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Author
Keck, Caroline K
Publisher
American Association for State and Local History
Material Type
Book
Material Type
Book
Author
Keck, Caroline K
Place
Nashville, Tennessee
Publisher
American Association for State and Local History
Publication Date
1970
Subjects
Art objects - Packing
Call Number
Prof N 8585 K25 1970
Collection
Library
Less detail
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
Collection
Archive
Less detail
Description Level
Fonds
Accession No.
20151083
Physical Description
Over 600 photographs individual and photo albums
Scope and Content
Harwood Collection Negatives 2015.1083/001 File 2015.1083/001 to 008 2015.1083/009 to 016 2015.1083/017 to 023 2015.1083/024 to 033 2015.1083/034 to 037 2015.1083/038 to 040 2015.1083/041 to 043 2015.1083/044 to 046 2015.1083/047 to 051 2015.1083/052 to 057 2015.1083/058 to 060 2015.1083/061 to 063…
Description Level
Fonds
Creator
Arthur "Pop" Harwood, Stephen Harwood
Physical Description
Over 600 photographs individual and photo albums
History / Biographical
Arthur Henry Harwood was born in Oxfordshire, England on May 11, 1876. Little is known about his early life except for the fact that at age 13 he apprenticed as a cook and was employed by the Prince of Wales at Sandringham House. He also operated a catering business in Watford, England. In 1905, at the age of 29, he and his wife and their son, Stephen, immigrated to Calgary, Alberta, after a visitor from that city offered to pay the fare for the family. In exchange, Harwood was to take charge of her Calgary restaurant. Two years later, the family moved to Pincher Creek where Harwood opened the New Waldorf Hotel for Fred Kanouse, a man who was the partner to John George “Kootenai” Brown. Harwood opened his own business in Pincher Creek in 1909 which was known as “The Hygenic Bakery and Restaurant”. In 1910 he applied for a homestead in the Twin Butte area between Pincher Creek and Waterton. For several summers he worked in Waterton Lakes National Park, returning each winter to his homestead. In 1908 and 1909, Harwood assisted a Mr. O’Hara, a dominion land surveyor, in laying out the initial lots for what would, in 1910, become the official townsite of Waterton Park. Harwood soon became friends with John George “Kootenai” Brown, one of the first white settlers in the area. Brown was appointed Forest Ranger-in-Charge (often incorrectly referred to as the park’s first superintendent) in 1911 and was the man in charge of the park. So much did Harwood admire Brown that 20 years after his 1916 death, he personally built a stone cairn to Brown’s memory to recognize his place in history. The fall of 1913, Harwood worked in the park as a cook for the government crew building the first traffic bridge over Blakiston Creek (then called Pass Creek).He also had the contract to haul mail from Pincher Creek to Waterton. He hauled the mail until 1930. Harwood and his friend William Terrill of Twin Butte started a guiding and outfitting business providing extended backcountry hunting/guiding trips, often taking customers into British Columbia. Harwood was an avid fisherman and game bird hunter as well. About 1915, Harwood built a log house in Waterton which was located across from Middle Waterton bay and in July, 1919 he was officially appointed Waterton’s post master using his own residence as the post office. He moved to a new location on Fountain Avenue circa 1927 which was used as his personal residence and post office. He continued to serve as post master until 1949 or 1950 when he retired and moved to Victoria, British Columbia. During his years in Waterton he also served as a justice of the peace and later magistrate for both the provincial and federal governments. He was described as being a tireless community worker who was a charter member and second president of the Waterton Park Lions Club. He also helped raise money for the establishment of the Waterton Lions Community Hall. Mr. Harwood’s first wife died circa 1922 and he married Mrs. Minnie Kate Parker. Stephen Harwood spent his entire working life in Waterton first as park chauffeur and then mechanic, no mean feat given the fact that at age 16 he lost his left arm in a firearms accident. Stephen learned the art of photography/developing from his father, delving into advanced techniques such as taking photos with a self-timer. Stephen married Marjorie Cathcart and together they raised son Marvin in a home they built on Evergreen Avenue in Waterton. Arthur H. Harwood died in 1971 at the age of 94 in Victoria, British Columbia. His wife Minnie died at the age of 94 in 1977 in the same city. Their cremains and those of his son and daughter in law were buried in the Waterton Lakes National Park cemetery.
