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Fonds AM76 - Grouse Mountain Highway and Scenic Resort fonds

View of Crown Mountain, Dam Mountain, Grouse Mountain, and Dome Mountain from Vancouver

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Grouse Mountain Highway and Scenic Resort fonds

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  • 1924-1935 (Creation)
    Grouse Mountain Highway and Scenic Resort

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  • 1.1 m of textual records
  • 72 photographs

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The Grouse Mountain Highway and Scenic Resort was formed in 1926 under president W.C. Shelly. In 1927 the chalet and ski-houses were opened on an 1800-acre property purchased from government and private owners. In 1928 a committee of Vancouver businessmen tried to devise a plan to save the resort from bankruptcy. After further difficulties, however, the company's property was put up for tax sale in December 1933. In 1934 the property reverted to the Corporation of the District of North Vancouver for non-payment of taxes. In 1945 the resort was purchased from the district by Marwell Construction Company. The ski lift was finished in 1950, and that year the property was sold to Grouse Mountain Alpine Resorts Ltd. The chalet was destroyed by fire in 1962 and was rebuilt the following year.

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The fonds consists of four volumes of survey notes of G.P. Stirrett, 1926-1927; photographs of Grouse Mountain, the chalet and highway, and views of Vancouver, 1925-1926 ; Chinook Days by Tom MacInness, 1926, a book of stories published to mark the opening of the resort; the prospectus, 1925, and publicity materials, 1925-1933; business correspondence, 1924-1935; financial statements, 1925 - 1935; a record of toll-free passes, 1933-1935; and a visitor's book, 1933.

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Photographs in this fonds have been assigned item numbers with the prefix "CVA 369"

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