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Other Name
P19651449001-008-GA
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19651449000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
P19651449001-008-GA
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
IRON, STEEL
No. Pieces
8
Description
.1- 31.9 CM (L) X 7.9 CM (DIAMETER OF BIT RINGS). BAR BIT WRAPPED WITH WIRE. EACH END OF THE BIT CONTAINS A STEEL RING. ONE RING IS SLIGHTLY BENT OUT OF SHAPE AND THE METAL APPEARS WEAKENED OR WORN IN TWO PLACES. STEEL WITH IRON WIRE. BIT IS SLIGHTLY BOWED AND IS WRAPPED AROUND THE RINGS. SURFACE CORRODED. .3- HEAVY BAR BIT. 31.4 CM (L) X 8.7 CM (DIAMETER OF BIT RINGS). RINGS ARE WELDED ON THE BIT. BIT IS VERY THICK AND STRAIGHT. BAR BIT APPEARS TO HAVE A WORN CHROME SURFACE OR FINISH. SURFACE CORRODED. STEEL. .4- HALF-CHEEK SNAFFLE BIT (JOINTED). 23.5 CM (L) X 5.5 CM (DIAMETER OF BIT RINGS), RINGS HAVE A FLAT METAL BAR? PROTRUDING FROM THEM. BIT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN CHROME-PLATED OR FINISHED, NOW WORN. RINGS ARE WELDED INTO BITS. SINGLE JOINT AT CENTER OF BIT. SURFACE CORRODED. STEEL. .5- BAR BIT. 27.7 CM (L) X 6.4 CM (DIAMETER OF BIT RINGS). BIT IS LONG AND SLIGHTLY BOWED. BIT RINGS ARE WRAPPED ONTO THE BIT. SLIGHT SURFACE CORROSION. STEEL. .6- J.I.C. BIT. 23 CM (L) X 3.9 CM (DIAMETER OF END RINGS). BIT IS COMPOSED OF TWO THIN BARS. BIT IS ELABORATELY DESIGNED, WITH RATHER COMPLEX CHECK RINGS, SHAPED LIKE "6"S. OUTER RINGS ARE WRAPPED ONTO THE BARS. SURFACE CORRODED. STEEL. .8- DOUBLE BAR CHEEK BIT. 26.4 CM (L) 5.8 (DIAMETER OF RINGS). BOTH BARS CONSIST OF WRAPPED WIRE, AND EACH BAR IS JOINTED AT OFFSET POSITIONS FROM THE CENTER OF THE BIT. RINGS HAVE LONG, FLAT, AND STRAIGHT BARS PROTRUDING FROM THEM. STEEL.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. WESTERN HORSEMAN. ***NOTE: ARTIFACTS .2 AND .7 WERE MISSING IN 1995 INVENTORY; AS OF JANUARY 2003 THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE IN STATUS.
Catalogue Number
P19651449000
Acquisition Date
1965-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
DOUBLE TWISTED OR SCISSORS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL, IRON WIRE
Catalogue Number
P19694608000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DOUBLE TWISTED OR SCISSORS
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL, IRON WIRE
No. Pieces
1
Length
29.5
Diameter
8.5
Description
DOUBLE TWISTED WIRBIT. SOME CORROSION. SEE CONSERVATION RPT. BOTH WIRE BITS ARE JOINTED OFF CENTRE. RINGS APPEAR TO BE STRETCHED OR BENT OUT OF SHAPE FROM PHYSICAL STRESS.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894. ALSO CALLED A SCISSORS BIT
Catalogue Number
P19694608000
Acquisition Date
1969-09
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WESTERN OR CURB TYPE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19738157000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WESTERN OR CURB TYPE
Date Range From
1890
Date Range To
1900
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Length
18.2
Width
15.0
Description
5.4 CM LTH. (PORT MOUTH). COMPLETE WITH LONG PART MOUTH WITH ROLLER (ROLLER MISSING), INCISED ON SIDE BARS - HERRING BONE PATTERN WITH SWIVELS AND RINGS FOR REIGNS (ALL MISSING EXCEPT ONE SWIVEL HOUSING). HAND FORGED. BROKEN LEATHER STRAP AFFIXED TO BIT. STRAP IS HARDENED AND DRY. SURFACE CORROSION, BUT FAIRLY STABLE. LEAF/LIKE ARROW PATTERN ENGRAVED IN SIDES OF THE BIT.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
WESTERN OR CURB BIT. REF: MONTGOMERY WARD CATALOG 1894.
Catalogue Number
P19738157000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P19738158000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
1
Length
23.8
Diameter
4.8
Description
8.7 CM DIA. (INNER RING). BIT IS MODIFIED BY USING LARGER INSIDE RINGS MODIFIED FOR ATTACHMENT OF EXTRA BRIDLE STRAPS. JOINTED AT CENTER OF BAR. SURFACE CORROSION. ONE INNER RING IS WARPED, PERHAPS FROM PHYSICAL STRESS. RINGS ARE WRAPPED ONTO THE BAR BIT.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
KNOWN AS A BEERY BIT ALSO A 4 RING WILSON BIT (MODIFIED). REF: EATON'S CATALOGUE 1901. & WESTERN HORSEMAN.
Catalogue Number
P19738158000
Acquisition Date
1973-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BOILER, BEEKEEPING
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1942
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COPPER
Catalogue Number
P20060005002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOILER, BEEKEEPING
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1942
Materials
COPPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
34.5
Diameter
25.5
Description
CURLING ROCK SHAPED BOILER WITH TWO COPPER TUBE HANDLES. CYLINDRICAL CONDENSER ATTACHMENT EXTENDS VIA TUBING FROM STILL, FEATURING GLD EMBOSSED LABEL, “SIEBEL’S ALCOHOL DETERMINATOR SIEBEL’S INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY”.
