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Other Name
GAS LAMP CHIMNEY GLASS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19890012012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GAS LAMP CHIMNEY GLASS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1970
Materials
GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
16.3
Diameter
9.4
Description
CLEAR GLASS. HAS A SHORT NARROW STEM AT THE BOTTOM. TOP EDGE FLARES OUTWARD. ETCHED ONTO SIDES OF CHIMNEY ARE 3 CLUSTERS OF GRAPES, EACH ON A STEM WITH TWO NARROW LEAVES AND 3 CURLY CUES. BOTTOM EDGE OF CHIMNEY HAS MULTIPLE SMALL CHIPS IN IT.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ITEMS COLLECTED BY DONOR AND HER HUSBAND, DR. HAIG OVER MANY YEARS. NO SPECIFIC HISTORY KNOWN. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF ARTIFACTS, WHICH INCLUDED A CUTICLE KNIFE DONATED BY BETTY HAIG. AS PART OF THE SURVEY PROCESS, PUNDYK CONNECTED WITH HAIG’S STEPDAUGHTER, JANICE HAIG. NONE OF THE ARTIFACTS DONATED TO THE MUSEUM BY BETTY HAIG WERE FAMILIAR TO HER, SHE STATED IN AN EMAIL. HAIG EXPLAINS, “MY MOTHER, [MAE HAIG (SYMONDS)] DIED IN 1966, AND AT THAT POINT I WAS MARRIED AND LIVING IN ST. JOHN’S, NEWFOUNDLAND. A YEAR LATER, MY FATHER MARRIED BETTY HOYT [THE DONOR]. I THINK THOSE DONATED ITEMS MUST HAVE COME FROM THE HOYT FAMILY.” ARCHIVAL RESEARCH FOUND THE DONOR’S FULL NAME TO BE REBECCA “BETTY” ELIZABETH HAIG (NEE HOYT). HER LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY (PUBLISHED ON FEBRUARY 7, 2004) STATES SHE WAS BORN ON DECEMBER 31, 1917 IN LETHBRIDGE. BETTY WAS BORN TO THE PROMINENT HOYT FAMILY, KNOWN IN THE CITY FOR THEIR HARDWARE STORE, HOYT HARDWARE LIMITED. BETTY’S FATHER, BERTON BEECHER HOYT, WAS BORN IN NEW BRUNSWICK ON FEBRUARY 17, 1896 AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1902 TO WORK FOR THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY AS STOREKEEPER, ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. HE LATER MOVED INTO MANAGEMENT OF THE LOCAL WHOLESALE STORE, WESTERN CANADA HARDWARE. HOYT’S HARDWARE STORE WAS FOUNDED BY B. B. HOYT IN 1927 WITH THE MERGER OF WESTERN CANADA AGENCY LIMITED AND HEWITT AND BLACK LTD. HIS STORE WAS NOTABLE FOR ITS ECCENTRIC WINDOW DISPLAYS, BILLBOARDS, AND CHRISTMAS SPIRIT WITH THEIR HOYT’S TOYLAND AND SANTA CLAUS PARADES THAT RAN FOR 20 YEARS. HOYT MARRIED ALMA JANE ROBISON AND THE COUPLE WOULD HAVE SIX CHILDREN: WESLEY, MARGARET, BETTY (THE DONOR), ISABELLE, GEORGE, AND ALICE. B. B. HOYT PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY AT THE AGE OF 59 IN 1935. BETTY HAIG LIVED IN THE CITY FOR MOST OF HER LIFE. UPON GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL FROM THE LETHBRIDGE COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE, SHE WENT ON TO STUDY BUSINESS AT GARBUTT BUSINESS COLLEGE IN THE CITY. AFTER WORKING FOR A NUMBER YEARS AS A STENOGRAPHER, SHE WENT TO EDMONTON TO STUDY NURSING AT THE ROYAL ALEXANDER HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING. SHE GRADUATED FROM THE PROGRAM IN 1946. ACCORDING TO THE OBITUARY, HAIG BEGAN HER NURSING CAREER AT ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL, AND THEN WENT ON TO WORK AT THE HAIG CLINIC. AFTER RETIRING FROM THE CLINIC IN 1967, SHE MARRIED DR. WILLARD HAIG. DR. WILLARD REDDON HAIG WAS BORN IN DEVIL’S LAKE, NORTH DAKOTA ON JULY 19, 1899. HIS FAMILY