.
985.17.60
Physical Description
Photo - glass negative
Date Range
ca 1914
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Date Range
[1938]
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Jack McNeil
Item No.
P1804
Accession No.
1988.18.9
Physical Description
1 photo: b&w negative; 14 x 9 cm
Date Range
[1938]
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
Large wooden curved scythe blade. The metal blade is curved and tapered narrower at the end. The long, narrow blade is gently curved and angled upwards at the front, where it is shaped to a sharp point. The back of the blade is flat and smoothed, with the top edge folded towards the front. The …
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Large wooden curved scythe blade. The metal blade is curved and tapered narrower at the end. The long, narrow blade is gently curved and angled upwards at the front, where it is shaped to a sharp point. The back of the blade is flat and smoothed, with the top edge folded towards the front. The bottom of the blade has been ground to a fine edge, but several deep nicks are evident. The back end of the blade is hook-shaped, with a small protruding tip. 'MA.....' is visible at the top back of the 'hook'. The wider end of the blade is attached to a long, curved wooden pole. The pole is curved and there are two separate wooden handle grips attached to the pole via metal fasteners.
History Of Use
Scythe used for cutting grass on the farm by hand. The earlier forms of scythes were from England and were without 'nibs' (hand grips). The handles were called 'snaths' and the nibs were made of hickory. This scythe was probably made after the late 1800's. This scythe was used on the Bayson farm on Newens Road. Fred Bayson's uncle had been farming in the late 1800's and Fred took over the farm in 1924 and farmed until 1979.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Width
77
Length
105
Depth
23
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.0115.0018
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Description
A large, horse drawn breaking plow with wooden stilts and beam. There are handles made of piping fitted over the stilts and fastened with bolts. The outer sides of the stilts and the top and bottom of the beam have heavy iron reinforcements bolted to the wooden frame. There are two metal braces co…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
A large, horse drawn breaking plow with wooden stilts and beam. There are handles made of piping fitted over the stilts and fastened with bolts. The outer sides of the stilts and the top and bottom of the beam have heavy iron reinforcements bolted to the wooden frame. There are two metal braces connecting the stilts near the top and bottom. Two additional metal braces connect the right stilt and the beam at the middle, one running diagonally across the front. The large iron plowshare ("mouldboard and share") along with the coulter, is bolted to the beam and stilts near where the tilts converge. The cutting edge ("feather") of the share is quite worn. There is a slade-like piece made of two, rectangular, thick pieces of metal positioned near the front of the beam. It is fastened to the beam with a square, tubular clip attached by bolts at the left side. The hake or bridle is bolted to the front of the beam. It is formed of a rectangular piece of cast iron folded at the tip to hold two large iron rings.
History Of Use
Breaking plow used for ploughing fields. Early farmers used a stick and then a crude hoe to dig grooves in order to plant their crops. The plough was in use as early as 1300BC. Later, the Romans used a variety of ploughs. The plough continued to evolve throughout the days of the Anglo-Saxon farming community and continued to evolve as settlers from Europe traversed to North America to settle and farm.
Material
WOOD-UNKNOWN;
Height
82
Width
69
Length
295
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.0157.0001
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Description
The frame of this bone crusher consists of three legs at the bottom which is fastened to a malleable piece of iron. This piece of iron encapsulates the axle. Above the axle, the malleable piece of iron divides into two pieces. Each piece has a hole through the top where a metal rod is located. T…
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
AGRICULTURAL TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
The frame of this bone crusher consists of three legs at the bottom which is fastened to a malleable piece of iron. This piece of iron encapsulates the axle. Above the axle, the malleable piece of iron divides into two pieces. Each piece has a hole through the top where a metal rod is located. The same rod is fastened to the large flywheel. The flywheel consists of a 54cm diam. wheel with a 12cm wooden handle. The same side has "JOLIET ILL., HUMPHREY & SONS" embossed and "4" imprinted on it. The other side of the wheel has a small gear fastened in the center of it. This small gear sits upon a larger gear that is fastened to the axle. The other side of the axle has an iron disk attached to it. One side of the disk has ridges while the other side is smooth. Three evenly spaced slits run from the center of the disk to the rim. Each slit has a blade fastened to one side. Beside the disk is a hopper with indecipherable letters on the face of it. The rim of the hopper is a separate piece of malleable iron. One part of the rim is ridged then it extends over the disk then onto the iron rod that's attached to the flywheel. A curved knob is attached near the end on top. A metal door that is shaped like the hopper is connected to part of the rim. It also connects to a wheel with a gear attached to the middle. This gear over along the ridged rim when the wheel turns. When the wheel turns the door also moves in the same direction. The face of the door has "PAT JULY 3, 1900, CANADA PATENTED 1901"
Narrative
'Farm Tools' by Michael Partridge, p.179
History Of Use
This bone crusher was used to grind up animal bones to make bone meal for fertilizer. This was a common practice still in the early 1900's until commercial fertilizer became more readily available. Bone crushers such as this one were used by farmers because animal bones were readily available on the farm and therefore were an inexpensive form of fertilizer. This bone crusher was used on the Bayson farm which was established in the late 1800's by an uncle of Fred Bayson. Fred took over the farm upon the death of his uncle in 1924 and worked at farming in the Bulkley Valley until his death in 1979.
Material
METAL-STEEL;
Height
115
Width
54
Length
49.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1979.0115.0012
Photograph or Negative No.
None
Type of Record
Museum Artifact

The photo and flower exhibit at the Bulkley Valley Agricultural Association in Telkwa.

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Date Range
ca September 18-19, 1915
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Killam
Item No.
P1340
Accession No.
985.17.33
Physical Description
Photo - glass negative
Date Range
ca September 18-19, 1915
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

ARRIVAL OF GREAT DEPRESSION. DEMAND FOR GOODS LIKE LUMBER, MINERALS, AND AGRICULTURE PLUMMETS.

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Date Range
CIRCA 1929
Collection
SLIDE COLLECTION
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Collection
SLIDE COLLECTION
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Item No.
9999.0000.0062.SLIDE
Date Range
CIRCA 1929
Notes
ROAD OF STEEL SLIDE SHOW;
Type of Record
Archival Description

This image shows approximatley 24 inidentified individuals at an agricultural fair picnic.

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Date Range
1920's
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM Photograph Collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
UNKNOWN
Item No.
P0282
Accession No.
979.7.211
Physical Description
B/W PRINT: 76 x 115
Negative Number
F31
Date Range
1920's
Notes
557: COMMUNITIES-SMITHERS
Based on the image and on information from the donor.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Description
Wooden wool carders, hand made rectangular wood paddles. One side of each paddle has wire brush-like teeth that are attached with a leather facing.
Subject Access
farm
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR MATERIALS
Sub-Category
TEXTILEWORKING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Description
Wooden wool carders, hand made rectangular wood paddles. One side of each paddle has wire brush-like teeth that are attached with a leather facing.
Narrative
These items were used for brushing and cleaning wool to prepare for spinning.
Material
METAL-STEEL; WOOD-UNKNOWN; ANIMAL-LEATHER;
Height
26.2
Width
12.7
Length
32.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1979.87.2 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Date Range
n.d.
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
  1 Image  
Collection
BVM visual record collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
graphic material
Creator
Jack McNeil
Item No.
P1874
Accession No.
1988.18.79
Physical Description
1 photo: b&w negative; 14 x 9 cm
Date Range
n.d.
Notes
May be Jack McNeil's Ranch
Type of Record
Archival Description
Images

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