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Other Name
CONDUCTOR'S CAP
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, LEATHER, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19990058001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CONDUCTOR'S CAP
Date Range From
1955
Date Range To
1965
Materials
NYLON, LEATHER, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.2
Length
26.1
Width
19.8
Description
BLACK CONDUCTOR'S CAP. HAS A FLAT TOP. THERE ARE TWO YELLOW BANDS AROUND CROWN. EMBROIDERED ABOVE TOP BAND IS "CANADIAN PACIFIC" AND EMBROIDERED BETWEEN THE TWO BANDS IS "CONDUCTOR". INSIDE TOP OF HAT IS LINED WITH RED SATIN. SEWN TO THIS LINING IS A PIECE OF CLEAR PLASTIC CUT INTO A DIAMOND SHAPE. STAMPED ONTO PLASTIC, SO IT READS BACKWARDS, IS "WILLIAM SCULLY LIMITED IN SUPPLY SINCE 1898 MADE IN CANADA". STITCHED PARTWAY UNDERNEATH PLASTIC IS A WHITE TAG THAT READS "85724" "7 1/8". THERE IS A BAND OF BROWN LEATHER AROUND INSIDE EDGE OF CAP.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S GREAT GREAT UNCLE, ROBERT BISHOP, WHO WAS A CONDUCTOR WITH THE C.P.R.. DONOR'S GRANDMOTHER IS ELLEN WATERHOUSE. DONATION WAS MADE IN MEMORY OF DONOR'S MOTHER, VICTORIA BURNS, WHO PASSED AWAY IN FEB. 1999. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON BISHOP, PLEASE SEE DONATION P19990058002 AND PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P19990058001
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TRAINMAN'S CAP
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON BLEND, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20040006003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TRAINMAN'S CAP
Date
1983
Materials
POLYESTER/COTTON BLEND, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.5
Length
24.0
Width
20.5
Description
WHITE AND BLUE STRIPED DENIM CAP. HAS A FULL, SOFT CROWN THAT IS PLEATED. HAS A VISOR IN FRONT. BACK HAS BLACK, PLASTIC ADJUSTABLE STRAPS. A PATCH ON FRONT OF CAP IS WHITE WITH RED PRINT AND HAS BLUE THREAD FINISHED EDGES. PATCH READS "CP RAIL NEW LETHBRIDGE YARD 1983". THERE IS A BAND OF WHITE DENIM AROUND INSIDE OF CROWN. A TAG INSIDE CAP READS "VICTORY CAPS TORONTO".
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
History
BELONGED TO DONOR'S FATHER GEORGE G. MCLEAN (AKA "BUD"). BUD MCLEAN WAS BORN NEAR EDMONTON, ALBERTA IN 1930 AND GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE, ATTENDING ST. BASIL'S SCHOOL. THE SON OF A RAILROAD MAN (GEORGE MCLEAN SR) AND ONE OF THE FIRST LADY CUSTOMS OFFICERS, (ELLEN MCLEAN - SEE OTHER DONATIONS IN COLLECTION), BUD STARTED WITH THE CPR IN 1946, WORKING HIS WAY UP TO ENGINEER IN 1955. HE WAS THE LAST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER TO JOIN THE ROSTER. ONE OF HIS CHARGES IS NOW ON DISPLAY AT HERITAGE PARK IN CALGARY, ANOTHER IS AT THE HEALTH UNIT IN LETHBRIDGE. HE RETIRED FROM THE CPR IN 1986. BUD MET AND MARRIED HIS WIFE MARJORIE IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1952. THEY HAD 2 CHILDREN, DARLENE AND GRANT MCLEAN. BUD WAS DESCRIBED AS A FAMILY MAN, PARTY TRICKSTER, AND GREAT LOVER OF SPORTS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ELKS AND A LONG TIME SUPPORTER OF THE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB, SERVING ON ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JUNE 14, 2003 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P20040006003
Acquisition Date
2004-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
“WATERTON LAKES” HAT
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1993