MOVED TO CLARESHOLM IN 1902, WHERE HE WOULD REMAIN UNTIL 1920 WHEN HE WENT ON TO ATTENDED MEDICAL SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA. HE TRANSFERRED TO MCGILL UNIVERSITY IN 1924 AND GRADUATED FROM THERE IN 1926. HE MARRIED MAE SYMONDS OF LETHBRIDGE IN AUGUST 1930. THE COUPLE HAD TWO CHILDREN: DOUGLAS AND JANICE. DR. HAIG TRANSFERRED FROM FORT MACLEOD TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1934 WHEN HE JOINED HIS BROTHER’S PRACTICE. HE WAS ONE OF THE FIVE FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE HAIG CLINIC, ESTABLISHED IN 1939 AND STILL ACTIVE IN THE CITY AT THE TIME OF THE 2018 ARTIFACT SURVEY. HE RETIRED FROM THE PARTNERSHIP IN 1965, BUT CONTINUED TO ASSIST AT SURGERY UNTIL 1974 (LETHBRIDGE HERALD, APRIL 5, 1989). DR. WILLARD HAIG PASSED AWAY IN THE CITY IN 1989 AT THE AGE OF 89 YEARS. ON FEBRUARY 4, 2004, BETTY HAIG PASSED AWAY AT 86 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19890012001 FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REFERENCED FOR THE ABOVE DOCUMENTATION.
Catalogue Number
P19890012012
Acquisition Date
1989-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CYSTOSCOPE BULBS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, ALUMINUM, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19960116226
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CYSTOSCOPE BULBS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PLASTIC, ALUMINUM, GLASS
No. Pieces
20
Height
6.2
Diameter
3
Description
1. CASE: CYLINDRICAL CLEAR PLASTIC CASE HAS SEPARATE LID AND WHITE COTTON TAPE LABEL WHICH READS "BULBS DR. NOBLE'S CYSTOSCOPE" AND "DOWN BROS. # GU15A OR: GU124" HAND PRINTED IN BLUE INK. 2. BULBS: 1.8 X 0.8CM BULBS. BULBS HAVE CYLINDRICAL ALUMINUM BODY WITH OVAL CUT FRONT WITH GLASS BULB. GLASS IS LINED WITH WHITE PLASTIC INSULATION. EACH BULB HAS THREADED PLUG AT BASE. MANY BULBS HAVE RED CORROSION AROUND INSULATION AROUND GLASS. THERE ARE 18 BULBS IN TOTAL.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
MEDICAL & DENTAL T&E
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
History
BULBS WERE USED WITH DR. NOBLE'S CYSTOSCOPE AND WERE REMOVED FROM ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116226
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19860003000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
GLASS, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
15.0
Diameter
8.0
Description
SCREW BASE, OBLONG GLOBE WITH A TIP ON TOP. BASE IS DENTED AND CORODED. FILAMENT IS DAMAGED, BULB INOPERATIVE, SEE CONSERVATION REPORT.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
DUG OUT OF AN OLD DUMP IN A FARMERS FIELD AT WAINWRIGHT, AB. IN 1980.
Catalogue Number
P19860003000
Acquisition Date
1986-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, METAL, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19860007000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
GLASS, METAL, PAPER
No. Pieces
2
Length
10.0
Diameter
8.4
Description
GLASS, METAL. SCREW BASE, OBLONG GLOBE "NALCO" " 16CP" "120-125 VOLT" FILAMENT INTACT. C/W BROWN CARDBOARD WRAPPER.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
FOUND IN CITY STORES WHEN LOCATED IN VICINITY OF MUSEUM. CANDLE POWER IS A MEASURE OF LIGHT WHEREBY THE INTENSITY OF ONE FOOT-CANDLE AS MEASURED AT 16 FEET, EQUALS ONE CP. MODERN BULBS ARE RATED IN TERMS OF WATTS.
