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Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, LEATHER, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20170002000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1890
Materials
COTTON, LEATHER, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
103.2
Width
5
Description
BEADED BELT WITH A GEOMETRIC PATTERN SET AGAINST A GREEN BEADED BACKGROUND. PATTERN ALTERNATES BETWEEN TWO MIRRORED BLACK, YELLOW, BLUE TRIANGLES WITH THEIR BASES AT EITHER WIDTH END OF THE BELT MEETING IN THE CENTER AT THEIR POINTS AND LARGE RED AND BLUE WITH A GREEN CENTERED TRIANGLES WITH THEIR BASE AT ONE WIDTH END AND THEIR POINTS EXTENDED TO THE OPPOSING END. BEADS ARE SEWN INTO A COTTON, CANVAS FABRIC. TWO ANIMAL HIDE TIES (EACH A DIFFERENT LENGTH FROM 6.2 TO 11.8) ON EACH END AT EACH CORNER OF BELT. BACK SIDE IS RAW FABRIC WITH SEAM AT CENTER CONNECTING THE TWO HALVES. ENDS ARE HEMMED WITH TIES SEWN TO THE OUTSIDE. CONDITION: SEVERE DISCOLOURATION TO FABRIC BACKING AND SEVERE WEAR TO ANIMAL HIDE TIES. MANY LOSS THREADS OVER ENTIRE SURFACE OF BACK. BEADS AND BEADING IN EXCELLENT CONDITION OVERALL.
Subjects
INDIGENOUS
Historical Association
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UPON THE DONATION OF THIS BELT TO THE GALT MUSEUM, THE DONOR – PATRICIA LYNCH-STAUNTON – EXPLAINED THAT THIS BELT BELONGED TO ALFRED HARDWICH LYNCH-STAUNTON, WHO SERVED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE IN FORT MACLEOD. HE RANCHED IN THE LUNDBRECK AREA AND SUPPLIED HORSES TO THE MOUNTIES. THE DONOR SAID THAT SHE HAD “NO KNOWLEDGE OF HOW [ALFRED HARDWICK] CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE BELT. A NOTE ON THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION ATTRIBUTES THE DATE OF THIS BELT TO CA. 1880-1890. THE ACTING CURATOR OF THE NATIVE NORTH AMERICAN DEPARTMENT OF THE GLENBOW, JOANNE SCHMIDT, AGREED WITH THE DONOR’S BELIEF THAT THE BELT WAS BLACKFOOT. THROUGH THE COMPARISON OF THE BEADED MOCCASINS AND BELTS IN THE GLENBOW’S COLLECTION WITH THIS BELT, SCHMIDT EXPLAINED THAT THE DESIGN ON THE BELT WAS MOSTLY FOUND ON THOSE FROM SIKSIKA, BUT SHE HAS ALSO SEEN THE DESIGN IN PIIKANI AND KAINAI BEADWORK THOUGH THERE ARE NOT MANY EXAMPLES IN THE COLLECTION. ALSO BY USING THE GLENBOW’S COLLECTION AS A POINT OF REFERENCE, THE CURATOR BELIEVES THAT THE BELT IS SIMILAR IN APPEARANCE TO THOSE OF THE 19TH CENTURY TO EARLY 20TH-CENTURY MUSEUM HOLDINGS. SCHMIDT ALSO PROVIDED AN EXPLANATION OF THE DESIGN FROM THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY. IT STATES, “ONE OF THE EARLIEST DESIGNS USED WAS ‘MIISTA-TSIKA-TUKSIIN,’ OR MOUNTAIN DESIGN. OTHER DESIGNS INCLUDED SQUARES, DIAMONDS, BARS, SLOTTED BARS AND STRIPES… TODAY SUCH DESIGNS ARE CALLED ‘MAAH-TOOHM-MOOWA-KA-NA-SKSIN,’ OR FIRST DESIGNS.” IT WAS FURTHER EXPLAINED THAT A COMPLICATING FACTOR IN IDENTIFYING THE BELT’S ORIGINS IS THE FACT THAT THE BLACKFOOT TENDED TO USE WHITE OR BLUE AS THE BACKGROUND COLOUR, NOT GREEN AS IS PRESENTED IN THE LYNCH-STAUNTON DONATION. ON 19 JANUARY 2017, MUSEUM STAFF FURTHER CONSULTED WITH RYAN HEAVY HEAD, FORMER DIRECTOR OF KAINAI STUDIES AT RED CROW COMMUNITY COLLEGE, REGARDING THE BELT’S DESIGN. HE EXPLAINED, “THE GREEN BACKGROUND IS ATYPICAL OF BLACKFOOT BEADWORK, WHICH IS NORMALLY BLUE. THE ‘MOUNTAIN DESIGN’ [DISPLAYED ON THE BELT] IS A COMMON MOTIF IN BLACKFOOT BEADWORK, BUT AGAIN THE COLOURS ARE NOT TYPICAL IN THIS EXAMPLE.” RYAN SPECULATED THAT DURING THE TIME OF DISEASE (WHEN THIS BELT APPEARS TO HAVE ORIGINATED) THERE WAS SOME DISRUPTION IN TRADITIONAL LIFE AND THAT COULD BE REFLECTED IN THE COLOUR CHOICES. ALTERNATIVELY, THE BELT MAY HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE GROS VENTRES FROM NORTHEAST MONTANA. THE DONOR, PATRICIA LYNCH-STAUNTON, IS THE GREAT-GRANDDAUGHTER OF ALFRED HARDWICK LYNCH-STAUNTON. THIS BELT WAS PASSED DOWN THROUGH THE FAMILY, FIRST FROM A. H. LYNCH-STAUNTON, THEN TO THE DONOR’S GRANDFATHER, F. C. LYNCH-STAUNTON, THEN TO HER FATHER, A. G. LYNCH-STAUNTON, FINALLY TO THE DONOR WHO BROUGHT IT TO THE MUSEUM. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM THE “A. H. LYNCH-STAUNTON FAMILY HISTORY” WRITTEN FOR THE MUSEUM USING ONLINE SOURCES, THE GLENBOW ARCHIVES, AND THE BOOK TITLED “HISTORY OF THE EARLY DAYS OF PINCHER CREEK AND SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS OF ALBERTA.” “ALFRED HARDWICK LYNCH-STAUNTON (1860-1932) WAS BORN IN HAMILTON, ON AND CAME TO FORT MACLEOD IN 1877 TO JOIN THE NWMP. ACCORDING TO THE PINCHER CREEK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, HE WAS SENT TO ESTABLISH A HORSE BREEDING FARM AT PINCHER CREEK IN 1878. AFTER RETIRING FROM THE NWMP IN 1880, LYNCH-STAUNTON STATED THE FIRST CATTLE RANCH IN THE PINCHER CREEK AREA WITH JAMES BRUNEAU AND ISSAC MAY, AND LATER HOMESTEADED WEST OF TOWN. ALONG WITH HIS RANCH, LYNCH-STAUNTON MARRIED SARAH MARY BLAKE (1864-1933) IN 1890 AND THEY HAVE FIVE CHILDREN: VICTORIA, FRANDA, FRANCIS, JOHN, AND D’ARCY… A.H.’S BROTHER RICHARD LYNCH-STAUNTON (1867-1961) CAME AS FAR WEST AS MEDICINE HAT IN 1883 WITH HIS FATHER, F. H. LYNCH-STAUNTON, WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE SURVEY PARTY. RICHARD CAME WEST AGAIN, TO PINCHER CREEK, IN 1885 OR 1886. IN ABOUT 1900, HE ACQUIRED LAND NORTH OF LUNDBRECK, ON TODD CREEEK, WHICH BECAME THE ANTELOPE BUTTE RANCH. RICHARD AND A. H. WERE IN PARTNERSHIP FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IN CATTLE-RANCHING AND, ACCORDING TO THE DONOR, WITH THE BUTCHER SHOP. IN 1901, RICHARD MARRIED ISABELLE MARY WILSON (1868-1971), AND THEIR SON FRANK LYNCH-STAUNTON (1905-1990), ALBERTA’S 11TH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR FROM 1979 TO 1985. LYNCH-STAUNTON DESCENDANTS CONTINUE TO RANCH IN THE LUNDBRECK/PINCHER CREEK AREA.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING CORRESPONDENCE WITH DONOR AND PEOPLE CITED IN ABOVE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20170002000
