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Date Range
[1865]
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19738633000
Physical Description
Copy 1 10.8 x 16.5 cm Copy 2 - 12.5 x 17.8 cm. Copy 3 20 x 25.2-cm. Copy 4 - 12.5 x 17.8-cm. 4 Black and white photographs
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Nicholas Sheran
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[1865]
Creator
Nicholl and Pleasants
Physical Description
Copy 1 10.8 x 16.5 cm Copy 2 - 12.5 x 17.8 cm. Copy 3 20 x 25.2-cm. Copy 4 - 12.5 x 17.8-cm. 4 Black and white photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The donor is Nicholas Sheran's niece. Nicholas Sheran was born in New York City about 1841. He served in The American Civil War. In 1865, he came to Montana, became a noted frontiersman, and fought in the Indian troubles of the 1860s. In 1874, he came to Coal Banks (now Lethbridge), and opened the first commercial coal mine in Alberta shipping coal to Fort Macleod and Fort Benton. He lived with a Peigan woman, Awatoyakew, and had two sons, Charles and William. Sheran's cabin was the scene of the first births, first European marriage (of Marcella Sheran to Joseph McFarland), first baptisms, and first Roman Catholic Mass in Lethbridge. Sheran drowned near Monarch 26 May 1882.
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Nicholas Sheran
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19738633000
Collection
Archive
Images
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