Subjects
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY T&E
Historical Association
AGRICULTURE
History
THIS HANDMADE BOILER WAS MADE FOR USE IN ASSOCIATION WITH AN UNCAPPING KNIFE BY AN UNKNOWN BEEKEEPER. BEEKEEPERS USED SPECIALIZED, HEATED KNIVES SUCH AS P20060005003 TO MANUALLY REMOVE “CAPPINGS” FROM FRAMES WITHIN A BEE HIVE. CAPPINGS ARE THIN WAX SEALS WHICH THE BEES CREATE TO SEAL THEIR HONEY IN INDIVIDUAL STORAGE CELLS. THE UNCAPPING OPERATION IS THE FIRST STEP IN THE HONEY EXTRACTION PROCESS AND IS CARRIED OUT WITH GREATER EASE WITH A HEATED KNIFE. TODAY, BEEKEEPERS HAVE THE OPTION OF USING ELECTRIC KNIVES AS A SOURCE OF CONTINUOUS HEAT, BUT IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY, A SMALL BOILER AND CONDENSER, SUCH AS THIS ONE WERE USED FOR THE JOB. STEAM FROM THE BOILER WAS CHANNELED THROUGH A TUBE AND INTO THE KNIFE, HEATING THE KNIFE AS IT ENTERED AND EXITED. THIS KNIFE AND BOILER WERE LOCATED BY DONOR EMANUEL COHEN IN A LINE RIDERS’ SHACK DEEP IN THE LITTLE BOW RIVER VALLEY APPROXIMATELY TWENTY MILES EAST OF CARMANGAY. COHEN LOCATED THE ITEMS IN THE SHACK'S CRAWL SPACE VIA A SMALL HIDDEN TRAP DOOR. THE SHACK WAS ORIGINALLY CONSTRUCTED AS PART OF THE HISTORIC “O” CIRCLE RANCH. COHEN’S FATHER HYMAN COHEN BOUGHT SIXTEEN SECTIONS OF THE FORMER RANCH’S GRAZING LAND FROM THE ESTATE OF NELS SOKVITNEY IN 1941/42. TODAY, THE SITE OF THE SHACK IS UNDERWATER, LOCATED AT THE FOOT OF AN IRRIGATION DAM EAST OF LITTLE BOW PROVINCIAL PARK. OVER THE YEARS, COHEN TREATED THE OBJECTS AS THOUGH THEY WERE ASSOCIATED WITH AN ILLEGAL BOOTLEGGING/ MOONSHINE RELEVANCE, “SQUIRRELLING THE STILL AWAY SO IT WOULD NOT BE SEEN BY OTHER FOLKS”. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON DONOR AND ITEM, SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060005002
Acquisition Date
2006-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WOMEN'S (PR)
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1928
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P19672431000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMEN'S (PR)
Date Range From
1918
Date Range To
1928
Materials
LEATHER, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
17.5
Length
24.0
Width
9.0
Description
HANDMADE BLACK LEATHER LACE BOOTS. RUBBER HEEL. BOTH BOOTS ARE SAME CONDITION. 12 HOLE BOOTS, WITH FLAT HEEL.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
*UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED THE BOOTS DONATED BY JOHN DARE IN 1967. RESEARCH CONDUCTED INTO FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE DONOR WAS LARGELY UNSUCCESSFUL. ONE SOURCE WAS FOUND THROUGH THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD DIGITAL ARCHIVES WHICH PICTURES A JOHN DARE AT A MEETING OF THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE AMALGAMATED CIVIL SERVANTS ASSOCIATIONS. THE CAPTION READS THAT HE WAS AMONG THOSE PRESENTED WITH A PAST PRESIDENTS' PIN AT THE MEETING (LETHBRIDGE HERALD, 18 JANUARY 1956).
Catalogue Number
P19672431000
Acquisition Date
1967-06
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BUTTON BOOT (CHILDS)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19672921000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUTTON BOOT (CHILDS)
Date
1926
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Height
6.3
Length
13.75
Width
5.5
Description
.1 PAINTED WOOD BUTTON, COTTON LINING. SIZE: 3 RIGHT BOOT. BLACK PATENT LEATHER WITH WHITE LAMBSKIN TOPS. LINED WITH WHITE COTTON. 3 BLACK BUTTONS. .2 IDENTICAL TO .1. LEFT BOOT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF: SIMPSON'S CATALOGUE 1926. *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, WHICH INCLUDED ARTIFACTS AMONG THE ESTHER DOROTHY GROSE DONATION. [NOTE: INITIAL DOCUMENTATION LISTS THE DONOR AS MRS. H. GROSE. ARCHIVAL RESEARCH FOUND THE DONOR’S NAME TO BE ESTHER DOROTHY GROSE, WIFE OF HARRY JAMES GROSE. THE RECORD HAS BEEN AMENDED TO REFLECT THE DONOR’S FULL NAME.] PUNDYK SPOKE WITH THE DONOR’S SON, LEONARD GROSE, ABOUT THE DONATION OVER THE PHONE ON DECEMBER 10, 2018. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION COMES FROM THAT CONVERSATION. GROSE DID NOT HAVE FURTHER INFORMATION TO ADD ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT. HIS MOTHER WAS BORN ESTHER DOROTHY SPONHOLZ IN MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA. THE FAMILY WOULD LATER SETTLE ON A FARM THREE MILES NORTH OF ELKWATER LAKE, ALBERTA, ACCORDING TO LEONARD GROSE. SHE MET HER HUSBAND, HARRY JAMES GROSE IN CALGARY, WHERE THEY WERE BOTH ATTENDING THE CALGARY PROPHETIC BIBLE INSTITUTE. GROSE ADDED THAT HIS FATHER WAS BORN IN NORTH DAKOTA. THE COUPLE WAS MARRIED IN 1937 AND MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT IN 1938. THE FAMILY STAYED THERE UNTIL 1952. HARRY GROSE WAS IN THE FARM IMPLEMENT BUSINESS, WHICH THEN BROUGHT THE FAMILY TO LETHBRIDGE, WHERE LEONARD WENT TO HIGH SCHOOL. THE HENDERSON’S DIRECTORY FOR LETHBRIDGE IN 1953 LISTS HARRY GROSE AS THE PARTS MANAGER FOR NORRIE & FAWETT LTD. THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY PUBLISHED FOR ESTHER GROSE ON JANUARY 13, 1996 STATES THAT THE FAMILY RELOCATED TO THE CITY IN 1949. HARRY AND ESTHER STAYED IN THE CITY UNTIL HARRY’S PASSING ON MAY 12, 1990 AT THE AGE OF 78 YEARS. ESTHER THEN RELOCATED TO CALGARY, WHERE SHE PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 10, 1996 AT THE AGE OF 78 YEARS. REGARDING THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION OF MANY OF THE ARTIFACTS BEING FOUND FROM THE C.P.R. TRESTLE SITE IN LETHBRIDGE, GROSE EXPLAINED HIS PARENTS ENJOYED TO EXPLORE TOGETHER. HE STATED THEIR WALKS IN THE AREA WOULD HAVE TAKEN PLACE AFTER HE LEFT HOME, BUT HE WAS AWARE THAT HIS FATHER ESPECIALLY LIKED TO GO OUT AND LOOK AT CROPS. HIS MOTHER EXPLORED BECAUSE OF HER INTEREST IN LETHBRIDGE HISTORY. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19672916000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE ARCHIVAL REFERENCES USED FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND HENDERSON DIRECTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19672921000
