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Whistler Museum & Archives Society Calendar Diary 1988

A Whistler Museum & Archives Society 1988 Calendar Diary. Contains monthly calendar pages from January-December 1988. Also contains numerous archival photos and captions as listed below;

  • "1921 Peak Experience viewing 7th Heaven?" : Alex and Myrtle Philip (in dark clothes) guide guests on a day's hike from Rainbow Lodge.
    -"She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes ..." : Myrtle Philip poses with officials of the Pacific Great Eastern (P.G.E.) railways by the 1935 ford with flanged wheels used to travel on the railroad.
    -"Whistler's First Hotel" : 1926 Deluxe accommodation - the Alta Lake Hotel - built and operated by Russ Jordan near the Alta Lake P.G.E. station near the south end of Alta Lake.
  • "Bring your own knap-sack" : Green Lake General Store: Saddle & Pack - J.C. Rougier, prop.
    -"Teddy Bear's Picnic!" : May 1926: Orphaned "Teddy Bear" was raised at Rainbow Lodge by Myrtle Philip. When grown, he was 'retired' to the Stanley Park Zoo in Vancouver, B.C.
  • "You should have seen the ones that got away!" : The day's catch: Myrtle Philip and guests at Rainbow Lodge, Alta Lake, B.C. c.1915.
    -"Ivan's Workout - Rainbow Style" : Ivan Ackery of Vancouver's Orpheum Theatre fame was a frequent guest at Rainbow Lodge, Alta Lake, B.C. c.1930.
  • "The Happy Gang" : The first picnic of the Alta Lake Community Club was held in 1923 at Rainbow Point. Mr. Harry Horstman presided with the coffee pot.
  • "Early Local Trapper":
    -August 1911: Lou Penniston and Myrtle Philip (right) pose with Charlie Barbour and John Miller (centre) at Mile 34 1/2 on the P.G.E. Railway - now the site of Function Junction. Miller Creek, named for John, flows southward from Alpha Lake.
    -John Miller and Charlie Barbour with Alex Philip (right) stand in front of Miller's cabin and chicken house. This recorded the first visit by the Philips to the Valley after a long walk from Squamish. John rented out bunks at 50¢ per night to travellers.
    -"On the Edge"
    • Sept. 10, 1923. Neal Carter on Wedge Mountain with Alta Lake showing in the background.
    • Sept. 12, 1923. Charles Townsend on the summit of Mt. Turner viewing Turner Glacier.
  • Myrtle and "the boys" trail riding at Rainbow Lodge, Alta Lake, B.C., with Armchair and Wedge Mountains in the background.
  • "Horsepower" : (Left to Right): Jack Jardine, Tom Neiland, Pat O'Neill and Jenny Jardine logging out poles in 1931 on Neiland's Ranch at Mile 34 1/2 near today's gravel pit at Function Junction. Wedge and Armchair Mountains show in the distance.
  • Christmas holidays in the 1920s at Rainbow Lodge, Alta Lake, B.C. :
    • Jean Tapley, followed by her sister Myrtle Philip skiing down "Lorimer Road".
    • Guest with Jean and Myrtle waiting for the train at Rainbow Station with the "Bridge of Sighs" in the background.
      -Mr. & Mrs. Coleman from Seattle with Myrtle, 1923.
    • Skating on Alta Lake, looking north.
      -"Peace, quietness and graciousness lives in the lives of those who have made this spot their home"
      The last pages also include a request for donations of pertinent material to the Museum and Archives, a brief history of the Alta Lake Community Club, Photography acknowledgements and a thank you for purchasing the calendar.