New Additions to List of P.G. Icons
Some of the images on the web page, including the ‘new’ addition of the Cutbanks – image courtesy Exploration Place
Prince George, B.C. – There are some new additions to the 100 Iconic Prince George People, Places and Objects web page
Originally started as a means to celebrate the City’s Centennial, the page displays 100 images and offers some historical background to the people places and objects featured in the photos.
The five new entries are:
- Rev. Runnalls, who wrote a history of Prince George in the 1940’s
- The Prince George Cougars
- The Cutbanks
- Blackburn House
- The Cottonwood Island Park Tree Bark carvings
The web page displays 100 items, but with the new additions, randomly draws from a data bank of 105 entries. So, while the new additions are marked as “new” the page may have to be refreshed a few times to see all of the five new entries.
Heritage Commission member Jeff Elder says the Heritage Commission is open to suggestions for future additions to the page “We see it as an ongoing project a good educational tool to learn about our history.”
Elder says the project tries to have good historic information and a good image to accompany the information and recognizes some of the information is already available elsewhere “We’re not trying to duplicate what people have done, maybe add to it, things that are unique and keep it fun and interesting. I think a lot of people think of history as dates and a lot of dry information, but the site is a mixture of things that are important to people of Prince George and we try to make it interesting and fun.”