Acquisition Date
1967-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
WOMEN'S (PR)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD PILE, SUEDINE, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19683460000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMEN'S (PR)
Date
1899
Materials
WOOD PILE, SUEDINE, LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
35.5
Length
26.0
Width
7.75
Description
.1 PATENT DATE: JULY 4, 1899. LEFT BOOT. BLACK SUEDINE HIGH BUTTON BOOT WITH WHITE WOOL. PILE LINING. O'SULLIVAN'S SAFETY SOLE AND CUSHION HEEL. PATENT JAN. 24, 1801. EMBOSSED ON BOTTOM OF SOLE. BLACK LEATHER STRAP UP BACK. GEO. G. GALES AND CO. SHOES, MONTREAL & OTTAWA" STAMPED ON INSIDE "235 250839 485" EMBOSSED ON INSIDE. ONE BUTTON MISSING (THIRD FROM TOE). .2 RIGHT BOOT. IDENTICAL TO .1
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19683460000
Acquisition Date
1968-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PAIR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19738241000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PAIR
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
36.9
Description
.1 RED LEATHER. SIZE: 5. LEFT BOOT. .2 IDENTICAL TO .1 RIGHT BOOT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
UKRAINIAN CULTURAL ITEM. DONATED TO THE UKRAINIAN ROOM IN THE LETHBRIDGE MUSEUM BY IVAN FRANKS MUSEUM IN WINNIPEG, MANITOBA. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738241000
Acquisition Date
1966-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MAN'S HIGH BOOTS (PR)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19738255000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MAN'S HIGH BOOTS (PR)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
35.5
Description
PAIR OF LEATHER (OX-BLOOD COLOR) BOOTS. SIZE 10 1/2
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
REF TO P19738196000-GA *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738255000
Acquisition Date
1966-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
WOMAN'S (PR)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH, LEATHER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19738350000
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WOMAN'S (PR)
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
CLOTH, LEATHER, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Height
24.0
Description
(PR) .1 "PLAYGOERS" PRINTED IN PEN ON TOP INSIDE. SOFT WHITE LEATHER INSIDE ON TOP "777 7647" ON INSIDE OF BOOT. PAINTED WOODEN HEEL, LEATHER SOLE, CLOTH UPPERS. LEFT BOOT. POINTED TOES. .2 LEFT BOOT. IDENTICAL TO .1. SIZE 7 (NARROW).
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19738350000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
MEN'S BOOT (PR)
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, NEOLITE
Catalogue Number
P19739469000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MEN'S BOOT (PR)
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
LEATHER, NEOLITE
No. Pieces
2
Height
22.5
Length
28.5
Width
10.0
Description
SIZE 7 1/2 A. BROWN LEATHER BOOTS. .1 LEATHER UPPERS AND SOLES. "GOOD YEAR" "NEOLITE" ON HEEL. LEFT BOOT. TIE CLOSING. "349212" "7 1/2 A (TWICE" "IS" STAMPED ON INSIDE. .2 IDENTICAL TO .1. RIGHT BOOT. "657 RUSH" AND "278" STAMPED ON INSIDE.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
Catalogue Number
P19739469000
Acquisition Date
1973-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PR. WOMENS'
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19800055000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PR. WOMENS'
Date
1909
Materials
LEATHER
No. Pieces
2
Height
27.0
Length
30.0
Width
7.6
Description
LADIES BLACK KID LEATHER, LACE-UP SHOES (BOOTS). BLACK COTTON LACINGS. BOOTS REACH ABOUT MID-CALF IN HEIGHT. POINTED TOES AND FLARED HEEL. WHITE CLOTH LINING ON INSIDE. ONE PAIR. LEFT READS "DE WOLFE'S SHOES LETHBRIDGE"; OTHER BOOT MARKED "ONYX". 19 HOLE LACE UP.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. M. J. GIBSON WHEN SHE CAME FROM ROCKLAND, ONTARIO TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1909. SHE HAS STAYED HERE EVER SINCE AND GOT MARRIED HERE IN 1931. SHE IS 88 YRS. AT TIME OF DONATION. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING A DRESS DONATED BY MRS. H. LAWFORD. RESEARCH USING THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVES AND ONLINE OBITUARIES FOUND THE DONOR’S FULL NAME TO BE EDITH MILDRED LAWFORD (NEE GIBSON). LAWFORD PASSED AWAY IN TORONTO ON 18 FEBRUARY 2005. THIS DRESS IS RECORDED TO HAVE BELONGED TO CLARA FEDILIA GIBSON (NEE WAY). GIBSON WAS BORN IN 1892 AND CAME TO ALBERTA WHEN HER FATHER, DANIEL HERBERT GIBSON (1848-1917), WHO WAS A BUTCHER IN ROCKLAND, ONT., MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS THE SECOND YOUNGEST OF HER PARENTS’ 11 CHILDREN. THE FAMILY LIVED ON 8TH AVENUE NORTH. THE FOLLOWING EXCERPT COMES FROM AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 1991 THAT WAS CELEBRATING GIBSON’S 100TH BIRTHDAY: “[GIBSON’S] HAPPY WITH THE WAY LETHBRIDGE HAS DEVELOPED SINCE SHE ARRIVED WITH HER PARENTS... ‘IT WAS LIKE THE END OF THE WORLD,’ SAYS CLARA, RECALLING THE FLEDGING DEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY… ‘WE WERE HERE TO HELP BUILD IT UP,’ SHE LAUGHS, ‘WE WATCHED IT GROW AND IT’S GROWN INTO A NICE CITY.’” GIBSON MARRIED DR. MILTON JOHN GIBSON (B. 1886), WHO WAS A PIONEER LETHBRIDGE DENTIST. THEY HAD ONE DAUGHTER, DONOR EDITH LAWFORD. DR. GIBSON PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 11 APRIL 1969 AT THE AGE OF 83 YEARS. CLARA GIBSON PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON 15 MARCH 1993. RESEARCH TO CONTACT THE DONOR’S NEXT-OF-KIN WAS UNSUCCESSFUL. PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19800055000
Acquisition Date
1979-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, BAKELITE, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19930071009
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, BAKELITE, CANVAS
No. Pieces
2
Height
21.4
Length
5
Description
1. LEATHER BOOT WITH 5.5CM WOODEN CUBAN-STYLE HEEL. BULLDOG TOE, WITH BUTTON SIDE CLOSURE ALONG OUTSIDE EDGE OF BOOT. FOURTEEN BAKELITE BUTTONS TOTAL. HEEL IS NAILED ON; LEATHER SOLE STITCHED. ANKLE-LENGTH. YELLOWING CANVAS LINING, WITH INK WRITING "ANNA MURDOCH 623-14TH ST SO LETHBRIDGE." LEATHER IS CRACKING IN SOME AREAS, AND SOLE IS LIFTING SLIGHTLY IN ARCH AREA. 2. LEFT BOOT IS IDENTICAL TO RIGHT BOOT EXCEPT IT ONLY READS "ANNA MURDOCH" INSIDE BOOT, AND IS MISSING ONE BUTTON.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
WERE OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH AND WERE PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. ATTACHED HERALD PHOTOS SHOW THE DISPLAY OF THESE ARTIFACTS. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071009
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON, BAKELITE, CANVAS
Catalogue Number
P19930071010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES BOOT
Date Range From
1880
Date Range To
1910
Materials
LEATHER, WOOD, COTTON, BAKELITE, CANVAS
No. Pieces
2
Height
28
Length
26
Width
7.8
Description
1. RIGHT BOOT. 6.8CM WOODEN HEEL IS SMOOTH AND FLARED. THE BOTTOM HAS BEEN NAILED ON AND THE WOODEN SOLE HAS BEEN SEWN ON. LEATHER UPPERS HAVE POINTED TOE AND SMOOTH FINISH. A REINFORCED LAYER SURROUND THE SIDES OF FOOT AND ARE HELD TOGETHER WITH A VERTICAL SEAM IN THE INSIDE MIDDLE AND BACK OF THE FOOT. BOOTS LACE UP THE MIDDLE WITH A BLACK COTTON CORD AND NINETEEN HOLES ON EITHER SIDE. THE HOLES ARE FINISHED WITH BAKELITE. THE BOOTS REACH APPROXIMATELY TO MID-CALF. INSIDE IS LINED WITH A YELLOWING CANVAS WHICH READS ON THE OUTER SIDE IN INK "ANNA MURDOCH 623-14 ST SO LETHBRIDGE". ON THE INNER PART OF THE LINING IS STAMPED "460 776 3027". THE BOOT SHOWS WEAR AND THE LEATHER IS CRACKING AND FLAKING IN NUMEROUS SPOTS. THE TOE OF THE SOLE IS PEELING OFF AND SHOWS SIGN OF WEAR ALONG THE BALL OF THE FOOT. THE CORD IS FRAYING IN ONE PLACE. 2. LEFT BOOT. IS IDENTICAL TO THE RIGHT BOOT EXCEPT IT ONLY READS "ANNA MURDOCH" ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOOT, AND THE CORD IS BROKEN OFF AT ONE END.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
OWNED BY MRS. MURDOCH AND WERE PREVIOUSLY OWNED BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON DEVELOPED THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HENDERSON FAMILY WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOK ‘PIONEER PEMMICAN CLUB ROUND-UP, 1885 – 1985’ BY A.P. BAINES, AND THE GALT ARCHIVES. WILLIAM HENDERSON CAME TO CANADA FROM EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND IN 1879, WHEN HE WAS 22. A CARPENTER BY TRADE, HENDERSON MADE HIS WAY WESTWARD, BUILDING THE FIRST HOUSE IN MEDICINE HAT IN 1881, THE BARRACKS OF THE NORTH-WEST MOUNTED POLICE AND THE HUDSON BAY COMPANY STORE IN FORT MACLEOD, AND ENDING UP IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1885 WHERE HE WORKED FOR THE NORTH WEST COAL & NAVIGATION COMPANY. HE WORKED ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF LETHBRIDGE’S FIRST SCHOOL, THE COMPANY HOSPITAL AND COTTAGES, AND LETHBRIDGE HOUSE (LATER KNOWN AS THE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL), WHERE HE REMAINED AS PROPRIETOR. IN 1887 HE MARRIED MARGARET THOMPSON LUNDY, A SCOTTISH WOMAN WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN WIDOWED IN DUNMORE, NWT. THE CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE HOME OF WILLIAM STAFFORD AND WAS PERFORMED BY REVEREND CHARLES MCKILLOP. HENDERSON WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE GROWING COMMUNITY OF LETHBRIDGE – HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE FIRST TOWN COUNCIL, THE MASONS AND ODDFELLOWS, A FOUNDER OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB, AND MEMBER OF KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. IN 1897 HE BUILT A BRICK DUPLEX AT THE CORNER OF 7 AVE AND 5 ST SOUTH AND THOUGH THE STRUCTURE HAS UNDERGONE RENOVATIONS, IT STILL STANDS IN 2014. WILLIAM AND MARGARET HAD SIX