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Historic Sign ForSt. Mary's Reservoir

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Date Range
[1980's-1990's]
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20101016109
Physical Description
35mm Color slide
Scope and Content
View of a historic sign for St. Mary's Reservoir. The sign reads: "Five miles northwest of this sign is the St. Mary's Dam one of the largest earth-filled dams in Canada. Completed in 1951 it is the key to irrigation to about half a millioan acres of arid Alberta land. The dam is half a mile wide a…
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Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[1980's-1990's]
Physical Description
35mm Color slide
Physical Condition
Good
History / Biographical
The Chinook Country Tourist Association is a not-for-profit organization serving the tourism industry in southern Alberta since 1969. Their mandate is tourism pormotion and development in the area known as Chinook Country. Chinook Country borders British Columbia to the west, Montana to the south, Calgary city limits to the north and Writing-On-Stone Park to the east. Chinook Country Tourist Association has a partnership with the City of Lethbridge operating two Visitor Information Centres in the city which help over 50,000 visitors to Lethbridge annually. The association is an advocate for the tourist industry of southwest Alberta and they believe in tourist development, historical preservation, cultural identity and economic growth. Chinook Tourist Association is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and membership from the community.
Scope and Content
View of a historic sign for St. Mary's Reservoir. The sign reads: "Five miles northwest of this sign is the St. Mary's Dam one of the largest earth-filled dams in Canada. Completed in 1951 it is the key to irrigation to about half a millioan acres of arid Alberta land. The dam is half a mile wide at the top, 186 feet high and has created a lake 15 mile long and 6 miles wide."
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20101016109
Collection
Archive
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