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CANVAS, COTTON, LEATHERETTE
Catalogue Number
P20130004004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
“WATERTON LAKES” HAT
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1993
Materials
CANVAS, COTTON, LEATHERETTE
No. Pieces
1
Height
12.5
Length
23
Width
22.5
Description
SAILOR-STYLE HAT WITH BLACK BRIM AND BAND, AND WHITE CANVAS UPPER. SQUARE BLACK PATCH AT CENTRE PEAK EMBROIDERED WITH GOLD THREAD IN A LIFE PRESERVER AND ANCHOR DESIGN. TEXT ALONG BAND READS “WATERTON LAKES CANADA” IN YELLOW, FLANKED BY ANCHOR SYMBOLS. LIGHT WATER STAINING ON WHITE CANVAS.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
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THE COLLECTION OF OBJECTS BELONGING TO THE MEISSER FAMILY WAS DONATED BY JUDY WRIGHT, NIECE OF LOWELL MEISSER, WHO OPERATED A FARM OUTSIDE WARNER WITH HIS BROTHER ROME AS THE ‘MEISSER BROS’ FROM 1929 TO 1946. JUDY’S MOTHER WAS THE SISTER OF LOWELL’S WIFE ELINOR, AND SHE SPENT MUCH OF HER CHILDHOOD LIVING WITH THEM AND ROME MEISSER, DUE TO HER MOTHER BEING UNWELL. IN HER LATER ADULT LIFE, JUDY TOOK CARE OF “UNC” ROME AT HIS WATERTON RESIDENCE, AND BECAUSE ROME AND HIS BROTHER LOWELL DID NOT HAVE ANY LIVING DIRECT DESCENDANTS, JUDY WAS LEFT THE FAMILY BELONGINGS WHEN ROME DIED IN 2004. SEE RECORD P20130004001 FOR THE MEISSER FAMILY HISTORY. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT WAS EXTRACTED FROM AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED WITH THE DONOR BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON NOVEMBER 14, 2013, AS WELL AS FROM A DOCUMENT WRITTEN BY HER AT THE TIME OF THE DONATION. WRIGHT SAID: “THIS CAP WAS WORN BY ROME MEISSER’S GREAT NEPHEW, JEFFRY [GRANDSON OF LOWELL MEISSER, SON OF JERALD MEISSER], WHEN HE WAS AN INTERPRETER ON THE [M.V.] INTERNATIONAL BOAT IN WATERTON IN THE SUMMER OF 1992…THEY JUST THOUGHT HE WAS AN ENTERTAINER ON THE BOAT. HE WAS JUST REALLY PERSONABLE… HE WORKED IN THE PIZZA PLACE IN WATERTON WHEN IT WAS IN THE HOUSE… [JEFFRY] SPENT LOTS OF SUMMERS IN WATERTON WITH AUNT AND UNCLE [HIS GRANDPARENTS, ELINOR AND LOWELL]… HE WAS REALLY INTO MUSIC… A VERY FASCINATING GUY… WHEN MY AUNT [ELINOR] DIED IN ’92, HE CAME RIGHT UP TO LIVE WITH MY UNCLE [UNTIL JEFFRY] BOUGHT HIS HOUSE IN PINCHER… HE LIVED AT YARROW CREEK, JUST HALFWAY BETWEEN WATERTON AND PINCHER CREEK… BUT HE WAS STILL VERY MUCH AT EVERY CHRISTMAS AND EVERY EVENT… HE WAS STILL VERY MUCH A PART OF MY UNCLE’S LIFE… HE KILLED HIMSELF IN A CAR ACCIDENT… AND WHEN WE GOT THE NEWS THAT HE DIED, MY UNCLE [ROME] JUST WENT ‘THAT’S THE END OF THE MEISSER NAME. THERE’S NO MORE MEISSERS.’” ACCORDING TO THE SHIPS' LOGS OF THE WATERTON BOAT CO. INC. - THE COMPANY WHICH OWNS AND MANAGES THE MOTOR VESSEL INTERNATIONAL - JEFFRY MEISSER PERFORMED NO OFFICIAL, PAID SERVICE ABOARD THE M.V. INTERNATIONAL, INCLUDING DURING THE PRE- AND POST-REPAIR SEASONS. THE LOGS OF THE MOTOR VESSEL INTERNATIONAL LIST THE NAMES OF THE CAPTAIN AND CREW FOR EVERY VOYAGE. IN THE PRE- AND POST-SEASONS (SPRING AND FALL), WHEN REPAIRS ARE DONE TO THE VESSEL, THE LOGS LIST THE SHIPWRIGHT AS WELL AS HIS/HER HELPERS. THE LOGS ARE IN THE CARE OF ROD KRETZ, COMPANY DIRECTOR AND OPERATIONS MANAGER. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A FULL TRANSCIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION ON THE MEISSER FAMILY BY JUDY WRIGHT AND ROME MEISSER, OBITUARIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF FAMILY MEMBERS, AND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT EACH ARTIFACT COMPRISING THE DONATION.
