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William B. Smith fonds
William B. Smith fonds [graphic material, cartographic material]. -- 1985-1986.
15 photographs : col.
1 map : copy

William (Bill) Smith was born in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1954. At age 16, he started working in a Scottish coalmine; first as a pit boy on the surface, then as a pony driver, haulage man and finally as a face miner. Around the age of 20, Smith emigrated to Alberta to work in the mines in that province. Around 1984, Smith moved to Nanaimo where he became the underground foreman and later the manager of the Wolf Mountain Mine. The Wolf Mountain Mine opened in 1982 but closed by 1987 because of poor coal markets. After the mine closed, Smith and his family owned and operated a restaurant until his retirement in 1983.

Fonds consists of photographs of Wolf Mountain Mine including images of the underground workings, miners, heavy duty equipment, tools and surface views. Also includes an underground workings map.

Title based on contents of the fonds.
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