The Basin Record Newsletter Vol.3 Issue 2

Published by the Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History Newsletter : Vol. 3 No. 2 21-A 10 Ave S Cranbrook BC V1C 2M9 Telephone: (250) 489-9150 E-mail: info@basininstitute.org Web:www.basininstitute.org We are ecstatic to announce that the Columbia Basin Image Bank work has proceeded as planned. In fact, it has exceeded our wildest dreams. Our hard-working crew of data analysts has scanned more than 16,000 photos to date. All of these photos are of the Columbia Basin, showing the region we have chosen to call home in all its early glory. What is more, the images are retrievable in a wide variety of ways. A researcher can go on to the web site at www. basininstitute.org and search by town from the “Explore” list on the home page, or can enter a search term in the “Search Collection” box. But the most effective way is to click on the “Search” tab on the home page header and choose either a Directory or Keyword List. The Person Directory will let you search for all known individuals in the Image Bank, while the City Directory will take you through most of the known towns in the Columbia Basin. The Subject List is perhaps the most appealing of all for those who have an interest in Basin industries and development. We are processing and uploading more images daily. Our goal is to make available as many images as we can gather of all the beauty, industries, cities and people of the Columbia Basin. Our Executive Director recently toured the northern-most reaches of the Basin. “We live in a profoundly beautiful place. The majesty of nature is at our door and the Report on the Columbia Basin Image Bank Inside this Issue Train Wrecks a Constant Threat Creston Celebrates Museum Growth Basin Biography Ymir Strong and Healthy in 1904 On Women (ImageBankPhoto) Mackenzie Avenue, Revelstoke c. 1912, with 1st Street crossing midway in photo. To left on corner of 1st is the Imperial Bank of Canada building (1904) with theMolson Bank building (1909) across the street. This location remains the heart of downtown Revelstoke today. imprint of man’s modern industrial development is still young. The Columbia River in spring flood is still awesome and our partners have contributed images that let us see it as it used to be in earlier flood times.” As we continue to add more images we will soon start adding text research files as well. These documents will help to look even further into the early residents and towns of the Basin as well as offering early descriptions of landscape and physical features. The web site affords researchers the opportunity to add detail to photos where this is known. It is our hope that, over time, more and more detail will be matched to the historic images, offering even more historic value. We invite everyone to visit the Columbia Basin Image Bank at www.basininstitute.org and to visit it often. It continues to grow and change daily. If you like what you see become a member and view the photos in even larger format while supporting us in our ongoing work.

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