Monthly Archives: November 2017

Retrospective: West Hope School

Thanks to apps like Timehop and the “On This Day” feature of Facebook, sometimes we see old photos resurface to remind us of our explorations of the past. That is how I stumbled upon these images of West Hope School, … Continue reading

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STST2017: Moyie Fire Hall

Back to another quick stop on the Scratch the Surface Tour 2017, this time in Moyie, British Columbia. There are some buildings which have always fascinated me for as long as I can remember.  Back in the early 1980s, my … Continue reading

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There are some places that just keep you calling you back, time and time again. Sharples is one of those for me. I don’t actually remember how I first learned of the Sharples elevator nor do I actually remember my … Continue reading

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STST2017: The Last Spike

Today’s posting will be quite short as the history of the area is already quite well known.  We’re visiting Craigellachie, British Columbia and — more specifically — the location where the Last Spike of the Canadian Pacific Railway was driven … Continue reading

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STST2017: Vancouver Island

While Vancouver Island was our goal for this trip, we actually had very little time on “The Island” itself.  We arrived in Nanaimo in the evening and spent the night with our friend Lila and her husband.  The next day … Continue reading

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