Fonds 002 Beth Sheehan fonds

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— 1886-2000. — 508 cm of textual records. — 2,171 photographs. — 651 slides. — 67 negatives. — 11 postcards. — 13 maps. — 12 sound recordings.

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Biographical Sketch

Frances Elizabeth (Beth) Flint was born on her father’s homestead in the Lower Beaverlodge District on January 1, 1920. She had two older sisters, Pauline and Madelon. Her father, Victor Carman Flint, and his brother George Vincent Flint, ages 18 and 22, were born and raised in Ontario,and came west with the “Bull Outfit” in 1909, followed in 1910 by their parents, Paul & Jane Elizabeth (Kells) Flint. Beth’s mother, Frances Melissa Sills first came to the area in 1911, returned to Ontario, but came back to the Lower Beaverlodge District in February, 1915 as Victor’s bride.

Beth received her elementary schooling in the one-room Lower Beaverlodge School, the second school in the south Peace area. She attended high school at Beaverlodge. While attending high school, Beth was introduced to Canadian Girls in Training (CGIT) by her teacher. Her interest continued when she went to Toronto, where she formed a group in the church she attended, and later in Clairmont, as well as being a leader at two summer CGIT camps held at Lake Saskatoon, and instructing in handicrafts at CGIT rallies in Beaverlodge and Grande Prairie.

She went on to Alberta College in Edmonton for a secretarial course. From 1939-1942 she worked in offices in Toronto and Muskoka Lakes, returning to the Peace Country for Christmas 1942. After 10 months working in a Sexsmith office, on October 20, 1943, she married Everett Axel Sheehan, who farmed with his father on the south side of Clairmont lake. He and Beth bought Elmer Kline’s homestead in the same area and started farming on their own.

Involvement in the communities of the south Peace has been extensive over Beth’s lifetime, and her research, writing and photographic skills are a consistent thread throughout. She is well-known as Clairmont’s historian and the author of “Turn Back the Pages”, a history of Clairmont from 1908-1992, but she has been a major contributor to other publications as well. With her sister, Madelon Flint Truax, she co-authored “People of the Pass” a book on the construction of the Monkman Pass Highway–the highway that was never completed. It was hoped it would be a much needed shortcut to shipping ports in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her editing and photography skills helped produce “Grande Prairie” by J.G. MacGregor. She also contributed to “Beaverlodge to the Rockies” and “Pioneers of the Peace”. She is a life member of the Grande Prairie & District Oldtimers Association.

Beth was an early champion for the conservation of the Trumpeter Swan, from the 1940s when she saw a pair nesting on Clairmont Lake. This interested her in becoming a life-long member and later a board member of the International Trumpeter Swan Society. During this time two of their conferences were held in Grande Prairie, and she also compiled two brochures on the local Trumpeter Swans for public distribution, under the sponsorship of the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce and Muskoseepi Park.

As a charter member and a life member of the Grande Prairie Agricultural Society, formed in 1950, over the years Beth served as the secretary-treasurer, and convener at various times of Plants and Flowers, Fine Arts, Photography, and Handicrafts, as well as a long-time board member. Beth’s photographs of the county fair and parade span the years from 1954 to the present. Her collection of historical information on the local fairs dates back to 1910, when the first fair in Grande was held in the vicinity of 101 Street and 101 Avenue. The information becomes more comprehensive with the formation of the 1951 Agricultural Society.

The first Home & School Association at Harry Balfour School was organized by Mrs. Sheehan. She also established the first Regional Home and School Association in the south Peace and was the regional director for several years, lastly serving as editor of the “Alberta Home & School News” from 1964-1965.

Beth Flint Sheehan was the first office secretary for the St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie, and editor of their newsletter, “St. Paul’s Calls,” from 1958 to 1961, also two editions of “… And We Come After”, the history of the McQueen Presbyterian Church, whose congreation later formed St. Paul’s United Church and Forbes Presbyterian Church. These books were published in 1961 and 1986 respectively.

For six years, Beth was involved with the Alberta Historic Sites Board which dealt mainly with Place Names in Alberta. In 1984 she compiled a brochure for the first North American Hot Air Balloon Championships held at Grande Prairie, and proudly recalls the three hot air balloon rides she had.

In 2005, Beth Sheehan received the Alberta Centennial Award. Beth is a source of historical information for many who are interested in the history of the Peace Country.

Custodial History

Records donated to the archives by Beth Sheehan in numerous accessions. An accrual of Trumpeter Swans scrapbooks was acquired from the Grande Prairie Public Library in 2009. They had been previously donated to the library by Beth Sheehan.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the following series: personal and family papers and photographs including diaries written by Beth over an extensive period beginning in 1939 (with lapses) and into the 2000s; publications from “The Bull Outfit” with which her father came to the Beaverlodge area 1909; organizational files showing Beth’s involvement with Trumpeter Swan preservation, the Home and School Association, the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society, the Grande Prairie Book Club, and the Grande Prairie Hot Air Balloon Events Association; files relating to her work as author and historian of Clairmont and District, the Monkman Pass, Grande Prairie’s 25th Anniversary, Pioneers of the Peace, and the Peace River itself, complete with the diary of a trip down that river in 1955, and a reference system of news clippings on the people and events in the Grande Prairie area from [1970-2000]. There is also a large collection of photographs, both historical and documentary, detailing her activities and showing her interests as a photographer.

Notes

Accession numbers: 2000.02; 2001.24; 2002.40; 2003.54; 2004.26; 2006.92; 2008.11; 2009.21; 2009.27; 2009.56; 2010.06; 2011.02
Restricted Access to personal diaries for all but direct descendents until 2018.

Table of Contents

Series 002.01Personal and Family Papers and Photographs
Series 002.02Ox Shoe Farm
Series 002.03Organizations & Interests
Series 002.04Beth Sheehan, historian
Series 002.05Photograph Collection
Series 002.06Beth Sheehan, collector
Series 002.01Personal and Family Papers and Photographs. — [1885-2003]. — 295 cm of textual records. — 193 photographs. –67 negatives.The series consists of Beth’s personal diaries with supplemental information; bound volumes of literature from the Burnsites; family photographs from the Flints, the Sheehans, and Beth & Everett Sheehan; printed material from Beth’s education at Alberta College; and some paper artefacts, family memorabilia.
SubSeries 002.01.01Diaries and supplements. — 1939-2003. — 272 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of various types of diaries and notebooks starting in 1939. There is restricted access to personal diaries for all researchers except direct descendents until 2018.
 
9th Annual County Fair, 1959
poster
Creator: poster
Grande Prairie County Ag Society poster for the 9th Annual County Fair in 1959. Size is 12″ x 18″.
Location: 0002.01.01.1965
“All My Sons” program, 1972
program
Creator: program
A Grande Prairie Little Theatre program from the production of “All My Sons”, a play written by Arthur Miller. This production was directed by Sukumar Nayar.
Location: 0002.01.01.1972
A Festival of One Act Plays program, 1974
program
Creator: program
A program of a two day festival, February 15-16, 1974, of seven plays produced by The Grande Prairie Little Theatre, and The Peace Players.
Location: 0002.01.01.1974-1
Peace River Lamb Smorgasbord, 1974
program
Creator: program
Program and menu from the Peace River Lamb Smorgasbord held January 26, 1974. The lamb was prepared by the Lamb Producer’s Wives.
Location: 0002.01.01.1974-2
“Pioneer Artist of the Peace”, 1982
programme
Programme for a display of paintings by Euphemia McNaught at the Prairie Art Gallery on August 24, 1982 includes a list of paintings on display and a lure card for the book, “Euphemia McNaught Pioneer Artist of the Peace.”
Location: 0002.01.01.1982
“Seasons From Memory”, 1983
programme
Programme for an exhibition of works by Robert Guest at the Prairie Art Gallery from September 24 to October 16, 1983 includes a biography of artist Robert Guest and a list of the paintings on display.
Location: 0002.01.01.1983
Poster for “The Hobbit”, 1984
poster
12 x 18 poster for a College Players Production of Ruth Perry’s musical version of “The Hobbit”, written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Location: 0002.01.01.1984
Opening of Wild Rose Manor, 1985
programme
Creator: programme
Programme and invitation for the Official Opening of Wild Rose Manor on May 3, 1985. Wild Rose Manor is a senior’s residence operated by the Grande Spirit Foundation in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Location: 0002.01.01.1985
Opening of the Beaverlodge Campsite, 1986
invitation
Invitation to the Opening of the Beaverlodge Campsite and dedication of the Lower Beaver Lodge School which had been moved to the site and restored for use as the information centre. A list of students from the Lower Beaver Lodge School is included.
Location: 0002.01.01.1986
 
The Legal Status of Women, 1946
Booklet
This is an address delivered by J.E. Brownlee, K.C., LL.D., Vice-President of the United Grain Growers Ltd. to the Convention of the United Farm Women of Alberta on Friday, January 11, 1946.
Location: 0002.01.01.1946
Good Farming — Right Living, 1950
Booklet
Master Farm Family Award Record Book – a copy of the record book an applicant would have filled out in order to qualify for the award. Beth was one of the judges during 1950.
Location: 0002.01.01.1950
1956 Prize List -G.P. County Agricultural Fair, 1956The prize list booklet for the sixth annual Grande Prairie County Agricultural Fair, 1956.
Location: 0002.01.01.1956
Pekin to the “Peace”, 1968
diary
A diary of the trip of the Brekken Family of Pekin, North Dakota, to the Peace River country of Northern Alberta, Canada in the summer of 1910.
Location: 0002.01.01.1968
Grande Prairie Music Festival Program, 1969
program
Program for the Grande Prairie and District Music Festival held on March 19-22, 1969.
Location: 0002.01.01.1969
County Fair, Frontier Days & Rodeo, 1970
Booklet
Rules and descriptions of classes of entry for the 20th Annual Agricultural Fair, held on August 10-12, 1970.
Location: 0002.01.01.1970-1
Grande Prairie Music Festival Program, 1970
program
Program for the Grande Prairie and District Music Festival held in 1970.
Location: 0002.01.01.1970-2
Canada Winter Games, 1975
Booklet
Handbook for the 1975 Canada Winter Games bid for by Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Location: 0002.01.01.1975-1
LaGlace and District Agriculture Fall Fair, 1975
Booklet
Handbook for the Fall Agricultural Fair held in LaGlace on November 1, 1975.
Location: 0002.01.01.1975-2
SubSeries 002.01.02Christian Association. — 1885-1968. — 16 cm of textual records. — 1 photographs.The Christian Association was formed in 1884 by a small group of Methodist ministers who became disenchanted with the Methodist doctrine of the time. Reverend Nelson Burns became their head, and his associates were known as “Burnsites”. Among them, Mr & Mrs. Elias Smith, found that farming in Ontario was not profitable, and in 1909 decided to come West, where land was practically free, and sod had never been turned in many places. They did not come with the intention of converting anyone to their beliefs. When word got out of their plans, four more couples with their families decided to join the Smiths, then six young single men, looking for a lark, were added. Of the group some were adherents of the Christian Association, but the young men themselves did not belong although their parents did. None of them came as missionaries. They all settled in the Beaverlodge area in the Peace River Country.The sub-series consists of a group photograph of the members of the Christian Association while they were still in Ontario, and their publications titled “The Expositor of the Christ-Life” which were given to Beth by Paul Flint and Elizabeth McNaught. There are seven bound volumes and eight booklets of newsletters. They originated with Rev. Nelson Burns in 1879, and contain the teachings of the Christian Association, and articles and obituaries of members, including those in the south Peace. There is also a Centennial Edition of the Expositor printed in 1967 which gives the history of the organization, with a copy of “The Progress of Man: the Spirit of Man Versus the Machine” written by C.H. Partridge in 1943. Mrs. McNaught’s copies contain hand-written notes by her.
 
The Christian Assn Gathered at Park Hall, [1908]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
The Christian Association gathered at Park Hall, Niagara Falls, ca. 1908. The photograph includes the following people who all came to Beaverlodge Alberta to live, except those listed in brackets. Back row: Mrs. I.E. Gaudin, 2nd person; Mrs. Mac Miller, 6th; Mr. R. Lossing, end. 2nd row: Rev. Albert Truax, 2nd; Mrs. Albright Senior, 4th; (Miss Forrester, 8th; Mr. Tucker, 9th; Mr. Pratt, 10th). 3rd row: Mrs. Wilkie, 2nd; Mr. Wilkie, 3rd; (Guineviere Partridge, 5th); Mrs. Cranston. 4th row: Mr. Crabbe, 1st; Mrs. Elias Smith, 3rd; (Miss Hill, 4th; Mr. Fink, 9th); Mr. I.E. Gaudin, 10th. Front row: Darcy Gaudin, 3rd.
Location: 0002.01.02.01
SubSeries 002.01.03Family photographs. — 1908-2001. — 192 photographs.The sub-series consists of negatives from the Flint and Sheehan families: Mr. & Mrs. Victor Flint, their home and their children at Lower Beaverlodge; Beth’s life in Toronto, where she worked as a secretary for 4 years; Beth & Everett Sheehan’s wedding and subsequent life on Ox Shoe Farm south of Clairmont; activities she was involved in such as CGIT camp at Saskatoon Lake, the Smoky River Bridge Opening, and some travel photos; and a few photographs of the Tom Sheehan family and activities on their farm near Clairmont, including five photos of the Metis Camp and wives and children of the workers who would come each year to help with the harvest on the Sheehan farm. There are also 14 photographs of friends (Walter & Elva Schmidt and family, Rev. Bev Johnston, Denice Cook Kent, Vince & Anne Racicot family, Art & Agnes Lawlor Sovereign, and Clarice Paul) and 19 photographs, some of which were developed from the above negatives, and some of the Sills family siblings as they grew older.
 