Catalogue Number
P19860007000
Acquisition Date
1986-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19880004004
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
PAPER, GLASS, METAL
No. Pieces
6
Height
7.4
Length
16.4
Width
7.4
Description
6.0 X 14.0 CM BULBS. BOXES CONTAIN CORRUGATED CARDBOARD LINERS HOLDING BULBS, AND TOP OF BOX IS MARKED "G-E LAMPS FOR PICTURE PROJECTION". BLUE, YELLOW, WHITE COLOURED BOX. BOXES CONTAIN SINGLE PAPER "CAUTION" SHEET, ONE IN FRENCH AND ONE IN ENGLISH. MARKED ON TOP OF BULB "CG 201 DISPLAY SPOTLIGHT 500 WATT", WITH A NON-SCREWTYPE BASE.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
BUSINESS
History
CANADIAN GENERAL ELECTRIC. DONOR STATES BULBS WERE USED BY RICHARDSON SECURITIES LETHBRIDGE OFFICE.
Catalogue Number
P19880004004
Acquisition Date
1988-01
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19930055001
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
1930
Materials
GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
10
Diameter
2.7
Description
GLASS TUBE BULB WITH BRASS SOCKET CASING. 3.5 CM PORTION AT BASE OF GLASS BULB HAS WHITE FROSTING. FILAMENT OF BULB IS IN SHAPE OF THE STAR OF DAVID. CARBON RESIDUE IS ON INSIDE OF BULB. BRASS CASING IS THREADED TO FIT ELECTRICAL SOCKET AND GAS SINGLE SOLDERING BEAD AT JUNCTION OF GLASS AND BASE AT VERY BOTTOM IS BLACK PORCELAIN CAP. STAMPED IN SMALL BLACK LETTERING AROUND BASE AND CAP IS "PAT B4-3W-110V" AND ANOTHER SET OF ILLEGIBLE PRINTING. STAR OF DAVID FILAMENT GLOWS ORANGE AND BULB IS STILL IN WORKING CONDITION.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
BULB WAS USED AS PART OF THE FRIDAY EVENING SABBATH RITE OF LIGHTING A CANDLE. THE SABBATH BEGINS AT SUNDOWN AND TORAH PREVENTS KINDLING OF FIRE ON THE SABBATH. THUS A CANDLE WAS IGNITED BEFORE SUNDOWN AND BECAME RITUAL. AS TECHNOLOGY PROGRESSED LIGHTBULBS TOOK THE PLACE OF CANDLES. THIS IS ONE OF THOSE BULBS. WAS LEFT TO THE MCHARDY'S UPON HER DEATH. IT IS KNOWN THAT MRS. RODEN ALWAYS CELEBRATED PASSOVER. SHE IS SURVIVED BY ONLY ONE NEICE, MS.DEBBIE GREEN. *UPDATE* IN 2019 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PERSONAL ARTIFACTS, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY ROBERT McHARDY. INFORMATION ABOUT McHARDY FOUND ON A GRAVESITE DATABASE STATES HE WAS BORN ON JULY 11 1938 IN NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA. HE CAME TO LETHBRIDGE AFTER ACCEPTING A TEACHING POSITION IN THE CITY IN 1968. HE WAS MARRIED TO FRANCES ANDERSON IN 1968 AND HAD TWO SONS. THE INITIAL DOCUMENTATION OF THESE ARTIFACTS STATES THAT THEY BELONGED TO ETHEL RODIN (NEE DUNN). ACCORDING TO HER JULY 12, 1990 LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, RODIN WAS BORN IN LONDON, ENGLAND ON SEPTEMBER 4, 1907. SHE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA WITH HER FAMILY, WHERE THEY INITIALLY SETTLED IN EDMONTON. SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE WHEN SHE MARRIED DAVE RODIN (DATE UNKNOWN). DAVE RODIN’S OBITUARY (PUBLISHED IN THE HERALD ON SEPTEMBER 6, 1977) STATES HE CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1929 TO OPERATE THE BUY-RITE GROCERY STORE. DAVE RODIN PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON SEPTEMBER 3, 1977 AT THE AGE OF 74 YEARS. ETHEL RODIN PASSED AWAY ON JULY 9, 1990 AT THE AGE OF 82 YEARS. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING COPIES OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARIES.
