In 1958 the Colony of B.C. celebrated its centennial. The Colony of British Columbia was established in 1858. At its creation it physically contstituted approximately half the present day Province of British Columbia. Not included was Vancouver, Vancouver Island or regions east of the Rocky Mountains.
To celebrated the occasion, Malakwa, Craigellachie and Taft residents held a celebration at the Last Spike Site. This photo shows a mock steam engine constructed by Malakwa resident Alex Johanson. Community residents dressed in period costumes. Great fun was had by all.