CHILDREN – HAROLD, ETTA, EDNA, WILLIAM, ADELINE AND FRED. ALL SIX RECEIVED THEIR EARLY EDUCATION IN LETHBRIDGE, BUT WERE LATER SENT TO BOARDING SCHOOLS – THE BOYS TO UPPER CANADA COLLEGE IN TORONTO, THE GIRLS TO HAVERGAL COLLEGE IN WINNIPEG. IN 1908 HENDERSON SR. WAS ELECTED MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE, BUT DIED OF PNEUMONIA IN DECEMBER 1909 WHILE STILL IN OFFICE. HIS THREE SONS ALL SERVED IN WORLD WAR I, AND HAROLD WAS KILLED IN ACTION IN 1917. THE REMAINING SONS AND DAUGHTERS WERE ALL MARRIED AND RAISED FAMILIES. ETTA MARRIED LOCAL FARMER ALBERT ELI IVES, AND HAD THREE CHILDREN, MARGARET, KATHARINE, AND THADDEUS. ADELINE MARRIED JACK KANE AND LIVED IN BARONS. EDNA OBTAINED HER NURSING DEGREE AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY, MARRIED DR. ATKINSON, AND SETTLED IN MASSACHUSETTS. MARGARET HENDERSON SR. LIVED IN THE FAMILY HOME BUILT BY HER HUSBAND FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH, AND WAS ACTIVE IN THE PEMMICAN CLUB AND I.O.D.E. UNTIL HER DEATH IN 1933. SEE PERMANENT FILE P20140012002 FOR THE OBITUARIES OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET HENDERSON, AND HENDERSON FAMILY HISTORY EXCERPT FROM BAINES’ BOOK. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A SCARF, PETTICOAT, AND BLOUSE DONATED BY JEAN WESTFALL. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD. JEAN WESTFALL WAS BORN ANNA JEAN MURDOCH ON AUGUST 31, 1927, THE DAUGHTER OF PERCY MURDOCH AND ANNA MURDOCH (NEE SMITH). ACCORDING TO HER OBITUARY, JEAN “WAS A DESCENDANT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA PIONEERS. THE SMITHS AND LAYNES, HER MOTHER’S FAMILY, WERE AMONG THE FIRST TO SETTLE CARDSTON AND RAYMOND. ON HER FATHER’S SIDE, THE MURDOCH FAMILY HOMESTEADED NEAR MILK RIVER EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY AND LATER FARMED IN WARNER AND WILSON SIDING BEFORE MOVING TO LETHBRIDGE. … IN 1947 SHE MOVED TO VALLEJO, CA … [WHERE] SHE MET TOM WESTFALL. THEY WERE MARRIED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1948 … TOM PASSED AWAY IN 1986 AND IN 1987 JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE … AMONG THOSE RENEWED LCI CONNECTIONS WAS CALE HARRIS, A FAMILY FRIEND SINCE CHILDHOOD AND A SOMETIME BEAU IN THEIR TEEN YEARS. NOT LONG AFTER JEAN RETURNED TO LETHBRIDGE, SHE AND CALE BECAME AN ‘ITEM’. AND SHORTLY THEREAFTER IT WAS CLEAR THAT HE WAS THE LOVE OF HER LIFE, HER STRONG RIGHT ARM, AND BEST FRIEND. THEY WERE MARRIED QUIETLY ON JULY 22, 1994. … JEAN’S GENTLE MANNER BELIED A SHARP INTELLECT AND SENSE OF THE COMEDY IN EVERYDAY LIFE … AND SHE COULD BE OUTRAGEOUS ENOUGH TO MAKE GRANDCHILDREN EXCLAIM ‘GRANDMA, I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU SAID THAT!’”. JEAN PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 85 ON DECEMBER 4, 2012. PERCY DONALD MURDOCH WAS BORN ON JULY 20, 1908 IN COURTENAY, ND, THE SON OF GEORGE DONALD AND JESSIE NEILSON MURDOCH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). IN 1910, THE FAMILY HOMESTEADED IN THE PENDANT D’ORIELLE AREA OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. IN 1920 PERCY MARRIED ANNA LAYNE SMITH IN WILSON SIDING. THE COUPLE THEN MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. HE PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 84 ON MARCH 22, 1985. ANNA LAYNE MURDOCH (NEE SMITH) WAS BORN IN 1903 IN RAYMOND, AB TO HENRY SMITH AND EMMA LAYE SMITH (MAIDEN NAME UNKNOWN). ANNA WAS THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF THOMAS SASSON SMITH AND JONATHAN ELLIS LAYNE. A PHOTOGRAPH PUBLISHED DECEMBER 31, 1960 IN THE HERALD SHOWS ANNA WEARING A DRESS THAT WAS WORN IN 1890 BY MRS. WILLIAM HENDERSON. SHE WAS WEARING THE DRESS AS PART OF THE PEMMICAN CLUB’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY BALL. ANNA PASSED AWAY AT THE AGE OF 91 ON MAY 18, 1994. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD.
Catalogue Number
P19930071010
Acquisition Date
1993-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
PARATROOPER BOOTS
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, COTTON, STEEL, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19930066002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARATROOPER BOOTS
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
LEATHER, COTTON, STEEL, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
28.7
Length
29.2
Width
11.3
Description
ONE PAIR OF RED LEATHER LACE UP BOOTS. EACH BOOT IS SQUARE TOED WITH 9 EYELETS UP EACH SIDE FOR LACING. TOP OF BOOT REACHES LOWER CALF AREA AND HAS FASTENING STRAP WITH 5 HOLES AND BRASS BUCKLE ON OUTER SIDE OF BOOT. ALL LEATHER IS MACHINE STITCHED WITH THREE LAYER LEATHER SOLE. EACH HEEL HAS 1CM OF RUBBER ATTACHED WITH THREE PLUGS FOR REMOVAL OF FASTENING NAILS. EACH SOLE HAS NUMEROUS SMALL NAILS FOR FASTENING. EACH BOOT ALSO HAS RED COTTON LACES WITH STEEL TAGS. THE EYELETS ARE MADE OF BRASS. LEATHER IS WELL BROKEN IN BUT NOT BADLY WORN. SLIGHT CRACKING OF LEATHER ON TOP OF TOES AND AT HEELS. MODERATE CRACKING ALONG INSIDE TOP OF BOTH BOOTS. RIGHT BOOT HAS TWO RED PAINT SPLATTERS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