Catalogue Number
P19930055001
Acquisition Date
1993-09
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, PORCELAIN, WOOD, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19693763000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
GLASS, PORCELAIN, WOOD, BRASS
No. Pieces
2
Height
14.9
Length
5.1
Width
9.2
Description
WOOD BASE, POINTED TIP BULB. PORCELAIN SOCKET.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
*UPDATE* RESEARCH WAS CONDUCTED INTO THE DONOR “R. E. ANKILL,” AS ONE OF HIS ARTIFACTS FELL UNDER A 2018 COLLECTIONS AUDIT PERFORMED BY COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK. IT WAS CONFIRMED BY HIS GRAVE MARKER THAT THE DONOR’S FULL NAME WAS ROBERT E. “BOB” ANKILL. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, ANKILL WAS BORN ON JULY 6, 1922 IN PINCHER CREEK, ALBERTA. THE OBITUARY STATES, “HE JOINED THE CANADIAN ARMY IN 1942 AND WAS POSTED IN THE ROYAL CANADIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS FIRST ARMORED DIVISION. AFTER TAKING A WIRELESS OPERATORS COURSE, HE MET HIS FUTURE WIFE PEGGY. HE WAS THEN POSTED IN ITALY AND TOOK PART IN THE ITALIAN CAMPAIGN FROM SAN VITO TO MONTE CASINO. SHORTLY AFTER HE WAS POSTED IN HOLLAND AND TOOK PART IN MANY “MOP UP” OPERATIONS AT THE END OF THE INVASION. AFTER HOSTILITIES CEASED HE JOINED AN R.C.A. DANCE AND ENTERTAINMENT BAND AND ENTERTAINED THE TROOPS FOR SIX DAYS A WEEK. IN JULY OF 1945 HE MARRIED THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE PEGGY SIMS AFTER WHICH HE RETURNED TO EUROPE TO PREPARE FOR HIS RETURN TO CANADA…” ATTEMPTS MADE TO CONTACT THE DONOR’S NEXT-OF-KIN FOR ITEM-RELATED HISTORY WERE UNSUCCESSFUL. FOR INFORMATION REGARDING ANKILL’S MILITARY CAREER, PLEASE SEE ARTIFACT RECORD P19662374000, AS IT INCLUDES EXCERPTS FROM AN ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY GALT STAFF IN 2012 WITH ANKILL’S DAUGHTER, JEANNE SHEA. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT RECORD FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING A COPY OF THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY.
Catalogue Number
P19693763000
Acquisition Date
1969-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19880037007
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1960
Materials
GLASS, ALUMINUM, PAPER
No. Pieces
19
Length
6.1
Width
3.3
Description
"NO. 5 SYNCHRO-PRESS CLASS M" FLASHBULB 10 CLEAR PHOTOFLASH BULBS C/W PACKAGING 6 BLUE PHOTOFLASH BULBS IN CARDBOARD HOLDER. HOLDER IS ORANGE, BLUE AND WHITE. "WESTINGHOUSE LTD. THREE RIVERS QUEBEC".
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
LEISURE
History
DONOR PURCHASED FOR USE WITH VIGILANT SIX-20, P19880037006-GA & FLASHHOLDER P19880037008-GA
Catalogue Number
P19880037007
Acquisition Date
1988-06
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P19890018007
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
GLASS, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
12
Diameter
2.6
Description
PEAR SHAPED ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB. FILAMENT IS INTACT. DONOR SAYS BULB WORKS.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
UNKNOWN MANUFACTURE, PROBABLY AMERICAN. DONOR FOUND BULB AMONGST FATHER'S BELONGINGS. THIS TYPE OF VENTED BULB WAS MANUFACTURED PRIOR TO W.W.I. AS TECHNOLOGY CHANGED, NEW BULBS WERE DESIGNED WITHOUT THE VENT.
Catalogue Number
P19890018007
Acquisition Date
1989-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRING
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P19920004001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRING
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1950
Materials
PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
208.0
Description
STRING OF CHRISTMAS LIGHT BULBS WIRED IN SERIES. BAKELITE SOCKETS, C/W 8 COLORED BULBS (REDS, BLUES, YELLOWS). CLOTH COVERED WIRE & 2 PRONG CONNECTORS FOR WALL SOCKET. BAKELITE CONNECTOR "660 W- 250 V", "NOMA" REVERSE CONNECTOR ADAPTS TO ALLOW ADDITIONAL CONNECTOR PLUG IN. SOME BULBS MARKED.