Mr. & Mrs. Victor Flint, [1945]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Victor Flint, with his brother George, came to the Peace Country in 1909 with a group of people from Ontario, some of whom belonged to the Christian Association (not as missionaries) when he was 19 years old. In 1915 he married Frances Sills who had come west with Mabel (her sister) and Hugh Allen. They homesteaded south and west of Beaverlodge, but in the 1950s began to spend winters in Pasadena, California. In 1967 they moved to Pioneer Lodge in Grande Prairie. Frances passed away in 1968 and Victor in 1969, both at the age of 80.
Location: 0002.01.03.001
George Flint and Parents, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
George Flint came to the Peace Country in 1909 with his brother Victor and a group of people from Ontario when he was 21 years old. In 1910 their parents, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Flint joined them at Beaverlodge.
Location: 0002.01.03.002
Mr. & Mrs. Victor Flint, 1919
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Victor and Frances Flint, shown here with their two eldest daughters Madelon and Pauline, homesteaded southeast of Beaverlodge.
Location: 0002.01.03.003
Crescent Grove Farm, 1948
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Bird’s eye view of Crescent Grove Farm at Lower Beaverlodge, where Victor and Frances Flint homesteaded and farmed.
Location: 0002.01.03.004
Mr. & Mrs. Victor Flint, [1938]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Victor Flint came to the Peace Country in 1909 with a group from Ontario when he was 19 years old. Frances Sills arrived in Beaverlodge with her sister Mabel and her husband Hugh Allen in 1911, but returned to Ontario in 1913. They were married in Ontario in February 1915.
Location: 0002.01.03.005
“The Boston” Stopping Place, 1910 c.
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Homesteaders heading for the Peace Country outside of “The Boston”, one of the Stopping Places on the Long Trail.
Location: 0002.01.03.006
Flint family, [1925]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Family portrait of the Flint family, with grandparents Paul and Lizzie Flint seated in armchairs, flanked by Victor, Frances and George Flint and their three daughters Pauline, Madelon, and Beth. Paul Flint was a co-founder of the Christian Association, and came to the south Peace 1910.
Location: 0002.01.03.007
Flint family, [1925]
1 negative; b & w; 35 mm
35 mm copy of 002.01.03.007 (Family portrait of the Flint family, with grandparents Paul and Lizzie Flint seated in armchairs, flanked by Victor, Frances and George Flint and their three daughters Pauline, Madelon, and Beth. Paul Flint was a co-founder of the Christian Association, and came to the south Peace 1910.)
Location: 0002.01.03.008
Pauline and Madelon Flint, 1922
1 negative; b & w; 35 mm
Victor and Frances Flint had three daughters: Laura Pauline, Madelon, and Frances Elizabeth. Pauline passed away in 1935 while a student at Olds Agricultural College at the age of 20.
Location: 0002.01.03.009
Flint Children, [1930-1935]
4 negatives; b & w; 35 mm
Victor and Frances Flint had three daughters: Laura Pauline, Madelon, and Frances Elizabeth. Pauline passed away in 1935 while a student at Olds Agricultural College at the age of 20. This series includes a negative of a girl in a sleigh; she is neighbour Helen Stegmeir
Location: 0002.01.03.010-13
Helen Stegmeir, [1933]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
The Flint daughters traveled to Lower Beaverlodge school with pony and cart in the summer, and horse and cutter in the winter. Here, neighbour Helen Stegmeir (Grade 6 or 7) is in the cutter with Flint horse Zack pulling.
Location: 0002.01.03.013b
Flint Family Home, [1930]
3 negatives; b & w; 35 mm
The Flints farmed in the Lower Beaverlodge district, calling it Crescent Grove Farm. Their first home was Victor’s homestead “shack”, made of logs with a sod roof. About 1917 they built a larger log home in a different location. The Beaverlodge Cemetery is on part of Victor’s homestead, for which he donated the land.
Location: 0002.01.03.014-016
Beth Flint, [1940]
5 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth Flint attended school at Lower Beaverlodge, completing high school in Beaverlodge. She is seen here with Crescent Grove Farm in the background.
Location: 0002.01.03.017
Crescent Grove Farm Garden, [1940]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth Flint in the garden at Crescent Grove Farm.
Location: 0002.01.03.018
Living in Sexsmith, [1940]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
After completing college Beth Flint worked as records keeper for the Grande Prairie Cooperative Livestock Marketing Association in Sexsmith.
Location: 0002.01.03.019
Beth Flint & Sadie Kirkham, [1940]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
While Beth worked at the Marketing Association in Sexsmith, she lived with Sadie Kirkham in a small home behind the Sexsmith Hotel.
Location: 0002.01.03.020
Beaverlodge River in Flood, 1935
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
In 1935, there were floods all over the Peace Country, including the Beaverlodge River in between the town of Beaverlodge and Crescent Grove Farm.
Location: 0002.01.03.021
Grande Prairie Co-operative Livestock Marketing Association, [1940]
5 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Grande Prairie Co-operative Livestock Marketing Association holding pens at Sexsmith for pigs going to market by rail.
Location: 0002.01.03.022
Crescent Grove Farm, 1942-1943
2 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
After working in Toronto for several years, Beth returned home. These two photographs show Beth inside the farmhouse at Christmas 1942, and a winter scene of Beth in the garden at Crescent Grove in 1943.
Location: 0002.01.03.023-24
Working in Toronto, 1939-1942
14 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
After graduating from Alberta College in Edmonton, Beth worked in Toronto at Dearborn Chemical Co. Ltd., Goodwin Harris Co. Ltd., and the Royal Muskoka Hotel near Rosseau, Ontario.
Location: 0002.01.03.025a-n
Royal Muskoka Hotel, 1939-1942
26 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
After graduating from Alberta College in Edmonton, Beth worked in Toronto at Dearborn Chemical Co. Ltd., Goodwin Harris Co. Ltd., and the Royal Muskoka Hotel near Rosseau, Ontario.
Location: 0002.01.03.026a-z
Relatives in Ontario, 1939-1942
6 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
After graduating from Alberta College in Edmonton, Beth worked in Toronto at Dearborn Chemical Co. Ltd., Goodwin Harris Co. Ltd., and the Royal Muskoka Hotel near Rosseau, Ontario.
Location: 0002.01.03.027a-f
Sheehan-Flint Wedding, 1943
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
On October 20, 1943, Beth married Everett Sheehan at St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie. Maid of Honour and Best Man were Sadie Kirkham and Jim Cochrane.
Location: 0002.01.03.028
Honeymoon in Banff and Calgary, 1943
15 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth and Everett Sheehan on their honeymoon in Banff and Calgary in 1943.
Location: 0002.01.03.029a-o
First Farm Home, 1944
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth and Everett with their first car (a Coupe) in the yard of their first farm home southeast of Clairmont.
Location: 0002.01.03.030
The Sheehan Family, 1945
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth and Everett with the extended Sheehan family in 1945.
Location: 0002.01.03.031
Remodeled Farm Home, [1950]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Remodeled farm home for Everett and Beth Sheehan southeast of Clairmont. Note the ice house in the yard.
Location: 0002.01.03.032
Building the Garage, [1950]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Johnny Christian at work on the new garage at Beth and Everett’s farm.
Location: 0002.01.03.033
Beth & Everett Sheehan’s Farm, 1948-1958
14 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Farm buildings on the Sheehan farm from 1944 to the mid 50s. Photographs include an early snowstorm in August.
Location: 0002.01.03.034-47
Arizona Vacation, [1950]
8 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in
Location: 0002.01.03.048-55
Clairmont CGIT, 1951-1964
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
First Clairmont CGIT (Canadian Girls In Training) Group.
Location: 0002.01.03.056
CGIT Group, 1951-1964
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Small group of girls and instructor, possibly a CGIT group.
Location: 0002.01.03.057
CGIT Camp, 1951-1964
2 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
CGIT Camp at Lake Saskatoon. Two photos, one of the complete camp and one of a small group of girls and their leader.
Location: 0002.01.03.058-59
CGIT Camp, 1951-1964
22 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
CGIT Camp at Lake Saskatoon. Girls and their leaders are doing early morning exercises.
Location: 0002.01.03.060
CGIT Camp, 1951-1964
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Doing chores at the CGIT Camp at Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 0002.01.03.061
Camping at Sturgeon Lake, 1951-1964
4 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Four images of camping at Sturgeon Lake: Norine and Jean with with the Redwood girls in the lake; float plane on the lake; weiner roast on the lakeshore with Beth, Norine, Joyce Jacques, Everett and Jack Sheehan; and campsite in the open beside the car.
Location: 0002.01.03.062-65
Camping at Sturgeon Lake, 1951-1964
1 negative; colour; 2 x 3 in.
Bird’s eye view of three home-made campers on the shore of Sturgeon Lake. They belong to Tom Sheehan, John Sheehan and Everett Sheehan.
Location: 0002.01.03.066
Exploring the Simonette, 1951-1964
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
A trip made by Everett and Beth Sheehan with aunt Pauline (Flint) and Sidney Green. Tom Sheehan is also in the photograph.
Location: 0002.01.03.067
Family Picnics, 1951-1964
3 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Three images of family picnics: a large group, sit-down picnic; a small group family weiner roast; and fishing in the river with tree branches for poles.
Location: 0002.01.03.068-70
First Garden Tractor, 1951-1964
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth was very proud of her first garden tractor, purchased in
Location: 0002.01.03.071
Infant Kells Sheehan, 1951-1953
10 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Photographs of Beth’s infant son, Kells, includes one of Beth, Kells and Everett’s uncle, John Sheehan ca. 1955; and one of Beth and Kells with her sister Madelon ahd children Garnet and Linda.
Location: 0002.01.03.072-81
Preschooler Kells Sheehan, 1951-1964
7 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Kells Sheehan with his mother Beth and his great-uncle Tom Sheehan.
Location: 0002.01.03.082-88
Kells Sheehan in Grade School, 1951-1964
7 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Location: 0002.01.03.089-95
Cubs Camp, 1959
3 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Kells and his cub pack at the Lake Saskatoon Camp. His leader is Max Lorenz, and one of his fellow campers is Lorne Radbourne.
Location: 0002.01.03.096-98
Spring Flood, 1952
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Everett Sheehan with boat preparing to go to Highway 34 when it flooded in the spring of 1952. Kells is in the basket on the garden tractor.
Location: 0002.01.03.099
Family Home in North Dakota, 1957
3 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Everett and Beth took a trip to North Dakota to visit Jennie Morken Sheehan’s family home, where she lived with the Brekkens who raised her after the death of her mother.
Location: 0002.01.03.100-102
Christmas at the Sheehan’s, 1951-1964
8 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Christmas and New Year celebrations at the home of Beth & Everett Sheehan.
Location: 0002.01.03.103-110
Ox Shoe Farm, 1951-1964
9 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Farm machinery in the field
Location: 0002.01.03.111-119
Beth’s Garden, 1951-1964
7 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth’s garden included peonies grown by C.M. Clarke from Teepee Creek.
Location: 0002.01.03.120-126
Farm Livestock, 1951-1964
17 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Horses and cattle on the farm. Photographs include Kells with his prize 4-H calf; Tom Sheehan driving Everett’s horse; a horse-drawn wagon in front of the house; Beth and Everett on horseback; and horses and cattle on the farm.
Location: 0002.01.03.127-143
Kleskun Hills, [1958]
3 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Kleskun Hills was a popular outing during the 50s. Dinosaur bones had been discovered, and one of the hills had been re-named “Dinosaur Hill” by pioneer Bob Cochrane.
Location: 0002.01.03.144-146
Inside the Farm House, [1950]
11 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Evertt and Beth inside the first farm home.
Location: 0002.01.03.167-176
The Cactus Garden, 1960
4 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth’s Cactus Garden inside her farm home.
Location: 0002.01.03.177-180
Calgary Stampede, [1950]
8 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Location: 0002.01.03.181-188
Dunvegan Bridge, 1960
3 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
In 1960, the Dunvegan Bridge was built over the Peace River at Dunvegan.
Location: 0002.01.03.189-191
Beth & Everett Sheehan, 1999
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photograph of Beth and Everett Sheehan taken by photographer Randy van der Veen on October 8, 1999. Outside portrait on the deck of their farm home with grain fields in the background.
Location: 0002.01.03.192
SubSeries 002.01.04Extended Family Photographs. — [1900]-1940. — 2 cm of textual records.From 1938-1939, Beth Flint was enrolled in the Department of Commerce at Alberta College in Edmonton, graduating with a Commercial Diploma in Secretarial Science (Shorthand, Typing and Bookkeeping).The sub-series consists of photographs retained by Beth Sheehan from the collection of Hugh and Mable Allen. Mable (Sills) Allen was sister to Frances (Sills) Flint, Beth’s mother. She was born in 1879 and became a teacher while still in Belleville, Ontario. She taught until 1911 when she married Hugh Allen, also a teacher. The young couple came west and settled in the Lower Beaverlodge area that same year. In 1926, Hugh was elected to the United Farmers of Alberta Government, then in power in Alberta. In time he became the Minister of Lands & Mines and then the Minister of Municipal Affairs. He also served as president of the Alberta Livestock Commission for many years and was a Director for United Grain Growers. Hugh and Mable were active in the community, especially with the young people, and Hugh was an umpire for many ball games. The sub-series contains photographs which reflect all of these activities.
 
