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Panoramic Sunset view of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96035
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085009
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Sunset view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge near the river edge.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Sunset view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge near the river edge.
Accession No.
20101085009
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Fog view of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96036
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085006
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Fog view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge near the base of the bridge.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Fog view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge near the base of the bridge.
Accession No.
20101085006
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Aerial of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96037
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085007
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Aerial view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge showing the river valley, the Oldman River, Helen Schuler Coulee Centre came be seen near the centre of the photo.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Aerial view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge showing the river valley, the Oldman River, Helen Schuler Coulee Centre came be seen near the centre of the photo.
Accession No.
20101085007
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085008
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Looking up at the CPR High Level Bridge from the river valley. A train is crossing the bridge. There appears to be frost on the trees.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Looking up at the CPR High Level Bridge from the river valley. A train is crossing the bridge. There appears to be frost on the trees.
Accession No.
20101085008
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Panoramic Sunset view of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96039
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085010
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Sunset view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge near the river edge.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Sunset view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge near the river edge.
Accession No.
20101085010
Collection
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Panoramic Sunset view of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96040
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085011
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Sunset view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge farther up the river bank.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Sunset view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge farther up the river bank.
Accession No.
20101085011
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail

Aerial of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96041
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085012
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Aerial view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge showing the river valley, the Oldman River, and the west side can be seen on the left upper corner of the photo and the Galt number 8 mine complex can be seen on the right side of the west end of the bridge.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Aerial view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge showing the river valley, the Oldman River, and the west side can be seen on the left upper corner of the photo and the Galt number 8 mine complex can be seen on the right side of the west end of the bridge.
Accession No.
20101085012
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085013
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Close up through the middle of the girders.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Close up through the middle of the girders.
Accession No.
20101085013
Collection
Archive
Images
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Winter view of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96043
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085014
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Winter view of High Level Bridge from the east side looking west. The Galt number 8 mine remnants can be faintly seen through the girders.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Winter view of High Level Bridge from the east side looking west. The Galt number 8 mine remnants can be faintly seen through the girders.
Accession No.
20101085014
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085015
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Close up through the middle of the girders at sunset.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Close up through the middle of the girders at sunset.
Accession No.
20101085015
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail

Sunset view of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96045
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085016
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Sunseyview of High Level Bridge from the west side looking east. Downtown buildings can be seen in sillouette through the girders.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Sunseyview of High Level Bridge from the west side looking east. Downtown buildings can be seen in sillouette through the girders.
Accession No.
20101085016
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail

Winter view of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96046
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085017
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Winter view of High Level Bridge with a tree in front. There is a bird's nest visible near the top of the tree.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Winter view of High Level Bridge with a tree in front. There is a bird's nest visible near the top of the tree.
Accession No.
20101085017
Collection
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Winter view of Tree with CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96047
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085018
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Close up of a tree with frost crystals covering it. The CPR High Level Bridge is visible in the background.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Close up of a tree with frost crystals covering it. The CPR High Level Bridge is visible in the background.
Accession No.
20101085018
Collection
Archive
Images
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Fog view of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96048
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085019
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Dense fog view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge near the base of the bridge.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Dense fog view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge near the base of the bridge.
Accession No.
20101085019
Collection
Archive
Images
Less detail

Panoramic Sunset view of CPR High Level Bridge

https://collections.galtmuseum.com/en/permalink/descriptions96049
Date Range
2009
Accession No.
20101085005
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
Scope and Content
Sunset view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge near the river edge.
  1 image  
Date Range
2009
Creator
Van Christou
Physical Description
TIFF digital file
History / Biographical
Dr. Van E. Christou was born in Lethbridge on January 26, 1923. Through the Canadian Army Officer Training Corps, he attended the University of Alberta, graduating in 1948 with a Doctorate of Dentistry and a Queen’s Commission at the rank of Captain. On a Canadian Eastman Fellowship, he completed postgraduate training in Orthodontics at the University of Rochester from 1948-50. He returned to Lethbridge initially to practice general dentistry with Dr. JS Stewart, later establishing his own Orthodontics practice of 37 years. Van Christou was actively engaged in civic affairs with imagination and wisdom. His vision for accessible liberal arts education was realized in 1967 with the establishment of the University of Lethbridge. He had a mind full of ideas, many of which came to fruition through the sixty years he spent engaged with community affairs. His passion for the arts shaped the character of Lethbridge in many ways including the establishment of the Allied Arts Council, the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, the Yates Centre, and the University art collection. His enthusiasm was palpable, his energy unremitting, and his contributions leave this community considerably enhanced. He was honoured by the Blackfoot Nation, who named him “iihhiowdoomoo” (Lead Buffalo). He deeply respected the values of the Blackfoot Nation and took great pride in this honour. Dr. Christou passed away September 27, 2017.
Scope and Content
Sunset view of the CPR HIgh Level Bridge near the river edge.
Accession No.
20101085005
Collection
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