Subjects
LIGHTING DEVICE
ART
Historical Association
FURNISHINGS
History
NOMA. USED BY DONOR FOR MANY YEARS ON FAMILY CHRISTMAS TREE. REPLACED WITH MORE MODERN STRING. "WHEN 1 BULB BURNT OUT, ALL WENT OUT UNTIL THE BURNT OUT ONE WAS REPLACED." *** INFORMATION BELOW PROVIDED BY DONOR AT THE REQUEST OF THE GALT IN 2010. “THIS ORIGINALLY CAME FROM 'THE BOWLADROME'. WORKED THERE AS A PIN SETTER IN THE EARLY FORTIES, AND WAS GIVEN IT BY HARRY WILLIAMS WHO WAS THE MANAGER OF THE BUSINESS AT THAT TIME. (HARRY WROTE TEAM NAMES AND ALLEY INFORMATION ON A BLACKBOARD. HE HAD BEAUTIFUL HANDWRITING.)” *** *UPDATE* IN 2018 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED AN ARTIFACT SURVEY, INCLUDING A NUMBER OF ARTIFACTS DONATED BY IRMA DOGTEROM. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS ESTABLISHED THROUGH ARCHIVAL RESEARCH: “IRMA [DOGTEROM] WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE ON OCTOBER 3, 1930,” HER OBITUARY ON THE MARTIN BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPELS WEBSITE STATES, “AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SHE MET AND MARRIED JAKE DOGTEROM (1926-2015). THEY SET UP HOUSE ON THE FARM EAST OF LETHBRIDGE [IN 1950] AND CORAL, JAN, DAVE, AND NANCY SOON FOLLOWED.” ACCORDING TO JAKE’S OBITUARY, THE COUPLE MOVED INTO LETHBRIDGE IN 1988, THOUGH JAKE CONTINUED TO COMMUTE TO THE FARM TO WORK. THE OBITUARY STATES THAT SHE WAS A TWO-TIME RECIPIENT OF THE QUEEN’S JUBILEE MEDAL. FURTHER LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARCHIVAL SOURCES SPEAK ABOUT HER PASSION FOR LOCAL HISTORY, WHICH HAS BEEN ILLUMINATED THROUGH HER INVOLVEMENT OF NAMING THE STREETS AFTER SIGNIFICANT WOMEN FROM LOCAL HISTORY IN THE LEGACY RIDGE DEVELOPMENT IN NORTH LETHBRIDGE. IRMA DOGTEROM PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON AUGUST 5, 2014 AT THE AGE OF 83 YEARS. INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWLADROME WAS LEARNED THROUGH ARCHIVAL RESEARCH. A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED ON OCTOBER 8, 1940 PRIOR TO THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEWLY RENOVATED “HARRY’S BOWLADROME.” THE ARTICLE STATES THAT THE FACILITY WAS OWNED BY LEE AND GORDON BREWERTON OF RAYMOND AND CARDSTON AND WAS MANAGED BY HARRY WILLIAMS. THE RENOVATION RETAINED THE BOWLING ALLEY’S ORIGINAL LOCATION IN THE BAALIM BLOCK ON 6TH STREET SOUTH, BUT ADDED THE UPPER FLOOR TO THE BUSINESS. THE ARTICLE PROVIDES A DESCRIPTION OF THE FACILITY, INCLUDING A DESCRIPTION OF THE “MODERN MOTIF” EVIDENT IN THE DESIGN ELEMENTS. READERS ARE TOLD, “PRESENT INDICATIONS POINT TO THE BIGGEST YEAR BOWLING HAS EVER ENJOYED IN LETHBRIDGE.” A HERALD ARTICLE FROM 1951 STATES THAT THE BOWLADROME WAS “THE LARGEST ESTABLISHMENT OF ITS KIND IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA.” THIS ARTICLE PROVIDES A HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS, STATING THAT IT WAS FIRST OPENED BY HORACE BARRETT AND JAMES K. MOSSEY IN 1928. IN 1934, BARRETT SOLD HIS INTEREST IN THE BUSINESS TO HARRY CHAPMAN, AND IN THE LATE 1930S THE BREWERTON’S PURCHASED THE BUSINESS FROM THE PARTNERS. IN 1947, JOHN ACHTEM PURCHASED THE BUSINESS FROM THE BREWERTON’S. FOLLOWING A RENOVATION, ACHTEM SOLD THE BOWLADROME TO KURT GALLSTROM AND CLARENCE “KEG” BROWN. LETHBRIDGE HERALD RESEARCH INDICATES THAT THE BOWLADROME CLOSED AROUND THE MID TO LATE SEVENTIES. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19920004001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWLADROME, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19930068001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE FAMILY, INCLUDING FULL OBITUARIES AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19920004001
Acquisition Date
1992-01
Collection
Museum
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