ItemNanaimo slides map(Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2021)The Nanaimo Slide Collection Map showcases the various historical locations found in the Nanaimo Slide Collection. These digitized slides feature people and places in Nanaimo during the years 1875-1945. ItemC.A.F. soldiers and a machine gun(Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1913)Calling in the C.A.F. to quell the riots and stop the strike did end the disturbances for the most part. Hundreds of miners were arrested and martial law was declared in the district. The presence of the C.A.F. caused even more bitterness on the part of the miners. When some of the miners were forced to return to the mines for financial reasons, they were condemned by the more militant miners and called scabs. Nanaimo and its surrounding communities remained bitterly divided for many years. Decades later the bitterness still lingered, even though coal mining had virtually ceased in the area. ItemJohn Bowser reading the Riot Act(Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 1913)Special police were sent from Vancouver to quell the disturbances, but they were repulsed by the rioters at the Nanaimo wharf. Finally John Bowser, the Attorney-General, was asked for military assistance. Here he is seen reading the Riot Act. When the rioters ignored his demands, he sent troops to the area.