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Other Name
RAIL SPIKE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20020077012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAIL SPIKE
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.6
Length
16.0
Width
3.5
Description
ENTIRE SURFACE OF SPIKE IS RUSTED AND PITTED. SHAFT OF SPIKE CURVES SLIGHTLY BACKWARDS AND TO ONE SIDE. SPIKE HAS REMNANTS OF DIRT ON IT.
Subjects
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
COLLECTED BY DONOR AND MUSEUM COLLEAGUE JASON CARROLL IN THE SUMMER OF 2000. ITEM WAS COLLECTED DURING A HIKE THROUGH THE RIVER VALLEY SOUTH EAST OF LETHBRIDGE AIRPORT. TRAIL HIKE WAS AN ABANDONED RAIL BED WHICH TRAINS TOOK PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION OF THE CPR VIADUCT. ITEM WAS PICKED UP AT REMNANTS OF ONE OF MANY WOODEN TRESTLE BRIDGES THAT ONCE EXISTED AS PART OF THE RAIL ROUTE. **UPDATE: COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK INTERVIEWED OBJECT DONOR KEVIN MACLEAN ON SEPT 13, 2018 AS PART OF HER 2017-2019 RELEVANCY AUDIT ASSIGNMENT. MACLEAN MADE NEW COMMENTS ON PERSONAL DONATIONS MADE BETWEEN 1995 AND 2002, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HIS MEMORIES OF HIS DONATED BUTTONS, LEGION SERVICE MATERIAL, AND MILLENNIUM (YEAR 2000) NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION OBJECTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE ITEMS AND OTHERS, INCLUDING A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, SEE THIS RECORD'S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20020077012
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
RAIL SCREW
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20020077013
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RAIL SCREW
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
10.5
Diameter
2.8
Description
LARGE SCREW. ENTIRE SURFACE OF SCREW IS RUSTED AND PITTED. BOTTOM 1/2 OF SCREW SHAFT HAS LARGE THREADS IN IT; SOME THREADS ARE CHIPPED. BOTTOM OF SCREW SHAFT COMES TO A POINT. HEAD OF SCREW IS FLAT AND HAS A SINGLE SLOT ACROSS TOP. THERE IS SOME METAL? LODGED WITHIN SLOT.
Subjects
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
COLLECTED BY DONOR AND MUSEUM COLLEAGUE JASON CARROLL IN THE SUMMER OF 2000. ITEM WAS COLLECTED DURING A HIKE THROUGH THE RIVER VALLEY SOUTH EAST OF LETHBRIDGE AIRPORT. TRAIL HIKE WAS AN ABANDONED RAIL BED WHICH TRAINS TOOK PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION OF THE CPR VIADUCT. ITEM WAS PICKED UP AT REMNANTS OF ONE OF MANY WOODEN TRESTLE BRIDGES THAT ONCE EXISTED AS PART OF THE RAIL ROUTE. **UPDATE: COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK INTERVIEWED OBJECT DONOR KEVIN MACLEAN ON SEPT 13, 2018 AS PART OF HER 2017-2019 RELEVANCY AUDIT ASSIGNMENT. MACLEAN MADE NEW COMMENTS ON PERSONAL DONATIONS MADE BETWEEN 1995 AND 2002, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, HIS MEMORIES OF HIS DONATED BUTTONS, LEGION SERVICE MATERIAL, AND MILLENNIUM (YEAR 2000) NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION OBJECTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE ITEMS AND OTHERS, INCLUDING A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, SEE THIS RECORD'S PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20020077013
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1921
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CERAMIC
Catalogue Number
P19890012010
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1921
Materials
CERAMIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.6
Length
24.0
Width
16.6
Description
CERAMIC BOWL HAS A LOOP HANDLE ON EACH SIDE. BOWL IS PAINTED WITH SHADES OF BROWN, ORANGE, AND GREEN THAT ARE BLENDED TOGETHER. INSIDE OF BOWL FEATURES TWO PROTRUSIONS PAINTED TO LOOK LIKE NUTS. ALSO PAINTED INSIDE BOWL ARE LARGE LEAVES. HANDLES HAVE RAISED DESIGNS PAINTED ON THEM IN BROWN. OUTER EDGE OF BOWL IS PAINTED WITH A SCALLOPED BROWN BORDER. LOWER HALF OF EXTERIOR OF BOWL IS NOT PAINTED, BUT GLAZED WHITE. STAMPED ON UNDERSIDE OF BOWL IN GREEN IS "NIPPON HAND PAINTED".
