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Fort Walsh Townsite, 1878

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Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20061045097
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photo was taken on the townsite here [Fort Walsh] about 100 yards north of the Fort while the latter was still occupied by the Force in 1878. The buildings in the foreground are the warehouse, store, and living quarters of the trading firm T.C. Power and Brother of Fort Benton, Montana. The manager…
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Material Type
Photograph
Description Level
Item
Creator
Isreal C. Shank
Physical Description
1 black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Compiled by Inspector I.C. Shank. Isreal Shank was born in Athabasca in 1911, the eldest of 15 children born to Eddie Jedeon Shank and Rosana Goulet. He attended the Olds School of Agriculture from 1928-1930 and worked at the Dominion Experimental Sub-station, Beaverlodge. He joined the RCMP in 1934 and retired in 1969 as a Chief-Superintendent. Mr. Shank died in 2006.
Scope and Content
Photo was taken on the townsite here [Fort Walsh] about 100 yards north of the Fort while the latter was still occupied by the Force in 1878. The buildings in the foreground are the warehouse, store, and living quarters of the trading firm T.C. Power and Brother of Fort Benton, Montana. The manager, Mr. Horace Greeley (standing in the doorway), passed away in Maple Creek some few years ago. Part of the Hotel shows on the extreme left. Another trading company, I.G. Baker & Co., was located east of these buildings. Photo taken in 1878 by a photographer named Anderton located here. Photo shows hunters setting out in the spring for their hunting camps.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20061045097
Collection
Archive
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