Item 1998-01-5080 - Calvin Hanson holding a shovel at the first sod turning

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Calvin Hanson holding a shovel at the first sod turning

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CA TWU Coll. 08-1998-01-5080

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  • 1961 (Creation)
    Curtis, Neville C.

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photograph : b&w ; 12x9.5cm

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Neville Curtis was born in Manchester, England, and came to Canada in 1911. He took over operation of his father's feedstore in Cloverdale, B.C., in 1924 and sold it in 1933. He continued to manage that store and later the local Shop Easy until 1956. He began work as a freelance reporter in 1944 for the Vancouver Sun and White Rock Sun and wrote a column for the Surrey Leader. He worked for the Langley Advance as a reporter, photographer and advertising salesman. Curtis was active in a variety of community organizations. Source:;rad

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Photograph of the founding president Calvin Hanson holding a shovel as he participates in the first sod turning, October 8, 1961

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Negative for this photo is attached. Second copy

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Scanned images burned to DVD04 March 2006

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Scanned using a Epson Expression 1680 at 600 dpi in TIFF format using LZW compression and at 72 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 7

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7/23/01<br/>May 22, 2009<br/>Thursday, July 31, 2003 12:16:33 PM by sylvias<br/>Tuesday, July 23, 2002 12:02:27 PM by SylviaS<br/>01/01/2000 AK

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