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEMS COLLECTED BY DONOR AND HER HUSBAND, DR. HAIG OVER MANY YEARS. NO SPECIFIC HISTORY KNOWN. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, WHICH INCLUDED A CUTICLE KNIFE DONATED BY BETTY HAIG. AS PART OF THE SURVEY PROCESS, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH HAIG’S STEPDAUGHTER, JANICE HAIG. NONE OF THE ARTIFACTS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY BETTY HAIG WERE FAMILIAR TO HER, SHE STATED IN AN EMAIL. HAIG EXPLAINS, “MY MOTHER, [MAE HAIG (SYMONDS)] DIED IN 1966, AND AT THAT POINT I WAS MARRIED AND LIVING IN ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND. A YEAR LATER, MY FATHER MARRIED BETTY HOYT [THE DONOR]. I THINK THOSE DONATED ITEMS MUST HAVE COME FROM THE HOYT FAMILY.” ARCHIVAL RESEARCH FOUND THE DONOR’S FULL NAME TO BE REBECCA “BETTY” ELIZABETH HAIG (NEE HOYT). HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY (PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 7, 2004) STATES SHE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 31, 1917 IN LETHBRIDGE. BETTY WAS BORN TO THE PROMINENT HOYT FAMILY, KNOWN IN THE CITY FOR THEIR HARDWARE STORE, HOYT HARDWARE LIMITED. BETTY’S FATHER, BERTON BEECHER HOYT, WAS BORN IN NEW BRUNSWICK ON FEBRUARY 17, 1896 AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1902 TO WORK FOR THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY AS STOREKEEPER, ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. HE LATER MOVED INTO MANAGEMENT OF THE LOCAL WHOLESALE STORE, WESTERN CANADA HARDWARE. HOYT’S HARDWARE STORE WAS FOUNDED BY B. B. HOYT IN 1927 WITH THE MERGER OF WESTERN CANADA AGENCY LIMITED AND HEWITT AND BLACK LTD. HIS STORE WAS NOTABLE FOR ITS ECCENTRIC WINDOW DISPLAYS, BILLBOARDS, AND CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WITH THEIR HOYT’S TOYLAND AND SANTA CLAUS PARADES THAT RAN FOR 20 YEARS. HOYT MARRIED ALMA JANE ROBISON AND THE COUPLE WOULD HAVE SIX CHILDREN: WESLEY, MARGARET, BETTY (THE DONOR), ISABELLE, GEORGE, AND ALICE. B. B. HOYT PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY AT THE AGE OF 59 IN 1935. BETTY HAIG LIVED IN THE CITY FOR MOST OF HER LIFE. UPON GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL FROM THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE, SHE WENT ON TO STUDY BUSINESS AT GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE IN THE CITY. AFTER WORKING FOR A NUMBER YEARS AS A STENOGRAPHER, SHE WENT TO EDMONTON TO STUDY NURSING AT THE ROYAL ALEXANDER HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING. SHE GRADUATED FROM THE PROGRAM IN 1946. ACCORDING TO THE OBITUARY, HAIG BEGAN HER NURSING CAREER AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL, AND THEN WENT ON TO WORK AT THE HAIG CLINIC. AFTER RETIRING FROM THE CLINIC IN 1967, SHE MARRIED DR. WILLARD HAIG. DR. WILLARD REDDON HAIG WAS BORN IN DEVIL’S LAKE, NORTH DAKOTA ON JULY 19, 1899. HIS FAMILY MOVED TO CLARESHOLM IN 1902, WHERE HE WOULD REMAIN UNTIL 1920 WHEN HE WENT ON TO ATTENDED MEDICAL SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. HE TRANSFERRED TO MCGILL UNIVERSITY IN 1924 AND GRADUATED FROM THERE IN 1926. HE MARRIED MAE SYMONDS OF LETHBRIDGE IN AUGUST 1930. THE COUPLE HAD TWO CHILDREN: DOUGLAS AND JANICE. DR. HAIG TRANSFERRED FROM FORT MACLEOD TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1934 WHEN HE JOINED HIS BROTHER’S PRACTICE. HE WAS ONE OF THE FIVE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE HAIG CLINIC, ESTABLISHED IN 1939 AND STILL ACTIVE IN THE CITY AT THE TIME OF THE 2018 ARTIFACT SURVEY. HE RETIRED FROM THE PARTNERSHIP IN 1965, BUT CONTINUED TO ASSIST AT SURGERY UNTIL 1974 (LETHBRIDGE HERALD, APRIL 5, 1989). DR. WILLARD HAIG PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY IN 1989 AT THE AGE OF 89 YEARS. ON FEBRUARY 4, 2004, BETTY HAIG PASSED AWAY AT 86 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19890012001 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED FOR THE ABOVE DOCUMENTATION.