Acquisition Date
2016-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1899
Date Range To
1968
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20170010000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1899
Date Range To
1968
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
12
Height
55.5
Length
28.5
Width
10
Description
A: RIGHT BROWN LEATHER BOOT. THE LEATHER IS ABOUT 2CM THICK, MEASURED FROM THE TOP. WORN BLACK LEATHER SOLE, HEEL AFFIXED WITH WORN METAL NAILS. TWO LACE LINES ARE ON THE BOOT, ONE MEASURES SEVEN HOLES LONG ABOVE THE TOP OF THE FOOT, THE OTHER MEASURING FIVE HOLES LONG ON THE TOP OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE BOOT. THE LACE HOLES ARE RIMMED WITH RED METAL FRAMES. THE SOLE IS WORN, STAINED, AND FRAYED RED. TEXT STAMPED ON THE SOLE READS “A.E. N…ON CO. SYRACCUSE N.Y. U.S.A.” THE BOOTS LEATHER IS WORN ON THE TOE AND SCRATCHED ALL OVER. A CUT IN THE LEATHER SITS ABOVE THE TOE. THE STITCHING AT THE BACK OF THE BOOT HAS TORN OPEN AND AT THE TOP OF THE BOOT, NEXT TO THE LEATHER PULL, THE BOOT IS SPLIT NEXT TO THE SEAM. THE LEATHER INSIDE THE BOOT IS FLAKING OFF IN THE HEEL AND THE INSIDE EDGE. WHITE FABRIC PULL LOOPS SIT ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT INSIDE OF THE BOOT. DIMENSIONS: H: 46 CM, L: 28.5CM, W: 10 CM. CONDITION: GOOD. B: THE TOE-SHAPED PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. MADE OUT OF THE FOOT-SHAPED PIECE AND A HANDLE PIECE TO FIT INTO THE FRONT LEG INSERT PIECE, ATTACHED TO EACH OTHER WITH TWO LARGE SCREWS. WRITTEN ON TOP OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS THE LETTER “R”. THE VARNISH IS CHIPPED AND DENTED. DIMENSIONS: H: 10 CM, L: 21 CM, W: 8 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. C: THE FRONT PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. ENDS IN TWO PRONGS TO SLOT OVER THE TOE INSERT OF THE BOOT, A TRACK RUNS ON THE BACK SIDE FOR THE INSERTION OF THE HANDLED INSERT PIECE. STAMPED ONTO THE TOP OF THE WOOD INSERT ARE THE WORDS “ROBINBROS. MONTREAL” AND “MADE IN CANADA”. ON THE LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “R”. WRITTEN ON THE UNVARNISHED BACK OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS “R” AND “6 R…”. THE VARNISH IS SCRATCHED AND DENTED, JUST AT THE TOP FRONT EDGE. H: 43 CM, L: 5 CM, W: 8.4 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. D: THE BACK PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. SHAPED LIKE THE BACK OF THE LEG, ENDING IN THE HEEL. THE FLAT FRONT HAS WRITTEN ON IT IN BLACK INK “R”. THE VARNISH IS SCRATCHED AND DIMPLED. STAMPED ONTO THE TOP OF THE WOOD INSERT ARE THE WORDS “ROBINBROS. MONTREAL” AND “MADE IN CANADA”. ON THE TOP LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “R”. DIMENSIONS: H: 42.5 CM, L: 5.5 CM, W: 9 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. E: THE MIDDLE PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. THIN, THE INSERT TAPERS FROM THE TOP TO THE HEEL. THE VARNISH IS DARK, MINIMALLY SCRATCHED BUT DENTED AND DIMPLED. DIMENSIONS: H: 44.2 CM, L: 2.2 CM, W: 9 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. F: THE HANDLED PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT, MEANT TO FIT BETWEEN THE FRONT AND MIDDLE INSERT PIECE. THE FRONT OF THE PIECE FITS INTO THE FRONT WOOD INSERT’S TRACK. THE VARNISH IS MOSTLY WORN AWAY, SURVIVING ON THE HANDLE. THE WOOD IS SCRATCHED AND DIMPLED. ON THE BACK OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS THE LETTER “L”. STAMPED ON THE TOP LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “R”. DIMENSIONS: H: 55 CM, L: 1.6 CM, W: 8.5 CM. CONDITION: GOOD. G: THE LEFT BROWN LEATHER BOOT. THE LEATHER IS ABOUT 2CM THICK, MEASURED FROM THE TOP. WORN BLACK LEATHER SOLE, HEEL AFFIXED WITH WORN SILVER NAILS. TWO LACE LINES ARE ON THE BOOT, ONE MEASURES SEVEN HOLES LONG ABOVE THE TOP OF THE FOOT, THE OTHER MEASURING FIVE HOLES LONG ON THE TOP OUTSIDE EDGE OF THE BOOT. THE LACE HOLES ARE RIMMED WITH RED METAL FRAMES. THE SOLE IS WORN, STAINED, AND FRAYED RED. TEXT STAMPED ON THE SOLE READS “A.E. NETTLET… CO. S…SE N.Y. ...S.A.” THE BOOTS LEATHER IS WORN OVER THE TOP OF THE FOOT, THE SIDE OF THE HEEL, AND SCRATCHED ALL OVER. THE LEATHER INSIDE THE BOOT IS FLAKING OFF IN THE HEEL AND THE INSIDE EDGE. WHITE FABRIC PULL LOOPS SIT ON THE LEFT AND RIGHT INSIDE OF THE BOOT. DIMENSIONS: H: 46 CM, L: 28.8 CM, W: 9.7 CM. CONDITION: GOOD. H: THE TOE SHAPED PIECE OF THE LEFT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. MADE OUT OF THE FOOT SHAPED PIECE AND A HANDLE PIECE TO FIT INTO THE FRONT LEG INSERT PIECE, ATTACHED TO EACH OTHER WITH TWO LARGE SCREWS. WRITTEN ON TOP OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS THE LETTER “L”. THE VARNISH IS MINIMALLY DENTED. DIMENSIONS: H: 10 CM, L: 21 CM, W: 8 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. I: THE FRONT PIECE OF THE LEFT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. ENDS IN TWO PRONGS TO SLOT OVER THE TOE INSERT OF THE BOOT, A TRACK RUNS ON THE BACK SIDE FOR THE INSERTION OF THE HANDLED INSERT PIECE. STAMPED ONTO THE TOP OF THE WOOD INSERT ARE THE WORDS “ROBINBROS. MONTREAL” AND “MADE IN CANADA”. ON THE LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “L”. WRITTEN ON THE UNVARNISHED BACK OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS “L” AND “6 LEFT”. THE VARNISH IS SCRATCHED AND DENTED, MOSTLY AT THE TOP FRONT EDGE. DIMENSIONS: H: 43 CM, L: 5 CM, W: 8.4 CM. CONDITION: GOOD. J: THE BACK PIECE OF THE