Wooded Wonderland fonds
- [196-]-[197-] (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.5 cm textual records, 76 photographs, 12 negatives, 9 col. slides, 0.3 cm photographic proofs, 4 scrapbooks
Name of creator
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.
Received by Saanich Archives prior to 2007.
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Scope and content
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.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
No further accruals are expected.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Existence and location of originals
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Accession number: 2007-099