Mabel Sills, 1879
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Albumen print baby portrait for Mable Sills, born April 1879 to Simeon Wilson Sills and Jane Elizabeth Clarke of Tweed, Ontario.
Location: 0002.01.04.01
Mabel Sills, [1890]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 5 in.
Albumen print portrait of Mable Sills (standing back) as a young girl. The woman in front of her has an autoharp on her lap. Mable was the daughter of Simeon Wilson Sills and Jane Elizabeth Clarke of Tweed, Ontario.
Location: 0002.01.04.02
Mabel Sills, [1895]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Albumen print portrait for Mable Sills (standing back), perhaps with her mother or sister Francis, when she was in her teens. Mable was the daughter of Simeon Wilson Sills and Jane Elizabeth Clarke of Tweed, Ontario.
Location: 0002.01.04.03
Mabel Sills, 1898
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Albumen print portrait for Mable Sills (sitting left) and two other girls taken April 1, 1898, when she was about 19 years old. Mable was the daughter of Simeon Wilson Sills and Jane Elizabeth Clarke of Tweed, Ontario.
Location: 0002.01.04.04
Mabel Sills, 1899
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Albumen print portrait of Mable Sills (first left in back row) with five other young women in July 1899. Mable was the daughter of Simeon Wilson Sills and Jane Elizabeth Clarke of Tweed, Ontario.
Location: 0002.01.04.05
Mabel Sills, [1900]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Albumen print of Mable Sills (foreground) with three other young women ca. 1900. Mable was the daughter of Simeon Wilson Sills and Jane Elizabeth Clarke of Tweed, Ontario.
Location: 0002.01.04.06
Mabel Sills, [1900]
1 photograph; b & w; 1 x 2 in.
Albumen print of Mable Sills (right) with a friend ca. 1910. They are modeling Edwardian Toque hats fashionable during that time period. Mable was the daughter of Simeon Wilson Sills and Jane Elizabeth Clarke of Tweed, Ontario.
Location: 0002.01.04.07
Hugh & Mable Allen, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Snapshot of Hugh and Mable Allen in 1939, when Mr. Allen was a MLA for the Grande Prairie area.
Location: 0002.01.04.08
Hugh & Mable Allen, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Snapshot of Hugh and Mable Allen (identified here as Mamie) with Mable’s sister, Frances Flint, beside the Allen home in Huallen. The hamlet of Huallen in the Lower Beaverlodge district was named after Hugh Allen.
Location: 0002.01.04.09
Dunvegan Ferry, [1910]
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Three snapshots of a group crossing the Peace River on the Dunvegan ferry. One photo shows a wagon and two oxen. These possibly date from 1912, when Hugh and Mable Allen came to the Beaverlodge area with oxen and wagon as a young married couple. They were accompanied by Mr. & Mrs. Rebstock and Frances Sills, Mable’s sister.
Location: 0002.01.04.10-12
Early Log Homes at Beaverlodge, [1910]
5 photographs; b & w; assorted sizes
Five snapshots of early log cabins in the Beaverlodge area. Beside one log cabin with a sod roof are the “Sons of Rest” identified as Henry McNeil, Jake Glessner, John & Jake Stegmeier. Two other cabins are identified as belonging to Bert Elcombe and Gordon Sherk. A tent is pitched (in winter) beside a log house and may be Amos Sherk’s house as they lived in a tent while the house was being built.
Location: 0002.01.04.13-17
Christmas Day, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3 in.
Interior of the Oliver Johnson log cabin at Beaverlodge showing gathering of about 40 people on Christmas Day, 1910. Those present include Lulu Sheri, Vic & Maud Sherk, Anna Johnson, Effie Flint, Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Poole, Mr. & Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Sherk, Percy Stone, Mrs. Arnold Johnson and Rev. Hopkins.
Location: 0002.01.04.18
Red Stone Family at Beaverlodge, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 6 in.
The Rede Stone home near Beaverlodge. Group at the front door includes Rede Stone, Mrs. Stone, Mrs. Mortwedt, Percy Stone, Mr. McBride, and George Stone Jr. on horseback. Home has a newly-laid sod roof.
Location: 0002.01.04.19
Early Wedding at Beaverlodge, [1910]
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Early wedding in the south Peace. Participants are tentatively identified as Elizabeth Johnson, bride, Don Cranston, groom and Ruth Johnson (Carrell) bridesmaid.
Location: 0002.01.04.20
Automatic Campbell’s Winter Fur Catch, [1910]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
George Washington Campbell of Arizona homesteaded in the Lower Beaverlodge area in 1910. He was a great trapper and nickname “Automatic” because that was his favourite gun and favourite topic of conversation. The photo shows Mr. Campbell’s winter catch of fur at his cabin south of Huallen.
Location: 0002.01.04.21
Baseball Game at Lake Saskatoon Sports, [1915]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 7 in.
Panoramic photograph of a baseball game at the sportsground on the shore of Saskatoon Lake.
Location: 0002.01.04.22
Flour Mill at Camp Creek, [1912]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
First flour mill in the Grande Prairie area was brought in by the Bull Outfit and set up east of Beaverlodge on Camp Creek (Macklin Miller’s homestead), with Mac in charge.
Location: 0002.01.04.23
Lake Saskatoon Ball Team, 1912
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Lake Saskatoon Ball Team members are (standing in back) Leonard Eiserman, Charles Richardson, George Stohl (Stoll?) ? Stohl, ? McAusland, Max English; and (seated) Roy Stokes, Dean Hodgins, Percy Perraton, Ula Douglas, Walter Eaton, Herman Reidrick, and Jimmy Loudfoot.
Location: 0002.01.04.24
Deep Creek Ball Team, 1913
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
The Deep Creek Ball Team from east of Grande Prairie is identified in 1913 as (standing) Wiley Sawyer, Rupert Carveth, ?, Boody Sprague, Wes Bentley; and (seated) Lyman Johnston, Ray Hegler, Cecil Johnston, Eric Anderson, and Gerald Carveth.
Location: 0002.01.04.25
Beaverlodge Ball Team, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
The Beaverlodge Ball Team in 1913 with (front row) Don Cranston, Billy Pierce, Harry Cranston, Marley Sherk, Russ Walker; and (back row) Vic Burt, Herman Redderick, Hugh Allen, Dave McLellan, Ward ?.
Location: 0002.01.04.26
Beaverlodge Ball Team, [1914]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
The Beaverlodge Ball Team ca. 1914 with Marley Sherk 2nd from the left and Hugh Allen, end right.
Location: 0002.01.04.27
Young People at Beaverlodge, [1915]
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Young people from the Beaverlodge and Lower Beaverlodge districts ca. 1915, probably at a picnic. Among them are the Johnsons, Carrells, Pools, Sherks, Flints and others.
Location: 0002.01.04.28
W.D. Albright, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
W.D. Albright standing on the steps of the Albright home at the Beaverlodge Experimental Station in 1929. He is holding one box each of Osman and Florence crab apples, the first ever produced at Beaverlodge.
Location: 0002.01.04.29
Albright Children, Beaverlodge, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Bruce, Gordon and Eileen Albright (children of W.D. Albright) in the garden at the Beaverlodge Experimental Station. The note on the back reads: “For Mrs. Allen with compliments of the family. The flowering plant is the perennial lavatera.”
Location: 0002.01.04.30
Mrs. Sherk’s Birthday Party, [1930]
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Unidentified ladies at Mrs. (Amos or Gordon) Sherk’s birthday party in the Beaverlodge area. Charlie Edgerton stands at the ready on the left with a coffee pot, another man on the left with the tea pot.
Location: 0002.01.04.31
Bill and Bertha Bernard, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Bill and Bertha Bernard, from the Lower Beaverlodge district, about 1940. Bill Bernard was the first permanent settler in the Beaverlodge Valley. He arrived from Oregon in the fall of 1907 and put up buildings along the banks of the Beaverlodge river, returning each summer until 1914, when he began to winter over.
Location: 0002.01.04.32
Water Wheel on the Red Willow River, 1930
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The water wheel powering Andrew Lindbloom’s (Lindblum?) sawmill at Red Willow Falls, 1930.
Location: 0002.01.04.33
Vote Hugh Allen, 1926
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two photos showing an outdoor crowd on grandstands for a political rally in 1926. Mr. Allen was the president of the local UFA when the UFA government was elected in Alberta in 1921. In 1926 he was elected from the Peace River constituency,
Location: 0002.01.04.34-35
Hugh Allen Home, Huallen, 1957
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3 in.
New Hugh Allen home in the Lower Beaverlodge district. It was built in 1957.
Location: 0002.01.04.36
UFA Board of Directors, 1937
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
United Farmers of Alberta Board of Directors in 1937 with the following members: (sitting) Mrs. M. Banner, Miss E. Birch, R. Gardiner, Mrs. Marie Malloy, N.F. Priestley, Mrs. Winifred Ross, Miss Margaret Archibald; (first row standing) R. Hennig, T. Lovelock, H.E. Spencer, Jas. Bentley; (second row standing) P.S. Beatt, J.E. Brown, M.H. Ward, J.M. Wheatley, R. Pye; (third row standing) A.J. Paul, Geo. E. Church, H.E. Heath, Hugh Allen, J.K. Sutherland and W.W. Scott.
Location: 0002.01.04.37
23rd Annual University Week, 1941
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
23rd Annual University Week for Farm Young People, June 4-11, 1941. Note on the back says, “Probably many Peace River Country kids here. Albert Hill of Rio Grande, 3rd left 3rd row?
Location: 0002.01.04.38
Hugh Allen Award, 1946
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
“Presentation of scroll to Hugh W. Allen, President, Alberta Livestock Co-op Ltd, Edmonton on February 23, 1946. From left to right, Lorne Proudfoot, J.V. O’Neill, J.R. Love, F.J. Fitzpatrick, and Hugh W. Allen.
Location: 0002.01.04.39
Hugh Allen Award, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Hugh Allen receives recognition from a group of his peers in appreciation for the work he had done.
Location: 0002.01.04.40
Opening a New Grain Elevator, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Hugh Allen about to cut the ribbon for the opening of a new grain elevator.
Location: 0002.01.04.41
Opening a New UGG Elevator, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Group of 11 men at the opening of a new United Grain Growers elevator. Mr. Hugh Allen, from the Grande Prairie area, is 5th from the left.
Location: 0002.01.04.42
Alberta Livestock Co-operative Convention, 1950
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Hugh Allen addressing attendees at the Alberta Livestock Co-operatives Convention on July 6-7, 1950.
Location: 0002.01.04.43
Canadian Farmers of Alberta Convention, 1951
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
E.J. Garland, Canadian Minister to Norway, guest speaker at the CFA Convention in 1951.
Location: 0002.01.04.44
Canadian Farmers of Alberta Convention, 1951
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Hugh Allen receiving congratulations at the CFA Convention in 1951. From left to right, G.N. McConnell, Manitoba, vice-president of Manitoba Pool Elevators; Ben S. Plumer, Bassano, president of the Alberta Wheat Pool; Hugh Allen, Huallen, Livestock Director of Alberta Federation; and J.C. Broderick, St. Catherines, president of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
Location: 0002.01.04.45
Amherst Islander Ferry, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
The Village of Stella, ON, was Hugh Allen’s birthplace. Stella is on Amherst Island, reached by the Amherst Islander from Kingston.
Location: 0002.01.04.46
Livestock or Agricultural Board, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Canadian Federation of Agriculture or Alberta Livestock Co-operative Ltd. Board of Directors. Hugh Allen is third from right.
Location: 0002.01.04.47
Alberta Livestock Co-operative Ltd., 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 15 in.
19th Annual Meeting of the Alberta Livestock Co-operative Ltd. in Edmonton, July 16-17, 1959. Hugh Allen is in the second row from front, 3rd on right side; John Johnson, from Beaverlodge, is 1st left on the 6th row; and Louis Hawkes, from Dimsdale, is 5th from the left in the back row.
Location: 0002.01.04.48
United Grain Growers Convention, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 15 in.
United Grain Growers Convention at Grande Prairie. In the centre row is Gordon Moon (6th from left), Arnold Christie (8th from left), and Hugh Allen (13th from left).
Location: 0002.01.04.49
United Grain Growers Float, 1960
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United Grain Growers Float, possibly in the Calgary Stampede Parade.
Location: 0002.01.04.50
W.D. Albright Memorial Cairn, [1960]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Memorial cairn erected on the Federal Agriculture Sub-Station at Beaverlodge, honoring William Donald Albright. Erected by Historic Sites & Monuments Board of Canada. From left, V.C. Flint, Robert Cochrane, Gordon Albright, Wm Grant, Alex Ross, Harry Tuffill, and E.C. Stacy.
Location: 0002.01.04.51
Hugh Allen, 1964
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Mr. Hugh Allen, taken May 10th, 1964.
Location: 0002.01.04.52
SubSeries 002.01.05Family memorabilia. — [1900]-1950. — 5 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of personal memorabilia as follows: three silk-fringed cards from the early 1900s; two 1930 birthday books belonging to Pauline and Beth Flint; 1930 poem written by Godfrey P. Gower (later Bishop Gower of the Anglican Church) to the three Flint girls; three autograph books dating from 1931-1939; a 1934 Church membership booklet for Beth Flint in the Lower Beaverlodge United Church; three hand-made “Mother & Daughter Banquet” place cards from 1935-1938 among various other cards; her 1939 writings upon leaving home and working in Toronto; her WW II Ration Book from 1943; and plans for her garden on the farm in 1950.
SubSeries 002.01.06Sheehan Family Negative collection. — [1930]-1953. — 45 negatives.The sub-series consists of negatives of Pioneer Farm, the home farm of Tom Sheehan; Sheehan family and friends; camping, swimming and fishing; transportation with horses, cars and trucks; travel photographs; and some miscellaneous negatives of hunting, wooden towers (windmill, oil, forestry), Clairmont School, Lavern Sheehan and Jim Morken in war uniform.
 