SEE RECORD FOR P19930066001-GA *UPDATE* IN 2012 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT DAVID SMITH CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. HE WAS ABLE TO DISCOVER NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE ORIGINAL OWNER. HE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING: ACCORDING TO HIS OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, REED WILSON AINSCOUGH WAS BORN IN CARDSTON ALBERTA ON JUNE 21, 1918, WAS EDUCATED IN MACLEOD AND PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 20, 1993. IN THE WOLFORD AREA HISTORY BOOK TITLED: FROM LUMPY BUTTE, MEMORIES LIVE FOREVER, AINSCOUGH’S WIFE (BUCK CRAIG) WROTE, “AINSCOUGH JOINED THE 93RD BATTERY IN 1940. (ANOTHER ACCOUNT WITHIN THE SAME HISTORY BOOK SUGGESTS THAT AINSCOUGH ENLISTED AT CALGARY IN JANUARY OF 1942.) THE BATTERY INCLUDED A TROOP FROM CARDSTON AND GRANUM. BEN HIGGS AND REED JOINED UP TOGETHER AND WENT TO VICTORIA TO QUALIFY FOR THEIR COMMISSIONS AS LIEUTENANTS IN THE ARTILLERY. AFTER A FEW MONTHS IN BRANDON, HE AND BEN WENT THEIR SEPARATE WAYS. BEN WENT TO ITALY AND REED FIRST SERVED IN BORDEN, ENGLAND AS A GUN POSITION OFFICER AND THEN JOINED THE “E” TROOP OF THE 91ST BATTERY, WHICH SERVED IN NORMANDY AND N.W. EUROPE. HE DID TAKE SOME TIME IN JULY 1942 TO MARRY BUCK CRAIG. REED SERVED AS A FORWARD OBSERVATION OFFICER WITH THE ARTILLERY. HE WAS WOUNDED IN THE NORMANDY REGION. AINSCOUGH’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD STATES THAT HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR CAEN, WHILE THE DESCRIPTION WRITTEN BY HIS WIFE IN THE WOLFORD HISTORY BOOK CLAIMS HE WAS WOUNDED NEAR ROUEN. BOTH LOCATIONS ARE IN THE NORMANDY REGION OF FRANCE. AFTER SPENDING TEN MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL, HE RETURNED TO THE FIELD AND SERVED IN HOLLAND WITH THE 110TH BATTERY, 15TH FIELD REGIMENT JUST BEFORE ARMISTICE. AINSCOUGH RECEIVED SIX MEDALS AND WAS DISCHARGED WITH THE RANK OF CAPTAIN. AFTER RETURNING TO FORT MACLEOD, HE WAS PERSUADED TO COMMAND THE 93RD BATTERY. HE ALSO COMMANDED THE FORT MACLEOD CADET CORPS AND FORMED THREE OTHER CADET CORPS – IN PINCHER CREEK, ST. PAUL’S AND ST. MARY’S CORPS ON THE BLOOD RESERVE. AFTER THE CONCLUSION OF WWII, HE RETURNED HOME TO FORT MACLEOD. HE LATER MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT AND HELD THE RANK OF LIEUTENANT COLONEL WITH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT." FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19930066002
Acquisition Date
1995-05
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CHILDREN'S SHOES
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
DEMIN, LEATHER
Catalogue Number
P19990035157
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHILDREN'S SHOES
Date
1874
Materials
DEMIN, LEATHER
No. Pieces
4
Height
11.0
Length
12.6
Width
4.1
Description
BLACK. THE MAIN PART OF THE BOOT IS MADE OUT OF A BLACK DENIM-LIKE MATERIAL. THE TOE OF THE BOOT HAS A DECORATIVE LEATHER PIECE OVER IT. THE TONGUE IS BLACK LEATHER. THE TOP OF THE BOOT IS SCALLOPED, AND IS ALSO COVERED WITH LEATHER, ALONG WITH THE LACE HOLES. THE LACES ARE THIN BLACK THREADS. THE SOLES ARE BROWN LEATHER. INSIDE THE BOOT IS AN OFF-WHITE. THE FABRIC HAS WORN AWAY IN PLACES, ESPECIALLY ALONG THE SOLE AND BELOW THE TOP LEATHER RIM.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
CAME WITH A PIECE OF PAPER THAT SAID "THESE WERE THE FIRST PAIR OF SHOES WORN BY MRS. ELSIE LIVINSTONE IN 1874, AND WERE DONATED TO THE PEMMICAN CLUB ON HER 95TH BIRTHDAY. NOV. 5TH. 1968.". SEE P19990035001-GA FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035157
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
R.C.M.P. ANKLE BOOTS
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1952
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, CANVAS, RUBBER
Catalogue Number
P20020021003
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
R.C.M.P. ANKLE BOOTS
Date Range From
1944
Date Range To
1952
Materials
LEATHER, CANVAS, RUBBER
No. Pieces
2
Height
17.5
Length
30.3
Width
10.8
Description
PAIR OF BLACK LEATHER ANKLE BOOTS. BLACK SHOELACES. AT TOP OF EACH BOOT ON INSIDE OF ANKLE THE LETTERS "MP" ARE PERFORATED INTO LEATHER. STAMPED INSIDE EACH BOOT IS "E 80 1450 A I". BOOTS HAVE BROWN LEATHER SOLES. EMBOSSED ON HEEL OF BOOTS IS "WINGFOOT GOOD YEAR".
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
History
ITEMS BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER, EDWARD BUCHANAN. EDWARD WAS A MEMBER OF THE ALBERTA PROVINCIAL POLICE FROM 1919 UNTIL 1932, WHEN HE TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE. HE WAS A SENIOR STAFF SARGEANT, ROYAL CANADIAN MOUNTED POLICE AT LETHBRIDGE FROM MAY 1944 TO NOV. 1950. HE RETIRED IN 1950, THEN BECAME DIRECTOR OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE PROVINCE OF ALBERTA. FOLLOWING RETIREMENT, EDWARD BECAME A MEMBER OF THE RCMP VETERAN'S ASSOCATION IN EDMONTON IN 1950/51, AND REMAINED A MEMBER UNTIL HIS PASSING; HE ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THIS ASSOCIATION. SEE P20020090001-GA FOR COMPLETE BIOGRAPHY OF EDWARD BUCHANAN. *UPDATE* AN INTERVIEW WAS CONDUCTED BY GALT’S COLLECTION TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON JUNE 8, 2018 WITH THE DONOR JEAN I. BUCHANAN IN REGARDS TO A NEW ARTIFACT OFFER SHE WAS MAKING TO THE MUSEUM. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P20180014001 FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING THE CAREER OF SENIOR STAFF SERGEANT EDWARD ETTERSHANK “BUCK” BUCHANAN, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND THE OBITUARY COPY.
