The Pioneers Historical Lens is a well-loved feature that has often inspired readers to send in their memories after they come across an old photograph of a scene theyre familiar with from their time spent in the Columbia Valley.
In this case, 94-year-old Invermere resident Ray Crook spotted errors in the information line accompanying the Historical Lens photograph in the June 7th, 2013 edition.
Born in the old Invermere hospital in 1918 and raised in Windermere, Mr. Crook immediately recognized that the photograph (pictured here) was taken in front of the old Windermere Hotel, and that the incorrect names were listed.
He took it upon himself to visit the Windermere Valley Museum to discover if any more information on the photograph was available.
As a result of his efforts, The Pioneer now has the correct information.
The photograph was taken in 1913. Pictured are (standing) Miles McMillan; (back row) Ed Stoddart, N. Quackenbush, Bert Schofield, Clesson (Cluss) Hawley; (front row) Ed Parry with his dog, Connoly, Big Oly, Small Oly, Norman Grizwal, Nelson.