The Cobalt Silver Heritage Trail gratefully acknowledges the financial investment by the Department of Canadian Heritage in the creation of this online presentation for the Virtual Museum of Canada.

The Cobalt Silver Heritage Trail recognizes the great effort of the citizens of Cobalt in the preservation of their shared history. In particular we would like to dedicate this site in the memory of Mr. Douglas Pollard, publisher of the Highway Bookshop and promoter of northern history, and Mr. Peter Blakey, Professional Mining Engineer and a driving force in the initiation of this project.


Cobalt Silver Heritage Trail

Vivian Hylands
Project Executive Director

Cobalt Mining Museum

Anne Fraboni

Cobalt Classic Theatre

Angela Drainville
General Manager

The Team

Project Manager

Drew Gauley

Research/concept development/script

Brit Griffin

Website Design

Overdrive (Design Limited)
James Wilson
Niilo Autio
Chris Landry
Lauren Cude
Joey Lapegna

HTML Programming

Marc Kelsey

Video Production - Director

Drew Gauley c/o Good Gauley Productions

Camera Operator, Associate Direction

Anthony Gratl

Post Production

Drew Gauley c/o Good Gauley Productions
Eduardo Vaisman

Musical Score

Andrew Cash


Charlie Wowk as Tommy
Angela Drainville as Nurse Annie
Matika Lauzon as The Greenhorn
Bert Dewsbury as The Prospector
Perry Wuest as Thin Man, Policeman and Mines Inspector
Paul McLaren as the Man who starts the fire and Union Man
Ken Ashick as Provincial Health Inspector
Matt Duke as Mine Manager and Town Councilor
Peter Greyson as Mine Manager
Dave Margetson as Claim Jumper 1
Rocky Peruit as Claim Jumper 2
Drew Gauley as Thief and Ticket Wicket Man

Art and Graphics

Peter Greyson
Gordon Alexander
Dave Margetson

Wardrobe Consultant

Bea Demarce


Josée Dionne
Biword Translations


Patrick DeDauw


Siobhan Angus

Production Assistant

Heidi Jobson


Melanie Purdy

Special Thanks To:

St. Patrick School in Cobalt, especially Principal Mr. Chris Collins and the Grade 6, 7, and 8 classes (2008)

Lorne Fleece, historian

Canada Science and Technology Museum

Archives of Ontario

National Archives of Canada

A special acknowledgment from the Cobalt Silver Heritage Trail for the extensive work of historian Douglas Baldwin on the early Cobalt mining camp

Thanks also to Adam Searle (unofficial historical guide)