Pioneer Farm, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Tom and Jennie Sheehan arrived in the Grande Prairie area in 1911. They established a farm southeast of Clairmont called Pioneer Farm. Their children were Bernard, Everett, Norine, Jean and Jack.
Location: 0002.01.06.01
Tom Sheehan Home, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
In 1928, Tom and Jennie Sheehan built a large new home on Pioneer Farm, southeast of Clairmont.
Location: 0002.01.06.02
Horses on Pioneer Farm, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Sixteen horses, harnessed and ready to work, in front of the barn at Pioneer Farm. A large number of horses were needed when all farming was done by horse power.
Location: 0002.01.06.03
Shorthorn Bull on Pioneer Farm, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Shorthorn bull eating from a rack of grain on Pioneer Farm, owned by Tom and Jennie Sheehan.
Location: 0002.01.06.04
Breaking Land on Pioneer Farm, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Breaking land with a steel-wheeled tractor on Pioneer Farm, owned by Tom and Jennie Sheehan.
Location: 0002.01.06.05
Steel-wheeled Tractor on Pioneer Farm, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Steel-wheeled tractor on Pioneer Farm, owned by Tom and Jennie Sheehan.
Location: 0002.01.06.06
Horses on Pioneer Farm, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Tom & Jennie Sheehan and children Norine, Jean and Bernard with the horses on Pioneer Farm.
Location: 0002.01.06.07
Wheat Crop on Pioneer Farm, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
A wheat crop on Pioneer Farm taller than a man’s waist.
Location: 0002.01.06.08
Going to School, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Everett and Bernard Sheehan going to Clairmont Lake School by horse in the summer.
Location: 0002.01.06.09
Traveling by Cutter, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Everett and Bernard Sheehan going to Clairmont Lake School by horse and cutter in the winter.
Location: 0002.01.06.10
Traveling by Cutter, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two teams of horses and cutters traveling in the winter time.
Location: 0002.01.06.11
Traveling by Box Sleigh, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
A common way to transport groups in the winter time was by box sleigh, with everyone standing in the sleigh.
Location: 0002.01.06.12
Windmill Tower, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Close-up of the windmill tower on Pioneer Farm.
Location: 0002.01.06.13
Windmill Tower, [1920]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
The windmill tower on the Sheehan farm near Clairmont, before the windmill blades were installed.
Location: 0002.01.06.14
Building Highway 34, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
When Highway 34 was built ca. 1930, all of the work was done with horses. Here, three teams of horses transport culverts along the road allowance.
Location: 0002.01.06.15
Norine and Archie Stirling, 1951
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Photograph of Norine and Archie Stirling in the living room at Pioneer Farm. Norine was the oldest daughter of Tom and Jennie Sheehan.
Location: 0002.01.06.16
Hunting and Fishing, 1943-1953
5 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
These Sheehan family photographs are some hunting and fishing shots, showing Jack with a large goose, Jack with a bear cub, Tom Sheehan with fish, and one titled, “Digging for Fox”.
Location: 0002.01.06.17-21
Clairmont Sports Day, [1950]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Norine Sheehan driving the new Garden Tractor and giving rides to the kids at Clairmont Sports Day.
Location: 0002.01.06.22
Metis Wives and Children, [1933]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Wives and children of the Metis threshing crew at Tom Sheehan’s farm near Clairmont include Louise Webber, Mrs. Dave Capot and Mrs. Dan McLean. The babies are strapped into the traditional moss bags which took the place of diapers.
Location: 0002.01.06.23
Metis Threshing Crew Camp, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Metis women, children and tents in the Metis threshing crew camp on Tom Sheehan’s farm in the fall of 1933. Each year this crew would come and help the Sheehan family with the harvest.
Location: 0002.01.06.24
Metis Wives and Children, [1933]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Metis women, Mrs. Dave Capot (left) and Mrs. Dan McLean with their children at Tom Sheehan’s farm near Clairmont. The babies are strapped into the traditional moss bags which took the place of diapers.
Location: 0002.01.06.25
Metis Children, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Children of the Metis threshing crew in their camp on Tom Sheehan’s farm in the fall of 1933. Metis tent, wagon and dogs can be seen in the background.
Location: 0002.01.06.26
Metis Threshing Crew Families, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Wives and families of the Metis threshing crew in their camp on Tom Sheehan’s farm in the fall of 1933. Each year this crew would come and help the Sheehan family with the harvest.
Location: 0002.01.06.27
Pioneer Farm, [1930]
2 negatives; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Two views of Pioneer Farm ca. 1930. This was the farm of Tom and Jennie Sheehan, who arrived in the Grande Prairie area in 1911 and established a farm southeast of Clairmont. Their children were Bernard, Everett, Norine, Jean and Jack.
Location: 0002.01.06.28a-b
Horses at Pioneer Farm, [1930]
4 negatives; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Four photographs showing the Sheehan family with the horses which were still being used for labour and transportation on Pioneer Farm.
Location: 0002.01.06.29-32
Tom Sheehan, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Tom Sheehan on his horse at Pioneer Farm, near Clairmont.
Location: 0002.01.06.33
Switching to Tractor Power, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Tom Sheehan adding water to the radiator of a tractor at Pioneer Farm, near Clairmont.
Location: 0002.01.06.34
Children on Pioneer Farm, [1930]
3 negatives; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Tom and Jennie Sheehan had four children: Bernard, Everett, Norine, Jean and Jack. These images show children in a toy wagon being pulled by Tom Sheehan, on the banks of the lake, and swimming in the lake.
Location: 0002.01.06.35-37
The Family Car, [1930]
2 negatives; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Images of Tom and the children around an early car. In one photograph, a goat is standing on the front fender of the car.
Location: 0002.01.06.38-39
Making Ice Cream, [1930]
2 negatives; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
The Sheehan family making ice cream at the side of a farm pick-up truck.
Location: 0002.01.06.40-41
Tom & Jennie Sheehan Family, [1940]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Tom & Jennie Sheehan family and visitors beside a newer model car.
Location: 0002.01.06.42
Sheehan Family Camping, [1940]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Sheehan family camping and perhaps berry-picking. Their new car is parked nearby.
Location: 0002.01.06.43
Boating on Sturgeon Lake, [1940]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Sheehan family on dock and in boat named “Sturgeon” on a large lake, presumably Sturgeon Lake.
Location: 0002.01.06.44
Air Transportation, [1930]
4 negatives; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
The Sheehan family beside several prop planes, of the type demonstrated at the County fairs in the 1920s.
Location: 0002.01.06.45
SubSeries 002.01.07Miscellaneous negatives. — 1938-1951. — 22 negatives.The sub-series consists of miscellaneous negatives not included in the original order of the collection. They are in two formats (2 x 3 in. negatives and 35 mm negatives), and include negatives of activities on Crescent Grove Farm and Ox Shoe Farm, the Smoky River Bridge opening, traveling to Taylor Flats over muddy roads in the early 60s, Mr. & Mrs. Victor Flint in their later years, and family tombstones at the Beaverlodge Cemetery.
 
Alberta College, 1938-1939
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Bunny, Ruth and Beth at Alberta College in Edmonton, where Beth took Secretarial Science.
Location: 0002.01.07.01
Crescent Grove Farm, 1943
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Sadie, Ray, Everett and Beth in the yard at Crescent Grove farm owned by the Victor Flints at Lower Beaverlodge.
Location: 0002.01.07.02
House at Crescent Grove Farm, 1942
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth unpacking her trunks in the house at Crescent Grove Farm.
Location: 0002.01.07.03
Everett Duck Hunting, 1944
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Everett with ducks shot while hunting, outside the Sheehan’s first home on Ox Shoe Farm.
Location: 0002.01.07.04
Everett & Beth on Horseback, 1943
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Everett and Beth on horseback at Crescent Grove Farm.
Location: 0002.01.07.05
Everett with the Sleigh, 1943
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Everett Sheehan with horses and sleigh on Ox Shoe Farm south of Clairmont.
Location: 0002.01.07.06
Tenting at Sturgeon Lake, 1943
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Everett Sheehan beside the tent at Sturgeon Lake in the summer of 1943.
Location: 0002.01.07.07
Expecting a Child, 1951
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth Sheehan, in 1951, pregnant with son Kells.
Location: 0002.01.07.08
Everett & Beth Sheehan, 1944
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth & Everett Sheehan, at the side of their first home on Ox Shoe Farm southeast of Clairmont.
Location: 0002.01.07.09
Washing Clothes, 1944
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth Sheehan washing clothes on scrub board outside of their first home in the summer of 1944.
Location: 0002.01.07.10
Winter on Ox Shoe Farm, 1944
3 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Beth, with dog Daisy, on Ox Shoe Farm in the winter of 1944
Location: 0002.01.07.11a-c
Skating on Sturgeon Lake, 1944
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Norine, Joyce and Jean skating on Sturgeon Lake in the winter of 1944.
Location: 0002.01.07.12
New Tractor on Ox Shoe Farm, 1944
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Everett and Lavern Sheehan with the new tractor in 1944.
Location: 0002.01.07.13
Ferry Landing at Dunvegan, 1944
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Sheehan party waiting for the Dunvegan ferry on the south side of the Peace River in 1944.
Location: 0002.01.07.14
At Home on Ox Shoe Farm, 1947
7 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Photographs of the old house, inside and out, taken in 1947 by Dr. McCrum. Includes Beth sitting at her dressing table and one of her on skis at the farm.
Location: 0002.01.07.15-21
Clairmont Main Street, 1947]7[
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Harlie Conrad’s cutter on Main Street in Clairmont around 1947 with Florence Conrad, Beth Sheehan, Anne McDonald, and Elsie Floener.
Location: 0002.01.07.22
SubSeries 002.01.08Alberta College. — 1938-1951. — 1 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of an Alberta College yearbook for 1939-1940, a Shorthand Vocabulary Drill workbook, and a Typewriting Course text for the “Keyboard Mastery of the Vocabulary of Business by the High Frequency Word-Pattern Method.
 
Alberta College Yearbook, 1939-1940
Booklet
1939-1940 Calendar for Alberta College, teaching Preparatory, Matriculation, Commercial Correspondence, Music, Expression and Dramatic Art.
Location: 0002.01.08.01
Shorthand Vocabulary Drill, [1938]
Booklet
Workbook for Shorthand Vocabulary Drill used by Beth Flint when she attended Alberta College in Edmonton from 1938-1940.
Location: 0002.01.08.02
Complete Typewriting Course, [1938]
Book
Text for a Complete Typewriting Course to teach Keyboard Mastery of the Vocabulary of Business by the High Frequency Word-Pattern Method.
Location: 0002.01.08.03
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Series 002.02Ox Shoe Farm. — 1949-1994. — 7 cm of textual records.The series consist of Income Tax Returns from 1949 to 1994 and some farm documents from 1967-1983: 1967 Land Title for the home quarter; 1975 indenture between Everett and Kells Sheehan to create a partnership raising purebred cattle; 1976 Lease Agreement on their farm land; 1980 transfer of land; 1981-1982 Canadian Wheat Board Permit Book; tax bills from 1982; and an Ox Shoe Farm business card. Photographs of the farm are included in the family photographs.
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Series 002.03Organizations & Interests. — 1947-1997. — 56 cm of textual records. — 496 photographs. — 80 slides.Beth Flint Sheehan has been involved in many different activities and organizations which have had an impact on the Peace Country and the area around Grande Prairie. She is well-known as a Peace Country historian, and is especially knowledgeable about the Clairmont area where she has farmed with her husband, Everett, for the past 60 years. Beth was a founding member of the Grande Prairie Agricultural Society, and interested herself not only in the current operations, but also in the history of its predecessors. Another of Beth’s hobbies is photography, and this is applied to her interest in the arts community of Grande Prairie, as well as her involvement with organizations and her historical research.The series consists of sub-series detailing Beth’s activities as a member of the Grande Prairie Agricultural Society, as an historian and as a photographer. The collection includes historical information and photographs of the County Fair; lists of historical material available in or donated by Beth to the Provincial Archives and the Glenbow Archives since 1971; a collection of cards listing the residents of the Clairmont area in 1978; and photographs taken by Beth Sheehan because of her interest in the history of people and events in Grande Prairie.
SubSeries 002.03.01Trumpeter Swans. — 49 cm of textual records. — 139 photographs.In 1900, the Trumpeter Swan was thought to be on the verge of extinction, with only a few known pairs nesting in Yellowstone Park and in north-western Canada. Even though their nesting places and breeding grounds were kept secret and protected by conservationists and enthusiasts, the situation was still serious in the late 1940s when Beth Flint Sheehan became involved in their cause. At that time, a pair was nesting on Clairmont Lake, not far from her farm home. She joined the Trumpeter Swan Society International after they had their first conference in the Grande Prairie area in 1972. She corresponded with them regularly, submitted reports to the society’s newsletters, and became a spokesman for them in the area. She became a director for the Society in the mid-1980s, and another conference was held in Grande Prairie in 1986. Beth compiled scrapbooks on the Trumpeter Swan, detailing its history in the south Peace and wordwide, its use as a symbol of both the City and the County of Grande Prairie. She also collected photographs of swans from early pioneers, and spent time photographing them. In 1985, she was asked by the Chamber of Commerce to create a pamphlet on the local swans, and in 1996 an update for Muskoseepi Park.The series consists of Beth’s photographs, correspondence, research material and scrapbooks on the conservation and importance of the Trumpeter Swan in the south Peace. It also contains material relating to the Trumpeter Swan Society, an International Society based in Minnesota, for which Beth was a director in the mid 1980s. The photographs date from 1912 and include the tame swans raised by the Joe Tomshak family of Clairmont, the use of the swan as a symbol, swans in their natural habitat from the 1970s to the 90s, capturing and banding of swans Alberta Wildlife in 1978 and 1996, and the Swan Festival at Saskatoon Lake in 2000.
 
