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Dorothy Burnett holding a dog and cat in front of a roller coaster

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18192
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dorothy Burnett (nee Robertson) holding a dog and cat in her arms and standing in front of the Big Dipper roller coaster inside Happyland, Vancouver. Dorothy's father, Jimmy Robertson was the supervisor of amusement rides at Happyland.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.49
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dorothy Burnett (nee Robertson) holding a dog and cat in her arms and standing in front of the Big Dipper roller coaster inside Happyland, Vancouver. Dorothy's father, Jimmy Robertson was the supervisor of amusement rides at Happyland.
Names
Burnett, Dorothy Robertson
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2022-02-09
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
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C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museummultipleformat17810
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[190-] (date of originals) - 2012
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
238 photographs + 3 audio cassettes + 2 sound recordings (mp3) + 6 videocassettes + 8 video recordings (mp4)
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created and adminstered by the Burnaby Village Museum pertaining to the history, acquistion, restoration, preservation and documentation of the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel. Series have been arranged into the following subseries: 1) Carousel photographs subseries 2) Caro…
Administrative History
"The C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel was built in 1912 in Leavenworth Kansas by the Charles Wallace Parker Company. It was the one hundred and nineteenth carousel made by the company and was so named the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel. In 1913 the carousel was sold to Mr. F.K. Leggett of Houston Texas …
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Description Level
Series
Physical Description
238 photographs + 3 audio cassettes + 2 sound recordings (mp3) + 6 videocassettes + 8 video recordings (mp4)
Scope and Content
Series consists of records created and adminstered by the Burnaby Village Museum pertaining to the history, acquistion, restoration, preservation and documentation of the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel. Series have been arranged into the following subseries: 1) Carousel photographs subseries 2) Carousel sound recordings and films subseries
Administrative History
"The C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel was built in 1912 in Leavenworth Kansas by the Charles Wallace Parker Company. It was the one hundred and nineteenth carousel made by the company and was so named the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel. In 1913 the carousel was sold to Mr. F.K. Leggett of Houston Texas for $5,886.00 and was originally equipped with a steam engine and ""wishbones/grass-hopper/jumping horse"" mechanisms. It toured Texas for two years with the Lone Star Circus until 1915 when the machine was shipped back to the factory. It is believed that the machine was rebuilt by the factory with fancier horses and heavier rounding boards referred to as the “Superior” style. Some of the horses were built around 1917 and some between 1920 and 1922. The factory records consulted do not tell for certain where the machine went between 1915 and 1936, possibly to San Jose, California from 1918 until 1922 and then to San Francisco California, or Tacoma, Washington. Accounts from the family of James W. "Jimmy" Robertson, supervisor of rides for Happyland, tell of him travelling with his wife Dora Robertson to Washington, Oregon and California in the fall of 1935 or early 1936 to pick up a new carousel for Happyland. By May 1936, the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel was in operation in Happlyland inside Hastings Park. The Parker #119 carousel was installed in a pavilion in Happyland which had been built in 1928 by a rival company (Philadelphia Toboggan Company - P.T.C.) and was located next to the "Shoot the Chutes" ride in Hastings Park. Here it remained until Happyland was demolished in 1957. The C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel was then moved to a new small pavilion in Playland until that too was demolished in 1972. From 1972 to 1990, the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel was operated outdoors inside Playland, and was put away each winter. In 1989 it was announced that the carousel would be sold off horse by horse at an auction in New York. Venus Solano and Doug McCallum and other local people came together to save the carousel and formed The Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel (also known as "Friends of the Carousel"). The first directors of the society consisted of, President and Chairman, Venus Solano; Secretary, Doug McCallum; Director, Keith Jamieson and Director, Nina Freid Rhodes. In May 1989, the Friends of the Carousel approached