Catalogue Number
P20130004004
Acquisition Date
2013-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CONDUCTOR'S
Date Range From
1926
Date Range To
1931
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PATENT LEATHER, NYLON
Catalogue Number
P19820028000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CONDUCTOR'S
Date Range From
1926
Date Range To
1931
Materials
PATENT LEATHER, NYLON
No. Pieces
1
Description
BLACK, GOLD, RED, BROWN, WHITE, GREEN. SIZE 7 1/4. BLACK NYLON CROWN WITH "CANADIAN PACIFIC" MACHINE SEWN IN GOLD THREAD AT THE FRONT. BAND OF BLACK WICKER; EDGES TRIMMED WITH GOLD RIBBON. "CONDUCTOR" IS MACHINE SEWN IN GOLD THREAD AT FRONT AND CENTRE OF HAT BAND. BRIM IS OF BLACK PATENT LEATHER. INSIDE LINING OF CROWN IS RED WITH WHITE TAG: "WILLIAM SCULLY LIMITED MANUFACTURERS OF UNIFORM EQUIPMENT MONTREAL, CANADA". ON ANOTHER WHITE TAG: "912256 ELLQUETTE SYNDICALE UNION LABEL CANADA AFL-CIO-CLC 7 1/4". SWEATBAND IS OF BROWN LEATHER.
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CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
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CONDUCTOR'S HAT ACQUIRED FOR MUSEUM BY DONOR. FOR HISTORY OF DONOR REFER TO "RAILWAYS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA" 1973 AUTHORED BY DONOR.
Catalogue Number
P19820028000
Acquisition Date
1981-02
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, GOLD BRAID, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19738858000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
RAYON, GOLD BRAID, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.5
Length
25.0
Description
SIZE: 5 1/2. BLACK RAYON CAP WITH TWO ROWS GOLD RIBBON TRIM, BLACK PLASTIC VISOR. "CPR" JOINED TOGETHER AND "CONDUCTOR" IN GOLD BRAID ABOVE VISOR. HELMET CREST AND "MADE BY WILLIAM SCULLY LIMITED MONTREAL" IN SILVER ON INSIDE OF CROWN. CONDUCTOR'S HAT.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
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Catalogue Number
P19738858000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1957
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FABRIC, VINYL, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20170005002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1957
Materials
FABRIC, VINYL, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
10.5
Length
25.5
Diameter
19.5
Description
BLACK CONDUCTOR’S HAT WITH GOLD ACCENTS; BLACK VINYL BRIM WITH GREEN COLOURED FABRIC ON BOTTOM; TWO PARALLEL GOLD-COLOURED BANDS STITCHED ONTO HAT; “CPR CONDUCTOR” IS STITCHED ONTO FRONT OF HAT IN A BRONZE-COLOURED THREAD; TWO BLACK EYELETS LOCATED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE HAT. INSIDE IS LINED WITH GREY FABRIC. INSIDE TAG READS "4 - SCULLY 7 1/8 MONTREAL" PRINTED IN BLACK INK. THE "4" HAS BEEN CROSSED OUT AND "5" HAS BEEN WRITTEN BY HAND BOTH IN BLUE INK. TAN LEATHER RIM AROUND THE INSIDE CIRCUMFERENCE OF HAT. GOOD CONDITION: WHITE BAND INSIDE OF HAT BRIM IS STAINED GREY; PIECES OF YELLOWED PAPER ARE STUCK INTO BOTH SIDES OF THE HAT; CIRCULAR-SHAPED INDENT IS PRESENT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TOP OF THE HAT. SEVERE WEAR/STAIN IN CENTER OF THE INSIDE OF HAT.
