Cave & Princeton Brewery (Remains), Princeton, BC, Canada
What remains of the Cave & Princeton Brewery
(located behind the Greyhound Canada Bus Depot & Billy's Family Restaurant
at 301 Vermilion Avenue & Highway 3) Princeton, BC, Canada
Memories from someone who "was born & raised in Princeton & spent the first 19 years of my life there . . My Mom & her brothers & sisters were all born there. Odd how a person can live in a town for so long & really know so little about it. The area referred to as the 'Caves' is where my friends & I spent hours & hours playing. We climbed up the little 'gullies' that existed there & we helped each other up with long ropes. To us it was real mountain climbing at the time. [The sign] states that the Princeton Brewery was sold to Calgary & closed but I think there was a little more to it than that. My Dad was a Steam Engineer in the Boiler Room at the Brewery for years. If memory serves me, the Brewery was first sold to Uncle Ben's Brewing Company from Prince George. He made a lot of changes & brought in a lot of fancy new neon signs to go up on the front of it. They probably advertized the various types of beer . . big bright neon signs that laid flat against the front of the building. Perhaps it was them who sold to a Calgary based company who then shut it down. We were all still children when the Brewery closed & I remember how it changed everything. Most of my friends moved away. Many of their Dads worked at the brewery too & if they didn't work there - they had business that rather depended on those who did work at the brewery. By the time I was 17 every girl I had been close friends with had moved away."
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International truck belonging to Public Freightways &
the trailer once belonged to
Princeton Breweries of Princeton, BC
(International Truck Pictures);
Princeton Brewery Ford tractor trailers &
Princeton Brewery Mercury wreck (truck);
Princeton Brewing Co. Bottles (Beer Bottle Collectors);
Town of Princeton, BC;
Vermilion Avenue, Princeton, BC;
The Vermilion Cave (GetAwayBC.com)
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