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New Additions to List of P.G. Icons

Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ 7:16 AM


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.”


Sloppy work not to add a link to a site your talking about.

    Ooooops. Poorly highlight link.

Did I miss the Spruce Kings somewhere?

    Spruce Kings were included in the original 100

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