Walter Volovsek

Edward Mahon (right) entertains a business associate at his house on Burrard Street

TIME WINDOWS: Tribute to a photographer

The Mahon Family Records include century-old glass plates produced by Edward Stolterfoht, a close friend of Castlegar’s founding father.

Edward Mahon (right) entertains a business associate at his house on Burrard Street
Merry Siding consisted of a sawmill

TIME WINDOWS: Farron summit industry

Smelters blossomed in the Boundary after the opening of the railway in order to process the largely-copper ores from various sources.

Merry Siding consisted of a sawmill
Amalia Peterson and her sons

TIME WINDOWS: Farron memories

After the extension of its Columbia and Western line, the CPR focused its efforts on developing a maintenance centre through the Monashees.

Amalia Peterson and her sons
Babe

TIME WINDOWS: Ben Shaw: Myth and Reality

When he failed to return from his trap line in December 1934, Ben Shaw’s friends in Rossland stared to worry.

Babe
More than anything else

TIME WINDOWS: Lilette Mahon: Art in living

Condolence letters consoled Lilette Mahon after her husband’s death on June 18, 1937.

More than anything else
Lilette Mahon’s charcoal sketch of Emily Carr’s cow barn studio is remarkable for the quality of its execution. It may have been reworked when Lilette was older.

TIME WINDOWS: Lilette Mahon: A mentor’s gift

When he married 22 year-old Lilette Rebbeck on April 26, 1911, Edward Mahon was nearing 50.

Lilette Mahon’s charcoal sketch of Emily Carr’s cow barn studio is remarkable for the quality of its execution. It may have been reworked when Lilette was older.
Edward relaxes in the drawing room of his Vancouver home. He lived in this house for thirty years

TIME WINDOWS: Edward Mahon: Searching for a legacy

Less than a year after he settled in Vancouver, Edward Mahon set out for the West Kootenay. He arrived on the local setting in 1891.

Edward relaxes in the drawing room of his Vancouver home. He lived in this house for thirty years
Gilbert (left)

TIME WINDOWS: Edward Mahon: A stimulating childhood

Castlegar founder Edward Mahon was born in 1862 into an influential Anglo-Irish family.

Gilbert (left)
LEFT: A portrait of Ole at age 32

TIME WINDOWS: Ole Skattebo: Fishing legend

When he died on January 12, 1950, Ole Skattebo was tiring of life. He had witnessed many changes at his beloved Slocan Pool.

LEFT: A portrait of Ole at age 32
TOP: The Ozeroff water wheel was located just downstream of the railway bridge. The gate is fully down

TIME WINDOWS: Ingenuity: Milking the river

As Castlegar’s first homesteader soon found out, any serious farming required irrigation.

TOP: The Ozeroff water wheel was located just downstream of the railway bridge. The gate is fully down
ABOVE: These two photographs show a remarkable transformation as land derived from Lot 4598 became available for settlement

TIME WINDOWS: Intrigues: Castlegar’s lacklustre childhood

After Edward Mahon bought Lot 181 from Albert McCleary in 1891 he waited for an opportunity to develop it into a townsite.

ABOVE: These two photographs show a remarkable transformation as land derived from Lot 4598 became available for settlement
The Castlegar ferry was key to maintaining vitality downtown. All highway traffic was channelled through the city core. The Greyhound bus depot shifted from restaurants near the Castle Theatre to the Marlane Hotel.

Time Windows: Walter Volovsek

The first person to provide ferry service on the Columbia River was Castlegar’s pioneering homesteader, Albert McCleary.

The Castlegar ferry was key to maintaining vitality downtown. All highway traffic was channelled through the city core. The Greyhound bus depot shifted from restaurants near the Castle Theatre to the Marlane Hotel.
Cominco photographer Jack LaRocque captured this wonderful image of a well-liked Castlegar ferry operator

COLUMN: Drawn into the currents of time

In time for BC Heritage Week, the Castlegar News is pleased to introduce a new columnist.

Cominco photographer Jack LaRocque captured this wonderful image of a well-liked Castlegar ferry operator