Catalogue Number
P20020021003
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
LADIES
Date Range From
1973
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20030049037
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES
Date Range From
1973
Date Range To
1990
Materials
LEATHER, CARDBOARD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
4
Description
WOMEN'S BLK LEATHER BOOT IN BOOTLEGGER BOX. BOX IS WHT AND BROWN TOP READS "BOOTLEGGER". 30 (H) X 80 (L) X 10 (W). BOTTOM OF BOX MARKED IN BLK CRAYON "8233", "BLK", "7 1/2". PAIR OF WOMEN'S BLK LEATHER BOOTS ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THE BOX. BOOTS WRAPPED IN TISSUE. TOP OF BOOT IS FOLDED OVER. BOOT EXTENDS TO MID CALF HEEL IS 6.5CM HIGH. BOOT IS STUFFED A PIECE OF CARD BOARD AND NEWSPRINT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
DONOR RECALLED HER AUNT NEVER THROWING ANYTHING AWAY INCLUDING HER CLOTHING. DONOR STATED THAT HER AUNT WAS AROUND 120LBS HAVING A NICE FIGURE UNTIL HER LATER YEARS WHEN SHE BECAME VERY SICK. ONCE HER AUNT WAS VERY ILL WITH HER LUNG CONDITION SHE WAS UNABLE TO EAT A LOT AND DROPPED TO ABOUT 85 LBS. SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049037
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
RUBBERIZED “NBC” OVERBOOTS
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RUBBER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20150012008
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
RUBBERIZED “NBC” OVERBOOTS
Date
1942
Materials
RUBBER, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Height
56
Length
39.5
Width
15.2
Description
PAIR OF GREEN RUBBERIZED, KNEE-HIGH OVERBOOTS, WITH BLACK RUBBER SOLES, GREEN CANVAS UPPERS, AND WHITE COTTON CORD DRAWSTRINGS AT KNEES. GREEN COTTON STRAPS AT HEELS AND ON EITHER SIDE OF UPPERS. STAMPS INSIDE TOP SEAM READ “KAUFMAN RUBBER CO. LTD. – 1942”. RUBBER IS HARDENED AND IS DISCOLOURED WITH A GREY FILM OVERALL. CANVAS UPPERS ARE STAINED. GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CLOTHING-FOOTWEAR
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
MILITARY
History
THESE “NBC” (NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL) OVERBOOTS WERE RECOVERED IN SPRING 2015 FROM A STORAGE AREA IN THE BASEMENT OF THE ENMAX CENTRE SPORTS ARENA, WHERE SUPPLIES RELATING TO LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE AND DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS/RISK MANAGEMENT HAD BEEN STORED FOR AT LEAST 30 YEARS PRIOR. DURING MARCH AND APRIL 2015, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CURRENT AND RETIRED CITY STAFF THAT WERE INVOLVED WITH THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SUPPLIES AND DISASTER RESPONSE SERVICES, INCLUDING DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT JESSE KURTZ, RETIRED DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF MIKE ROSS, FORMER CITY DIRECTOR OF DISASTER SERVICES JOE KARL, FORMER CITY EMERGENCY SERVICES CO-ORDINATOR DENNIS JOBE, AND FORMER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TO THE CITY MANAGER/RISK MANAGEMENT & INSURANCE OFFICER LEO VANDENHEUVAL. “NBC” SUITS ARE DESIGNED TO PROTECT AGAINST DIRECT CONTACT WITH AND CONTAMINATION BY RADIOACTIVE, BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES. PREVIOUS RESEARCH INTO THE LETHBRIDGE CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE WAS CONDUCTED IN 2009, WHEN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED ROBERT GARDNER, A FORMER C.D. POLICE MEMBER (SEE RECORD P19870044001 FOR MORE INFORMATION). THE AUXILIARY CIVIL DEFENCE POLICE WAS ORGANIZED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951 AFTER THE PROVINCE APPEALED TO ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES TO PREPARE DEFENCES IN CASE OF AN ENEMY ATTACK, INCLUDING A NUCLEAR STRIKE. THE C.D. POLICE WERE NOT OFFICIALLY PART OF THE LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE. THE AUXILIARY VOLUNTEERS DID, HOWEVER, RECEIVE TRAINING FROM THE CITY POLICE AND WHEN CALLED OUT BY THE C.D. DIRECTOR, CAME UNDER THE CONTROL OF CHIEF CONSTABLE JAMES H. CARPENTER.THE C.D. POLICE DISBANDED FOR UNKNOWN REASONS IN 1963. GARDNER WAS 33 WHEN HE JOINED THE C.D. POLICE IN 1960, AND EXPLAINS HIS MOTIVATION TO VOLUNTEER WAS BASED ON HIS PERCEPTION THAT A FUTURE WAR WAS LIKELY TO OCCUR – ESPECIALLY GIVEN THE PERIOD’S EVENTS, WHICH INCLUDED THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. GARDNER REMEMBERED TRAINING UNDER THE POLICE CHIEF AND SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE POLICE FORCE, BUT MAINTAINED THAT OUTSIDE OF INITIAL TRAINING, C.D. POLICE OPERATIONS WERE NOT DIRECTED BY THE CITY POLICE. GARDNER SAID THAT MOST C.D. POLICE VOLUNTEERS WERE “MIDDLE AGED AND STAYED ON DUE TO THE THREAT OF WAR”. JOE KARL SAID: “[IN] LATE 1972 THE CITY MANAGER… [ASSIGNED ME TO] LOOK AFTER DISASTER SERVICES/CIVIL DEFENCE… IT’S HAD DIFFERENT NAMES AS TIME WENT ON… THIS EQUIPMENT… IS A CASUALTY COLLECTING UNIT, WITH WATER BOTTLES, BOOTS, RAIN GEAR, COVERALLS. THERE WERE STRETCHERS [AND] BLANKETS. THESE WERE ALL STORED AT THE OLD MUSEUM [ORIGINAL GALT MUSEUM BUILDING, BEFORE THE 1985 EXPANSION] NEAR THE BOILER ROOM… THAT’S WHERE I FIRST INHERITED THE STUFF. THERE WAS REALLY NO RECORD KEPT OF ANYTHING… [WHEN] WE FOUND OUT WE COULDN’T PUT [THE SUPPLIES] BACK INTO STORAGE [AT THE MUSEUM], BEING SAFETY OFFICER I KNEW AND SCOUTED ALL THE OTHER BUILDINGS IN THE CITY. THE SPORTSPLEX, DOWN IN THE DEEP BASEMENT, HAD A ROOM THAT WAS DRY AND