Scope and Content
Harwood Collection Negatives 2015.1083/001 File 2015.1083/001 to 008 2015.1083/009 to 016 2015.1083/017 to 023 2015.1083/024 to 033 2015.1083/034 to 037 2015.1083/038 to 040 2015.1083/041 to 043 2015.1083/044 to 046 2015.1083/047 to 051 2015.1083/052 to 057 2015.1083/058 to 060 2015.1083/061 to 063 2015.1083/064 to 066 2015.1083/067 to 069 2015.1083/070 to 072 2015.1083/073 to 075 2015.1083/076 to 078 2015.1083/079 to 082 2015.1083/002 digitized File 2015.1083/001 Black photo matts [12] in envelope 2015.1083/002 to 004 2015.1083/005 to 006 2015.1083/007 to 012 2015.1083/013 to 017 2015.1083/018 to 022 2015.1083/023 to 025 2015.1083/026 to 028 2015.1083/029 to 031 2015.1083/032 to 034 2015.1083/035 to 037 2015.1083/038 to 042 2015.1083/043 to 050 2015.1083/051 to 055 2015.1083/003 File negatives digitized 2015.1083/001 to 003 2015.1083/004 to 006 2015.1083/007 to 009 2015.1083/010 to 012 2015.1083/013 to 020 2015.1083/021 2015.1083/022 to 024 2015.1083/025 to 027 2015.1083/028 to 030 2015.1083/031 to 033 2015.1083/034 to 036 2015.1083/037 to 039 2015.1083/040 to 042 2015.1083/043 to 045 2015.1083/046 to 047 2015.1083/048 to 050 2015.1083/051 to 053 2015.1083/054 to 056 2015.1083/057 to 059 2015.1083/060 to 062 2015.1083/063 to 065 2015.1083/066 to 068 2015.1083/069 photocopies of images 10 double-sided pages 2015.1083/070 photocopies of images 5 double-sided pages 2015.1083/004 File Photographs digitized Photocopy of envelope 2015.1083/001 to 003 Stephen Harwood and others on a tractor 1920; Harwood family in color; Waterton Dance Hall 2015.1083/004 to 005 Wedding party in front of building; 4 copies of wedding party in the open. 2015.1083/006 Unidentified people standing on beached paddle wheeler in Waterton Lakes 2 copies and negative 2015.1083/007 Pop Harwood who bake the cake for Stephen and Marjorie’s wedding 1932 2015.1083/008 Pop and Minnie portrait. They are buried in Waterton 2015.1083/009 to 013 Homestead by Waterton; Stanley Hotel about 1935; Marvin & Mrs. Anderson; unidentified woman with skull?; Stephen Harwood’s revolver 2015.1083/014 to 018 Snow in Waterton;, Pop Harwood and children; Ann & Betty Anderson; Crandel Lodge surrounded by snow; A deer in the snow 1955 2015.1083/019 to 022 Snow scenes in Waterton 1955 2015.1083/023 to 028 Two men cleaning their guns; View of Waterton Lakes 2 copies; a toddler on a bike; Marjorie Harwood; Stephen and Marjorie Harwood 1943; dwelling on Spread Eagle Rood 2015.1083/029 to 032 Hauling hay in WLNP Stephen Harwood; Wedding of Stephen and Marjorie Harwood 2 views 1932; Turkey killing at Waterton. 2015.1083/033 to 040 Cabin in the woods; Four people pose on the rockes; Hunter with a mountain goat; hunter’s dog, gun and birds; Stephen Harwood holding gun and sitting on running board of car; Cabin, canoe and men; copy of paddle wheeler grounded on shore; hunters campsite. 2015.1083/041 to 046 Stephen Harwood drives a Park owned truck; The head of Waterton lake 1910 before buildings; Parade Float; Frank Flett takes a picture; Camping in nature; Park truck at Cameron Falls Stephen and Margorie Harwood 2015.1083/047 to 052 Unidentified man driving a horse-drawn wagon loaded with supplies; Stephen Harwood with snowshoes and dog; Building the entrance to the park road above Linnett; snow scene at Waterton; original bathhouse at Lake Linnet Stephen Harwood on the left, the other is unidentified; the sawmill at Linnet. 2015.1083/005 File Duplicate prints 2015.1083/001-006 Stephen Harwood with Pike; Trail ride ready; Trail ride up the mountain trail; The catch of the day; Marjorie Harwood hunting 1934; Heading down the trail. 2015.1083/007 to 009 Cabins in the mountains; Break for lunch Stephen Harwood 3rd from left; small imaged of log cabin 2 copies 2015.1083/010 to 012 Mountain scene 2 copies; cowboy in chaps 2015.1083/013 to016 Hunter with mountain sheep; skunk by trapped animal; Harwood Family Ranch Spread Eagle Road Island Lake; Mountain Goats travel a snowy trail. 2015.1083/017 to 019 Unidentified man standing in doorway holding a wrench; Mountain cabin and horses in winter 2 copies; Three men and their catch 2015.1083/020 to 021 Christmas Tree; Cabin by the lake 2015.1083/022 to 023 Hunter with deer, His rifle in supported by the antlers; Cabin by lake. 2015.1083/024 to 025 Men in snowy camp; Red Harrison on his horse 2015.1083/026 to 028 Mountain scene tent in foreground; Three-man team cutting logs; Two men fishing in a mountain stream 2015.1083/029 to 031 View of the Wterton Hotel. Cars parked in front 5 copies; Family and goods in travelling car with two RCMP Officers 3 copies; cutting logs with a machine 3 copies 2015.1083/032 to 035 cutting logs four-men team; Mountain head of Mountain Goat 2 copies; two men cleaning guns; Men building a log cabin 3 copies 2015.1083/036 to 037 Hunter and his deer 2 copies; portrait of an unidentified woman 3 copies 2015.1083/038 to 045 small duplicates of cowboys, cowgirls and homes 2015.1083/046 to 047 The Alleses? [name] on the lake; Two unidentified people heart shaped portraits. 2015.1083/048 Image of a mountain 2 copies 2015.1083/049 Portrait of John George Kootenay Brown 2 copies 2015.1083/050 An unidentified family pose with the car beside a lake 2015.1083/051 Side view of cowboy wearing chaps and a revolver on his hip 2015.1083/052 Same cowboy on his horse 2015.1083/053 Same cowboy poses in the trees 2015.1083/054 A winter’s campsite 2015.1083/055 Five men outside their cabin. One is holding a dog 2015.1083/056 Portrait of an unidentified man in suit and tie 2015.1083/006 Photocopies of images in suede cover album # 001-040 2015.1083/007 Album black small #041- 154 2015.1083/008 Large black #155- 241 2015.1083/009 Black with ship on cover # 509- 639 some duplicate images as noted. Selected images described 2015.1083/010 Interview and biography of Pops Harwood with jump drive. Other background documents printed off. All photo Albums are placed in Album shelf in appropriate section
Accession No.
20151083
Collection
Archive
Less detail