Fonds AR016 - Caravan Across British Columbia fonds

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Caravan Across British Columbia fonds

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CA UVICARCH AR016

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  • 1930 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. Bureau of Provincial Information. Caravan Across British Columbia

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1 v.

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In 1930, the B.C. Department of Publicity and Information organized an automobile caravan across British Columbia to demonstrate the feasibility of a proposed Alaska highway and the potential for the development of northern B.C. Participants in the caravan included Premier Simon Fraser Tolmie, Lieutenant-Governor Randolph Bruce, and other representatives of the governments of B.C., Washington State, and Alaska.

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The fonds consists of a scrapbook relating to the Caravan Across British Columbia, an automobile caravan from Vancouver to Hazelton, B.C., in June, 1930. Scrapbook includes lists of expenses, newspaper articles and advertisements of the event, and several letters.

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BCAUL control number: UVICARCH-59

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