Touring Photo Exhibit Comes to Fernie Museum

The building of the Libby Dam on the Kootenay River created the

reservoir now known as Koocanusa (named for KOOtenay, CANada and

USA).

The building of the Libby Dam on the Kootenay River created the

reservoir now known as Koocanusa (named for KOOtenay, CANada and

USA). It extends northward 145 km (90 mi) – 77km (48 mi) on the southern

side of the International border and another 68 km (42 mi) on the

northern portion.

Along with wildlife habitat, the two East Kootenay communities of Waldo

and Wardner, BC., as well as about 25 ranches on the Canadian side were

submerged.

The Fernie Museum is happy to present a touring photographic exhibit

called “Changes Upstream” that documents not only the buildings and

landscape of the East Kootenay communities affected by the construction

of the Libby Dam, but also the people whose lives would be forever and

dramatically altered by the rising water level.

The Photos were taken between 1969 and 1972 by Nelson-born Stanley G.

Triggs. The exhibit, toured by Touchstones Nelson Museum of Art and

History with help from the Columbia Basin Trust, will be on display in the

Fernie Museum from August 4th until September 22nd.

Opening reception August 4th 7-9pm.

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