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CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
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THIS CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY (CPR) CONDUCTOR CAP BELONGED TO JAMES (JIM) FRANCES LOGAN, WHO WORKED FOR THE CPR IN LETHBRIDGE FOR FORTY-FOUR YEARS FOLLOWING WORLD WAR I. IN A PHONE CALL THAT TOOK PLACE ON JULY 16, 2018 BETWEEN LOGAN'S GRANDSON, CALVIN LOGAN AND GALT COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN, CALVIN LOGAN STATED HIS GRANDFATHER WORKED FOR CPR FROM 1913 TO 1957. ON MARCH 9, 2017 MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CALVIN LOGAN, WHO HAD POSSESSION OF THE CAP AT THE TIME OF DONATION. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THAT INTERVIEW: “MY FATHER (DENZIL LOGAN) GAVE ME THIS HAT PROBABLY FIFTEEN YEARS AGO. IT CAME FROM HIS FATHER, JAMES FRANCES LOGAN… MY DAD FELT IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT I HAVE SOMETHING, A KEEPSAKE, OF MY GRANDFATHER’S AND WITH THAT, I’VE ALWAYS ADMIRED [THE CAP]. I REMEMBER IT IN MY FATHER’S POSSESSION, IN HIS HOUSE. [THE CAP WAS] ON A SHELF IN HIS STUDY." "MY GRANDFATHER LIVED HERE SINCE THE EARLY 1900’S AND MY DAD WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1926, SO THIS HAT KIND OF HAS A REAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR ME IN LETHBRIDGE," LOGAN EXPLAINED, "MY GRANDFATHER WAS VERY PROUD TO HAVE WORKED FOR THE CPR FOR WELL OVER FORTY YEARS AND WAS VERY PROUD OF HIS POSITION AND ROLE IN THE CPR." “I WOULD BE OVER AT [MY GRANDPARENTS] HOME; GRANDMA WOULD THERE AND [GRANDPA] WOULD BE ON THE ROAD,” LOGAN SAID AS HE RECALLED HIS EARLIEST MEMORIES OF HIS GRANDFATHER AND THE CPR, “HE ALSO WOULD ALWAYS BE WEARING OVERALLS AND I AM STILL A PERSON THAT LOVES TO WEAR OVERALLS TOO. THE FIRST PAIR OF OVERALLS [I HAD] WHEN I GOT TO BE OLDER WERE FROM MY GRANDFATHER. THEY WERE BLUE AND WHITE STRIPED OVERALLS. HE HAD LOTS OF PAIRS OF THEM FROM HIS DAYS AT THE CPR. I HAVE INHERITED THAT KIND OF TRADITION FROM MY GRANDFATHER, I GUESS.” “MY OTHER MEMORY [WOULD BE] WHEN I GOT TO BE PROBABLY SEVEN OR EIGHT WHEN [CPR] OFFERED OUR FAMILY TO RIDE THE LAST ACTUAL PASSENGER TRAIN THAT RAN FROM LETHBRIDGE TO CALGARY. THE IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS OF MY GRANDFATHER WERE INVITED TO JOIN HIM ON THE TRAIN. WE GOT TO RIDE FROM LETHBRIDGE, OVER THE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE, TO CALGARY AND BACK AGAIN… THAT IS THE ONLY TRIP AS A KID THAT I DO REMEMBER." "ANOTHER ONE OF MY MEMORIES," LOGAN CONTINUED, "IS OF THE TRAIN THAT THEY HAD AT GALT GARDENS. I WOULD IMAGINE MYSELF AS A CONDUCTOR AND BACK THEN YOU COULD GO RIGHT INSIDE THE TRAIN. ONE MINUTE I WAS THE ENGINEER AND THE NEXT MINUTE I WAS THE CONDUCTOR. I WAS TRYING TO IMAGINE MYSELF AS A TRAIN PERSON AND WORKING WITH THE ENGINES SO LARGE AND JUST HOW COOL IT WOULD BE AS A KID GROWING UP THINKING OF MYSELF WORKING ON THESE BIG HUGE STEAM ENGINE TRAINS." "[WHEN I WAS YOUNG], I WANTED TO SEE WHERE [MY GRANDFATHER] WAS WORKING AND WHAT HE DID, BUT OFTEN TIMES IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO DO