LEFT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. SHAPED LIKE THE BACK OF THE LEG, ENDING IN THE HEEL. THE FLAT FRONT HAS WRITTEN ON IT IN BLACK INK “L”. THE VARNISH IS MINIMALLY SCRATCHED AND DIMPLED. STAMPED ONTO THE TOP OF THE WOOD INSERT ARE THE WORDS “ROBINBROS. MONTREAL” AND “MADE IN CANADA”. ON THE TOP LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “L”. DIMENSIONS: H: 42.5 CM, L: 5.5 CM, W: 9 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. K: THE MIDDLE PIECE OF THE LEFT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT. THIN, THE INSERT TAPERS FROM THE TOP TO THE HEEL. THE VARNISH IS DARK, SCRATCHED AND WORN IN PLACES. A KNOT IN THE WOOD HAS FALLEN OUT AND LEFT A HOLE IN THE TOP OF THE INSERT. DIMENSIONS: H: 44.3 CM, L: 2.5 CM, W: 9 CM. CONDITION: VERY GOOD. L: THE HANDLED PIECE OF THE RIGHT BOOT’S WOOD INSERT, MEANT TO FIT BETWEEN THE FRONT AND MIDDLE INSERT PIECE. THE FRONT OF THE PIECE FITS INTO THE FRONT WOOD INSERT’S TRACK. THE VARNISH IS MOSTLY WORN AWAY, SURVIVING ON THE HANDLE. THE WOOD IS SCRATCHED AND DIMPLED. ON THE BACK OF THE INSERT IN BLACK INK IS THE LETTER “R” WITH TWO LINES DRAWN OVER IT. STAMPED ON THE TOP LEFT SIDE IS A STAMPED “6” AND ON THE TOP RIGHT SIDE IS A STAMPED “L”. ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE INSERT IS A NAIL, THE TOP GRINDED DOWN. DIMENSIONS: H: 55.5 CM, L: 1.9 CM, W: 8.6 CM. CONDITION: GOOD.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
MILITARY
PROFESSIONS
LEISURE
History
THIS PAIR OF RIDING BOOTS BELONGED TO MURRAY NELSON, THE BROTHER DONOR KATHRYN HINMAN. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THESE BOOTS AND THEIR OWNER, GALT COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED HINMAN AT THE MUSEUM ON MARCH 20, 2017. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: “THE PREVIOUS OWNER OF THESE BOOTS WAS MY BROTHER, MURRAY [NELSON],” HINMAN BEGAN, “HE PASSED AWAY AT THE END OF NOVEMBER 2015… HE WAS A LOCAL MUSICIAN. HE CAME INTO THE POSSESSION OF THESE BOOTS FROM MY GRANDFATHER, GEORGE S. BROWN, WHO WAS LIEUTENANT COLONEL GEORGE S. BROWN. MY GRANDDAD WAS A GREAT FRIEND OF BRIGADIER GENERAL STEWART. GRANDDAD CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THESE BOOTS AT SOME POINT FROM DR. STEWART AND WHEN MY BROTHER WAS ABOUT EIGHTEEN, MY GRANDFATHER PASSED THEM ON TO HIM.” “[MURRAY DID] TELL ME THAT HE WAS IN THE GARAGE OUT AT THE FARM, WHICH IS ACTUALLY BROWN ROAD JUST OFF THE COUTTS’ HIGHWAY AND THAT WAS WHERE MY GRANDFATHER’S ACREAGE WAS. ON THAT ACREAGE, THERE WAS A GARAGE [AMONG] MANY BUILDINGS. MURRAY HAD SAID GRANDDAD HAD TAKEN HIM INTO THE GARAGE AND WHEN MURRAY EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN [THE BOOTS THERE] GRANDDAD SAID, ‘YUP, YOU CAN HAVE THEM. THEY WERE GENERAL STEWART’S FROM THE BOER WAR. TAKE GOOD CARE OF THEM.’” “[MY BROTHER] USED TO WEAR THEM PLAYING IN BANDS WHEN HE WAS EIGHTEEN AND UP,” HINMAN CONTINUED, “[THEY WERE] PART OF HIS DRESS CODE… THEY’RE LOVELY BOOTS. THE STORY WAS THAT THEY WERE FROM THE BOER WAR, WHICH PUTS THEM OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD… [MY BROTHER] PROBABLY ACQUIRED [THESE BOOTS WHEN] MY GRANDFATHER PASSED AWAY IN 1968. MURRAY WOULD HAVE BEEN EIGHTEEN [THAT YEAR]. HE WAS IN HIS ELEMENT PLAYING WITH THE BANDS, EXPERIMENTING WITH ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF MUSIC [AT THAT TIME]. I REMEMBER HIM LOOKING VERY COOL WEARING THEM. ALTHOUGH THESE ARE A VERY SMALL SIZE, RIGHT? SO I’M SURE THEY WERE A LITTLE PINCHEY.” “[MY BROTHER HAD] LONG HAIR – WELL EVERYBODY HAD LONG HAIR IN THE 60’S AND 70’S. [HE WAS] VERY COOL AND AT THAT POINT TOO MY DAD (BILL NELSON) HAD ACQUIRED A SMALL MGA, BURGUNDY-COLOURED, AND [MY BROTHER] USED TO BOMB AROUND AND GO TO BAND PRACTICE IN THAT. OH YEAH, HE WAS NOTORIOUS,” HINMAN LAUGHED, REMEMBERING. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HER BROTHER, HINMAN REPLIED, “MY BROTHER WAS BORN IN 1950. HE WAS JUST A LITTLE OVER SIXTY-FIVE WHEN HE PASSED AWAY. HE WAS AN ACTIVE MUSIC TEACHER AND LOCAL GUITAR TEACHER IN TOWN. YOU COULD SEE HIM BUSKING ON THE STREETS IN FRONT OF THE PENNY COFFEE HOUSE AND IN FRONT OF ESQUIRE’S COFFEE HOUSE. EVERYBODY KNEW HIM. HE USED TO BUSK AT THE FARMER’S MARKET ON FIFTH STREET ON FIRST FRIDAYS. HE PLAYED IN BANDS FOREVER.” “[HE WAS IN A] ROCK’N ROLL BAND. HE WAS IN SO MANY BANDS OVER THE YEARS AND I DON’T KNOW THE NAMES OF THE EARLY BANDS. ONE OF [THE BANDS HE PLAYED WITH] WAS KRANDEL’S KLOUD MACHINE, ONE OF THEM WAS THE SHAMAN, AND THEN HE MOVED TO VANCOUVER FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS AND PLAYED IN VANCOUVER – UP AND DOWN THE WEST COAST. WHEN HE CAME BACK FROM THE COAST, HE JUST PLAYED EVERYWHERE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WITH VARIOUS PEOPLE… ANYWAY HE WAS VERY WELL KNOWN IN THE BAND SCENE AND HE HAD A RECORDING STUDIO. THAT WAS A PASSION. HE CALLED HIS RECORDING STUDIO, AARDVARK RECORDINGS. HE HAD HIS FIRST RECORDING STUDIO IN THE BASEMENT OF KRUEGER’S MUSIC, WHERE HE TAUGHT MUSIC FOR BILL KRUEGER. THEN HE MOVED ALL HIS STUFF OVER AND HE WAS IN THE BASEMENT OF THE TRIANON FOR YEARS TEACHING RECORDING AND THEN HE GOT INVOLVED IN TECHNOLOGY, SO HE STARTED FIXING COMPUTERS AND DID COMPUTER PROGRAMMING. HE KIND OF USED TECHNOLOGY IN THE RECORDING STUDIO. HE HAD THIS HUGE SOUND BOARD WITH ALL THE SWITCHES AND WHATEVER AND HE HAD TONS OF LIKE STACKS OF MACHINES [FOR RECORDING],” HINMAN REMEMBERED. “[MY BROTHER] HAD A REPUTATION,” HINMAN WENT ON, “[PEOPLE WOULD SAY TO ME], ‘OH YOUR MURRAY’S SISTER.’ IT WAS GREAT AND ACTUALLY MY HUSBAND WAS BORN IN CARDSTON AND HE HAD A BAND THAT HE USED TO PLAY IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA WITH. WE HAVE AN ACTUAL RECORDING FROM THE BASEMENT RECORDING STUDIO AT KRUEGER’S, WHEN [MY BROTHER] RECORDED WITH MY HUSBAND’S BAND. IT WAS GREAT.” WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE MUSICAL INFLUENCE WITHIN HER FAMILY, HINMAN EXPLAINED, “MY MOM (MARGARET NELSON) WAS A LOCAL MUSIC TEACHER. SHE WAS A PIANO TEACHER. MY DAD’S MOTHER WAS KATE MARQUIS NELSON, WHO WAS A LOCAL PIANO TEACHER SO [WE HAD INFLUENCE] FROM BOTH ENDS. WE ALL GREW UP IN OUR HOUSEHOLD WITH MUSIC. I HAVE A DEGREE IN MUSIC AND I’M A MUSIC TEACHER AND MY YOUNGER BROTHER, MARK, PLAYS CLASSICAL GUITAR. WE HAD MUSIC EVERYWHERE. I HAVE SOME PICTURES AT HOME OF THE THREE KIDS WITH A DRUM SET AND I’M ON THE KEYBOARD AND MURRAY IS PLAYING GUITAR AND, EVEN A PICTURE OF MY MOM SITTING AT THE DRUMS TAKING PART IN THE MERRIMENT IN OUR BASEMENT.” “MY DAD PLAYED IN THE SYMPHONY. IN FACT, MY MOM AND DAD REVIVED THE SYMPHONY IN THE EARLY ‘60S. SO IT WAS JUST NATURAL FOR MURRAY TO [BE MUSICAL]. HE PLAYED EVERYTHING. HE PLAYED BANJO WITH MUSICAL THEATRE ONE YEAR, AND TAUGHT BANJO. HE THOUGHT THAT HE WAS THE ‘ONLY’ BANJO TEACHER IN LETHBRIDGE. HE [ALSO] THOUGHT THAT HE WAS THE ONLY REAL GOOD GUITARIST TEACHER IN LETHBRIDGE TOO,” HINMAN LAUGHED. “SO ANYWAY,” SHE CONTINUED, “IT WAS A STRUGGLE FINANCIALLY. MUSIC IS NOT AN EASY, AN EASY PROFESSION TO BE IN, A PERFORMING MUSICIAN. HE QUIT HIGH SCHOOL WHEN HE WAS PROBABLY SIXTEEN, BUT IN HIS MID TO LATE TWENTIES, HE FINISHED HIS DIPLOMA AND HE STARTED NURSING AT THE COLLEGE. HE DID PRETTY WELL [THERE], BUT HE DIDN’T DEAL WELL WITH AUTHORITY, SO HE DIDN’T FINISH IT. BUT [THROUGH THAT HE] GOT A LOT OF GOOD PRACTICAL KNOWLEDGE. [AFTERWARDS] PROCEEDED TO PURSUE HIS PASSION, WHICH WAS MUSIC. IN THE LAST FEW YEARS OF HIS LIFE HE FIXED THOSE COMPUTER SIGNS THAT SIT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. HE WOULD FIX THE MOTHER BOARD… HE JUST DID WHAT HE WANTED. HE LIVED IS LIFE HIS WAY.” TO THE QUESTION OF WHY HER GRANDFATHER, GEORGE S. BROWN, RECEIVED THE BOOTS FROM GENERAL JOHN SMITH STEWART, HINMAN ANSWERED, “THE ONLY REASON I CAN THINK OF IS THAT BECAUSE THEY WERE GREAT FRIENDS… [IF GENERAL STEWART PASSED AWAY IN THE 1970S], THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AFTER MY GRANDFATHER [DIED]. I KNOW THAT THEY WERE INVOLVED IN THE MILITARY STUFF LOCALLY. ELLA STEWART AND MY GRANDMOTHER WERE GREAT FRIENDS. SOMEHOW [THESE BOOTS WERE] JUST PASSED ALONG TO GRANDDAD.” “WHEN MURRAY WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE CANCER IN JUNE OF 2015, I KNEW THAT THERE WAS SOME ITEMS THAT HE HAD THAT I NEEDED TO RETRIEVE BECAUSE THEY WERE FAMILY HISTORY,” HINMAN REMEMBERED, “[AMONG THOSE TREASURED THINGS WERE] GENERAL STEWART’S BOOTS, SO I RETRIEVED THEM IN JULY… [MURRAY SAID], ‘TAKE THEM. DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO WITH THEM.’” “[ONE REASON MY BROTHER HELD ON TO THE BOOTS WAS] HE WAS VERY CLOSE TO MY GRANDPARENTS, BECAUSE HE USED TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME OUT AT THE FARM,” HINMAN EXPLAINED, “I THINK THAT HE JUST COULDN’T BRING HIMSELF TO PART WITH THEM, BECAUSE THEY WERE PART OF HIS FAMILY HISTORY. IT WAS A SPECIAL KIND OF THING BECAUSE GRANDDAD HAD ACTUALLY PASSED THEM TO HIM.” MURRAY NELSON’S OBITUARY WAS PUBLISHED ON THE MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS WEBSITE. IT STATES, “WILLIAM MURRAY NELSON, AGE 65, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY AT THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL HOSPITAL ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015, AFTER A VALIANT BATTLE WITH CANCER. MUSICIAN, PERFORMER, TEACHER, MENTOR, SOUND GUY, RECORDING GUY, VIDEO GUY, COMPUTER GUY, SIGN GUY; HE WAS A MAN WHO LIVED LIFE HIS WAY, ON HIS TERMS, DOING WHAT HE LOVED.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ON DECEMBER 9, 2015, SHORTLY AFTER THE MUSICIAN’S DEATH STATES THAT AT A LOCAL MUSIC SHOW, PROMINENT LEHTBRIDGE SONGWRITER, LEEROY STAGGER, BEGAN THE SHOW WITH A TRIBUTE TO NELSON. TO FURTHER UNDERSCORE NELSON’S REPUTATION IN THE CITY, A DECEMBER 23, 2015 ARTICLE TITLED, “2015 WAS A MEMORABLE YEAR FOR CITY MUSIC SCENE,” WRITTEN FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD BY RICHARD AMERY STATED, “LETHBRIDGE SAID GOODBYE TO MURRAY NELSON, WHO PASSED AWAY FROM CANCER THIS YEAR. NELSON WAS ONE OF THE SCENE’S MORE PROMINENT PERFORMERS ON STAGE PERFORMING SOLO AND WITH A VARIETY OF BANDS AS WELL AS BUSKING ON THE STREETS ALL OVER LETHBRIDGE…HIS MEMORY WILL LIVE ON IN THE STUDENTS HE TAUGHT AND THE SOULS HE TOUCHED ON STAGE OR JUST CHATTING AT VARIOUS WATER HOLES.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND THE COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED.
Catalogue Number
P20170010000
Acquisition Date
2017-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
KNITTING BAG
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, FABRIC, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20160003005
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNITTING BAG
Date Range From
1870
Date Range To
1999
Materials
CANVAS, FABRIC, THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Length
41
Width
36
Description
HANDMADE BAG MADE OF 3 SECTIONS OF STRIPS OF ABOUT 5 INCHES (APPROX. 13 CM) EACH. IT IS RED WITH BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, AND RAW MATERIAL ACCENTS. THE TRIM AT THE TOP OF THE BAG IS BLUE WITH A HANDLE OF THE SAME FABRIC ON EITHER SIDE. THERE IS A STRIP OF RAW, NOT PATTERNED FABRIC AT THE BOTTOM OF THE BAG. BOTH SIDES OF THE BAG HAVE THE SAME ARRANGEMENT OF PATTERNED STRIPS. THERE IS ONE SEAM CONNECTING THE FRONT AND THE BACK OF THE BAG ON BOTH SIDES. THE INSIDE IS UNLINED. GOOD TO VERY GOOD CONDITION. THERE IS SOME STITCHING COMING LOOSE AT VARIOUS POINTS OF THE PATTERNING.