the Burnaby Village Museum Association who agreed to provide a home for the carousel, pending the approval of Burnaby Municipal Council. Don Wrigley who was president of the Burnaby Village Museum Association joined the board of The Friends of the Carousel as a liaison. The Friends of the Carousel first acquired two horses from the carousel, who were named Julius and Belle. These two carousel horses were used in fundraising over the summer of 1990, at which time the carousel was operating again for a short time inside Playland. The carousel horse named Julius was restored by William Dentzel III (a descendant of one of North America’s original carousel manufacturers) and the carousel horse named Belle was partially stripped and repaired. These carousel horses served as before and after examples of restoration. In June 1990 Don Wrigley was elected as president of The Friends of the Carousel and they set about raising the $350,000 to purchase the carousel and begin restoration work. With a lot of hard work, the help of the Government of British Columbia and the support of the Municipality of Burnaby, the carousel was purchased. Funds were also raised by The Friends of the Carousel to pay for the restoration, and Burnaby agreed to build a new pavilion for it as a Centennial project. Keith Jamieson, a carousel expert, was brought in to coordinate the rebuilding project and restoration work. The Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and the Don Wrigley Pavilion where the carousel is housed, opened at Burnaby Village Museum on March 25, 1993.
Accession Code
BV013.19
BV019.21
BV019.39
BV020.5
BV020.12
BV022.2
X5124
X5125
Date
[190-] (date of originals) - 2012
Media Type
Photograph
Moving Images
Sound Recording
Related Material
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel fonds
Keith Jamieson fonds
Faye Diamond fonds
See also: Burnaby Village Museum artifacts for the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel as well as souvenir memorabilia from Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
Arrangement
Records have been created by various staff members of Burnaby Village Museum during the acquistion and research of the carousel. Some records were compiled together into a collection by subject and arranged according to their general material designations within the Burnaby Village Museum archival collection.
Notes
Title based on contents of series
Further accruals are expected
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to access sound recordings and moving images
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Pioneer tales of Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary5860
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Publication Date
c1987
Call Number
971.133 SON COPY 4
a n d Vancouver, later to become k n o w n as the B . C . Electric Railway Co.'s Central Park interurban. M o s t historians agree that this intercity tram service and the Deer Lake settlers gave the necessary impetus to incorporation i n 1892. H a v i n g married w i d o w e d M r s . Leaf back i n E
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Reference Collection
Material Type
Book
ISBN
096928280x
Call Number
971.133 SON COPY 4
Contributor
Sone, Michael
Place of Publication
Burnaby, B.C.
Publisher
Corporation of the District of Burnaby
Publication Date
c1987
Physical Description
495 p. : ill. ; 31 cm.
Inscription
"TR687 - Bryburgh" / handprinted in pencil on frontend page
Subjects LoC
Pioneers--British Columbia--Burnaby
Frontier and pioneer life
Biography
Geographic Access
British Columbia
Burnaby
Object History
Early Burnaby as recalled by the settlers themselves who arrived from every corner of the world between 1888 and 1930, some witnessing incorporation of the district in 1892, all seeking a better life for themselves and especially for their children, all helping transform the wilderness into the modern municipality of today.
Notes
"Editor Michael Sone".
Includes index.
4 copies held: copy 4
Digital Books
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Burnaby centennial anthology : stories of early Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumlibrary5472
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Edition
Rev. ed.
Publication Date
1994
Call Number
971.133 BUR COPY 3
’S I was born in North Vancouver on December 5, 1919. My father was a Canadian born in Toronto in 1886. My mother (nee Mary Adair) was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1897. I have three brothers - Wilmot (Bill) born in New Westminster in 1923; Eric, also born in New Westminster in 1925; and Halford born
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection
Digital Reference Collection
Material Type
Book
ISBN
0969282826
Call Number
971.133 BUR COPY 3
Edition
Rev. ed.
Place of Publication
Burnaby, B.C.
Publisher
City of Burnaby
Publication Date
1994
Physical Description
531 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Subjects LoC
Burnaby (B.C.)--History
Burnaby (B.C.)
Biography
Notes
Includes index.
3 copies held: copy 3.
Digital Books
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Amusement park operaters at Happyland

