ACROSS THE RIVERS PROJECT

Across the Rivers Project:

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I. Assignment:Publish a eBook using Book Creator

  • Focus on local history and development
  • Focus on First Nations to Fur Trade to modern city
  • Field trip to museum and other historic locations in Kamloops

Remember that your research should primarily be between the time period of the 1800's until 1914 (The Victorian Era).
Check the following for information regarding most of these topics:
Kamloops This Week Special Edition

II. Group Project Ideas:
1. Secwepemc Culture:
Section 1. Secwepemc Nation Before Contact Shuswap Culture before European Contact
Aboriginal People: Plateau
Secwepemc
Secwepemc - Pre-Contact Village Life
First Nations: People of the Interior
Re Tsqwátstens-kucw ne Csalíken’: Our People Between the Two Mountain Ranges
Section 1. Secwepemc Nation Before Contact Shuswap Culture before European Contact
History of Lands

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic:
Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition
Title of Article
Page #
Kamloops Original Residents
A5
2. Secwepemc involvement with the Fur Trade and/or Settlers (1800’s)
Section 2. History of Contact A) The Fur Trade
About The Secwepemc people in the interior of BC people
Secwepemc - KnowBC
Secwepemc History of Resistance
Sewepemc - First Nations Land Rights and Environmentalism in British Columbia
The Early Years of European-Aboriginal Relations (1800-1850s)

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic:
Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition
Title of Article
Page #
Smallpox and the First Indian Reserves
A5
Residential School Era
A5

3. Indian Act - start and impact on changing life for First Nations to present day issues.
Section 5. Government/Organisation Canadian Federal Policy
The Indian Act
Legislation Concerning Canada's First Peoples - Canada's First Peoples
Background: The Indian Act
1876 - 1877: The Indian Act, 1876 and Numbered Treaties Six and Seven
The Indian Act: Historical Overview - Mapleleafweb

4. Residential Schools (Start in 1800’s to present day issues) - Include Kamloops
See files at Kamloops Museum:
Education or Ordeal? (Residential School)
Section 4. History of the Residential School A) The Beginning
Kamloops Indian Residential School
Section 4. History of the Residential School
Kamloops Indian Residential School
Children died in res schools, report says - Kamloops Daily News
They Came For the Children - Canada, Aboriginal Peoples, and Residential Schools
Kamloops Indian Residential School

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic:
Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition
Title of Article
Page #
Residential School Era
A5

5. NorthWest Company (1812-21) & Pacific Fur Trading Company (1821-1842) early Kamloops Forts

See files at Kamloops Museum:
Northwest Company
History lesson: Kamloops and the legacy of the War of 1812 in the Oregon Country
Section 2. History of Contact A) The Fur Trade
Fort Kamloops
Kamloops

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic:
Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition

Title of Article
Page #
Welcome to Kama-a-loo-la-pa, BC
A16
2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years
A20
Metis Have Proud History
B5
What's In a Name?
B7

6. Hudson Bay Company Forts of Kamloops (1842-62 on Fort Street & 1863-84? by Overlander Bridge).
See files at Kamloops Museum:
Hudson's Bay Company
Hudson Bay Company Brigade Trail
Secwepemc History of Resistance
Section 2. History of Contact A) The Fur Trade
Fur, Gold and Cattle
Kamloops BC history
A history worth learning
The New Fort: Fort Kamloops

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic
Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition

Title of Article
Page #
Ever Wander What For Kamloops Was Like 150 Years Ago
A3
When Camels Roamed Around Kamloops
A10
From Overlander to Orchards
A14
Metis Have Proud History
B5
Ranching Spear Headed by Gold Rush
B13
The View From Where We Stood Was Beautiful
A3

7. Prominent Early Settlers (see examples below)
See files at Kamloops Museum:
Pioneers
  • Overlanders
Celebrating The Overlanders
The Overlanders by Mary Balf
The Overlanders of 1862
Overlanders of 1862
Cariboo Gold Rush Overlanders
A Rose Among the Overlanders
Celebrating The Overlanders
  • + more...
See file at Kamloops Museum: Pioneers
John Tod - History of Canadian Biography Online
History of Cattle Industry in British Columbia

