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Taming the Kootenay

 
Introduction
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Showing the flood plains of the Purcell trench.
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Map showing the Creston Valley before any dykes were built.
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William Adolph Baillie Grohman
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William Baillie Grohman in his home in Schloss, Austria.
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Baillie Grohman's steamship, the S.S. Midge, which he brought from England to put on Kootenay Lake.
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The rudder from the S.S. Midge.  This is one of the few remaining pieces of the Midge.
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Steam whistle from the S.S. Midge.
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Compass from the S.S. Midge.
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Davits from the S.S. Midge.
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Engineers on the Alberta BC Exploration Company houseboat.
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Flood waters at Reclamation Farmhouse, built on the Creston flats in 1895.
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Constructing the dyke at Reclamation Farm
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The shore of Kootenay Lake, showing the high water mark of 1894.
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Bridge built by the Alberta and British Columbia Exploration Company.
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Clippings from the Creston Review newspaper, 1910 to 1920.
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Map showing some of the plans for the dyking and construction on the Kootenay Flats.
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Flooding and natural growth that was common on the flats.
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