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18100
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1940 and 1950] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of three unidentified amuseument park operators dressed in uniforms and standing in front of the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel at Happyland in Hastings Park, Vancouver. One of these men could be Jimmy Robertson who was the supervisor of amusement park rides at Happyland.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[between 1940 and 1950] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.30
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of three unidentified amuseument park operators dressed in uniforms and standing in front of the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel at Happyland in Hastings Park, Vancouver. One of these men could be Jimmy Robertson who was the supervisor of amusement park rides at Happyland.
Subjects
Recreational Devices - Carousels
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #1
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
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Amusement park rides at Happyland

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18103
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of amusement park rides at Happyland including the "Big Dipper" roller coaster and signs for "Shoot the Chute" inside Hastings Park, Vancouver. A few unidentified people are standing in front of the rides. Photograph is from a photograph album belonging to Jimmy Robertson who was the sup…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.33
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of amusement park rides at Happyland including the "Big Dipper" roller coaster and signs for "Shoot the Chute" inside Hastings Park, Vancouver. A few unidentified people are standing in front of the rides. Photograph is from a photograph album belonging to Jimmy Robertson who was the supervisor of rides at Happyland.
Subjects
Recreational Devices - Amusement Rides
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #6
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
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Happyland staff members

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18104
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of Happyland staff members posing for a photograph inside Hastings Park, Vancouver. The "Big Dipper" roller coaster ride is visible in the background. Photograph is from a photograph album belonging to Jimmy Robertson who was the supervisor of rides at Happyland.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[193-] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.34
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of a group of Happyland staff members posing for a photograph inside Hastings Park, Vancouver. The "Big Dipper" roller coaster ride is visible in the background. Photograph is from a photograph album belonging to Jimmy Robertson who was the supervisor of rides at Happyland.
Subjects
Recreational Devices - Amusement Rides
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #7
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
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Jimmy Robertson leaning against a palm tree

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18101
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jimmy Robertson leaning against the trunk of a palm tree on a boulevard in California. Jimmy Robertson was the supervisor of amusement rides for Happyland. Photograph was taken while Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel t…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.31
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Jimmy Robertson leaning against the trunk of a palm tree on a boulevard in California. Jimmy Robertson was the supervisor of amusement rides for Happyland. Photograph was taken while Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Names
Robertson, James W. "Jimmy"
Geographic Access
British Columbia - Vancouver
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #4
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
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Dora Robertson standing in front of amusement ride

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18110
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1936 and 1940] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dora Robertson standing in front of the Big Dipper roller coaster ride inside Happyland in Hastings Park, Vancouver. Dora's husband, Jimmy Robertson was the supervisor of amusement rides for Happyland.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[between 1936 and 1940] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.40
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dora Robertson standing in front of the Big Dipper roller coaster ride inside Happyland in Hastings Park, Vancouver. Dora's husband, Jimmy Robertson was the supervisor of amusement rides for Happyland.
Subjects
Recreational Devices - Amusement Rides
Names
Robertson, Dora
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #13
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
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carousel

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumartifact71793
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV993.50.1
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Accession Code
BV993.50.1
Description
C.W. Parker Carousel. Hand-carved wooden carousel built in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1912. Today, the carousel carries 36 horses, four cast aluminum ponies, a chariot, and a wheelchair. The carousel is housed in the Don Wrigely Pavilion at the Burnaby Village Museum and is in operation during the museum's open hours.
Object History
This carousel was built in 1912 at Leavenworth Kansas by C.W. Parker and was the 119th one made by them. It was originally sold in 1913 to Mr. F.K. Leggett of Houston Texas for $5,886.00 and was originally equipped with a steam engine and "wishbones/grass-hopper/jumping horse" mechanisms. It toured Texas for two years with the Lone Star Circus then in 1915 the machine was shipped back to the factory. It is believed that the machine was rebuilt by the factory, had some fancier horses and heavier rounding boards added. The jumping mechanism may have been changed then as well. Some of the horses are c.1917 and some 1920-22. The factory records consulted do not tell for certain where the machine went between 1915 and 1936, possibly to San Jose, CA from 1918 until 1922 and then to San Francisco California, or in Tacoma, Washington. In 1936 it was purchased, and was in operation at Happlyland in Vancouver by May 1936. The Parker #119 was put into a pavilion which had been built in 1928 by a rival company (Philadelphia Toboggan Company - P.T.C.) And was located next to the "Shoot the Chutes" ride. Here it remained until Happyland was demolished in 1957. Parker #119 was moved to the new small pavillion in Playland until that too was demolished in 1972. From 1972 to 1989, Parker #119 was operated outdoors, and was put away each winter. In 1989 it was announced that the carousel would be sold off horse by horse at an auction in New York. Ms. Venus Solano and Mr. Doug McCalum and other local people came together to "Save the Carousel" and formed the "Friends of the Vancouver Carousel Society". In May 1989, Burnaby Village Museum agreed to provide a home for the carousel and the "Friends", led by President Don Wrigley, set about raising the $350,000 to purchase the machine. Keith Jamieson, a carousel expert, was brought in to coordinate the rebuilding project. With a lot of hard work, the help of the Government of British Columbia and the support of the Municipality of Burnaby, the carousel was purchased. Funds were also raised to pay for the restoration, and Burnaby agreed to build a new pavilion for it as a Centennial project.
Maker
C. W. Parker Company
Country Made
United States of America
Province Made
Kansas
Site/City Made
Leavenworth
Subjects
Recreational Devices - Carousels
Name Access
Pacific National Exhibition (PNE)
Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel
C.W. Parker Company
Record Type
Artifact
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Carquinez bridge over Carquinez Strait