Dan Wishart with Trumpeter Swans, [1912]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Dan Wishart holds a trumpeter swan shot at Kleskun Lake, Aberta, 1912 or 1913 while at the ranch of his brother-in-law, Campbell Benson. There were many swans there then. Later Kleskun Lake was drained and turned into pasture by a consortium of cattlemen. Photo obtained in 1983 from Jessie Wishart Elliott, niece of Dan Wishart and Campbell Benson.
Location: 0002.03.01.001
Helen Tomshak Feeding Trumpeter Swans, 1947
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Helen Tomshak feeding the three original cygnets who were brought to the farm by her brothers in 1947. The cygnets were found abandoned by their parents at Ferguson Lake when it dried up and the little ones couldn’t follow to Clairmont Lake. Tomshaks obtained permission from Canadian Wildlife to keep them, providing they were allowed to fly free. The swans didn’t migrate in the fall.
Location: 0002.03.01.002-003
Joe Tomshak’s Trumpeter Swans, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Joe Tomshak with his tame Trumpeter Swans, who were housed with a flock of Plymouth Rock chickens. One of the hens mothered the cygnets when they were tiny.
Location: 0002.03.01.004
Joe Tomshak’s Trumpeter Swans, 1948
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Kate and Lawrence Sheehan of Carrot River, Saskatchewan, visiting Joe Tomshak’s farm to see and feed the tame swans in the winter of 1947-1948. The swans were housed with a flock of Plymouth Rock chickens. Visitors came to fee the swans and the chickens got the scraps.
Location: 0002.03.01.005-006
Trumpeter Swan Float, 1949
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Clairmont entry in the Smoky River Bridge Opening celebrations on August 17, 1949, titled “Clairmont Pioneers-Third Generation”. Beth (Flint) Sheehan is driving a garden tractor which pulls three wagons, the first of which holds a stuffed swan. This was Beulah, Tomshak’s tame swan who was killed on the highway. In the wagon with her is Dennis Croken, a Tomshak grandchild. Other wagons hold Tommy Sheehan, Harry Forbes (Cochrane), and Warren Moore (Turner).
Location: 0002.03.01.007-008
Sociable Trumpeter Swan, 1951-1952
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
One of Joe Tomshak’s tame Trumpeter Swans in Everett & Beth Sheehan’s yard near Clairmont Lake. One photo shows it in the yard beside Everett, the other at the back door, with Beth and Joyce Jaque peeking through the door. It had chased Beth.
Location: 0002.03.01.009-010
Swan Mosaic on Sheehan Home, 1962
3 photographs; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Three photographs of a swan mosaic designed by Beth Sheehan for the patio of their first small house on the farm near Clairmont Lake. The photos are accompanied by the original drawing and a teletype version. The note attached says, “This design was copied and sent out on the teletype by the Department of Transport staff at the Grande Prairie Airport, extending Christmas Greetings to the staffs at other airports in 1962.
Location: 0002.03.01.011-013
Trumpeter Swan Statue, 1965
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
In 1965 a government tourist trailer was stationed a the north entrance to Grande Prairie. This new Trumpeter Swan statue was located in a bed of flowers nearby.
Location: 0002.03.01.014
Swans at Robertson’s Farm, 1969
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3 in.
In 1966 the Grande Prairie Fire Department initiated a Centennial project of placing swans on Bear Creek Reservoir. They obtained two, but one was killed when it flew into the side of a passing truck. The second one was taken to Lyle Marcy’s farm, but it died during the winter. In June, 1968, a pair of hybrid swans (Trumpeter and Whooping cross) were obtained. In the fall they were taken to the farm of Walter Robinson of Clairmont, but one of them also died. Its mate was sent to Camrose to be with others of its kind. Photo shows the swans at Elsie & Walter Robertson’s, with a third wild one that had an injured wing. It was later sent elsewhere.
Location: 0002.03.01.015
Trumpeter Swan Statue, [1970]
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Trumpeter Swan Statue after it was moved from the Tourist Trailer site to Jubilee Park. Note on the back says, “Lakes within a few minutes drive of Grande Prairie, Alberta provide one of the very few nesting areas in North America for the rare and majestic Trumpeter Swan. The Trumpeter Swan has been adopted as the symbol for Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.03.01.016
Trumpeter Swan Statue, 1971
2 photographs; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Trumpeter Swans on Clairmont Lake. Note on the back of one says, “Enlargement of this picture was used in Grande Prairie’s 1974 brochure in which they bid for the Canada Winter Games. Slide won trophy for best nature slide, Grande Prairie County Fair, 1971.
Location: 0002.03.01.017-018
Swans on Ferguson Lake, 1973
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Trumpeter and Whistler Swans on Ferguson Lake, April 23, 1973. Clairmont elevators can be seen in the background.
Location: 0002.03.01.019-020
Swan Migration, 1974
6 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Flocks of migrating swans coming in on a snowy April morning in Sheehan’s flooded fields on the south side of Clairmont Lake. Photos were taken with a 500 mm telephoto lens. Fence along the roadway shows in the foreground of some photos, pasture fence in background, and Clairmont Lake beyond the trees. Photographs were reproduced from slides.
Location: 0002.03.01.021-026
Non-Migrant Cygnet, 1974
5 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Non-migrant Trumpeter cygnet on frozen Woods Lake in October 1974. It had a tiny pool which it kept open. Wildlife officers rescued it. Photos taken from Dorothy Mansfield’s property.
Location: 0002.03.01.027-031
Bird Sanctuary at Lake Saskatoon, 1974
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Sign at the entrance to Lake Saskatoon Provincial Park reads, “Bird Sanctuary, No Hunting. Any persons found molesting birds or their nests or eggs in any way on this bird sanctuary will be prosecuted. Canadian Wildlife Service.”
Location: 0002.03.01.027-032
Swans on Little Lake, 1976
3 photographs; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Three photographs taken by Graeme Connell of the Grande Prairie “Booster” at Little Lake by Saskatoon Island in July 1976. They show an adult gliding, an adult flying, and four cygnets.
Location: 0002.03.01.033-035
Migrating Trumpeter Swans, 1977
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Trumpeter Swans and ducks in Sheehan’s field on the north border of Highway 34. Taken April 18, 1977.
Location: 0002.03.01.036
Trumpeter Swans on Clairmont Lake, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Three Trumpeter Swans on Clairmont Lake in the summer of 1978.
Location: 0002.03.01.037
Trumpeter Swans on Clairmont Lake, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Seven Trumpeter Swans in the shallows of Clairmont Lake on the evening of September 1, 1979. Five of them have neck identification collars.
Location: 0002.03.01.038
Fall Swan Migration, 1980
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Trumpeters on the south shore of Clairmont Lake with Everett and Kells Sheehan’s cattle in the foreground; and and flying over Sheehan’s farm. Photos were taken in the evening of October 14, 1980.
Location: 0002.03.01.039-040
Spring Swan Migration, 1981
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Swans on Murray Oatway’s field north of Highway and Murray Faul’s field south of Highway, two miles east of the 4-mile corner on Highway 34. Photos were taken from April 17-20, 1981.
Location: 0002.03.01.041-044
Swans in Gananoque Park, 1981
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Swans in Gananoque, Ontario city park taken October 31, 1981. The swans are not Trumpeters, but show the characteristic bottom-feeding posture.
Location: 0002.03.01.045-046
Swan Statue in Jubilee Park, 1966
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Swan statue at the north entrance to Grande Prairie (about 100 Street and 115 Avenue). Sign on the base says, “Trumpeter Swan Symbol of the City of Grande Prairie. Erected on the City’s Golden Anniversary, 1914-1964.
Location: 0002.03.01.047
Swan Statue in Jubilee Park, 1981
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Trumpeter Swan statue in Jubilee Park, after it was moved there ca. 1967. Jubilee Park was created to celebrate the City’s 50th Annivesary in 1964.
Location: 0002.03.01.048
Trumpeter Swan Statue at Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1971
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Postcard of the Trumpeter Swan statue which was the symbol of Grande Prairie created by J.H. Bell, Edmonton in 1971. Note on the back says “Each year a few of these nearly extinct birds nest on small lakes near the city.” (Not an entirely accurate caption)
Location: 0002.03.01.049
Swan Bowling Trophies, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Bowling trophies feature a bowling pin and a trumpeter swan symbol. They are held by participants in the High School Provincial Bowling Championships held at Grande Prairie from April 12-16, 1971.
Location: 0002.03.01.050
Swan Curling Club Crest, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Curlers in April 1971 wearing the Grande Prairie Curling Club Creasts, which features the Trumpeter Swan.
Location: 0002.03.01.051
Waiting for Water, 1971
2 photographs; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
“The larger-than-life Trumpeter swan model in Grande Prairie’s Bear Creek Reservoir sits at its wintering ground waiting for the water level to rise so that it can be launched.” These photos appeared in the May 3-7, 1971 issues of the Daily Herald Tribune. Stamp on the back says “if reprinted please credit The Daily Herald Tribune photo by Jeff Harris.
Location: 0002.03.01.052-053
Cleaning the Swan, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
This photo, showing a worker cleaning the floating swan on the Bear Creek Reservoir, was taken by a telephoto lens. AGT tower and a grain elevator can be seen in the background.
Location: 0002.03.01.054
Bird Wash, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
Photograph from the November 2, 1971 Daily Herald. The caption is “Alvin Banman of the city parks department cleans up the Trumpeter Swan Statue in Jubilee Park after Halloween pranksters sprayed the swan with red enamel. This is the second swan to stand in the park after the first one was stolen two years ago.”
Location: 0002.03.01.055
Silent Sentinal, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
Photograph from the January 31, 1972 issue of the Daily Herald. The caption is “Standing tall and ghostly in early dawn light, this feathered resident of Jubilee Park is quite alone these days….”
Location: 0002.03.01.056
Trumpeter in the Dark, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 8 in.
Photograph from the April 28, 1972 issue of the Daily Herald. The caption is “The blinding light of a camera flash reveals a familiar sentinel in Jubilee Park. The Trumpeter Swan statue is forever quiet and immobile, but at the moment more than 25 living pairs of this famous bird are arriving in the Grande Prairie area to continue an uphill struggle against extinction.
Location: 0002.03.01.057
City Crews Busy, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
Photograph from the May 15, 1972 issue of the Daily Herald. The caption is “The Trumpeter Swan Statue in Jubilee Park keeps a watchful eye on city workman Ernie Tysowski as he maneuvers a roto-tiller around the shrubs in the park…”
Location: 0002.03.01.058
Statue in the Park, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
Daily Herald Tribune photograph from May 1972 of the Trumpeter Swan in Jubilee Park on Clairmont Road between 102 and 104 Avenue. A girl is reading on a bench under the shadow of its wings.
Location: 0002.03.01.059
Swan Statue Presentation, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Daily Herald Tribune photograph from September 28, 1972. Caption: “Mayor Elmer Borstad presents a Trumpeter Swan statue to Jim King, out-going president of the International Trumpeter Swan Society. To Mr. King’s left is Ron Mackay, wildlife biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service for western Canada. The Trumpeter Swan Society held its second conference in Grande Prairie September 26-28, 1972.
Location: 0002.03.01.060
Swans on Tink’s Slough, 1982
5 photographs; colour; assorted sizes
One adult pair of Trumpeter Swans on Tink’s slough south of Flying Shot Lake, taken August 18, 1982.
Location: 0002.03.01.061-066
Swans on Gummer Lake, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3 in.
Two pairs of non-breeding Trumpeter Swans on Gummer Lake, September 12, 1982. Taken from Harry Student farm.
Location: 0002.03.01.067
Swans on Intermittent Lake, 1982
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Trumperter Swans and cygnets on Intermittent Lake by the Hudz and Vavrek farms.
Location: 0002.03.01.068-069
Swans on Saskatoon Lake, 1982
4 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Trumpeter Swans taking off and landing on Saskatoon Lake on October 23, 1982. Photographs were taken from Francis Ramsden’s farm, and one of the photos shows him spotting the swans with field glasses.
Location: 0002.03.01.070-073
Fall Migration, Clairmont Lake, 1982
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Trumpeter Swans in flight over Clairmont Lake where swans, ducks and Canada geese are gathering for migration. Photos were taken from Sheehan’s farm on October 24, 1982.
Location: 0002.03.01.074-076
Fall Migration, Clairmont Lake, 1982
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Trumpeter Swans in flight over Clairmont Lake where swans, ducks and Canada geese are gathering for migration. Photographs were taken from Sheehan’s farm on October 24, 1982.
Location: 0002.03.01.077-080
Birds on the Frozen Lake, 1982
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Clairmont Lake after freeze-up. Just a small srtip of open water, where hundreds of ducks, geese and a few swans congregated November 2, 1982. The swans mostly rested on the ice. Counted 50, scattered over quite a large area.
Location: 0002.03.01.081-082
Spring Migration, 1983
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Approximately 230 swans on Arthur Lippelt’s field by Clairmont Lake on April 17, 1983.
Location: 0002.03.01.083-084
Swan Statue in Jubilee Park, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Swan Statue in Jubilee Park, now surrounded by mature trees, hedges and flower beds.
Location: 0002.03.01.085
Swan Statue in Jubilee Park, [1983]
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Postcard of Swan Statue in Jubilee Park, created by Frank Wesolowski from Peace River.
Location: 0002.03.01.086
Swans on Clairmont Lake, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Swans on Clairmont Lake, taken October 25, 1987.
Location: 0002.03.01.087
Swans on Student’s Lake, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Trumpeter Swan pair on Student’s Lake–no young–taken September 26, 1987.
Location: 0002.03.01.088
Swans on Clairmont Lake, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Trumpeter Swan pair with cygnets in the shallows on the north shore of Clairmont Lake. One adult with green collar #10x, put on in Yellowstone Park area last winter before swans were moved to new wintering habitat. Photos were taken October 23, 1992.
Location: 0002.03.01.089
Returning Swans, 1994
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Returning Trumpeter and Tundra Swans on Sheehan’s field north of Highway 34. Sheehan’s farm home can be seen in the background.
Location: 0002.03.01.090
Swans in Flight, 1997
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Swans in flight over Faul’s field, south of Highway 34 on April 19, 1997. Photo taken by Ron Patrick, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.03.01.091
Trumpeter Swan Festival, 2000
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Trumpeter Swan Festival held at Lake Saskatoon on April 30, 2000. Photos include the over-sized duck from Ducks Unlimited, Beth Sheehan’s display of Trumpeter Swan information, a clown making swan balloon animals, and a table of origami swans.
Location: 0002.03.01.092-099
Swans at Sunset, 2000
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7 in.
Swans in flight over Saskatoon Lake, with a red sunset in the background. Photo taken by Jim Lipon.
Location: 0002.03.01.100
Swans on Crystal Lake, 1996
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Pair of Trumpeter Swans on Crystal Lake in 1996. Photo taken by Randy Vanderveen.
Location: 0002.03.01.101
Swans in Flight, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Three trumpeter swans in flight. Photograph is not dated, no place notation, photographer unidentified.
Location: 0002.03.01.102
Swans on Crystal Lake, 1996
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Trumpeter Swan postcard by Frank Wesoloski of Peace River.
Location: 0002.03.01.103
Banding Trumpeter Swans, 1978
6 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Canadian Fish & Wildlife personnel banding Trumpeter Swans on September 14, 1978. An airboat was used to chase down the birds when they were in molt and couldn’t fly. They were docile and cygnets showed no fear of people. Birds were banded and measured for statistics. Photos show adult and four cygnets after they were collared–red designates this area.
Location: 0002.03.01.104-109
Banding Swans, Leach Removals, 1978
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Canadian Fish & Wildlife personnel banding Trumpeter Swans on September 14, 1978. After banding the four cygnets and one adult, Wildlife personnel examined them for leeches which can get into the swan’s nostrils and sometimes suffocate them. Photo shows removal of leech.
Location: 0002.03.01.110-112
Banding Swans, Return to the Wild, 1978
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Canadian Fish & Wildlife personnel banding Trumpeter Swans on September 14, 1978. After the birds were banded, measured and examined, they were returned to the wild. Photos show the five personnel, each with an unbound bird under their arm, taking the birds back to the lake. The birds are alert but quiet.
Location: 0002.03.01.113-115
Banding Swans, Return to the Wild, 1978
24 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Canadian Fish & Wildlife personnel banding Trumpeter Swans on September 14, 1978. After the birds were banded, measured and examined, they were returned to the wild. Photos show the five personnel, each with an unbound bird under their arm, taking the birds back to the lake. The birds are alert but quiet.
Location: 0002.03.01.116-139
SubSeries 002.03.02Home & School Association. — 1958-1965. — 2 cm of textual records.The Home & School Assoc. was formed “to bring together parents, teachers and interested members of the community for the purpose of raising educational standards in the home, school, and community, and of serving the needs of children and youth at various age levels.” Beth Sheehan was a founding member of the Harry Balfour Home and School Assoc. for two years, served as president of the local assoc., then as a regional representative, and finally as the news editor for the provincial newsletter. As regional rep she also planned conferences for the Grande Prairie area.The sub-series consists of a 1960 handbook for The Canadian Home and School and Parent-Teacher Federation; Beth’s speech script on the benefits of having a Home & School Assoc.; skit scripts used for entertainment at conferences and meetings; annual banquet programs from The Alberta Federation of Home & School Assoc.; correspondence with other reps; and issues of the 1964 and 1965 newsletter, Home and School.
SubSeries 002.03.03County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Society. — 1965-1982. — 2 cm of textual records. — 157 photographs. — 80 slides.Agricultural fairs in the early part of the 20th century were recognized as a way to promote the potential of the land and to encourage the spirit of the settlers. Thus, they were supported by government grants. The first fair in Grande Prairie was held in 1910, in the vicinity of 101 Street and 101 Avenue. By 1911, they were well established with president, vice-presidents, and secretary-treasurer. From then on, fairs were held annually until 1932 when, during the financial stress of the Depression, government grants stopped. This virtually put a stop to the fairs until 1951, when the Grande Prairie Agricultural Society was formed. At that time fair grounds were located north-east of the City where the city water towers and Crystal Park School now stand. In 1982, the fairgrounds moved to the dunes area south east of the City and was named Evergreen Park.The sub-series consists of historical notes and essays on the fairs in Grande Prairie from 1910 to 1951, photographs of fairs and parades from 1954 on, planning documents, programmes and news clippings from fairs following that time.  There is also a document titled “Origin of Farmers’ Market, 1974” which gives the details of how the Grande Prairie Farmers’ Market was established through members of the County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Society.
 
