Local History

Telephone operators at the Trail exchange in the early 1900s. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Early communication began with 30 telephones

Trail Blazers is a weekly feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

 

Jack Vellutini, 100, is still making sweet music. Photo: Submitted

Music stirs memories for 100-year-old Trail serenader

Jack Vellutini has been involved with music since the age of nine

 

Jack Vellutini, 100, is still making sweet music. Photo: Submitted

Music stirs memories as Trail serenader nears 101st birthday

Jack Vellutini gave his brass instruments to Trail up-and-comers so the legacy of music can live on

 

Sunningdale, circa 1948. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Trail Blazers: Affordable housing first built in Sunningdale

Trail Blazers is a weekly feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Sunningdale, circa 1948. Photo: Trail Historical Society

Silver City Street Dance

Trail was the first interior city to have concrete paved streets

Trail Blazers: Sisterhood since 1924

Trail Blazers is a weekly historical feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Remembering the Silver City Serenaders of Song

“Wow – talk about making great music,” Terry Jesudason said. “Those were the days.”

SS Bonnington steam whistle comes home to Nakusp

Shawn Pollard has donated the ship’s steam whistle to the Nakusp Rail Society on behalf his father

Trail Blazers: Railway integral to industry and culture

Weekly feature in partnership with the Trail Museum and Archives

Masters of Music

Many talented performers came from the city’s early music scene

Trail Blazers: Fruit Fair is where farmers markets began

Photos: Courtesy the Trail Historical Society - scroll to the bottom to see the building’s exterior

Archibald’s Aircraft

First plane at the Trail airport circa 1929

A glimpse of the Silver City during the 1918 pandemic

City hotels - the Central, Aldridge and Montana - were set up as hospitals during the 1918 pandemic

Trail Blazers: Recognizing an iconic city schoolhouse

Central School housed all grades until Trail Technical High School was built in 1923.

A Kootenay moment in time

Looking at the history of dams in the West Kootenay

  • Sep 15, 2020

Trail Blazers: Extraordinary fighters for worker’s rights

PHOTOS: Trail Blazers in a weekly historical feature with the Trail Museum and Archives

Out and about in Rossland

City archives are located the Rossland Museum and Discovery Centre

  • Sep 4, 2020

Labour Day Lore

The Trail Times office will be closed on Monday for Labour Day.

  • Sep 3, 2020

Rotarians preserve Jordan’s Cabin in Kootenay Pass

Ed Jordan lived in the cabin up Kootenay Pass from Creston from 1923 to 1942.

  • Sep 1, 2020

Restorative pole project finished in Edgewood

Louanne Flintoft painted, stained and carved portions of pole to complete the project