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic
Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition
Title of Article
Page #
Ever Wander What For Kamloops Was Like 150 Years Ago
A3
From Overlander to Orchards
A14
Did You Know?
B12
8. Old Historical Buildings & Business of Kamloops (see examples below)
See files at Kamloops Museum:
  • First Store
  • Early Buildings
  • Cigar Factories
  • Businesses
  • Businesses
  • Brick Making in Kamloops
  • The Kamloops Cannery (2 Parts)
  • The Lumber Industry in Kamloops (3 Parts)
  • The Inland Cigar Factory
  • Smitheries and Liveries
  • Bed, Board - and Booze (5 Parts)
  • Cleaners and Laundries
  • Kamloops Brick
Imperial Brewery
  • + more...
Use books on Kamloops History as well as material from the museum

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic:
Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition
Title of Article
Page #
Before There Was a Brocklehurst
A4
The Seedy Underbelly of Kamloops Past: Red Light District
A17
Once a Red-Hot Industry: Inland Cigar Factory
B15

9. Gold Rush - Cariboo Wagon Road to Barkerville and the impact on Kamloops
Chapter 2: Fraser River Gold Rush
Celebrating the Overlanders
Okanagan First Peoples
New Pathways to Gold - Route 3 Blue Sky Country

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic:
Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition
Title of Article
Page #
When Camels Roamed Around Kamloops
A10
Ranching Sparked by Gold Rush
B13
10. Tranquille River Gold Rush of 1858 and mining in the Kamloops area
Watching Creek
How to Start a Colony with Two Pickle Jars of Gold
Project History Interactive Timeline
Unmasking the history of Iron Mask Mine
Gold at Tranquille

11. Early Schools & Educators of Kamloops (see examples below)
Kam High - the Early Years 1904 - 1952
Schools and Scholars: a History of Schools in Kamloops
Stuart Wood - Canada's Historic Places
Use books on Kamloops History as well as the following files at the Kamloops Museum:
St. Ann's
Private Schools
Kamloops "College"
First Public School
Westwold
Stuart Wood
High Schools
Rhodes Scholars
Heritage Schools
Early Education
The Beattie Sisters
School Names
Pleasant Street School
John Peterson School
General
Lloyd George
The School that Kamloops Built

  • + more...

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic:
Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition
Title of Article
Page #
From Kamloops Public School to Stuart Wood
B14
12. Chinese Community and Contribution to Kamloops
See files at Kamloops Museum:
  • Chinese in Kamloops
  • Chinese Kamloops Settlement
  • Chinatown
  • Chinese New Years
  • Chinese Ranch Cook
  • Chinatown
  • Chinese Freemasons
  • Chinese and the CPR
The Development of Chinatown in Kamloops
  • Chinese Cemetery:
Visit the Chinese Cemetary in Kamloops...
Kamloops Chinese Cemetery
Chinese Cemeteries and Gravemarkers in British Columbia
Chinese Heritage Cemetery

13. Canadian Pacific Railway & Canadian National Railway- being built through Kamloops & Craigellachie:
See Files at Kamloops Museum:
Canadian Pacific Railway:
  • Construction
  • Construction in Kamloops
  • First Trans Continental
  • First Train Through Kamloops
  • Railway Logging
  • Canadian National Railway
  • The Trains are Coming
  • A Railroad Centre
  • Chinese Railway Workers
The Chinese and the CPR
Building the Canadian Pacific Railway
The Chinese Experience in Canada: 1850-1950
  • Stations in Kamloops
Canadian National Railway Station - Canada's Historic Places
Kamloops Railways ~ CPR ~ CNR ~ Kamloops, BC
The Railway History of Kamloops, BC: A Century Old Story
  • Impact on the city
Kamloops Best Kept Secret
History of Kamloops

14. Disasters & Law & Order in Kamloops
  • Fires, Floods…

See Files at Kamloops Museum:
Floods
Peterson Creek in Flood
Fire!
Storms in Kamloops
Floods in Kamloops
The End of Chinatown - Third of Three Parts
Kamloops Fire Department History
The New Fort: Fort Kamloops
  • Fugitives and trials - Ex. Billy Miner
See Files at Kamloops Museum:
1879, Murder of Johnny Ussher - Canadian Legal History
Story of Bill Miner
Billy Miner & Canada's First Train Robbery
Bill Miner
Great Train Robbery - Heritage BC Stops
Miner, William - The Canadian Encyclopedia
Bill Miner - The Gentleman Bandit