Catalogue Number
P19890012010
Acquisition Date
1989-05
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20020057001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1905
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.3
Length
9.5
Width
2.0
Description
SILVER BUTTONHOOK. HANDLE FORMS A LOOSE FIGURE 8 SHAPE. HANDLE IS EMBOSSED WITH A DIAMOND PATTERN. EMBOSSED ON SHAFT OF HOOK IS "PAT. APD FOR". THERE IS A SMALL AMOUNT OF TARNISH ON UPPER SHAFT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S HUSBAND'S GRANDMOTHER, MRS. HOWARD FRASER GREENWOOD, THE FIRST PERSON TO BUILD A HOUSE IN THE TOWNSITE OF LETHBRIDGE (OUT OF THE RIVER VALLEY). HOWARD FRASER GREENWOOD WAS BORN IN NOVA SCOTIA. BEFORE COMING TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA, MR. GREENWOOD WAS CHIEF ACCOUNTANT FOR THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANT AT WINNIPEG. IN 1882 HE ACCEPTED EMPLOYMENT WITH THE NORTH WESTERN COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY AS THAT FIRM'S ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER AND CHIEF ACCOUNTANT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO FORT MACLEOD. IN 1885 THEY MOVED TO A COMPANY-BUILT HOUSE IN LETHBRIDGE. MR. GREENWOOD WAS ELECTED A MEMBER OF THE FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD IN 1888, FIRST POSTMASTER, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE RIFLE ASSOCIATION IN 1886. HE LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL 1900, AND THEN MOVED TO EDMONTON.
Catalogue Number
P20020057001
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER
Catalogue Number
P20020057002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1885
Date Range To
1905
Materials
SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Height
2.5
Diameter
1.7
Description
SILVER THIMBLE IS FORMED FROM 2 SEPARATE PIECES. TOP OF THIMBLE IS A CIRCULAR PIECE WITH SMALL INDENTS IN IT. SIDES OF THIMBLE ARE MADE FROM A PIECE OF SILVER THAT WRAPS AROUND TOP PIECE. EMBOSSED ON SIDES OF THIMBLE ARE 3 STEMS EACH WITH 2 LEAVES AND 3 BERRIES ON THEM. BELOW STEMS ARE 2 ROWS OF SCROLLWORK. BOTTOM EDGE OF THIMBLE IS SCALLOPED. SIDES OF THIMBLE ARE TARNISHED AND SLIGHTLY DENTED. EMBOSSED INSIDE THIMBLE IS "TAXCO 325"[?].
Subjects
TEXTILEWORKING T&E
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEM BELONGED TO DONOR'S HUSBAND'S GRANDMOTHER, MRS. HOWARD FRASER GREENWOOD, THE FIRST PERSON TO BUILD A HOUSE IN THE TOWNSITE OF LETHBRIDGE (OUT OF THE RIVER VALLEY). HOWARD FRASER GREENWOOD WAS BORN IN NOVA SCOTIA. BEFORE COMING TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA, MR. GREENWOOD WAS CHIEF ACCOUNTANT FOR THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANT AT WINNIPEG. IN 1882 HE ACCEPTED EMPLOYMENT WITH THE NORTH WESTERN COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY AS THAT FIRM'S ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER AND CHIEF ACCOUNTANT, AND MOVED WITH HIS FAMILY TO FORT MACLEOD. IN 1885 THEY MOVED TO A COMPANY-BUILT HOUSE IN LETHBRIDGE. MR. GREENWOOD WAS ELECTED A MEMBER OF THE FIRST PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD IN 1888, FIRST POSTMASTER, AND FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE RIFLE ASSOCIATION IN 1886. HE LIVED IN LETHBRIDGE UNTIL 1900, AND THEN MOVED TO EDMONTON.
