Thursday, 23 February 2012

Don Waite Talk

Gold hunters and historians (some forty in total) gathered to hear Don Waite speak about and show his discoveries and they were not disappointed. The photo shows Don and Tina (in red) as the chairs are filling in the room.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Donald Waite Talk

The Maple Ridge News dedicated their Looking Back column of Wednesday February 22, 2012 on Don Waite's talk, tomorrow, Thursday. For those not getting The News here is a cut-up version of the article. Unfortunately the story did not make it to their Web site. Click on the image to enlarge!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Donald Waite showing his nuggets!

At a meeting of the Maple Ridge Historical Society on Thursday, February 23, Donald Waite will talk about this new project: a book about British Columbia and Yukon gold hunters. He will show a selection of his nuggets, reproductions of great vintage photographs he collected for the book.

The meeting starts at 7:30 pm and is open to the general public at a $2 drop-in fee for non-members The meeting place is St. Andrew’s Heritage Hall, 22279, 116th Avenue in Maple Ridge—just off the Haney Bypass.

Members of the Lost Mine of Pitt Lake Society are particularly welcome.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Duncan McFadden

Don Waite found this story in the Lethbridge Herald of 26 February 1950. Click on the image to enlarge. Duncan E. McFadden was the gentleman to whom we owe (through Don) a transcript of the court records of the preliminary hearings of the Slumach case on 3 November 1890. The originals seem to be in Ottawa. Click here for more about that.