Rossland Ski Club ponders lighting field in 1937

A monthly column put together by the Rossland Museum Society, from pages of the Rossland Miner newspaper.

A monthly column put together by the Rossland Museum Society, from pages of the Rossland Miner newspaper.

100 Years Ago

October 1912


Cashmere Hose 25 cents per pair at T.H. Brown Dry Goods Store

House for Rent – in the desirable East End, the unrivalled residential section; Six Rooms, Bath and Modern Conveniences.  Call at the office of A.B.Mackenzie & Co.

We have just received another car of Fresh Killed Meats including Beef, Pork & Mutton.  P. Burns & Co. Ltd.

Great Northern Railway – Summer Tourist Rates – Spokane and Return $6.10

A Desperado is Arrested

There is material enough for a sensational moving picture, or a nickel novel in the recent career of Archie Kelly, alias Gates, alias Barton, who was arrested at Trail.  He had committed grand larceny… and given a sentence of a year in jail.  Kelly broke jail in Republic three months since. He shot one man (and) was shot through the thigh while trying to perforate another man. The wound, which was a serious one, he attended to himself by poulticing it with leaves and applying tobacco to it, and strange to say, with this rude surgery it healed. He escaped to the mountains and has been a wandering fugitive from justice ever since. Captured in Trail, he was taken to Colville for trial.

From Halifax to Vancouver – T.W. Wilby First to Cross Canada in Automobile

A thirty horse power Rheo, 5-passenger automobile… left Halifax on August 27th and after a journey of 40 days, reached Rossland and expected to be in Vancouver within six days.

75 Years Ago

October 1937

Ski Club has Plans on Lighting Skiing Field

Rossland Ski Club has been considering for some time now, plans for floodlighting the skiing field in front of the Club’s cabin situated just past the reservoir.  The installation of lights on the skiing course is a huge undertaking for a club of 200 members, but it is hoped that membership will increase with this new attraction.

Tap-Tap-Tap Dancing

One of Rossland’s thriving indoor sports, which, during the past year or two has rapidly gained a “foothold” in this fair city, especially among the fairer sex, is that particular form of pediatric control known as tap dancing.

Building Program Reaches New High Level

Never in the history of the Golden City has the autumnal building programme surpassed the campaign of 1937! In September alone sixteen new homes have sprung up on newly bought lots.

Rossland Does Its Part in Aiding Prairie Folk

Hearing the cry for help of the people of the drought-stricken areas of Saskatchewan, the citizens of Rossland answered it with all that they are able to spare in order that fellow Canadians may not pass the winter months without food and clothing.  A (train) car well filled with donations from Rossland, Trail and other ports left the Trail depot today for the prairies.


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