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Ross Peck fonds

  • CA HHMA HHMA2010.02
  • Fonds

Ross Peck, was born in April 25, 1951, and resides in Hudson’s Hope, B.C., Canada. Ross Peck is a Geography BA graduate from University of British Columbia and MSc graduate in Wildlife Resources from the University of Idaho. He is a retired guide outfitter, self-employed rancher, land use and wildlife consultant, Associate of professional biologist of BC. He is a board member of Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, director of the Peace Valley Environmental Society, a board member of Resources North Association, director of Peace Habitat and Conservation Endowment Trust, and of course President of the Hudson’s Hope Historical Society.

Charles Bedaux Sub-Arctic Canadian Expedition fonds

  • CA HHMA HHMA2010.03.01-.10
  • Fonds
  • 1930-1947

Charles Bedaux was born in France and became a successful businessman in America in the 1920’s and 1930’s. He was captivated with the country surrounding Hudson’s Hope after embarking on a hunting trip in 1932. His attempt, two years later, to take five motorized vehicles across the northern wilderness of British Columbia is known throughout the world. This "Champagne Safari" gave much needed employment to local cowboys during the Depression.

During 1934 Charles Bedaux, decided to take his wife, companion, and five Citroën cars across Alberta and BC from Edmonton to Telegraph Creek. While the cars only made it to Telegraph Creek the events and the experience was well documented, by the crew that was hired on. Cowboys, surveyors, guide, outfitters, cameramen, trail blazers, and photographers were all paid twice the going rate for their services.

The Hudson’s Hope Museum retained records of the journey and these are deposited in this repository. Though, it should be noted that many of these records are from other institutions, including the Jasper-Yellowhead Museum and Archives, Glenbow Museum, Library and Archives Canada, Fort St. John Museum, and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.

This fonds is arranged into ten series: Charles Bedaux series, Fern Bedaux series, Cecil Pickell series, Ernest Lamarque series, Jack Bocock series, Willard Freer series, Frank Swannell series, Bill Blackman series, Joseph Weiss series, and F.D. Crosby series.

Bob White fonds

  • CA HHMA HHMA2010.04.01-.03
  • Fonds
  • 1926-2009

The fonds consists of the material and records that Hudson’s Hope Museum and Archives holds with regards to the individual, Bob White. Bob White was born in 1902 in the Saskatchewan region of the Northwest Territories; child of Francis and Sybil White. From the fall of 1925-1926 Bob lived in Banff where he worked in construction at the Banff Springs Hotel. In August 1928 Bob White left and traveled all the way to Peace River Region in British Columbia. During his stay there he met many of his future comrades and in 1934 was hired on to work with the horses in the infamous 1934 Charles Bedaux Sub-Arctic Canadian Expedition. Bob White was a committed writer and recorded many of the events that occurred on the expedition. For this reason and the multitude of albums of photographs in the Peace Region the Hudson’s Hope Museum and Archives has included extensive information in this fonds. The fonds is arranged into three series: Photographs series, Bannock and Beans series, and Interview.

Bennett Dam photograph collection

  • Fonds
  • 1961-1967

The collection consists of photographs taken during the construction of the Bennett Dam from 1961-1967.