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1954
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
County Fair parade on Richmond Avenue, chuckwagon races and horse races for the 1954 County Fair.
Location: 0002.03.03.001-03
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1957
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Horses, clowns and Esso float in the 1957 County Fair Parade.
Location: 0002.03.03.004-06
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1960
5 slides; colour; 35mm
Horse competitions and crowds at the 1960 County Fair.
Location: 0002.03.03.007-11
County Fair Parade, 1961
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Kinsmen float, 4-H float, and “Life begins at 80” Oldtimers float, in 1961 County fair parade.
Location: 0002.03.03.012-14
County Fair Parade, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Stagecoach and horses, possibly carrying the mayor, in the 1964 County Fair parade.
Location: 0002.03.03.015
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1965
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Fair queen and floats in the 1965 County Fair Parade.
Location: 0002.03.03.016-18
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1967
7 slides; colour; 35 mm
Costumed staff at 1967 County Fair: Lewis Hawkes, Gord Fried, Allan Drysdale, Alf Baum, Ruth Kenefick, Dick Foster. Grande Prairie Co-op and Holroyd Drugs floats in the parade.
Location: 0002.03.03.019-25
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1968
10 slides; colour; 35 mm
Flower and fine arts displays, floats in fair parade (hospital, children on bikes, small tractor), and mud at the 1968 Fair. People identified are Ted & Evelyn Gammon, Russel Burgess, and Nan Stirling.
Location: 0002.03.03.026-35
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1969
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
County Fair parade showing crowds, Mountview Trailer Sales float and Fred Dobbyn on his horse.
Location: 0002.03.03.036-38
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1971
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Holroyd Drugs float, Miss Canada float and City of Grande Prairie float in the 1971 County Fair Parade.
Location: 0002.03.03.039-41
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1972
11 slides; colour; 35 mm
County Fair parade floats: Frontier Freddy, City of Grande Prairie, Foresters, German-Canadian Club, Alberta Government Telephones, Whitlock horses, Canfor.
Location: 0002.03.03.042-52
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1975
1 slides; colour; 35 mm
Staburr Booth at the 1975 County Fair.
Location: 0002.03.03.053a
Logger’s Sports at the County Fair, 1975
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Log chopping at the first Logger’s Competition at the Grande Prairie County Fair in 1975.
Location: 0002.03.03.053b.c
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1976
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Clarice Paul and displays at the 1976 County fair; also horse judging, but not for competition.
Location: 0002.03.03.054-55
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1980
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Ferris Wheel and judging of Hereford cow & calf classes at the fair.
Location: 0002.03.03.056-59
Logger’s Sports at the County Fair, 1980
15 slides; colour; 35 mm
Events at the Loggers’ Sports at the Grande Prairie County Fair in 1980.
Location: 0002.03.03.059a-o
County Fair Parade, 1972
10 photograph; colour; 4 X 6 in.
1972 County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair Parade on Richmond Avenue.
Location: 0002.03.03.066-077
County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair, 1985
43 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Events at the 1985 County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair included chuckwagon races, chariot races, horse pulls.
Location: 0002.03.03.078-089
County Fair Parade, 1985
22 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Events at the 1985 County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair.
Location: 0002.03.03.090-111
County Fair Parade, 1987
5 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Events at the 1987 County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair.
Location: 0002.03.03.113-117
County Fair Parade, 1992
17 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Events at the 1992 County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair.
Location: 0002.03.03.118-134
County Fair Parade & Farmers’ Market, 1994
7 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Events at the 1994 County of Grande Prairie Agricultural Fair.
Location: 0002.03.03.135-141
Evergreen Park Events, 1982
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of people and events at Evergreen Park in 1982 include fair official Johnny Stark; Henry Monkman, son of Alex Monkman; Dave Sample with his prize Appaloosa; Kelly Sutherland, World Champion Chuck Wagon driver; Chuckwagon races and horse pulling competitions at the Stompede.
Location: 0002.03.03.142-148
Evergreen Park Events, 1982
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Phogoraphs of people and events at Evergreen Park in 1983 include Ralph Vigen and his horse; Max Sutherland; chuckwagon racing at the fair; County of Grande Prairie float in the parade; and a boy and his goat.
Location: 0002.03.03.149-154
Evergreen Park Dedication, 1982
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Phogoraphs of commemorative rock and plaque marking the dedication of Evergreen Park. Plaque reads: “Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society. This exhibition complex is dedicated to the many volunteers who, with aid from the County of Grande Prairie and the Province of Alberta staged local fairs and special events from 1910 to 1982. Remembering the past, looking to the future for the the enjoyment of all. Dedicated July 31, 1982.
Location: 0002.03.03.155-156
Lewis Hawkes Livestock Pavilion, [1982]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Lewis Hawkes Livestock Pavilion at the County Fairgrounds in Evergreen Park during the Spring Livestock Show and Sale Days.
Location: 0002.03.03.157
SubSeries 002.03.04Grande Prairie Book Club. — 1961-1972. — 1 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of program scripts for Grande Prairie Book Club meetings where Beth was the hostess in charge of the program. There is also some correspondence carried out in preparation for the meetings.
SubSeries 002.03.05Foster Parents Plan. — 2 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of photographs, letters and folders of information from Foster Parents regarding the children the Sheehan’s supported through the adoption program.
SubSeries 002.03.06Grande Prairie Hot Air Balloon Events Association. — 1984. — 1 cm of textual records. — 200 photographs.The sub-series consists of a proposed calendar of events for the 1984 North American Hot Air Balloon Championships; correspondence, budgets, and minutes of meetings; bios of pilots and information for sponsors.
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Series 002.04Beth Sheehan, historian. — 1886-2000. — 150 cm of textual records. — 259 photographs. — 12 sound recordings.Because of her activities as an historian, Beth kept a collection of files on people and places she actively researched. This research would take the form of interviews from which she recorded notes or transcripts; photographs taken by Beth during the process of her research; biographies collected from other sources or written by her mother, Frances Flint, or herself; clippings collected from local papers and magazines; and notes taken from historical sources.The sub-series consists of an index of material collected from pioneers in the Peace Country of Alberta by York University; a source list of material compiled in the Provincial Archives of Alberta on the Grande Prairie area before 1982; lists of archival material donated by Beth Sheehan to the Provincial Archives and the Grande Prairie Public Library; and cards with the names of Clairmont residents prepared for the 1978 Census.
SubSeries 002.04.01“And We Come After”. — 1961-1986. — 4 cm of textual records.For some years, Mrs. Sheehan was the secretary of St. Paul’s United Church, and when they celebrated their 50th Anniversary in 1961, she wrote a history of the church called “And We Come After.” For the 75th Anniversary in 1986, Patricia Schneider wrote an update to cover the years from 1961-1986, while Beth added to the original history.The sub-series consists of a series of St. Paul’s Calls, a newsletter produced by St. Paul’s United Church, from 1958-1961; correspondence written and received by Beth when she wrote the first issue in 1961; the original draft of the 1986 booklet; and bulletins and programmes for the 75th Anniversary.
 
And We Come After: 1911-1986, 1986
booklet
History of McQueen Presbyterian Church and St. Paul’s United Church, Grande Prairie from 1911 to 1986.
Location: 0002.04.01.1
And We Come After, St. Paul’s United Church 1961, 1961
booklet
History of McQueen Presbyterian and St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie from 1911 to 1961.
Location: 0002.04.01.2
SubSeries 002.04.02“People of the Pass”. — 1988-1992. — 2 cm of textual records.The Monkman Pass Highway was a volunteer project from 1937-1939 to build a highway between Rio Grande, Alberta and Hansard, B.C. on the British Columbia highway system, giving the Peace Country an “outlet to the Coast”. Madelon and Beth Flint were teenagers at the time of this momentous and popular project, and in the late 1980s collaborated to write a book about the people involved in the project. Beth is credited with the organization and editing of the book.The sub-series consists of a corrected copy of People of the Pass, written by Madelon Flint Truax and Beth Flint Sheehan and a letter from the Alberta Historical Society acknowledging receipt of the book.
SubSeries 002.04.03“Turn Back the Pages”. — 1970-1992. — 34 cm of textual records. — 183 photographs.Turn Back the Pages: Clairmont 1908-1992 is the history of the community of Clairmont (originally called Twin Lakes) written by Beth Sheehan in 1992. The book contains the history of the hamlet/village and its schools, churches, organizations and sports, illustrated by stories of local characters, maps, photographs, art work and clippings from the Clairmont Independent newspaper.The sub-series consists of the research files (including people, government, businesses, events) used to create the original book, newsclipping files for Clairmont from 2011-1908, the 1992 manuscript of the book “Turn Back the Pages”, and a file for the update of the book, dated 1999-2005. There is also a 20 page document from the Provincial Archives of Alberta detailing all the records with material about Clairmont in their holdings, a hand-out on How to Prepare a Local History by Hugh Dempsey, and a copy of the published book. The photographs in this sub-series are dated from 1915-2004, and record the changes in the hamlet in almost 90 years. They include early hamlet scenes, farm buildings, schools and children, the Krimmer Mennonite congregation and the cemetery; and the buildings, businesses, homes and street scenes in the town and country, and views from outside of Clairmont as the area became more developed.
 
