Boundaries: RG. 21.-23. and TP. 5.-7.
Shows Location of: A. R. & I. Canal Enlarged, A. R. & I. Main Canal, St. Mary River, Canadian Pacific Railway, Branch of Pothole Creek, timber gates ("G"), timber drops ("D"), timber bridges ("B"), concrete outlets ("O"), weirs combined with gates ("W"), weir…
Boundaries: RG. 21.-23. and TP. 5.-7.
Shows Location of: A. R. & I. Canal Enlarged, A. R. & I. Main Canal, St. Mary River, Canadian Pacific Railway, Branch of Pothole Creek, timber gates ("G"), timber drops ("D"), timber bridges ("B"), concrete outlets ("O"), weirs combined with gates ("W"), weirs at ends of ditches ("w"), inclined bench flumes ("I"), bridges built according to Provincial regulations ("H.W.B"), syphons, chutes, laterals, headworks, concrete chutes
Legend: Located in top lefthand corner of map; Title: Explanation of symbols for standard structures; Includes detailed specifications and symbols for Small Timber Gates, Small Timber Drops, Bridges, Inclined Flumes, Concrete Outlets
Scale: 1 inch = 2000 feet
Annotations on front of map include: Present Constructed A. R. & I. System, Covered by Agreements in Good Standing 1902.0 Acres (December 1921), Estimated Additional Irrigable Area 3098.0 Acres, Total 5000.0 Acres
Some squares and rectangles outlined in red pencil
Several sections labeled with varying acreage amounts
Department of the Interior. Reclamation Service Irrigation Division Calgary
Unsigned stamps underneath title of map: Inspector of Plane Table Surveys, Chief Field Inspector, Commissioner of Irrigation and Chief Engineer
Annotations on back of map include: Lands under proposed Magrath Extension (written in pencil), Magrath Dist (written in pencil) Structural Map Original District 1920 (written in red pencil), Topography. TP. 5 & 6 (written in blue ink) R 22 & 21 (written in red pencil), File No (faint stamp) 695a (written in blue ink), send to S.G. Porter (written in pencil)
Similar map at 19736226002
The Lethbridge Fire Department began in the town of Lethbridge in 1885 with the Bucket Brigade. There were several factors for this.The buildings were chiefly wood, rainfall in the area was low and the westerly winds were prevalent in the region. One factor to deter fires were the 100 foot wide streets.
The first organized fire protection was provided by the NWMP in 1886. In 1887 a volunteer hook and ladder company was formed with W. D. Whitney as chief, A. J. Scot, first assistant chief, E. J. Hoddert, second assistant chief. J. D. Higinbotham was secretary-treasurer. When Lethbridge was incorporated as a town in 1891, the new town council had fire protection as their first order of business. In that same year a Volunteer Fire Brigade with William Colpman as chief was formed. In subsequent years other Fire Brigades were organized each with their own chief, assistant chiefs and members. The fire brigade was reorganized in 1902 and those elected became paid members. By 1909 a professional fire department was created. The men were on duty 24 hours per day seven days per week. Minute Books were introduced by Chief Kilkenny in 1909 listing the duty officer, persons on leave, exact time of fire calls and action taken, changes in location of men and equipment. Uniforms were introduced in 1909 and in 1912 the first Firemen's Association Contest between towns took place.
As the town grew incorporation was once again realized. In 1906 Lethbridge became a city. The population grew in three directions, north south and east and more fire stations were built to service the areas. No. 2 was built on the north side of the tracks at 2nd Avenue and 13th Street. A third fire hall was built in the 1960's. By 1920 the Lethbridge Fire Department was a fully professional body who could handle any emergency that occurred. Fire Prevention Programs begun as early as 1935 when Chief Lindsay introduced inspections to individual homes and fire drills began in the schools.
Through the war years, the fire department held various courses teaching military firemen to handle pumpers and large equipment. The fire Department ambulance was constantly used for transported trainee crash victims to the Galt Hospital. Following the war improvements were made to both the member numbers and equipment including a two-way radio communications system and fire alarm boxes. Restrictions on sales and us of fireworks were were dealt with in the late 1950's and by the early 1970's the sale of fireworks were banned.
New fire stations were built in the 1970's. One to replace the old No. 2 which became the fire headquarters and training centre located on 5th Avenue and 28th Street North and another on the west side at Jerry Potts Boulevard. The fire box system was abandoned in favor of a more effective communication-the telelphone. Wooden ladders were replaced by lighter, stronger more servicable aluminum ones.
In 1985, computers were introudeced to the fire department to document many of the larger buildings and their closeness to fire fighting dates such as hydrants, sprinkler controls, exits, hazards etc.
In 1986 the Lethbridge Fire department celebrated its 100 anniversary. A lot of changes, improvements had occurred and with the modern fire fighting techniques many young mene were becoming fire fighters to protect the public from any disasters such as fire, flood, explosion, cyclone of mechanical diaster.
Scope and Content
Number #10 Book Headquarters daily reports. Includes ambulance calls and occurances.
This fonds starts with book number 2. There is not a book number 1.
Boundaries: R. 22-27 and Tp 3-9
Shows location of: Towns and landforms
Legend includes: Chernozemic Soils; Solonetzic Soils; Gleysolic Soils and Regosolic Soils
Reference includes: Roads - paved; Roads - gravel and elevated; Roads - dirt road or bladed car trail; Roads - car trail; Railway; Bench mark; Elevation; Topography boundary; Soil boundary; Soil zone boundary
Topography includes: Level to Undulating; Gently rolling; Rolling; Hilly; Rough broken land adjacent to stream courses
Scale - 1 inch to 2 miles or 1:126720
All Elevations in Feet above Mean Sea Level
Soil Information by the Canada Department of Agriculture with the co-operation of the Research Council of Alberta and the University of Alberta.
Drawn and published by the Soil Research Institute, Research Branch, Canada Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, 1963, Printed by the Surveys and Mapping Branch of Mines and Technical Surveys.
A "Key Map" and "Diagram of Township" are on the lower, right-hand side of map.