Subjects
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
THE KONKINS WERE A RUSSIAN-SPEAKING FAMILY FROM THE TOWN OF SHOULDICE, ALBERTA, NEAR CALGARY. THEY AND MANY OTHER RUSSIAN FAMILIES COMPOSED THAT TOWN’S DOUKHOBOR COLONY. IT WAS THERE WILLIAM KONKIN MARRIED ELIZABETH WISHLOW. IN 1928 THEIR DAUGHTER, ELSIE WAS BORN. THEY LATER MOVED TO A FARM IN VAUXHALL, ALBERTA. THE PRECEDING AND FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM A TWO-PART INTERVIEW WITH DONOR ELSIE MORRIS, WHICH WAS CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON FEBRUARY 17, 2016. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION COMES FROM FAMILY HISTORIES AND TEXTS PROVIDED BY THE DONOR. A FULL HISTORY OF THE KONKIN FAMILY CAN BE FOUND WITH THE RECORD P20160003001. A STATEMENT WRITTEN BY MORRIS ATTACHED TO THE BAG STATES THAT THE MATERIAL OF THE BAG ORIGINATES FROM THE 1870S. THE STATEMENT READS: “THIS BAG WAS HAND WOVEN IN STRIPS [THAT WERE USED] TO SEW ON THE BOTTOM OF PETTICOATS. THE GIRLS AT THAT TIME HAD TO HAVE A TROUSEUA [SIC] TO LAST A LIFETIME BECAUSE AFTER MARRIAGE THERE WOULD BE NO TIME TO MAKE CLOTHES SO WHAT THEY MADE WAS STURDY. THEY STARTED ON THEIR TROUSEUS [SIC] AS SOON AS THEY COULD HOLD A NEEDLE. WHEN IT WAS HAYING TIME THE GIRLS WENT OUT INTO THE FIELD TO RAKE THE HAY. THEY WORE PETTICOATS OF LINEN TO WHICH THESE BANDS WERE SEWN. THE LONG SKIRTS WERE PICKED UP AT THE SIDES AND TUCKED INTO THE WAISTBANDS SO THAT THE BOTTOMS OF THE PETTICOATS WERE ON DISPLAY.” “THESE BANDS WERE ORIGINALLY MY GREAT GRANDMOTHER’S WHO CAME OUT OF RUSSIA WITH THE DOUKHOBOR SETTLEMENT IN 1899. THEY WERE PASSED ON TO MY MOTHER, ELIZABETH KONKIN, WHO MADE THEM INTO A BAG IN THE 1940S” THE STRIPS THAT MAKE UP THE BAG SERVED A UTILITARIAN PURPOSE WHEN SEWN TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PETTICOATS. IN THE INTERVIEW, MORRIS EXPLAINS: “… THESE STRIPS ARE VERY STRONG. THEY’RE LIKE CANVAS. THEY WERE SEWN ONTO THE BOTTOM OF THE LADY’S PETTICOATS AND THEY WORE A SKIRT ON TOP OF THE PETTICOATS. THESE STRIPS LASTED A LIFETIME, IN FACT MORE THAN ONE LIFETIME BECAUSE I’VE GOT THEM NOW. THEY WOULD TUCK THE SKIRTS INTO THEIR WAISTBAND ON THE SIDE SO THEIR PETTICOATS SHOWED AND THEY WERE TRYING TO PRESERVE THEIR SKIRTS NOT TO GET CAUGHT IN THE GRAIN. THE GIRLS LIKED TO WEAR THEM TO SHOW OFF BECAUSE THE BOYS WERE THERE AND THEY ALWAYS WORE THEIR VERY BEST SUNDAY CLOTHES WHEN THEY WENT CUTTING WHEAT OR GRAIN." “[THE FABRIC] CAME FROM RUSSIA. WITH THE AREA WHERE THEY CAME FROM IS NOW GEORGIA AND THEY LIVED ABOUT SEVEN MILES NORTH OF THE TURKISH BORDER, THE PRESENT DAY TURKISH BORDER… [THE DOUKHOBORS] CAME TO CANADA IN 1897 AND 1899.” MORRIS EXPLAINS THAT SURPLUS FABRIC WOULD HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO CANADA FROM RUSSIA BY HER MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER FOR FUTURE USE AND TO AID THE GIRLS IN MAKING THEIR TROUSSEAUS: “THE TROUSSEAU THE GIRLS MADE HAD TO LAST THEM A LIFETIME BECAUSE THEY WOULDN’T HAVE TIME BUT RAISING CHILDREN TO SEWING THINGS. SEWING MACHINES WERE UNKNOWN THEN.” THE BANDS OF FABRIC THAT MAKE UP THE BAG WOULD HAVE BEEN REMAINS NEVER USED FROM ELIZABETH KONKIN’S TROUSSEAU. SHE HAND WOVE THE BAG WHILE SHE WAS LIVING IN SHOULDICE. THE BAG WAS USED BY MORRIS’ MOTHER TO STORE HER KNITTING SUPPLIES. WHEN MORRIS ACQUIRED THE BAG IN THE 1990S, IT MAINTAINED A SIMILAR PURPOSE: “WELL I USED TO CARRY MY STUFF FOR THE WEAVER’S GUILD BUT NOW I DON’T USE IT FOR ANYTHING. IT’S VERY HANDY YOU KNOW IT DOESN’T WEAR OUT.” THERE WAS ONLY ONE BAG MADE OUT OF THESE REMNANTS BY MORRIS’ MOTHER. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, OBITUARIES, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND FAMILY HISTORIES.
Catalogue Number
P20160003005
Acquisition Date
2016-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range
1880-1970
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061045
Physical Description
37 x 31 x 5 cm Photograph Album, 205 Black and white photographs
Scope and Content
Album is black leather binding with black cloth over heavy cardboard. It contains photos and newspaper articles pertaining to the opening of the new police barracks and administrative offices in Lethbridge. Also pictures of RCMP historic moments, grave stones, museum exhibits, and more.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1880-1970
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
37 x 31 x 5 cm Photograph Album, 205 Black and white photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Album is black leather binding with black cloth over heavy cardboard. It contains photos and newspaper articles pertaining to the opening of the new police barracks and administrative offices in Lethbridge. Also pictures of RCMP historic moments, grave stones, museum exhibits, and more.
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20061045
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White Pass Summit, April 9, 1899.

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Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061045101
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Ten men and two flags: 'Union Jack' and 'Stars and Stripes'
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Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Ten men and two flags: 'Union Jack' and 'Stars and Stripes'
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20061045101
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Group Photo, date unknown.

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Date Range
1874-1890
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061045104
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photo taken between 1874 and 1890. Standing back row, left to right: Sir Cecil Denny, Jerry Potts. Sitting center row: Sgt. Genreaux (?), Sgt. Chris Hilliard, Sgt. Cotter. Sitting front row: Mike Oka (B.I.), Bald Eagle (B.I.).
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1874-1890
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Photo taken between 1874 and 1890. Standing back row, left to right: Sir Cecil Denny, Jerry Potts. Sitting center row: Sgt. Genreaux (?), Sgt. Chris Hilliard, Sgt. Cotter. Sitting front row: Mike Oka (B.I.), Bald Eagle (B.I.).
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Accession No.
20061045104
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Date Range
1883-1898
Description Level
Series
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
20171080
Physical Description
55 maps 38x45 cm paper
Scope and Content
001 Township 5, Range 20 1896 Kipp Coulee, McLeod & Benton Trail 002 Township 5, Range 23 1901 St. Mary River, Cardston Trail, St. Mary's River Railway, Pinepound Creek 003 Township 4, Range 24 1899 St. Mary River, telephone line Cardston-Lethbridge 004 Township 5, Range 22 1889 Pot Hole River, spu…
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1883-1898
Description Level
Series
Creator
Department of the Interior Topographical Surveys Branch. Ottawa
Physical Description
55 maps 38x45 cm paper
Physical Condition
Fair
Scope and Content
