Lone Butte Murals

History on Walls — Murals of the South Cariboo

Lone Butte murals

Lone Butte murals

The 100 Mile & District Mural Society and the Lone Butte Historical Association have funded two murals on the walls of the South Cariboo Theatre at the corner of Birch Avenue and Horse Lake Road.

The Lone Butte Pioneer Nath family is depicted on the west side (front) of the theatre and was painted by Dwayne Davis.

Anna Granberg, who still lives in Lone Butte, and her father Carl Nath are shown in the early 1930s getting supplies from the railway station.


On the south-side wall of the theatre, Neil Pinkett painted a mural of Charlie Reed who was the section foreman for the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (PGE) for many years.

The water tower still exists today, and is one of the few in British Columbia. The PGE started construction in 1912 out of Squamish, and by 1921 the railway reached Quesnel.

Lone Butte was an important railway stop because it was at the highest elevation on the rail line. It was crucial water-filling station for the steam-powered engines.



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