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In this image taken in the 1950s, Dodge De Soto was the service garage on Invermere’s Main Street, located where up until recently Lake Auto Service was situated. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo (C295) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Downtown Invermere service station

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


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This beautiful vista was taken just below the toe of Farnham Glacier.  The visible stream is one of many that come off of the Glacier and help start Farnham Creek.  The three large peaks to the right are Mt. Hammond, Mt. Farnham and Mt. Peter.  

Photo by Joe Lucas

FARNHAM CREEK FLOWERS

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 by


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In this image, dated in the early 1930s, from back row left to right; Bill Hiller, Marion Frater, Marion Tunnacliffe, Winifred Harrop, Annie Hillier, Hal, Ted and John Bavin, relax on a couple of logs in Invermere. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com . Photo (A1418) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Eight people sitting on a log, 1930s

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by


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Orange crush

Posted on August 15th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated 1928, two men accompany a dump truck on a remote forest road in Kootenay National Park.The international truck is labelled  “Department of Mines and Resources.” If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com Photo (A1407) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

A dump truck remembered, 1928

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by


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Achim Purschwitz of Radium took this striking family portrait of Mergansers in the Columbia River wetlands at Athalmer, winning a Look Outside photo contest prize for July. Visit www.wildlookoutside.com to learn more about the year-long contest and different ways to participate through social media at #wildlookoutside. 

Photo by Achim Purschwitz

Meandering merganers

Posted on August 8th, 2014 by


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A day at the beach, 1955

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by


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Rest in peace

Posted on August 1st, 2014 by


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Invermere-born mountaineer, photographer and filmmaker Pat Morrow, snapped this Pioneer travel contest photo at 4,700 metres in a Wakhi shepherd’s yak corral after a mid-summer snowstorm in the Shimshal Pass in the Karakoram Range in Pakistan earlier this month. 
Photo by Pat Morrow

A pioneer in high places

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated 1941, the Canadian Women’s Training Corp. stand at attention in their classic attire, in front   of a field just south of Christ Church Anglican. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com . Photo (A1449) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Women in uniform, 1941

Posted on July 25th, 2014 by


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Youthful hearts

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated 1926, a group of school children have their class photos taken on the steps of their school in Athalmer, Invermere. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo (1873) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

The school children of Athalmer, 1926

Posted on July 18th, 2014 by


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In this image dated 1959, Maud Rumsey (owner of the Skookum Inn) enjoys an old fashioned cup of tea in her kitchen at the Skookum Inn, which is currently located in Windermere. If you have any more information, please email us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Just a cup of tea at the Skookum Inn

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by


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Geoffrey Melvill-Jones worked on the development of aircrafts for the British Army during the Second World War, measured the effects of gravitational force during the advent of the jet engine, and assisted with NASA in its infancy; and the 91-year-old pilot recently completed a week of training at the Invermere Soaring Centre. Photo submitted.

DEFYING GRAVITY

Posted on July 11th, 2014 by


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In this image dated 1928, an Invermere soccer team poses with a trophy. In the back row (left to right) are [unknown], Oswald Young and Jack Kimm; in the centre row are William (Bill) Lee, T. N. Weir and Tom Gallagher; and in the front row are [unknown], Fred Cutts, Phil Rose, Murray (Maurice) Calcutt, Frank Jones, Bud (Ernest) Lee and Harry Archer. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo (A1415) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Soccer in Invermere circa 1928

Posted on July 4th, 2014 by


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Canada Day hipster

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This curious little squirrel was a common sight for golfers at Hole #1 on the Radium Resort course during the Ram into Summer Golf Tournament on Monday, June 23rd. Photo by Kirstin McCauley

A squirrelly spectator

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated the early 1930s, a girl sits on horseback at the C.G.I.T. Horseback Camp where Dave Nixon was a guide, with several other horses and a building in the background. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com . Photo (A1447) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Horseback camp in the early 1930s

Posted on June 27th, 2014 by


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District of Invermere councillor and Rocky River Grill owner Justin Atterbury (left) seals the deal with Groundswell Community Network executive director Bill Swan on their recent fish tank transaction. The tank, donated by Rocky River Grill to Groundswell, made its way to the Community Greenhouse on Monday, June 16th. Photo by Erin Knutson

Tank traders

Posted on June 20th, 2014 by


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In this image, dated June 21st, 1933, a solitary Ford is being driven through flood waters down the main street of Athalmer. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@cv-pioneer.com Photo courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Recalling the flood year of 1933

Posted on June 20th, 2014 by


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