001 Township 5, Range 20 1896 Kipp Coulee, McLeod & Benton Trail 002 Township 5, Range 23 1901 St. Mary River, Cardston Trail, St. Mary's River Railway, Pinepound Creek 003 Township 4, Range 24 1899 St. Mary River, telephone line Cardston-Lethbridge 004 Township 5, Range 22 1889 Pot Hole River, spur of Milk River Ridge 005 Township 12, Range 5 1919 South Saskatchewan River, CP railway, Medicine Hat station, Dunmore Station 006 Township 12, Range 6 1919 South Saskatchewan River, Sevenpersons River 007 Township 12, Range 7 1919 South Saskatchewan River 008 Township 12, Range 8 1920 South Saskatchewan River 009 Township 11, Range 5 1911 Bullshead Creek, Medicine Hat - Josephburg trail 010 Township 11, Range 6 1911 Sevenpersons River, CPR Crowsnest Branch 011 Township 11, Range 7 1911 Sevenpersons River, CPR Crowsnest Branch, Sevenpersons Station 012 Township 11, Range 8 1920 CPR Crowsnest & Lethbridge Section 013 Township 11, Range 9 1911 CPR Crowsnest Branch, McLead-Medicine Hat Trail, Winnifred Station 014 Township 11, Range 10 1911 CPR Crowsnest Branch 015 Township 11, Range 11 1919 South Saskatchewan River 016 Township 11, Range 12 1926 South Saskatchewan River 017 Township 11, Range 13 1930 South Saskatchewan River, Oldman River, Bow River 018 Township 11, Range 14 1930 Oldman River 019 Township 11, Range 15 1885 Belly River 020 Township 11, Range 16 1915 Oldman River 021 Township 10, Range 7 1911 Sevenpersons River, CPR Crowsnest Branch 022 Township 10, Range 8 1883 NW Coal & Navigation Company River 023 Township 10, Range 10 1913 CPR Crowsnest Branch (revised location line), Medicine Hat Trail, Lethbridge BR. 024 Township 10, Range 11 1914 CPR Crowsnest Branch, McLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, Bow Island Station 025 Township 10, Range 12 1920 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Section, Burdett Station 026 Township 10, Range 13 1914 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Branch, Grassy Lake Station, McLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, Grand Forks Trail 027 Township 10, Range 14 1911 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Branch, Purple Spring Station, Trail to Medicine Hat 028 Township 10, Range 15 1911 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Branch, MacLeod-Medicine Hat Trail 029 Township 10, Range 16 1915 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Section, Belly River 030 Township 10, Range 17 1915 Belly River 031 Township 10, Range 18 1916 Belly River 032 Township 10, Range 19 1920 Oldman River 033 Township 10, Range 20 1918 Oldman River 034 Township 10, Range 21 1920 Oldman River, Piyani Coulee 035 Township 9, Range 8 1914 Branch of Sevenpersons River, Lake No. 1 036 Township 9, Range 11 1914 N/A 037 Township 9, Range 12 1916 Yellow Lake 038 Township 9, Range 13 1914 N/A 039 Township 9, Range 14 1914 N/A 040 Township 9, Range 15 1911 MacLeod-Medicine Hat Trail 041 Township 9, Range 16 1914 MacLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Section, Former bed of Horsefly Lake 042 Township 9, Range 17 1921 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Section 043 Township 9, Range 18 1915 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Section, Chin Coulee, MacLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, Chin Coulee Lake, Lake No. 1, Reservoir Lake 044 Township 9, Range 19 1915 Lake No. 2, Lake No. 3, CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Abandoned Section, CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest Revised Location, Reservoir Lake, Lethbridge-Medicine Hat Trail, McLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, Chin Coulee Lake, Chin Station 045 Township 9, Range 20 1916 CPR Lethbridge & Crowsnest to be abandoned Section, Coaldale Station, Revised location line of Crowsnest & Lethbridge CPR 046 Township 9, Range 21 1916 Lethbridge Station, Lethbridge-Crowsnest Section of CPR, Montana Junction, CPR Location line of Weyburn Lethbridge Branch, CPR Revised Lethbridge Location Line, Jail Lake, CPR Crowsnest Abandoned Railway, Raymond-Foremost Section C.P.RY., Oldman River, MacLeod Section of C.P.RY. 047 Township 8, Range 11 1910 Forty Mile Coulee, Burdette Trail 048 Township 8, Range 12 1920 N/A 049 Township 8, Range 13 1920 N/A 050 Township 8, Range 14 1920 N/A 051 Township 8, Range 15 1907 Walsh & MacLeod Trail 052 Township 8, Range 16 1907 N/A 053 Township 8, Range 17 1915 Lake No. 2, Chin Coulee 054 Township 8, Range 18 1915 Lake No. 1, Lake No. 2, CPR Lethbridge-Weyburn Branch Location Line, Chin Coulee 055 Township 8, Range 19 1889 Lethbridge-Medicine Hat Cart Trail, MacLeod-Walsh Cart Trail, MacLeod-Medicine Hat Trail, Walsh-McLeod Trail 056 Township 7, Range 16 1915 CPR Lethbridge-Weyburn Branch Location Line, Chin Coulee 057 Township 7, Range 17 1915 CPR Lethbridge-Weyburn Branch Location Line, Chin Coulee, Lake No. 1 058 Township 7, Range 20 1916 CPR Raymond-Foremost Section, Lethbridge-Stirling Surveyed Trail 059 Township 7, Range 21 1916 Cardston-Lethbridge Surveyed Trail, Blood Indian Reserve No. 148, St. Mary River, MacLeod-Fort Benton Trail 060 Township 6, Range 19 1917 CPR Raymond-Foremost Section, CPR Raymond-Foremost Section Location Line, Stirling Lake, Stirling Station 061 Township 6, Range 20 1917 MacLeod-Fort Benton Trail, Stirling Lake 062 Township 6, Range 21 1910 MacLeod-Benton Trail, Pothole River 063 Township 5, Range 21 1901 N/A, just prairie land 064 Township 5, Range 19 1900 Kipp Creek, Fort Benton Trail, Lake No. 1 065 Township 4, Range 22 1895 Cardston Trail, Pothole Creek 066 Township 5, Range 23 1889 N/A, prairie, unnamed trail
Notes
Scale 40 Chains to an inch Approved and confirmed by E. Deville
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20171080
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One Hundred Years of Care from the Heart.

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Date Range
1891-1991
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20171090
Physical Description
1 booklet.
Date Range
1891-1991
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 booklet.
Notes
A calendar commemmorating the centennial of the Galt Hospital, established in 1891.
Accession No.
20171090
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W.A. McBean, photographer. Studio portrait of three men.

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Date Range
1898
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20171107
Physical Description
10 x 14 cm. matted black and white photographic print.
Scope and Content
Matted studio portrait of 3 men wearing caps. Photograph taken by William Alexander McBean, photographer, of Lethbridge, N.W.T. Written on the photograph is "Dad's Society Members".
Date Range
1898
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
10 x 14 cm. matted black and white photographic print.
Scope and Content
Matted studio portrait of 3 men wearing caps. Photograph taken by William Alexander McBean, photographer, of Lethbridge, N.W.T. Written on the photograph is "Dad's Society Members".
Accession No.
20171107
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Date Range
1897-1957
Description Level
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Accession No.
20171113
Physical Description
4 photocopied newspaper clippings 9 cm x 14 cm black and white photographic print
Scope and Content
Two clippings relating to the death of Mrs. Margaret Van Horne in 1955. Two clippings relating to the death of Charles Van Horne in 1957. Black and white photograph of Walter Van Horne, son of Charles and Margaret, taken in 1909. Walter died in 1912.
Date Range
1897-1957
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
4 photocopied newspaper clippings 9 cm x 14 cm black and white photographic print
Scope and Content
Two clippings relating to the death of Mrs. Margaret Van Horne in 1955. Two clippings relating to the death of Charles Van Horne in 1957. Black and white photograph of Walter Van Horne, son of Charles and Margaret, taken in 1909. Walter died in 1912.
Accession No.
20171113
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Date Range
1878-1986
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20171111
Physical Description
1 softcover book. 3 photographs. One 23-page manuscript.
Scope and Content
Publication "Reflections of a community: Twin Butte Community Hall Golden Anniversary 1936-1986". 3 photographs of the Allred Family. Manuscript: "Pioneer Ancestors: Frank Allred & Josie Bailey".
Date Range
1878-1986
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 softcover book. 3 photographs. One 23-page manuscript.
Scope and Content
Publication "Reflections of a community: Twin Butte Community Hall Golden Anniversary 1936-1986". 3 photographs of the Allred Family. Manuscript: "Pioneer Ancestors: Frank Allred & Josie Bailey".
Accession No.
20171111
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1873-1925
Description Level
Item
Accession No.
20181007
Physical Description
Matted 23.5 by 18.5 cm black and white photographic print.
Scope and Content
Matted photographic print depicting a hoodoo rock with "NWMP" carved into it.
Date Range
1873-1925
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Matted 23.5 by 18.5 cm black and white photographic print.
Scope and Content
Matted photographic print depicting a hoodoo rock with "NWMP" carved into it.
Accession No.
