Item is-jas-pa 38-38 - The flying trestle bridge, built by Curly Phillips, Mount Robson, British Columbia.

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The flying trestle bridge, built by Curly Phillips, Mount Robson, British Columbia.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13 cm

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The flying trestle bridge, built by Curly Phillips, is on the way to Berg Lake. It enabled packtrains to travel up the Valley of a Thousand Falls safely. The 1913 Alpine Club of Canada summer camp tramped along this new trail. Donald "Curly" Phillips (1884-1938) first came to Jasper in 1909 outfitting for Reverend Kinny's attempt on Mt. Robson and A.O. Wheeler's survey of Mt. Robson (1911). He settled permanently in Jasper in 1912, setting up an outfitting business. Over the years he worked on many Alpine Club of Canada camps in the area. He married Grace Inkster (1923). They had three children; Sam (1928), Joy (1930) and Ivy (1932). Curly Phillips was killed in an avalanche in 1938.<br><br>

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