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More Squamish History 

Squamish Flood Legend

Voice of the Canoe, Museum of Anthroplogy, UBC

A Centennial Commentary Upon the Early Days of SQUAMISH, British Columbia  

A booklet on Squamish history, with photos, stories, maps and more; it was created as a part of British Columbia centennial celebrations that carried across the province in 1958. According to the booklet, 1888 was the beginning of real settlement that led to the formation of the town of Squamish.

Squamish Fifty years of Change and Challenges

By Corinne Lonsdale, Nov 2012

Squamish at Work in the Burrard Inlet 1860’s- 1930’s

Excerpts from: INDIANS AT WORK: An Informal History of Native Labour in British Columbia 1858-1930 By Eryn Holbrook SFU, 2004

Poem: An Epic

By Nina Anthony, with apologies to Longfellow

The poem "An Epic" is found in the City of Vancouver Archives' William Mashiter folder*, in the Major Mathews Collection.

A BRIEF HISTORY of Sikhs in Squamish

By J.S. Biln, Sept 15, 1999

1876 Establishment of Squamish Valley Indian Reserves

Excerpt from Alexander Caulfield Anderson’s “Diary as Indian Reserves Commissioner”


An Account of a Squamish Smallpox Epidemic

Excerpt of interview with Sadie Baker.

In The Story Our Mountains Tell, Compiled by Dixie Newman, September 1977. Transcribed and published by Lesley Keith, 2005.

The Red Bridge

By Walter Green, Oct 24, 1963

Squamish Times

Sea to Sky Early Trail History

Brief history of the Sea to Sky Trail

Sea to Sky Trail 


Letters of Patent 

Maps & Aerial 

PGE Dredging Lease Application: Oct 1912

With comments from Charles Hill-Tout


1962: Squamish Tourist Map

Joan Brandvold 

Oral History Guidelines 

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