Gaudin’s Department Store, Clairmont, 1915
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
I.E. Gaudin’s Departmental Store erected in Clairmont in 1915. A heavy frost came the next year and the store closed its doors, presumably because the farmers had no crop and therefore no cash to purchase goods. There are two copies of the photograph, one from the Sheehan family and one from Glenbow Archives (NB-15-5).
Location: 0002.04.03.001
Clairmont, Alberta, [1917]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Clairmont, Alberta ca. 1917, when there were only three elevators. From left, buildings are identified as the Community Hall, Cady & Evans Lumber Yard, Evans’ big house with the dormer window, Hardware Store with the big window. The Barn behind was owned by Evans, and the tall house was George White’s. Custodial History: This photograph was given to Beth Sheehan by the Spencer family.
Location: 0002.04.03.002
Spencer Farm on Twin Lake, [1917]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Melvin Spencer farm on the west shore of Twin Lake (later re-named Clairmont Lake) ca. 1917. The second house, on the 1/4 south of Spencer’s, belonged to Ed Anderson and was later bought by the Spencers. The Anderson buildings were vacant for several years in the early 1920s. Custodial History: This photograph was given to Beth Sheehan by the Spencer family.
Location: 0002.04.03.003
Spencer Home on Twin Lake, [1917]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Melvin Spencer farm home on the west shore of Twin Lake (later re-named Clairmont Lake) ca. 1917. The Spencers came to the Clairmont District in 1910, from Saskatchewan. Custodial History: This photograph was given to Beth Sheehan by the Spencer family.
Location: 0002.04.03.004
Unidentified Stopping Place, [1910]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Photograph of the Spencer party coming into the Peace Country in 1910. The buiildings in the photograph are believed to be a stopping place on the Long Trail. Custodial History: This photograph was given to Beth Sheehan by the Spencer family.
Location: 0002.04.03.005
Spencer Farm on Clairmont Lake, [1917]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Melvin Spencer farm and outbuildings on the west shore of Clairmont Lake ca. 1917. The Spencers came to the Clairmont District in 1910, from Saskatchewan.
Location: 0002.04.03.006
Spencer Home on Clairmont Lake, [1917]
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Melvin Spencer home and garden on the west shore of Clairmont Lake) ca. 1917. The Spencers came to the Clairmont District in 1910, from Saskatchewan.
Location: 0002.04.03.007
Patrick’s Store, Clairmont, [1918]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Photograph of Lillian Moore, the daughter of Arthur & Golda Patrick, on the bench in front of the A Patrick Store in Clairmont. Note the hitching rail for the horses. This store burned in January 1920.
Location: 0002.04.03.008
Krimmer Mennonite Congregation, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Krimmer Mennonite congregation on the Peters’ farm in 1918.
Location: 0002.04.03.009
Currie School Children, [1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Children from the Krimmer Mennonite settlement in front of Currie School ca. 1920.
Location: 0002.04.03.010
Krimmer Mennonite Congregation, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Krimmer Mennonite congregation at their Clairmont church in 1925. The left entrance was for men, ladies went in the right entrance, and children’s door was in the centre. This was on Mr. Peter’s farm west of Clairmont.
Location: 0002.04.03.011
Last Team of Oxen, [1922]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Last team of oxen in the area, harnessed for field work in the early 1920s. They belonged to a bachelor who lived across the road from John Sheehan.
Location: 0002.04.03.012
Sheehan’s Car on Mercer Hill, [1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
490 Chevrolet, believed to belong to John Sheehan, on Highway No. 2 from Mercer Hill looking south towards Clairmont and Grande Prairie. This photograph was used in the 1983 Grande Prairie book.
Location: 0002.04.03.013
Clairmont, Alberta, [1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Clairmont, Alberta, in the mid 1920s. This photo is a copy from Glenbow Archives (NA-1644-35).
Location: 0002.04.03.014
Royal Bank at Clairmont, [1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Royal Bank, on main street, Clairmont, Alberta, in the mid 1920s. Originally it was the Union Bank. This photo is a copy from Glenbow Archives (NA-2774-75).
Location: 0002.04.03.015
Clairmont Lake School Children, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Clairmont Lake School children at the side of the old building being used for a second classroom in 1928. Photograph given to Beth Sheehan by Anne (Lawson) McDonald.
Location: 0002.04.03.016
Clairmont Lake School Children, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Clairmont Lake School children. Clairmont Lake School was built on the south-west corner of the hamlet in 1918, and in 1928 became a two-room school. Photograph given to Beth Sheehan by Anne (Lawson) McDonald.
Location: 0002.04.03.017
Clairmont, Alberta, [1928]
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Clairmont, Alberta, in the late 1920s, with the Clairmont Lake School centre front. This photo is a copy from Glenbow Archives (ND-3-5367).
Location: 0002.04.03.018
Clairmont, Alberta, 1930
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Clairmont, Alberta, in 1930, taken from the top of Mercer Hill and showing the Tomshak farm on the left side of the photograph. This photo is a copy from Glenbow Archives (ND-3-5322).
Location: 0002.04.03.019
Clairmont Choir, 1937
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Clairmont Choir in the Clairmont United Church in 1937. The choir is gathered around an organ, trophy and plaque won in a competition, perhaps the music festival.
Location: 0002.04.03.020
Clairmont Train Station, [1940]
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4 in.
Mrs. Melvin (Ella) Spencer on the platform of the NAR Station at Clairmont, Alberta. The railway water tower seen in the background was later moved to Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.04.03.021
Clairmont CGIT, 1944
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Clairmont CGIT girls in 1944 at Beth & Everett Sheehan’s home. Girls are Mae Miles, Marie Hart, Jean Trout, Pat Redwood, Rita Miles, Beth Sheehan, Alice Ayling, and Jean Sheehan.
Location: 0002.04.03.022
Elmer Kline’s Homestead House, 1944
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Elmer Kline arrived in the Peace Country in 1910 and built this home on his homestead south of Clairmont Lake. It was purchased by Everett and Beth Sheehan in 1943, who made additions and renovated. It still stands in 2012.
Location: 0002.04.03.023
Main Street Clairmont, [1945]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Conrad’s cutter on Clairmont’s Main Street (102 Avenue) ca. 1945. Harley Conrad is driving and Beth Sheehan is sitting on Mrs. Conrad’s knee. Behind is Anne McDonald, Elsie Floener and Mamie Miles. In the background is Sim’s Auto Service and Feed Barn.
Location: 0002.04.03.024
Saul’s Wagon at Smoky Bridge Opening, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Saul in the back of a covered wagon pulled by oxen, one of the entries in the parade opening the bridge over the Big Smoky River on August 14, 1949. Mrs. Saul is churning butter.
Location: 0002.04.03.025
Sheehan Entry, Smoky River Bridge Opening, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Beth Sheehan on the new garden tractor pulling three wagons with children for the Smoky River Bridge Opening on August 14, 1949. The sign says “Clairmont Pioneers Third Generation.” Each child is holding a sign with the name of their forefather and the year they came to Clairmont. Children are Dennis Croken (Joe Tomshak 1910), Tommy Sheehan (Tom Sheehan 1910), Henry Forbes (Robert Cochrane 1911), Warren Moore (Frank Turner 1912). Dennis Croken also has a mounted trumpeter swan which was raised by his grand-parents but killed on the road.
Location: 0002.04.03.026
Clairmont Sports Association, 1951
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
Russell Hart’s horses being paraded for weight-guessing contest at the 1951 Clairmont Sports by president of the Clairmont Sports Association Harley Conrad and vice-president Everett Sheehan.
Location: 0002.04.03.027
Clairmont Sports, [1950]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Pulling contest at the sports, possibly at Clairmont Sports. Note the “plus-fours” pants on the 1st man to the right of the horses.
Location: 0002.04.03.028
Clairmont from Hart’s Hill, 1958
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Clairmont from Hart’s Hill south of town in the winter of 1958. There are five elevators at this time, and the school is the large building in front left.
Location: 0002.04.03.029
Swan on Clairmont Lake, 1970
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
A trumpeter swan in molt and unable to rise up from Clairmont Lake in June 1970
Location: 0002.04.03.030
Clairmont Elevators, 1975
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Clairmont elevators taken from a boat on Clairmont Lake in 1975.
Location: 0002.04.03.031
Four-Mile Corner, 1977
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
“Four-Mile Corner” north of Grande Prairie, or “Kehr’s Corner”. Merv Kehr’s farm is on the left. Former Harley Mueller’s service station and original house (1950s) on right.
Location: 0002.04.03.032
Four-Mile Corner, 1977
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
“Four-Mile Corner” north of Grande Prairie, or “Kehr’s Corner”. Merv Kehr’s farm is on the left. Former Harley Mueller’s service station and original house (1950s) on right.
Location: 0002.04.03.033
Skating on Clairmont Lake, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Jessica, Deirdre, and Moira Sheehan skating on Clairmont Lake in November 1977.
Location: 0002.04.03.034
Swans on Clairmont Lake, 1980
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
A flock of swans on Clairmont Lake on October 14, 1980.
Location: 0002.04.03.035
Clairmont Elevators, 1980
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Clairmont elevators taken from a boat on Clairmont Lake on October 20, 1980.
Location: 0002.04.03.036
Bird Migration, 1981
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The return of the Trumpeter and Tundra Swans and varieties of ducks on April 18, 1981. They have settled on a shallow pool of water in Murray Faul’s field, on the south side of Highway 34, 1 1/2 miles east of the Four Mile Corner.
Location: 0002.04.03.037
Trumpeter Swan Feeding, 1981
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Bottoms up! Trumpeter Swan feeding (possibly on Clairmont Lake) in 1981.
Location: 0002.04.03.038
Kehr Home at Four-Mile Corner, 1982
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Merv Kehr’s buildings at Four-Mile Corner north of Grande Prairie in December 1982.
Location: 0002.04.03.039
Elevator Fire, Clairmont, 1983
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eight photographs of the United Grain Growers and Alberta Wheat Pool elevators burning in Clairmont taken on July 14, 1983. Two days after the fire started, the grain was still burning. One of the photos is taken from Hart’s Hill south of Clairmont and shows the new Clairmont Curling Club under construction in the foreground as well as the Sutherland Inn which had been purchased from former owners by Kelly, Murray and Max Sutherland in 1982.
Location: 0002.04.03.040-047
Clairmont Curling Club Official Opening, 1984
8 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Eight photographs of the Official Opening of the Clairmont Curling Club on February 19, 1984. Photographs include Dr. Bob Elliott, MLA; County Reeve Bill Housman; County Councillor Albert Tomshak; Curling Club officials Sherman Robideau, Chairman, and Ken Sefton, vice chair; and curlers Jack Dirom, Allan Drysdale, George Sayle, Everett Sheehan, Leslie Miles, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Hodgins, Dorothy Durda, Frank Pisatsky, Andy Feil, Gary Morken and Ken Thomson.
Location: 0002.04.03.048-055
Spirit of Grande Prairie, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
“Spirit of Grande Prairie” hot air balloon floating over the old Tom Sheehan farm (now Roman Bauman’s) towards Clairmont Lake in April 1984.
Location: 0002.04.03.056
Clairmont Post Office, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Clairmont Post Office, operated by postmistress Olga Rotar from 1958-1988, on May 26, 1984. This ws the former CFGP Radio Station building in Grande Prairie, moved to Clairmont.
Location: 0002.04.03.057
View of Mercer Hill, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Field directly west of Clairmont, with Mercer Hill in the background. Photo was taken on May 26, 1984.
Location: 0002.04.03.058
Destruction of Mervin Kehr Farm, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Shop being moved from the old Mervin Kehr farm at the Four-Mile Corner on June 16, 1984. the house was moved away in 1983.
Location: 0002.04.03.059
Hunting on Clairmont Lake, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
36 decoys on Clairmont Lake; duck hunters in the reeds. Photograph taken October 9, 1984.
Location: 0002.04.03.060
Oatway Farm, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Oatway’s farm buildings in a mirage on May 5, 1990. “Doesn’t show too well, but all buildings are extended almost double-up.”
Location: 0002.04.03.061
Encor Oil Well, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Encor oil well across from Durda’s buildings north of Clairmont.
Location: 0002.04.03.062
Clairmont, Alberta, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Clairmont, taken from Mercer Hill with a telephoto lens on July 15, 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.063
Red Robin Market, Clairmont, 1992
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Red Robin Market in Clairmont, built by Don & Sharon Nelson in 1988. The mural on the side, a Royal Mail teamster on the Edson Trail, is an air brush painting by Luther Kozowan. The building also houses the Clairmont Post Office, a hair dresser’s shop, and four Turbo gas pumps.
Location: 0002.04.03.064-065
Clairmont United Church, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Clairmont United Church, taken June 22, 1992. This church, built in 1966 on 100th Avenue, was the second United Church built in Clairmont.
Location: 0002.04.03.066
Clairmont Curling Rink, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Clairmont Curling Rink, taken in June 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.067
Clairmont Seniors Centre, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Clairmont Seniors Centre, taken June 15, 1992. It is housed within the Clairmont Curling Rink.
Location: 0002.04.03.068
Lakeview Mobile Home Village, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Lakeview Mobile Home Village office in Clairmont, taken June 15, 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.069
Clairmont Water Works, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
County of Grande Prairie Hamlet of Clairmont Water Treatment Plant. This facility was enlarged in 1983, and the photograph was taken June 2, 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.070
Old Clairmont Post Office, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Former location of Clairmont Post Office on 102 Avenue and 99 Street from about 1958 to 1988 when the postmistress was Olga (Mrs. Dan) Rotar. This photograph was taken June 2, 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.071
Hannas Seeds, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The original National Grain Elevator, now owned by Hannas Seeds. The white bins to the right are privately owned by a group of farmers, from which they ship grain directly to market. This photograph was taken June 2, 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.072
Clairmont Seed Processing, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Clairmont Seed Processing Ltd., agents for Hannas Seeds Ltd. The agent in June 1992, when this photograph was taken, was Nick Demchuk, and the operator Kevin Hawryluk.
Location: 0002.04.03.073
German-Canadian Hall, Clairmont, 1992
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Two photographs of the German-Canadian Society Hall at the end of 99th Street in Clairmont, taken June 2nd and June 22nd, 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.074-075
102nd Avenue, Clairmont, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Buildings on 102nd Avenue and Clairmont Road, taken on June 2, 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.076
Bambush Family Home, 1992
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Two photographs of an old house on the corner of 101 Avenue and 99th Street in Clairmont. Pete Bambush, an NAR section man, and his family lived in it at one time.
Location: 0002.04.03.077-078
Alberta Pacific Agent’s House, 1992
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Two photographs of the original Alberta Pacific Grain agent’s home on 99th Street and 101 Avenue in Clairmont. Built ca. 1918, when this photograph was taken in June 1992, it was one of two oldest buildings in Clairmont, and being restored by Gary Wood.
Location: 0002.04.03.079-080
Location of Clairmont General Store, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Location in Clairmont of former Clairmont General Store. Photograph taken in June 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.081
Lakeview Mobile Home Village, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Lakeview Mobile Home Village in Clairmont, taken in June 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.082
Grande Prairie Seniors Baseball Team, 1999
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Grande Prairie Seniors Baseball Team, in 1999, included some members from Clairmont. The players are back row, left to right: Don Ames, Jack Sutherland, Ray Pollack, Bert Kenny, Eldon Shail, Les Miles, Ray Peterson, Bud Bates. Front row, left to right: Alan Peterson, George Sauder, Herman Haugland, Jake Krause, Tom Toftland, and Don Tunke.
Location: 0002.04.03.083
Krimmer Brethren Mennonite Cemetery, 1992
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Five photographs of the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont, taken June 22, 1992. The sign put up by the County of Grande Prairie in 1975 says, “Clairmont Mennonite Cemetery. This cemetery originated in 1918 and was in use until 1948. There were about 14 families from the Mennonite Christian Group living in the area at one time. In the corner, immediately north across the road, was the site of their church.”
Location: 0002.04.03.084-088
Headstone for Jacob & Annie Wurtz, 1992
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Three photographs of a tin grave marker for Jacob (died 1931) & Annie Wurtz in the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont which was made by Reinhold Eckstein. Photo taken June 22, 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.089-091
Headstones made by Reinhold Eckstein, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photograph of an unidentified tin headstone made by Reinhold Eckstein. It is in the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont, Alberta. Photo taken June 1992.
Location: 0002.04.03.092
Headstone for Katarena Schroeder, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Headstone for Katarena Schroeder in the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont. She was born May 14, 1838; died Oct 11, 1923. Inscription: “May her soul rest in peace.”
Location: 0002.04.03.093
Headstone for Jacob Schroeder, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Headstone for Jacob C. Schroeder in the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont. He was born Sept 20, 1895; died Dec 24, 1938.
Location: 0002.04.03.094
Headstone for Henry Toews, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Headstone for Henry Toews in the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont. He was born 1897, died (1965?). A note on the back says “Henry Toews, husband of Nettie (Sawatzky) (Toews) Sayle; father of Evelyn Toews Feil (Andy), Vera Toews Sheehan (Lavern), and Vivian Toews Pratt (George).
Location: 0002.04.03.095
Headstone for Kathrine Sawatzky, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Headstone for Kathrine Sawatzky (1869-1927) in the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont.
Location: 0002.04.03.096
Headstone for Tenak Wiebe, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Headstone for Tenak Wiebe in the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont. He was born Dec 22, 1916 and died April 1, 1919. Inscription: “Asleep in Jesus”.
Location: 0002.04.03.097
Headstone for John Waldner, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Headstone for John Waldner in the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont. Inscription: “In Loving Memory of John Waldner 1895-1946 Rest in Peace”.
Location: 0002.04.03.098
Headstone for Peter Frank Willems, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Headstone for Peter Frank Willems (1905-1922) in the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont. Inscription: “Rest in Peace”.
Location: 0002.04.03.099
Headstone for Michael A. Wurz, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Headstone for Michael A. Wurz ((1853-1928) in the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery west of Clairmont. Story is broken and birth date of July 24, 1853 can be seen, but only 27, 1928 is readable for death date.
Location: 0002.04.03.100
Twinning Highway 43, 2000
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Seven photographs documenting the twinning of Highway 43 on land expropriated from the south border of the Sheehan farm, and changing their entrance which was directly onto the highway. The photos were taken on June 8, 2000 when the work was just starting.
Location: 0002.04.03.101-107
New Highways at Clairmont, 2001
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Five photographs showing the new twinned Highway 2 curving west of Clairmont. The views were taken from Mercer Hill north of town on September 19, 2001, and some show a good crop of canola in swaths in the foreground.
Location: 0002.04.03.108-112
Country Scenes at Clairmont, 2001
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Four photographs of country scenes around Clairmont in the fall of 2001 show round bales of hay with Clairmont in the background, Pioneer Farm house and barn belonging to Roman Bauman, and an oil pumpjack in a nearby field.
Location: 0002.04.03.113-116
Frank Durda Farm, 2001
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Three photographs of the Frank Durda home and old farm buildings north of Clairmont. Frank was raised in Clairmont but later farmed at Prestville (east of Rycroft) where he raised exotic birds. When he retired to Clairmont, he brought back with him a Prestville road sign which now marks the entrance to his country home.
Location: 0002.04.03.117-119
Commercial Development at Clairmont, 2001
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Five photographs showing surveyors and commercial development south of 100th Street in Clairmont in 2001 on Melvin Spencer’s old homestead, Roman Bauman’s farm, and in Arthur Lippelt’s field. The new businesses shown are Davlin Solid Solutions and the Ramada Inn.
Location: 0002.04.03.120-124
Commercial Development at Clairmont, 2001
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Eight photographs showing the industrial area of Clairmont in 2001. They show the one remaining grain elevator (built by National in 1917), the Clairmont Seed Processing Plant, Hannas Seeds Ltd., Arctic Crane and the Red Robin Store, and Race Trak Gas showing the price of unleaded gas at 73.9 and diesel at 66.9.
Location: 0002.04.03.125-132
Clairmont Inn, 2001
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Two photographs of Clairmont Inn, originally built by Kelly Sutherland and called Sutherland Inn, but taken over by Olfred Holdings Ltd. in 1978 and re-named. There were 11 rooms for rent, the bar seated 125 patrons, and there was a banquet room, restaurant and beauty salon.
Location: 0002.04.03.133-134
Video Corral, Clairmont, 2001
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The Vido Corral in Clairmont, across the Avenue from the Red Robin Store, was a renovated garage building.
Location: 0002.04.03.135
Residential Development, Clairmont, 2001
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Seven photographs of residential development in Clairmont, which included mobile home sub-divisions such as Lakeview Mobile Home Village, and Countryview Estates. Housing sub-divisions created in the early twenty-first century included Willowdale Properties and Wynngate Estates.
Location: 0002.04.03.136-142
Clairmont Park, 2001
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of Clairmont Community Park, including the RV park and playground, which was developed by the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 on the shore of Clairmont Lake. In 2008 the Clairmont Community School was built on this site.
Location: 0002.04.03.143-146
Wendt Home, Clairmont, 2001
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Former Patrick home from Bear Lake now in Clairmont, owned by Wendt family.
Location: 0002.04.03.147-148
McIlroy Home, Clairmont, 2001
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
McIlroy home in Clairmont. Note on back says, “Lorna was a great gardener”.
Location: 0002.04.03.149
100th Avenue, Clairmont, 2001
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
100th Avenue showing the current trend to portable housing. The Inn is on the next avenue north.
Location: 0002.04.03.150
Clairmont Senior Citizens’ Centre, 2001
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Two photographs of the interior of the Clairmont Senior Citizens’ Centre in 2001.
Location: 0002.04.03.151-152
Tomshak Homestead Marker, 2001
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The marker at the entrance to the Tomshak farm says, “Tomshak Homestead Farm, 1911”.
Location: 0002.04.03.153
Tom Corlett’s Farm, 2001
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Barn and home which was built by Tom Corlett, probably in the late 1920s. In 2001 the owners were Bob Quinn and Jan McNalley, who built a new house behind the historic one in 1999 and rented the old one to Madelon Watson and Jason McNiven.
Location: 0002.04.03.154-155
Old Patrick House, 2001
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Interior views of the old Arthur & Golda Patrick house which was moved from Bear Lake to Clairmont. Views include the bay window in the dining room, the fireplace, and the stained glass door panels. In 2001, the home belonged to Cameron Wendt. A fourth photo shows Cameron Wendt’s pet bison calf.
Location: 0002.04.03.156-159
Clairmont from Mercer Hill, 2004
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Three photographs of Clairmont in 2004 from the top of Mercer Hill.
Location: 0002.04.03.160-162
National Grain Elevator, Clairmont, 2004-2005
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Two views of the old National Grain Elevator built in Clairmont in 1917, and the metal tank that has replaced it. This was the last standing of five grain elevators in Clairmont.
Location: 0002.04.03.163-164
Churches in Clairmont, 2005
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The two churches in Clairmont in 2005 were the Clairmont United (built in 1966) on 100th Avenue, and beside it the new Clairmont Community Church, almost complete.
Location: 0002.04.03.165-166
Clairmont Inn, 2004
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Exterior and interior views of the Clairmont Inn include a chuckwagon suspended from the ceiling and decorated with the names of chuckwagon champions, murals of rodeo events, and framed historic photographs and newspapers.
Location: 0002.04.03.167-176
Clairmont Park Sign, 2004
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
New sign for Clairmont Park reads “County No. 1 Grande Prairie Clairmont Park.”
Location: 0002.04.03.177
Clairmont Seed Processing Ltd., 2004
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Two views of the Seed Processing Plant in Clairmont in 2004.
Location: 0002.04.03.178-179
Rural Mail Delivery, 2004
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Rural mail boxes beside a rural road near Clairmont. The rural mail route, with mail delivered to each farm by Canada Post, replaced the post boxes at the local post office, with each farmer having to drive in to get their mail.
Location: 0002.04.03.180
Meyers’ New Home, 2004
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
New home for Arnold and Susan Meyers near Clairmont.
Location: 0002.04.03.181
Jean & Doug Thornton, 2004
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Tim Horton’s doughnut box with a photograph of Jean & Doug Thornton from Clairmont on the lid. They are holding a sign which reads “17890 km” and underneath it says, “The scenery kept changing, the coffee stayed the same – always fresh.”
Location: 0002.04.03.182
Railway Speeder Truck, Clairmont, 2004
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Railway maintenance truck on the track near Clairmont. Note on the back says, “The modern concept of a speeder, used to check and repair railway tracks. The first ones were “open air” and were literally hand-pumped by the operator, a cold and thankless job in the winter.
Location: 0002.04.03.183
SubSeries 002.04.04Peace Country. — 1912-1993. — 3 cm of textual records. — 13 maps.The sub-series consists of five land ownership maps from the County of Grande Prairie from 1972-1993; four road maps of Alberta, Canada and the United States from 1926-1969; and four maps of the Peace River Country and northern Alberta from 1912-1962.There is also a source list of material compiled in the Provincial Archives of Alberta on the Grande Prairie area before 1982; lists of archival material donated by Beth Sheehan to the Provincial Archives and the Grande Prairie Public Library;
 