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic:
Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition
Title of Article
Page #
Lord Willing and the Creeks Don`t Rise
A6
A Typical Summer Day Unlike Any Other: George Booth Murder Mounties
A18
To Be Hanged In Kamloops
B1
Courthouse Skeleton Linked to Turn-of-Century Hangings
B2
Lives Were Lost, But McLean's Met Justice
B3

15. Early Mayors and politicians of Kamloops
See Files at Kamloops Museum:
Kamloops Incorporation, 1893
Mayors
Kamloops First City Council
Board of Trades Beginnings
The Development of Kamloops
What City Council Did - The First By-Laws
The Making of a City

  • How Kamloops became a city (incorporation)
LIST OF MAYORS FOR CITY OF KAMLOOPS FROM INCORPORATION TO PRESENT
Kamloops the Best Kept Secret - Heroes of Confederation

16. History of ranching and homesteads in the Kamloops area
See Files at Kamloops Museum:

The Early Days of A Famous Ranch
Ranching
Pioneers
Westwold Pioneer Family
Johnny Wilson: Cattle King
William Fortune: Pioneer
Poultry Farming
Experimental Farm in 1860
Early Flour Mills
Pioneer of Savona
John Jane Savona Pioneer
South Thompson Settlers
Early Dallas
Settlers of North Thompson
Downstream Settlers in 1871
A North Thompson Ranch
Hat Creek Ranch - 4 parts
The Cariboo Cattle Drives
The Beginnings of Ashcroft (3 Parts)
Salute to the Cattle Industry
From Squatters to Homesteader
The Cardew Ranch
Portrait of an Early Ranch


History of the Cattle Industry in British Columbia
History of Agriculture in Kamloops and Region
Historic O'Keefe Ranch

Use the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic:

Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition
Title of Article
Page #
Ranching Sparked By Goldrush
B13
From Overlanders to Orchards
A14

17. Social history of Kamloops and area from 1800's to 1914 (sports, entertainment, arts, community events).
See Files at Kamloops Museum:
Christmas at Athabasca Depot
May Day Hey-Day
The C.C.F. - Early Days in Kamloops
A Pinch of Salt for Christmas!
Part 3 - Carnivals on Ice
Part 1 - The Silent Years: The First Movie Houses
Part 2 - Talking Pictures: A New Entertainment Spectacle
Baseball (5 Parts)
Cricket
Early Artists in Kamloops
The Kamloops Club
Polo Personalities
Kamloops Little Theatre Association
Ghost of Christmas Past
New Year Celebrations in Early Kamloops
Pt 1 - Early Theatres in Kamloops, Live Theatre
Early Theatres in Kamloops, The First Movie Houses
Pt 3 - Early Theatres in Kamloops, Talking Pictures Arrive
Christmas
Hockey in Early Kamloops
Historical Art
Kamloops Fashions in 1893
Christmas, 1893
Ski Jumping in Kamloops
The Anglican Church in Kamloops (2 Parts)
Tennis in the 90's
Part 5 - St. Andrews and Caledonian Society
Part 6 - Still With the Scots!
Part 7 - Other Early Societies
Part 1 - Blood Sports in B.C.
Part 1 - The Silent Years: The First Movie Houses
Part 2 - Talking Pictures: A New Entertainment Spectacle
Polo Personalities
A Brief History of Recreation and Culture in Kamloops
A Tradition in Fall Fairs
A Kamloops Christmas Feast - Part I and 2
Friendship Marked New Year's Day of '89
Heritage Clothes
Pioneer Fashion
The Incredible Woman's Institute


Early Horse Races
Riverside Park
Sport Fishing in the Kamloops Region


See the indicated sections of the following website for information on your topic:

Kamloops This Week Bicentennial Edition
Title of Article
Page #
Through George Lowey's Meadow They Ride : Polo Club
A11
Handle Bar Mustaches, Death by Rifle, and the Sport of Kings
A12
Before Hockey, Kamloops a Baseball Town
A12
Quirky History Even in Historical Celebrations
A1
Women Played Pivotal Role in Kamloops
B17