Fonds PR-172 - Wooded Wonderland fonds

Entrance to Wooded Wonderland at Beaver Lake Park The Three Bears at Wooded Wonderland, Beaver Lake Park Humpty Dumpty at Wooded Wonderland with Lumley family in front, Beaver Lake Park Mistress Mary Quite Contrary figure and Betty Pettersen at Wooded Wonderland, Beaver Lake Park Douglas fir tree stump being moved by truck to the Wooded Wonderland attraction, Beaver Lake Park Entrance to the Wooded Wonderland attraction, Beaver Lake Park

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Wooded Wonderland fonds


  • [196-] (Creation)

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0.5 cm textual records, 76 photographs, 12 negatives, 9 col. slides, 0.3 cm photographic proofs, 4 scrapbooks

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In 1961, Alfred Pettersen negotiated a 2 year lease with the Victoria Parks Committee for an approximately 5 acre parcel of land in Beaver Lake Park. Mr. Pettersen proposed to build and operate a tourist attraction featuring a series of nursery rhyme scenes in a wooded area of the park. The attraction opened in 1962 and operated for a number of years.


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Received by Saanich Archives prior to 2007.

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Fonds consists of correspondence, brochures and other ephemera, news clippings, scrapbooks, and photographic material relating to the Wooded Wonderland attraction that was located at Beaver Lake Park. Includes documents and other material relating to the establishment of the attraction, copyright & trademark, and marketing & promotion.

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No further accruals are expected.

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  • English

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Accession number: 2007-099

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