UNOCCUPIED… SO I PUT THE STUFF DOWN THERE AND THAT’S BASICALLY WHERE IT WOUND UP… AT THAT TIME EACH MUNICIPALITY RECEIVED A MERE PITTANCE OF DOLLARS TOWARDS DISASTER SERVICES… 12-1500 EMPLOYEES AND THE ONLY SAFETY PERSON WAS ME… THEN AS THE MUNICIPAL ACT CHANGED, THE EMPHASIS WAS PUT ON POLITICALLY BY THE PROVINCE TO ESTABLISH A PEACETIME SCENARIO … IN THE BASEMENT OF THE OLD COURTHOUSE, THERE [WAS] A ROOM WHERE AN EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE WITH ALL THE COMMUNICATIONS HAD BEEN SET UP… FOR GAS, WATER, SEWER, MAYOR, DEPARTMENT HEADS… [THE STRETCHERS AND BLANKETS] WERE USED IN HOSPITAL EXERCISES… TO SEE HOW PREPARED [STAFF WERE], HOW THEY COULD HANDLE MASS CASUALTIES… WE WOULD DO UP 30/40 KIDS IN BROKEN ARMS, AMNESIA, BURNS, FRACTURES, LOSS OF LIMB… THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS VERY GOOD, [DOING] TRAINING AND MOCK SCENARIOS.” ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD RANGING FROM 1957 TO 2006 DESCRIBE MOCK DISASTER EXERCISES TAKING PLACE ON A SEMI-REGULAR BASIS, TO TEST THE PREPAREDNESS OF FIRE, AMBULANCE, HOSPITAL, AND CITY ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF. DENNIS JOBE SAID: “SHORTLY AFTER THE EDMONTON TORNADO [IN 1987] THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT DECREED THAT EVERYONE, COUNTIES, CITIES, SHOULD HAVE AN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PLAN… SO THE CITY WAS INSTRUCTED THAT THEY WOULD HAVE TO PUT ONE TOGETHER… I WORKED FOR THE CITY MANAGER… WE WERE AWARE… THAT WE HAD TO HAVE SOME KIND OF PREPARATION… SO WE KNEW WHERE [THE SUPPLIES] WERE [AND] COUNTED THINGS… AND WE DID USE IT A COUPLE OF TIMES [WHEN] WE HAD AN EXERCISE.” LEO VANDENHEUVAL SAID: “WE USED TO HAVE THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE IN THE BASEMENT OF THE COURT HOUSE… THE REASON IT WAS THERE IS THAT THEY HAD ROOM [AND] IT WAS QUITE A STRONG, FULL CONCRETE FACILITY THAT COULD PERHAPS WITHSTAND A LOT OF DAMAGE… I WOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED BACK IN THOSE DAYS AS WELL FROM THE RISK MANAGEMENT STANDPOINT AND BECAUSE I WAS THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CITY WHENEVER THINGS WENT SIDEWAYS. THE CITY MANAGER WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THAT TEAM [AS WELL AS] THE FIRE CHIEF, POLICE CHIEF, ALL THE DIRECTORS… COMMUNITY SERVICES… ENGINEERING… THE MAYOR… THAT WHOLE TEAM WOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED TOGETHER TO WORK TOGETHER IN A DISASTER SITUATION… NOTHING OF [HIGHLY EMERGENT] SIGNIFICANCE HAS EVER HAPPENED IN LETHBRIDGE. WE’VE NEVER HAD TO OPEN UP HOUSING CENTRES LIKE THE CIVIC CENTRE OR THE AREAS TO ACCOMMODATE THAT KIND OF THING BECAUSE WE’VE NEVER HAD A DISASTER THAT BIG… THE BIGGEST ONE THAT COMES TO MIND IS THE 1995 FLOOD… AT THAT TIME THERE WAS SOME TALK THAT WE WOULD GET THE MILITARY INVOLVED… BUT BACK THEN IT REQUIRED APPROVAL FROM OTTAWA, SO IT WAS AWFULLY DIFFICULT TO BRING THE MILITARY IN… TO SOME EXTENT WE KNEW THAT [THE CIVIL DEFENSE] EQUIPMENT EXISTED… [SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT] MIGHT HAVE COME INTO THE SYSTEM IN THE LATE ‘80S WHEN DENNIS JOBE WAS AROUND… BECAUSE HE HAD CERTAIN CONTACTS WITH THE MILITARY, BECAUSE HE WAS A RETIRED ARMY OFFICER… [IT IS IMPORTANT THAT] SOMEBODY WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION [IS] AWARE [AND] THAT IT’S INVENTORIED AND KEPT UP TO DATE.” MIKE ROSS SAID: “WHEN I BECAME DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF IN 1998 [THAT POSITION] WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS… WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE BUDGET AND [ASKED] ‘WHAT’S THIS $1000 WE PAID TO THE ENMAX CENTRE?’ BECAUSE THERE WAS A RENTAL [FEE] THAT NO ONE SEEMED TO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT… WE DID SOME INVESTIGATION AND THEN WE FOUND OUT THAT THERE WAS ALL THIS MATERIAL THAT WAS STORED IN THE DEEP BASEMENT… WE STARTED TO DO SOME RESEARCH AND FOUND OUT THAT IT WAS PART OF A MOBILE HOSPITAL UNIT DATING BACK TO THE COLD WAR… IT [HAD BEEN] BASICALLY FORGOTTEN ABOUT… [IN 2006/2007, HEALTH CANADA] CONTACTED THE CITY AND SAID ‘ON OUR BOOKS THERE IS A [MOBILE] HOSPITAL IN LETHBRIDGE. DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHERE IT IS?’ AND THIS MESSAGE CAME TO ME AS THE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CO-ORDINATOR … SUGGESTED THAT [THE SUPPLIES] HAD COME TO THE CITY IN THE ‘50S OR EARLY ‘60S… THE MATERIAL THAT’S THERE NOW IS PROBABLY A THIRD OF WHAT WAS THERE WHEN WE DID THE AUDIT… WE FOUND THINGS LIKE RADIATION BURN DRESSING THAT HAD A ‘BEST BY’ DATE… IV BOTTLES AND IV SOLUTION [THAT] INSTEAD OF BEING CLEAR, WAS CLOUDY… WE KEPT THE STRETCHERS [AND] A BUNCH OF BLANKETS BECAUSE WE FELT THAT… THEY WERE STILL GOOD AND WE COULD USE THEM IN A CURRENT DAY EMERGENCY… SO I REMOVED SOME OF THAT STUFF AND PUT IT OVER [IN] THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTRE [AT] THE OLD COURTHOUSE.” SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS, NEWSPAPER ARTICLES, COPIES OF ORIGINAL EMERGENCY SERVICES SUPPLY INVENTORIES, AND RESEARCH MATERIAL ON LETHBRIDGE’S CIVIL DEFENSE POLICE. FOR OTHER ARTIFACTS RELATING TO CIVIL DEFENSE IN LETHBRIDGE, SEE RECORDS P19870044001, P19870044002, P19960112110, P19960112111, P19970094001, AND P20090038000.
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P20150012008
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2015-03
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