Hoy’s photographs are important documents of the nascent industries of ranching, farming, and mining in Quesnel, fields in which the men depicted in this group portrait would have worked. They may also have participated in the annual rodeo that was held in Quesnel on Dominion Day, one of many that took place in towns throughout the Interior of B.C. during the summer months―all of which were planned sequentially so that riders could appear and compete through the entire circuit.
C.D. Hoy, Group of men in front of C.D. Hoy’s store in Quesnel, left to right: Jerry Boyd (Kluskus), Captain Marc Mack (Nazko), John Lazzarin (blacksmith), Chief Michel (Nazko), unknown Chinese man, Moffat Harris (Nazko), and Chief Morris Molize (Kluskus), c.1910
P1887 Barkerville Historic Town Archives.