20181007
Collection
Archive
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Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20181046
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921)…
Date Range
1889-1964
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Hans Enoch Wight
Physical Description
1.1 m of textual records, 5 photographs
History / Biographical
Hans Enoch Nielson Wight was born July 29, 1889, in Hyrum, Utah, USA. His father was Joseph Moroni Wight, and his mother’s maiden name was Cynthia Elnora Nielson. Joseph was born in 1844 in Hume, New York, and as a seven-year-old travelled west in the year 1851 with his LDS (Mormon) pioneer family. In line with LDS teachings of the time, Joseph became a polygamist and had two wives. Cynthia was his second wife. She was born in Weber County, Utah, in 1860. Hans was the sixth child born to Joseph and Cynthia, but only the second to live past infancy. After his birth, his parents were more successful and brought eight more children into the world, all but one of whom lived to adulthood. In the late 1880s, the LDS Church was sending members north to colonize Southern Alberta, and on June 8, 1891, when Hans was not yet two years old, his parents took their two living children and moved to the brand new community of Cardston, Alberta, snuggled on the edge of the vast, untamed, Canadian prairie. Hans learned to fish and hunt, and even before his teenage years he was an expert marksman. During the day in his father’s blacksmith shop, he learned to be a blacksmith, a wheelwright, and a carpenter, and in the evening he studied books. While finishing high school, he learned to play several instruments. He was a member of the Cardston Military Band. He became a certified machinist, a master electrician, and a licensed plumber. Because he drove a tractor, aborigine friends on the Blood reservation next to Cardston called him Iron Horse. Some remained life-long friends. On August 1, 1908, when nineteen years old, Hans went to Utah to attend Brigham Young College in Logan. He also studied through correspondence courses at the Armour Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, the University of Missouri, and the Alberta Institute of Technology and Art, obtaining degrees in mechanical and electrical engineering. For the first six years of his professional career, he worked for the US Reclamation Service on the St. Mary’s River project in Montana, but he still spent his weekends in Cardston, which was only twenty miles away. On one of these weekends, he met a young lady named Alice McClung from northern Ireland who was a recent convert to the LDS Church. On January 11, 1911, Alice became Mrs. Hans E. Wight. He was not quite 22 years old and she was 20. An aside: Five years later, Hans’s younger brother Eugene married Alice’s younger sister Jenny, and their two families generated double cousins who grew up very close. At that time the LDS Church was constructing a temple in Cardston; it was to be used to perform certain sacred ceremonies, and Hans was offered a job as construction engineer, thus beginning his professional life in Canada. When the main part of the construction was finished, he accepted a position in Drumheller, Alberta, where, as a mine surveyor and master mechanic, he was instrumental in the development of its huge coal resources. He remained in Drumheller ten years. In addition to his mining duties he also taught night classes in mechanical, electrical, and steam engineering. When his family finally left Drumheller, he had three children: Elizabeth (Bessie) who was 14, Marjorie (Marge) who was 7, and Eileen who was 5. To be nearer to the LDS community, he moved his family to Taber, Alberta, in 1926. He had obtained the position of Chief Engineer and Master Mechanic for the Leland Coal Company based in Chicago. He was responsible for all mine maintenance both above and below ground. In addition to its large land holdings and mining operations, Leland Coal supplied the district with electricity. Their electric system was later purchased by the Calgary Power Company, and Hans became involved in extending power lines throughout Southern Alberta as well as in building power and light systems for its towns. Soon he relocated to Lethbridge, Alberta. However, his Calgary Power Company job required that he be away from home too much, so he resigned and accepted a position at the newly constructed Lethbridge Government Grain and Storage Elevator. In 1935, Hans campaigned for the new Social Credit Party and was elected Member of the Alberta legislative assembly (MLA) for Lethbridge by a landslide. In 1937, he resigned under pressure. Someone was leaking sensitive political information to the Lethbridge Herald, and Social Credit leadership suspected him (probably correctly). He moved to Calgary and became Chief Engineer of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s Calgary department store where he remained until World War II. In 1941 Hans left the Hudson’s Bay Company and enlisted at the rank of Pilot Officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). He had hoped to work on the Alaskan Highway as an engineer, but was instead deployed to air bases across the Prairie Provinces and Newfoundland where he was charged with maintaining and constructing airbase facilities. At the same time, he was often assigned to organize recreation and entertainment for the airmen. He was released from active duty with the rank of Flight Lieutenant in February, 1945, and moved to Bremerton, Washington, where he was hired as an electrical engineer repairing American ships, mostly destroyers, damaged in Pacific Ocean warfare. He performed this work until the Japanese surrender. Then he moved to Salt Lake City, Utah. Hans was 55 years old when he returned to the USA, and he remained there the remainder of his life working as surveyor, city engineer, construction engineer, and city manager in cities throughout northern Utah. He also lived in Los Angeles where he was employed in the development of the San Clemente Island Missile Base for the US military. He died in Salt lake City, Utah on October 12, 1965, at 76 years of age, leaving behind his wife Alice and their three daughters. Although only the oldest daughter married, she had seven children, and those children now have over one hundred descendants. The biography is compiled by Howard Shafer, Grandson based on the following sources EXPERIENCES OF CYNTHIA ELNORA NIELSEN WIGHT from her diaries and journals: 1890 to 1943, edited by Alice W. Terry; A LIFE OF SERVICE: HANS ENOCH NIELSON WIGHT as revealed through his diaries and by his family, edited by Marjorie Wight and Eileen Wight; BACKWARD GLANCES: Stories of and by our Wight ancestors, compiled by Eileen Wight and Marjorie Wight A more detailed biography is found in file 20181046052
Scope and Content
001: Financial log book (1889-1908) 002: Work day planner for Drumheller Rosedeer Mine (1916-1917) 003: Work day planner for Drumheller Stirling Mine (1917-1918) 004: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine (1918-1919) 005: Work day planner for Drumheller unidentified mine & office (1921) 006: Day planner in Drumheller (1921-1922) 007: Day planner in Drumheller (1922-1923) 008: Day planner in Drumheller (1923) 009: Day planner in Drumheller but planner days are not all filled in (1924) 010: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1924-1925) 011: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1925-1926) 012: Bundle of daily calendar pages (1926-1927) 013: Journal with daily entries (1927-1930) 014: Scrapbook of newspaper cutouts talking about the Social Credit party during Wright’s time as MLA till the fall of the Social Credit party (1935-1938) 015: Diary (1931) 016: Handmade diary and a handmade planner (1932) 017: Handmade diary (1933) 018: Diary (1934) 019: Diary (1935) 020: Diary (1936) 021: Diary (1937) 022: Diary with a couple pages torn from the front (1937-1938) 023: Diary (1939) 024: Travel Journal: Journal written till page 45 then it goes blank and then writing on page 194-195 (1939-1942) 025: Diary (1940) 026: Diary (1941) 027: Diary (1942) 028: Diary (1943) 029: Diary (1944) 030: Diary (1945) 031: Diary (1946) 032: Diary with Utah stamp (1947) 033: Diary with Utah stamp (1948) 034: Diary with Utah stamp (1949) 035: Diary with Utah stamp (1950-1952) 036: Diary with Utah stamp (1952) 037: Day Planner not that much is written in the entries (1953) 038: Diary (1953) 039: Account book (1954-1957) 040: Diary four stamps on the first page from Utah, Alberta, Washington, and Oregon (1954) 041: Diary (1955) 042: Diary (1956) 043: Diary (1957) 044: Diary (1958) 045: Diary (1959) 046: Diary (1960) 047: Diary (1961) 048: Diary (1962) 049: Diary (1963) 050: Diary stops writing on May 6 (1964) 051: 5 photographs of H.E. Wight and family 052: Biography of H.E. Wight
Accession No.
20181046
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Map to illustrate system of Canadian Irrigation Surveys

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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736211001
Physical Description
1 map : photocopy ; 45 x 41 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Rocky Mountains to Milk River (Range 8 W5thM to Range 9 W4thM) and U.S. Border to Knee-Hill Creek Shows areas entitled: Blood Indian Reserve; Stony I. R.; Sarcee I.R.; Blackfeet Indian Reserve; Peigan Ind. Reserve; Bow River Coal District Shows location of: Towns, cities, mountains, …
Material Type
Map
Physical Description
1 map : photocopy ; 45 x 41 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Rocky Mountains to Milk River (Range 8 W5thM to Range 9 W4thM) and U.S. Border to Knee-Hill Creek Shows areas entitled: Blood Indian Reserve; Stony I. R.; Sarcee I.R.; Blackfeet Indian Reserve; Peigan Ind. Reserve; Bow River Coal District Shows location of: Towns, cities, mountains, passes, hills, coulees, ridges, buttes, railways, lakes, creeks, brooks and rivers (branches included), range numbers, fifth meridian line Land system surveys in black Lines upon which levels are run shown in red Points where streams are cross-sectioned show thus (red circle) Points where permanent Bench Marcks are placed are shewn thus (red diamond) Identical copy of this map at: 19736174000
Notes
This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Department of the Interior. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1894 which originally was part of the "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the year 1895".