Catalogue Number
P20020057002
Acquisition Date
2003-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19990032076
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
1.5
Description
1.5 CM (D). IRON; CIRCULAR; MINOR INACTIVE SURFACE CORROSION THROUGHOUT; POSSIBLY .60 CALIBER; WEIGHT 15.95 GMS. ***NOTE*** THIS ARTIFACT MAY BE LABELED AS P19990032009-GA (THERE IS NO ARTIFACT LABELED P19990032076-GA). THIS PROBLEM WAS PREVIOUSLY NOTED IN 2004 AND 2006 INVENTORIES. MOST RECENTLY NOTED IN 2011.
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: SITE 3; VERTICAL COORDINATES: 2.0 X 1.0; FIELD NUMBER: FRAME 33, PLAT F. PROBABLY FIRED FROM A .60 CALIBER MUSKET.
Catalogue Number
P19990032076
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BOLERO
Date Range From
1889
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILK, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P19990053028
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOLERO
Date Range From
1889
Date Range To
1890
Materials
SILK, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.0
Length
38.0
Width
54.0
Description
SHORT WAISTED, WITH LONG SLEEVES. INDIGO SILK, W/ BLUE VELVET TRIM. FRONT OPENING HAS A ROUNDED TRIM ON IT, CONSISTING OF A BEIGE BACKGROUND OVERLAID WITH MULTICOLOURED SQUARES. EACH SIDE OF FRONT OPENING ALSO HAS THREE BUTTONS THAT ARE SQUARE SHAPED AND COVERED WITH BLUE VELVET, AND HAVE MULTICOLOURED THREAD WRAPPED AROUND THEM, ONCE HORIZONTALLY, AND ONCE VERTICALLY. THERE IS ANOTHER BUTTON (SAME AS ABOVE) ON EACH SIDE OF JACKET TOWARDS THE SIDES. BELOW THIS IS A TRIANGLE OF SAME TRIM USED ON FRONT OPENING. SLEEVES ARE GATHERED AT SHOULDERS. CUFFS OF SLEEVES EACH HAVE A BUTTON (AS ABOVE) AND CUFF IS FOLDED OVER TO REVEAL A TRIANGLE OF SAME MULTICOLOURED TRIM AS ABOVE. BACK OF JACKET ALSO HAS TWO BUTTONS (AS ABOVE) AT WAISTLINE. FRONT CLOSES WITH 4 HOOKS AND EYES. INSIDE OF JACKET IS LINED WITH IVORY SILK. INSIDE LEFT BREAST HAS A POCKET THAT APPEARS TO BE A FLAP POCKET BUT IS ACTUALLY A PATCH POCKET; HAS LIGHT GREEN TRIM AND AN IVORY RUFFLE AT TOP. JACKET HAS A NUMBER OF WORN SPOTS, RESULTING IN HOLES. JACKET IS COLLARLESS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
STYLE OF JACKET SUGGESTS AN ORIGIN OF THE MID TO LATE 1800S, HOWEVER IS POSSIBLY A LATER REPRODUCTION. SEE P19990053001-GA FOR HISTORY. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR GAIL HOLLAND’S ACQUISITION, STEWARDSHIP AND GENERAL USE OF HER 1999-DONATED COLLECTION PLEASE REFER TO RECORD P19990053001. ***UPDATE: ARTIFACT INSIGHT BELOW SUBMITTED BY DONOR AND COLLECTIONS VOLUNTEER GAIL HOLLAND ON 19 APRIL 2011. “BOLERO STYLE JACKET SERVED AS A REFERENCE FOR DESIGNING & CONSTRUCTING A TRAVELLING COSTUME, CONSISTING OF A JACKET AND SKIRT, WORN BY LEA BLAQUIERE IN LETHBRIDGE MUSICAL THEATRE’S PRODUCTION OF “THE KING AND I”, 1981 – TIME SETTING BEING THE 1860’S.”
