Arrow Lakes News
Milton Parent was born and raised in Nakusp and during his lifetime was very keen on preserving the area’s history for future generations. It was in Nakusp that he met his wife Rosemary, who moved here when she was nine, and even though they spent many years at the coast, Milton made it his life’s work to gather and procure photos and stories of the local area and its people.
“He loved taping things,” Rosemarie Parent said. “Talking to all the pioneers. He would go all over the place to speak to them and ended up with close to 500 tapes.”
He also took photos of their photos with the names of all of the subjects before these details were lost forever. His life’s work has since become the foundation for the Arrow Lakes Historical Society whose thirtieth anniversary was this past December. Due to the many events during the holiday season, the celebration was delayed to January 24 and will be held at the Archives, which is accessed on the side of the library building on Sixth Ave. It will be held in an open house style from 1 to 4 p.m. where a continuous slideshow will be playing and cake and refreshments will be served.