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19736211001
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Sketch showing the proposed method of diverting water from Elbow River into the N. Fork of Fish Creek - Division A

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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736211002
Physical Description
1 map : ms. ; 43 x 56 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Range 5-3 W 5th M and Township 22-24 Note includes: "At the point A there is a well defined valley running from Fish Creek to the Elbow River the height of land between the two streams being about 50ft.(Bar) above the Elbow, the fall in the latter stream is about 51ft per mile and a di…
Material Type
Map
Physical Description
1 map : ms. ; 43 x 56 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Range 5-3 W 5th M and Township 22-24 Note includes: "At the point A there is a well defined valley running from Fish Creek to the Elbow River the height of land between the two streams being about 50ft.(Bar) above the Elbow, the fall in the latter stream is about 51ft per mile and a ditch from B to A will deliver all surplus water in Fish Creek. The banks between these points are good and there is no serious obstacle to be encountered in constructing such a ditch."
Notes
Scale 1 mile = 1 inch This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Department of the Interior. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1894 which originally was part of the "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the year 1895".
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Accession No.
19736211002
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Sketch showing the proposed method of diverting the water of the Red Deer rivers into the Rosebud River : Irrigation Surveys Division A

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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736211003
Physical Description
1 map : photocopy ; 53 x 43 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Range 1-5 and Township 31-35
Material Type
Map
Physical Description
1 map : photocopy ; 53 x 43 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Range 1-5 and Township 31-35
Notes
Scale 2 miles 1 inch Exploration by T.D. Green D.L.S. and R.R. Bruce C.E. Note includes: "The elevations given are from Barometric Readings." and "The datum at Olds is from the C and E. Profile." Watermark reads:"Silverburn Linen" This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Department of the Interior. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1894 which originally was part of the "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the year 1895".
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Accession No.
19736211003
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Contour Plan : Showing proposed system of irrigation on the southwest portion of SW1/4 13-24-1.W.5

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Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736211004
Physical Description
1 map : ms., photolithograph ; 57 x 77 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Southwest portion of SW1/4 13-24-1.W.5 Note contains symbols for: Main ditch, primary ditches, secondary ditches and furrows
Material Type
Map
Physical Description
1 map : ms., photolithograph ; 57 x 77 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: Southwest portion of SW1/4 13-24-1.W.5 Note contains symbols for: Main ditch, primary ditches, secondary ditches and furrows
Notes
Scale 100 ft = 1 inch This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Department of the Interior. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1894 which originally was part of the "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the year 1895".
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19736211004
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Preliminary map of a portion of the district of Alberta showing canadian irrigation surveys during 1894 : Sheet No. 1

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Date Range
1894
Material Type
Map
Accession No.
19736211005
Physical Description
1 map : ms., photolithograph ; 81 x 62 cm
Scope and Content
Boundaries: High River to Penhold and Rocky Mountain Park to Blackfoot Indian Reserve (Range 8 West of the 5th Meridian to Range 24 West of the 4th Meridian and Township 19 to Township 36) Shows areas entitled: Foot-hill Country (in red ink); Rocky Mt. Park; Stony Indian Reserve; Morleyville Settl…
Material Type
Map
Date Range
1894
Creator
Department of the Interior Topographical Surveys Branch
Physical Description
1 map : ms., photolithograph ; 81 x 62 cm
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
Albertan?
Scope and Content
Boundaries: High River to Penhold and Rocky Mountain Park to Blackfoot Indian Reserve (Range 8 West of the 5th Meridian to Range 24 West of the 4th Meridian and Township 19 to Township 36) Shows areas entitled: Foot-hill Country (in red ink); Rocky Mt. Park; Stony Indian Reserve; Morleyville Settlement; Sarcee Indian Reserve; Blackfoot Indian Reserve Shows location of: Radnor, Millward, Kananaskis, Morley, Mitford, Cochrane, Jumping Pond, Springbank, Priddis, Millarville, Lineham, Tindastoll, Penhold, Innisfail, Bowden, Olds, Didsbury, Carstairs, Crossfield, Airdrie, Beddington, Calgary, Midnapore, Shepard, Pine Creek, Harrisboro, Davisburg, DeWinton, Grierson, Panima, Brice, Dewdney, High River, Edwell, Kneehill Valley, Langdon, Cheadle, Strathmore, Dunbow, Gladys, Namaka, Strangmuir, Agency, railways, coulees, reservoirs, canals, lakes, creeks, brooks and rivers (branches included), township and range numbers, fifth meridian line References includes: Lines levelled over, profiles of which are on record; permanent bench marks; points where streams were gauged; canals and ditches constructed; canals and ditches projected; surveyed puplic (public) highways; trails. Includes bench mark elevations, which are marked in red on map. Contains an indication in red that: Eastern Slope of the Rocky Mountains and foot-hill country to be mapped from future phototopographical Surveys
Notes
Scale 4 miles to an inch Compiled and drawn from Irrigation and Dominion Lands Surveys by Arthur. O. Wheeler. D.L.S assisted by Jas H. Ridgeway Photo-lithographed at the Lithographic Office of the Department of the Interior This map along with 5 other maps is contained within an envelope entitled: Department of the Interior. Maps to accompany Report on Canadian Irrigation Surveys, 1894 which originally was part of the "Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the year 1895". Similar map at 19736212009
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19736211005
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First School by Protestant School District No. 51 in 1886

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Date Range
1978
Accession No.
20181047050
Physical Description
Poster Paper 20” X 24” with 1 12” X 19” black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the first school built with the students standing in front of the school as well as the two teachers standing at the school doors. Underneath the picture is the caption mentioned above.
Date Range
1978
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Poster Paper 20” X 24” with 1 12” X 19” black and white photograph
History / Biographical
The first school built by the Lethbridge Protestant School District No. 51 in 1886 was located on the north west corner of Glyn and dufferin (7th Street and 4th Avenue South.) It wa built by Donald Fraser and Enoch Blythe at a cost of $1, 565, under authorization of the first elected Board of Trustees - Wm. Stafford (Chairman), H.F. Greenwood (Secretary - Treasurer) and John Craig. The first teacher hired by the Board was Mr. B.L. Latimer who taught in the cottage rented from the Compnay prior to the building of the first school. In June 1887 a second teacher was hired - Miss. Duff. This picture was presented to the Board of Trustees of Lethbridge School District No.51 in September, 1978, by Mr. George Watson, Senior. Mr. Watson taught in Lethbridge for 31 years. Upon his retirement (June 1961) he turned his interest and endeavours to preserving the history of Southern Alberta. Much Credit is due to him for the gathering of information from oldtimers and their decendants. Mr. Watson has been tireless in his efforts to bring the students of our schcools an interesting and informative background of their city. [Description taken from the caption of the photograph]
Scope and Content
Photograph shows the first school built with the students standing in front of the school as well as the two teachers standing at the school doors. Underneath the picture is the caption mentioned above.
Notes
File in grey flat box storage
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20181047050
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Photograph of Mr. George Bremner McKillop

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Date Range
1896-1982
Accession No.
20181047051
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Mr. George Bremner McKillop was born in 1896 in Lethbridge. He was a prominent Lethbridge figure with many accomplishments. McKillop went overseas during World War I and when he came back he was able to attain a job as a physical education teacher. He later became the Supervisor of Physical Educati…
Date Range
1896-1982
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
History / Biographical
George McKillop Elementary school was on 22 Street North and between 4 and 5 Avenues. It was opened in 1957 and closed in 1982 when Nicholas Sheran School opened on the West side. It became McKillop Curriculum Center then it was purchased by the Society of Christian Education and became Immanuel Christian Elementary School in 2006.
Scope and Content
Mr. George Bremner McKillop was born in 1896 in Lethbridge. He was a prominent Lethbridge figure with many accomplishments. McKillop went overseas during World War I and when he came back he was able to attain a job as a physical education teacher. He later became the Supervisor of Physical Education for Lethbridge School District No. 51 and Chairman of the playgrounds commission. He was also the superintendent of Southminister United Sunday School and leader of a cadet corps for many years. McKillop organized and directed the Canyon Church Camp during the summer breaks. He was also the curator of Sir Alexander Galt museum and chairman of the archives committee of the Lethbridge Historical Society. McKillop died at the age of 77 on February 18, 1974.
Notes
File in grey flat storage boxes
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20181047051
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