THAT BECAUSE OF THE TYPE OF JOB HE HAD. MY LAST MEMORIES OF THE RUN THAT HE HAD WERE FROM WHEN HE WORKED AS A CONDUCTOR IN THE REGULAR RUN FROM LETHBRIDGE TO YAK AND THEN IT WAS A RETURN TRIP FROM YAK TO LETHBRIDGE. THAT WAS THE LAST ROUTE HE WAS RUNNING BEFORE HE RETIRED,” LOGAN RECALLED. “I’D ALWAYS FELT A CONNECTION [TO TRAINS],” LOGAN CONTINUED, “NOT ONLY THROUGH MY GRANDFATHER, BUT ALSO THROUGH MY FATHER. A GREAT DEAL OF LIVESTOCK WAS HAULED IN THOSE DAYS THROUGH TRAIN AND FOR MANY OF THE PUBLIC YARDS ACROSS CANADA, TRAINS WERE THEIR WAY OF SHIPPING CATTLE TO DIFFERENT AREAS FOR PROCESSING. EVERY DAY OF [MY DAD’S] WORK WAS LOADING BOXCARS WITH CATTLE. I WAS AROUND THE YARDS PROBABLY MORE THAN MOST KIDS, BECAUSE MY DAD ON A SATURDAY OR SUNDAY WOULD HAVE TO STOP IN AT THE YARDS. I WOULD ALWAYS BE THE FIRST ONE IN THE CAR TO COME WITH HIM, I SAW MANY A CATTLE LOADED UP INTO THE BOXCARS. MY CLEARER MEMORIES [OF THE RAILWAY YARDS] WERE MORE SO OF MY FATHER’S CONNECTION WITH THE RAILWAY. [I ALSO REMEMBER] THERE WERE TIMES WHEN THERE WERE TRAIN ACCIDENTS [MY FATHER WOULD BE] CALLED OUT.” LOGAN WENT ON TO DESCRIBE HIS GRANDFATHER’S HISTORY, “MY GRANDFATHER WAS BORN IN POTSDAM, NEW YORK. [AROUND THAT TIME] THERE WAS A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. I THINK THE REASON MY GRANDFATHER ENDED UP IN LETHBRIDGE WAS BECAUSE HIS FATHER HAD ACQUIRED LAND HERE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA… [MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER] OWNED QUITE A NUMBER OF ACRES IN THAT AREA OF LETHBRIDGE. SO AS FAR AS THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF HOW THEY ENDED UP IN LETHBRIDGE, I DON’T REALLY KNOW THAT PART OF IT, BUT I DO KNOW THAT MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER DID OWN A FARM AND IT WAS A PART OF THE FAIRWAY PLAZA AREA TODAY.” AN ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE APRIL 6TH, 1944 EDITION OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD LISTED JAMES LOGAN JR. AS ONE OF THE EIGHT REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE CRANBROOK SECTION OF C.P.R. EMPLOYEES (FROM THE TERRITORY COVERING CROW’S NEST TO CRESTON) TO ATTEND A PROVINCIAL C. P. R. MEETING ABOUT VICTORY BOND SALE METHODS IN VANCOUVER. JAMES FRANCIS LOGAN’S OBITUARY WAS PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 1983. IT READS: “LOGAN PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON MAY 8TH, 1983 AT THE AGE OF 90 YEARS, BELOVED HUSBAND OF MRS. DOROTHY LOGAN… MR. LOGAN WAS BORN MAY 9TH, 1892 AT OGDENSBURG, NEW YORK AND CAME TO CANADA AND LETHBRIDGE IN 1910, WHERE HE FIRST WORKED IN THE MINES. HE SERVED OVERSEAS WITH THE 20TH BATTERY FROM 1914 TO 1918 AND WAS THE LAST SURVIVING MEMBER OF 25TH CANADIAN FIELD ARTILLERY. HE WORKED FOR THE C. P. R. FOR 44 YEARS AND AT THE TIME OF HIS RETIREMENT WAS A CONDUCTOR.” FOR INFORMATION ABOUT J. F. LOGAN’S EXPERIENCE DURING WORLD WAR I, PLEASE SEE ARCHIVES ACCESSION NUMBER 19861018001. PLEASE REFERENCE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS.
Catalogue Number
P20170005002
Acquisition Date
2017-02
Collection
Museum
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