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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
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The Coal Seam Mined By Nicholas Sheran

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Date Range
1881
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19861033000
Physical Description
Copy 1 and 2 25.5 x 20.2 cm Copy 3 17.7 x 12.6 cm 3 Black and white copy prints
Scope and Content
View of the exposed coal seam on the west bank of the Belly River below present day Lethbridge. A man is standing in the distance.
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1881
Creator
George Mercer Dawson
Physical Description
Copy 1 and 2 25.5 x 20.2 cm Copy 3 17.7 x 12.6 cm 3 Black and white copy prints
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Photo was taken just north of the present day 6th Avenue bridge. Copy 2 and copy 3 are drawings taken from the "Geological Survey of Canada Report of Progress, 1882". Copy 1 - copyright Public Archives of Canada.
Scope and Content
View of the exposed coal seam on the west bank of the Belly River below present day Lethbridge. A man is standing in the distance.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19861033000
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Nicholas Sheran's Ferry At Coal Banks

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Date Range
1881
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19760238102
Physical Description
Black and white photograph Negative available
Scope and Content
Photograph of the ferry at Coalbanks. Nicholas Sheran's cabin across river.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1881
Description Level
Item
Creator
George Mercer Dawson
Physical Description
Black and white photograph Negative available
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Local.
Scope and Content
Photograph of the ferry at Coalbanks. Nicholas Sheran's cabin across river.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19760238102
Collection
Archive
Images
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