Catalogue Number
P19990053028
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE MINERS UNION NO. 59
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, VELVET
Catalogue Number
P20030051015
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE MINERS UNION NO. 59
Date Range From
1895
Date Range To
1905
Materials
GLASS, WOOD, VELVET
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.0
Length
46.5
Width
26.7
Description
FRAMED RIBBON. RIBBON ITSELF CONSISTS OF A BLUE RIBBON BEHIND A SHORTER WHITE ONE, EACH WITH COILED GOLD TASSELS. RIBBONS ARE SUSPENDED FROM A BRASS PIN WITH THE IMAGE OF TWO HANDS IN A HANDSHAKE ON IT. WHITE RIBBON HAS TWO 3-DIMENSIONAL FLAGS (ONE U.S., ONE BRITISH) AND A 3 DIMENSIONAL DISC ON IT. DISC HAS THE IMAGE OF 3 MINING TOOLS WITH A BANNER WINDING THROUGH THEM THAT READS "IN UNION THERE IS STRENGTH". ABOVE IMAGE OF TOOLS IS "WESTERN FEDERATION OF MINERS". BLUE RIBBON READS "LETHBRIDGE MINERS UNION NO. 59 LETHBRIDGE, N.W.T." IN SILVER. MOUNTING FOR RIBBON IS MORE CONTEMPORARY. INSET ON BURGUNDY VELVET, MATTE IS SAME VELVET. FRAME IS PAINTED GOLD, AND THERE IS BROWN PAPER COVERING ON BACK, ALONG WITH A WIRE FOR HANGING.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COAL MINING
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051015
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, TAPE
Catalogue Number
P20030051006
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
IRON, TAPE
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.6
Length
15.3
Width
1.6
Description
HAS A SQUARE HEAD WITH ROUNDED SIDES. HEAD HAS SOME SPLITTING OR CRACKING AROUND EDGES. POINTED END OF SPIKE IS WORN. SURFACE OF SPIKE IS GENERALLY WORN WITH RUST SPOTS THROUGHOUT. HAS A PIECE OF MASKING TAPE ON IT WITH "TRACK SPIKES #8 MINE" PRINTED IN BLACK INK.
Subjects
RAIL TRANSPORTATION-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COAL MINING
TRANSPORTATION
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051006
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
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SHELL, SHOTGUN|BALL, MUSKET

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Other Name
SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING
.50 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, LEAD
Catalogue Number
P19990032010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING
.50 CALIBRE
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1870
Materials
BRASS, LEAD
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. SHOTGUN SHELL - 2(L) X 1.2(D). CONTAINED IN PLASTIC BAG WITH INFO. SHEET THAT READS "DK PF-5 #11 PLAT A. F. 17- .5 X .5 SPENCER CARTRIDGE CASING" 2. MUSKET BALL - 1.5(D). CONTAINED IN PLASTIC BAG WITH INFO. SHEET THAT READS "DK PF-5 #10 PLAT A FRAME 9 2 X 2.5 ONE LEAD BALL"
Subjects
ARMAMENT-AMMUNITION
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
ARTIFACT WAS RECOVERED FROM SITE DKPF-5; COORDINATES: 52.25M WEST OF POINT 51. INDIAN BATTLE COLLECTION ORIGINALLY REGISTERED AND CATALOGUED AS PERMANENT LOAN FROM THE LOCAL BRANCH OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY UNDER CAT NO P19780220000. IN 1999, BRANCH DECIDED TO OFFICIALLY DONATE COLLECTION TO CITY AND GALT. THE DONATION, SUBSEQUENTLY, WAS REGISTERED UNDER P19990032001-GA TO P19990032080. FOR DETAILED HISTORY ON COLLECTION AND INDIVIDUAL ARTIFACTS REFER TO BOOK "LAST INDIAN BATTLE" PUBLISHED BY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY.
Catalogue Number
P19990032010
Acquisition Date
1999-05
Collection
Museum
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