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(4) Judy Keeler Proof Prints From Alta Lake/Whistler

Photographs of Duncan Bell-Irving (3/2/70/1), Gordie Allen (3/2/70/3), Drew Tait (3/2/70/2), interior of Tokum Corners, Pat Carleton (Whistler's first mayor), Zube's Mushroom House, the base of Creekside, Drew Tait fly-fishing at Tokum Corners dock (3/2/70/18), George Benjamin (3/2/70/19), the Great Snow Earth Water Race (3/2/70/21), the Tokum Corners sign, an avalauncher gun, Wedge Mountain, Dusty’s (3/2/70/30), Franz Wilhelmsen, and Roundhouse.

Slide Film

Slide film including but not limited to The Zube Mushroom House, marijuana growing, the Crazy Canucks in Aspen, Franz Wilhelmsen skiing in 1982 (2/3/15), Whistler aerial photographs, windsurfing, Toad Hall, Tokum Corners; and George Benjamin with family and friends.

B.C. Motorist Magazine, January-February 1967

The January-February 1967 (Vol. 6, No. 1) issue of B.C. Motorist Magazine published by B.C. Automobile Association containing the following articles:
"Teenage Drivers"
"Whistler - Hottest Ski Area in Canada"
"The Driving Lesson"
"Electric Autos Coming Back?"
"New Life for Old Totems"
"Fasten Your Seat Belts, Please!"
"Lake Country and Ghost Towns"
"Fishermen and Fish - The West Coast Troller"
"A Walk to Siwash Rock"
"Campbell River Loves the Sea"
"A Man and His Fossil Mountain"
Cliff Fenner used tabs on cover page and on pages 4 and 6 to indicate his photographs used in the magazine. These photographs are of Black Tusk, construction of the village in Whistler, and Dag Aabye (ski acrobat) on Whistler Mountain.

Photographs

Personal photos belonging to Franz Wilhelmsen, comprising:

Photos from Philip Wilhelmsen’s family album:

  • Franz with Annette and various other people, [1980s-1990s]
  • Franz and Stefan Ples. Caption on verso: “Dad/Stephan[sic] Ples”
  • Franz and another man standing next to a helicopter
  • Black and white photograph. Caption on verso: “Dad & Crown Princess Martha, 1942”

Skiing photographs:

  • Franz skiing with Pierre Trudeau and Jim McConkey [1970s]. Caption on verso: “McConkey/Trudeau/Dad”
  • Four people in skis sitting on a bench, March 1977

Ship photograph:

  • Nitinat. Caption: “Dad’s First Coastal Water Enterprise” [1950s]. The Nitinat was a ship, part of Franz’s first business venture after the war.

Captioned photographs:

  • Four people in skis sitting on a bench. Caption: “ ‘One of the [Lawman] Annie Benches’ – The plank would be raised as the snow deapth [sic] increased. Invented by Annette Wilhelmsen, to the right in her canary suit.”
  • Douglas McKay Brown, Franz Wilhelmsen, Eric Beardmore and Annette Wilhelmsen boarding a train. Caption: “Spring 1961, early morning boarding on P.G.E. Railway for exploring around Alta Lake: Douglas McKay Brown, Vancouver Solicitor, Franz, Eric Beardmore who built the first hotel at Whistler, the Cheakamus Inn, and Annette Wilhelmsen.”
  • The old Stud Sawmill. Caption: “This is what was left of the old stud sawmill in the Valley by 1960.”

Holiday card photographs

Negatives:

  • Early Whistler, 1961-1962
  • Franz Wilhelmsen
  • Boarding the train
  • Standing by a helicopter

Family Videos #1

VHS tape entitled "Special Memories 1 of 2" containing Franz Wilhelmsen's home videos, featuring boating, water skiing, family vacations, falconing, the Soda Creek Ferry, Franz fishing in a river, a car gondola, the Fraser River, Alta Lake train station, Alta Lake ferry, landscaping, building a pool, commercial fishing, children playing games and races, swimming, Fort Kamloops, orca whales, and a grounded paddle wheeler called “Klondike”.

Whistler - The Magazine 1991 Special Anniversary Issue

Magazine featuring articles on Whistler's many amenities.

Table of contents:

p. 7: Fresh Tracks - Whistler is changing so quickly it's hard to keep up. Here are a few quick items to keep abreast of everything from Powder Mountain to Burnt Stew, Bjorn Borg to Rev. Reay.

p.12: Olympic Dreams - The momentum which has carried Whistler to its present state started back in the early 60s with a bid for the Olympic Winter Games. By Bob Barnett.

p.17: Chronology - A date-by-date compilation of what happened and when in Whistler's past century of development as a resort and community

p.19: Kids' Stuff - Kids know Whistler's a great place to bring their parents. Here's the low-down on what's happening for tots to teens. By Andy Jukes.

p. 22: You Must Be Crazy - Blackcomb's Saudan Couloir and Whistler Mountain's Peak to Valley races are extreme competitions on superlative mountains. By Doug Sack

p. 26: Mountain Map - Take the trail orienteering out of orientation.

p. 29: Ski In Vogue - The functional third to the latest ski fashions.

p. 30: Chateau Whistler - Special section on the features of CP's hotel

p.33: Seasonal Changes: There is no off-season, in fact things pick up in the summer with activities from climbing to river rafting as well as fishing, which started it all. By Brian Smith

p. 36: Whistler Vision - Four local photographers show their best

p. 38: Valley Map - Here's the illustrated route through Whistler

p. 40: Interior Perspectives - Home is where the hearth is. A walking tout through Whistler designer homes with a view. By Leana Rathkelly

p. 46: Nancy's Ski Tips - Whistler's Olympic champion Nancy Greene Raine shares a few of her secrets for making the most of your day on Whistler and Blackcomb.

p. 48: Dining Guide - Haute Cuisine at the foot of the mountains

p. 54: Night Life - A walk on the wild side: life after dark

p. 58: Final Frame - Bored with skiing? Try flying, on a ski

Whistler - The Magazine, 1985

Whistler-themed magazine, published by Paul Burrows, containing the following articles:
"A Letter From the Editor"
"Whistling Jack"
"A Town in the Making"
"Whistler Village - It's all by Design"
"Whistler Accommodation Guide"
"Reflections on Whistler"
"The Year in Revue"
"Shop Talk"
"Top of the Table"