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18105
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Carquinez bridge over the Carquinez Strait at the northeastern end of San Francisco Bay. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.35
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Carquinez bridge over the Carquinez Strait at the northeastern end of San Francisco Bay. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Subjects
Structures - Bridges
Geographic Access
United States of America - California
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #8
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
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Dora and Jimmy Robertson standing next to a car

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18191
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dora and Jimmy Robertson standing next to a car somewhere near the Siskiyou Mountains. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. slide ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.48
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dora and Jimmy Robertson standing next to a car somewhere near the Siskiyou Mountains. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Names
Robertson, Dora
Robertson, James W. "Jimmy"
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2022-02-09
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Handwritten note beneath photograph reads: "Dora & Jim "Siskiyou / 5,456 feet high 1936"
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
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Dora Robertson with automobile

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18102
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dora Robertson leaning against an automobile. A row of small wood cottages is visible behind. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : col. negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.32
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of Dora Robertson leaning against an automobile. A row of small wood cottages is visible behind. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Subjects
Transportation - Automobiles
Names
Robertson, Dora
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #5
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
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Fred K. Leggett family fonds

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museummultipleformat18773
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1900]-1993, predominant [1900-1947]
Collection/Fonds
Fred K. Leggett family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 photographs + 1 videocassette
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a collection of photographs of the Leggett family, the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel, the Lone Star Circus, a film created by family members that documents the opening day of the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel at Burnaby Village Museum along with photographs of Parker Carousel "Carry…
Administrative History
Fred Kirk Leggett was the first owner of the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel. Fred and Norvie Leggett had six children including, Norvie, Fred D., Leon, Dedie and Ralph. The eldest daughter (name unknown) of F.K. and Norvie Leggett died in 1911. In 1913 the carousel was sold to Fred K. Leggett of Hou…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Fred K. Leggett family fonds
Description Level
Fonds
Physical Description
16 photographs + 1 videocassette
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of a collection of photographs of the Leggett family, the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel, the Lone Star Circus, a film created by family members that documents the opening day of the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel at Burnaby Village Museum along with photographs of Parker Carousel "Carry Us All" in Alum Rock San Jose.
Administrative History
Fred Kirk Leggett was the first owner of the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel. Fred and Norvie Leggett had six children including, Norvie, Fred D., Leon, Dedie and Ralph. The eldest daughter (name unknown) of F.K. and Norvie Leggett died in 1911. In 1913 the carousel was sold to Fred K. Leggett of Houston Texas for $5,886.00 and was originally equipped with a steam engine and ""wishbones/grass-hopper/jumping horse"" mechanisms. It toured Texas for two years with the Lone Star Circus until 1915 when the machine was shipped back to the factory. It is believed that the machine was rebuilt by the factory with fancier horses and heavier rounding boards referred to as the “Superior” style. Some of the horses were built around 1917 and some between 1920 and 1922. The factory records consulted do not tell for certain where the machine went between 1915 and 1936, possibly to San Jose, California from 1918 until 1922 and then to San Francisco California, or Tacoma, Washington. The carousel was installed at Happyland in the nineteen thirties and then moved to Playland and the PNE. In 1989 "The Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Vancouver Carousel" came together save the carousel from destruction. With a lot of hard work, the help of the Government of British Columbia and the support of the Municipality of Burnaby, the carousel was purchased. Funds were also raised by The Friends of the Carousel to pay for the restoration, and Burnaby agreed to build a new pavilion for it as a Centennial project. The Centennial Parker Carousel (C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel) and the Don Wrigley Pavilion where the carousel is housed, opened at Burnaby Village Museum on March 25, 1993. The eldest daughter of F.K. Leggett, Norvie Leggett Frame and other members of the Leggett family were in attendance for the opening of the newly restored carousel at Burnaby Village Museum in 1993.
Accession Code
BV993.18
BV993.51
BV004.94
BV005.49
BV005.63
Date
[1900]-1993, predominant [1900-1947]
Media Type
Photograph
Moving Images
Arrangement
Fonds is arranged by subject from various donations that orignated from the Leggett family.
Notes
Title based on contents of fonds
Contact Burnaby Village Museum to view video content
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Friends of the Carousel subseries

