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Other Name
COW SCAPULA (PAINTED)
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BONE
Catalogue Number
P19900047000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
COW SCAPULA (PAINTED)
Date
1963
Materials
BONE
No. Pieces
1
Length
33.6
Width
21.8
Description
COW SCAPULA, CLEANED, WHITE WASHED & PAINTED WITH TEEPEE DESIGN ON 1 FACE. PAINTED IN LETTERS: "TURIN CHIEF THUNDERBIRD. (J. LANDERYOU) 1963" ON SIDE: "1ST TURNIN CUB PACK"
Subjects
NATURAL HISTORY ARTIFACT
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
POLITICS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
DONOR STATES BONE GIVEN TO HUSBAND IN SMALL CEREMONY WHEN HE WAS AN MLA FOR THE AREA.
Catalogue Number
P19900047000
Acquisition Date
1990-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
B.P.
Date Range To
1700
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COAL
Catalogue Number
P20030051012
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
B.P.
Date Range To
1700
Materials
COAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.4
Length
5.6
Width
3.3
Description
RECTANGULAR CHUNK OF COAL. BLACK. 5 OF 6 SIDES ARE RELATIVELY FLAT. 6TH SIDE IS ANGLED. THERE ARE 2 THIN, WHITE, HORIZONTAL LINES IN COAL. STRIATIONS IN COAL ARE VISIBLE.
Subjects
NATURAL HISTORY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COAL MINING
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051012
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
B.P.
Date Range To
1700
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COAL
Catalogue Number
P20030051013
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
B.P.
Date Range To
1700
Materials
COAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.6
Length
6.5
Width
4.7
Description
CHUNK OF COAL. BROWN IN COLOR. ONE SIDE OF CHUNK IS FLAT AND HAS DISTINCT IMPRESSION OF 3 PARTIAL LEAVES? IN IT. EACH LEAF HAS A CENTRE FURROW AND VEINS THAT CURVE UPWARDS FROM THE CENTRE.
Subjects
NATURAL HISTORY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COAL MINING
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. LIBRARY MATERIALS AND MINING MEMORABILIA WERE KEPT IN A DISPLAY CASE LOCATED IN THE SOUTH WEST CORNER OF THE MAIN FLOOR CLUB ROOM. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051013
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LOCK OF HAIR
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
HAIR
Catalogue Number
P19970041916
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LOCK OF HAIR
Date Range From
1975
Date Range To
1980
Materials
HAIR
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
41
Width
6
Description
A LOCK OF BLACK HUMAN HAIR, SPOTTED WITH GREY HAIR.
Subjects
NATURAL HISTORY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR RELATES THAT SHE HAD LONG HAIR FOR MOST OF HER LIFE AND CUT IT SHORT AROUND 1980. THIS LOCK IS REMNANTS OF WHAT WAS CUT. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041916
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BONE
Catalogue Number
P19640103000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Materials
BONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.5
Length
25.0 (BASE OF HORN CORE)
Width
55.0 (HORN CORES)
Description
NASAL BONES MISSING. PLAINS BUFFALO BISON. FROM MATURE ANIMAL WITH SKULL SLIGHTLY WEATHERED FROM EXPOSURE. MOST SUTURES UNFUSED AND FRONT PORTION OF PALLET MISSING.
Subjects
NATURAL HISTORY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
UNKNOWN PROVENANCE BELIEVED FROM ALBERTA PLAINS.
Catalogue Number
P19640103000
Acquisition Date
1964-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BONE
Catalogue Number
P19651618000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1850
Date Range To
1880
Materials
BONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
9.0
Width
59.0(HORN CORES)
Description
28 CM CIR. (BASE OF HORN CORE) . EVERYTHING IS MISSING FROM THE EYE ORBITS FORWARD. HORN CORE SOMEWHAT ERODED
Subjects
NATURAL HISTORY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
PROVENANCE UNKNOWN. PLAINS BUFFALO OR BISON.
Catalogue Number
P19651618000
Acquisition Date
1965-02
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
B.P.
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BONE
Catalogue Number
P19740001000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1700
Date Range To
B.P.
Materials
BONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
20.5
Length
48.0
Width
66.5
Diameter
35.0(HORN CORE BASE)
Description
SOME OF INTERIOR SEPTA MISSING. ONE LARGE (DEEP) AND ONE SHALLOW CYST SCARS IN LEFT HORN CORE BASE. THESE ARE ROUND PITS IN THE BONE. MATURE ANIMAL.PLAINS BUFFALO BISON. MOST CRANIAL SUTURES FUSED. MOST MOLARS AND PREMOLARS MISSING (ONLY RIGHT 3RD MOLAR PRESENT).
Subjects
NATURAL HISTORY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
FOUND PROTRUDING FROM BANK OF DRIED UP STREAM OR WASH CHANNEL ON KNIGHT RANCH, ABOUT 30.5 CM BELOW S.D.
Catalogue Number
P19740001000
Acquisition Date
1973-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BONE
Catalogue Number
P19760010000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1910
Date Range To
1920
Materials
BONE
No. Pieces
1
Description
17.5 CM HT. (SKULL BONE) 40.0 CM HT. (INCL. HORNS) X 22.0 CM WTH. (SKULL BASE 54.0 CM WTH. (HORN SPAN) X 37.0 CM (SKULL). SPECIMEN IS INTACT INCLUDING HORN SHEATHS. NASAL SEPTA AND BONES ARE MISSING. A MATURE COW, BUT YOUNG, AS CRANIAL SUTURES ARE UNFUSED. MOLARS AND PREMOLARS ARE MISSING. SPECIMEN IS WEATHERED A WHITE COLOUR.
Subjects
NATURAL HISTORY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
History
MR ROWLAND BOUGHT A SECTION OF HUDSON'S BAY LAND IN 1939 AND BROKE AND SEEDED IT IN 1940. THE SKULL WAS RECOVERED FROM BESIDE A SMALL SLOUGH DURING THE CULTIVATION. LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF SITE IS SW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SEC. 8, TWP.3, RGE. 18, W OF 4TH. MR. ROWLAND RANCHED FOR MANY YEARS 6 MILES WEST OF MILK RIVER, ALBERTA AND RESIDES IN RAYMOND.
Catalogue Number
P19760010000
Acquisition Date
1976-04
Collection
Museum
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