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivetextualrecord58783
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989-2003
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Subseries
Physical Description
Textual records
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of records pertaining to the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Carousel, including scrapbooks, receipts, statements, publications and information on the restoration of the Parker Carousel by the Association.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989-2003
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Friends of the Carousel subseries
Physical Description
Textual records
Description Level
Subseries
Accession Number
BHS1999-06
BHS2006-02
Scope and Content
Subseries consists of records pertaining to the Lower Mainland Association of Friends of the Carousel, including scrapbooks, receipts, statements, publications and information on the restoration of the Parker Carousel by the Association.
History/Biography
The No. 119 “Carry-Us-All” Carousel was built in 1912 by C.W. Parker, an amusement ride manufacturer in Leavenworth, Kansas. Fred Leggett bought No.119 for “Lone Star” Amusement Co. in Houston Texas, but it was returned to the Parker Factory in 1915 for reasons unknown. Back at the factory it was upgraded from Standard style to Superior and electrified. The carousel was used in the San Francisco area until 1936 when it was shipped to “Happyland” in Vancouver’s Hastings Park (home of the Pacific National Exhibition) then passed to “Playland” at Hastings Park in 1957. In 1988 the Carousel was scheduled to be broken up and sold at auction. Concerned citizens formed the Lower Mainland Association of the Friends of the Vancouver Carousel to save it. Through fundraising the Friends of the Carousel were able to acquire the carousel. Between 1990 and 1993 Friends of the Carousel were able to completely restore, repaint and rebuild the carousel. The City of Burnaby, Province of British Columbia and Friends of the Carousel contributed to the construction of a new building at Burnaby Village Museum to house it. Enterprising volunteers salvaged the maple hardwood gymnasium floor at the Oakalla penitentiary just before it was demolished and used it to rebuild the carousel platform. The association also acquired and restored a Wurlitzer 146B organ. On March 27, 1993, No. 119 moved to the Don Wrigley Pavilion at the Burnaby Village Museum, the Pavilion having been named after the president of the Friends of the Carousel for his coordination of the restoration project. Mrs. Norvie Frame, daughter original owner Fred Leggett, came with her family from Texas to attend the official opening. The Association created the Burnaby Village Museum exhibit “The Story of Parker #119”, the video “Labour of Love: The Saving of Number 119”, and their accompanying publications.
Media Type
Textual Record
Creator
Friends of the Carousel
Notes
Title based on contents of subseries
MSS087, MSS121
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Highway through Siskiyou Mountains

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18106
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Pacific highway through the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.36
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Pacific highway through the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Roads
Geographic Access
United States of America - Oregon
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #9
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
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Highway through Siskiyou Mountains

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18113
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Pacific highway through the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.43
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Pacific highway through the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Mountains
Geographic Access
United States of America - Oregon
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #16
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
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Highway through Siskiyou Mountains

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18115
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Pacific highway through the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.45
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Pacific highway through the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Mountains
Geographic Access
United States of America - Oregon
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #18
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
Less detail

Highway through Siskiyou Mountains

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18116
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Pacific highway through the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Photograph may have been taken in 1935 when the C.W. Parker carousel was transported from San Francisco to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.46
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Pacific highway through the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Photograph may have been taken in 1935 when the C.W. Parker carousel was transported from San Francisco to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Mountains
Geographic Access
United States of America - Oregon
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #19
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
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Jimmy Robertson on boulder along Pacific Highway in the Siskiyou Mountains

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumphoto18117
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photograph of an Jimmy Robertson standing on top of a large boulder along Pacific Highway in the Siskiyou Mountains. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purcha…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel series
Subseries
Carousel photographs subseries
Date
[1936] (date of original), copied 1996
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm
Accession Code
BV022.2.47
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Scope and Content
Photograph of an Jimmy Robertson standing on top of a large boulder along Pacific Highway in the Siskiyou Mountains. Photograph was taken while Dora and Jimmy Robertson traveled to the United States to assist in bringing the C.W. Parker no. 119 carousel to Happyland in Vancouver after it was purchased.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Mountains
Names
Robertson, James W. "Jimmy"
Geographic Access
United States of America - Oregon
Media Type
Photograph
Scan Resolution
2400
Scan Date
2021-08-17
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Photograph from Roll P96-3, negative #20
Photograph copied from Robertson family album
Images
Less detail

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