Forestry Map #83 ML, 1962
map
bottom half of map showing the Wapiti, Kakwa and Smoky River areas.
Location: 0002.04.04.01
County of Grande Prairie No. 1, 1972
map
Quarter section map showing landowners and school districts in the County.
Location: 0002.04.04.02
County of Grande Prairie No. 1, 1979
map
Quarter section map showing landowners, with lakes hand-labeled in
Location: 0002.04.04.03
County of Grande Prairie No. 1, 1982
map
Quarter section map with names of landowners
Location: 0002.04.04.04
County of Grande Prairie No. 1, 1989
map
Quarter section map with names of landowners
Location: 0002.04.04.05
County of Grande Prairie No. 1, 1993
map
Quarter section map with names of landowners
Location: 0002.04.04.06
Sectional Map -Automobile Roads -Canada & United States, 1928
map; 40×36
This is a sectional map showing main roads between Canada and the United States, the western section.
Location: 0002.04.04.07
Sectional Map -Automobile Roads -Canada & United States, 1928
1 map; 30×36
This is a sectional map showing main roads between Canada and the United States, the eastern section.
Location: 0002.04.04.08
Northern Alberta, 1928
map; 36×45
Map shows disposition of lands: vacant surveyed lands, forest reserves, Dominion parks, Timber berths, Grazing leases, Boundaries of Dominion Lands Agencies, Dominion Land Offices and main roads.
Location: 0002.04.04.09
Peace River-Grande Prairie-Grouard, 1926 c.
map; 24×36
This linen-backed map shows the land surveyed in these three districts. Hon. Hugh Allen is the name attached to the back.
Location: 0002.04.04.10
Official Highway Guide – Province of Alberta, 1926
map; 18×24
This map shows the main highways in Alberta in 1926, and the nature of the road surfaces. It includes attached folded mileage tables.
Location: 0002.04.04.11
Province of Alberta, 1969
1 map; 12×24
This map shows the municipal districts of the province
Location: 0002.04.04.12
Map of Peace River District, 1912
1 map; 47.5 x 65.5 cm
A map of the Peace River District showing surveyed townships, rivers, lakes, description of soil and vegetation. Wagon roads, sleigh roads, pack trails, telegraph lines, post offices, telegraph stations, and stopping places are also marked.
Location: 0002.04.04.13
SubSeries 002.04.05The Peace River. — 1992. — 5 cm of textual records. — 12 photographs.In 1955, Beth Flint Sheehan undertook a river boat trip on the Peace, from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope and back. Her companions on this trip were Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Loggie and their daughters, Isabel and Margaret, who were collecting material that summer on the pioneers of the south Peace and the importance of the river to the development of the country for the Glenbow Archives. The boat was skippered by Harry Taylor. Beth’s diary about this trip concludes that it was “one of the most wonderful experiences I ever expect to have.” This is evidenced by her continued interest in the Peace River for many years after the trip.The series consists of “‘Firefly’ on the Peace,” the diary written by Beth Sheehan during her river boat excursion in 1955, a scrapbook of news articles kept by Beth from 1956-1979, and some articles on the Peace River written by Margaret Loggie in 1959. There are also files on the history and development of the Peace River with hydro-electric dams such as the Bennett Dam, the boats which plied the Peace and the communities along the Peace River: Hudson’s Hope, Taylor, Fort St. John, Dunvegan, Peace River, Fort Vermilion, and Watino.
 
The Mighty Peace River, n.d.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Aerial view of the Peace River as it winds its way from the Rocky Mountains, near Taylor Flats.
Location: 0002.04.05.01
Collapse of the Taylor Bridge, 1957
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Centre section of the Taylor Bridge left standing after the collapse, with debris visible in the river.
Location: 0002.04.05.02
The Peace River Bridge, 1957 c.
5 negatives; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Suspension bridge crossing the Peace River at Dunvegan.
Location: 0002.04.05.03-7
River In Canyon, Hudson’s Hope, n.d.
1 postcard; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
The river runs through the canyon at Hudson’s Hope. The photograph appears to have been taken from the river’s edge. Chas. Stredulinsky is stamped on the back of the postcard.
Location: 0002.04.05.08
Church Of The Immaculate Conception, n.d.
1 postcard; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Interior view of the sanctuary of the Church Of The Immaculate Conception at Peace River. A decorated altar, paintings and statues are in the sanctuary. The painting in the background is the work of the late pioneer Bishop Grouard, O.M.I. It was created on moose hide with home-made paint taken from the soil.
Location: 0002.04.05.09
Fort Fork Cairn, Peace River, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
View of the cairn and surrounding fence as they sit by the highway in Nov. 1979. This cairn on the Shaftsbury Trail along the Peace River commemorates Alexander Mackenzie’s western base in 1792 Fort Fork.
Location: 0002.04.05.10
Fort Fork Cairn, Peace River, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
The cairn is made of cemented stone and bears a plaque on the front, Nov. 1979. Part of the fence surrounding it is visible. It commemorates Fort Fork, Alexander Mackenzie’s winter base.
Location: 0002.04.05.11
Plaque On Fort Fork Cairn, Peace River, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
The cairn plaque reads in French and English: “Fort Fork The remains across the river are those of Fort Fork, built by the North West Company in 1792 as a western base for Alexander Mackenzie’s search for a route to the Pacific. The explorer wintered here before setting out in May 1793, on his historic journey to the Pacific. Fort Fork was subsequently abandoned for McLeod’s Fort on the north bank, but was reoccupied about 1800. Until it was replaced by Fort Dunvegan in 1805, this was the North West Company’s uppermost post on the Peace River.” Photograph taken in Nov. 1979.
Location: 0002.04.05.12
Confluence Of The Peace & Smoky Rivers, Twelve Foot Davis Cairn, 1979
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
The confluence of the Peace and Smoky Rivers is seen behind the cairn of Twelve Foot Davis, near the town of Peace River in Nov. 1979.
Location: 0002.04.05.13
Caroline Garrioch Gravestone, [2000]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
“In loving remembrance of Caroline, infant daughter of Alfred and Agnes Garrioch, who died April 20, 1888, aged 2 days. Forever with the Lord.”
Location: 0002.04.05.14
The “Firefly” At Old Fort Saint John, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
The “Firefly”, piloted by Harry Taylor, on the Peace River at Old Fort Saint John. This was a historic trip from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope taken by the Loggie family from Fairview and Beth Sheehan from Clairmont. On the boat can be seen, from right to left, the forge, the tent, and the privy.
Location: 0002.04.05.15
The “Firefly” on the Peace River, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
This photograph is titled “All Hands On Deck” and shows, left to right, Mr. Loggie (standing), Margaret Loggie, Beth Sheehan, Mrs. Loggie, and Isabel Loggie. They are on the deck of the “Firefly” on its trip from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.04.05.16
“Harry’s Monument”, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
This photograph is titled “Harry’s Monument” and shows Rowena and Harry Taylor perched on a hoodoo along the Peace River. This was taken on a trip with the “Firefly” on the Peace River from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.04.05.17
Firefly’s Kitchen, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
This photograph is titled “K.P. Duty” and shows Margaret Loggie and Beth Sheehan cleaning up in the Firefly’s kitchen. This was taken on a trip with the “Firefly” on the Peace River from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.04.05.18
Passing Under the Taylor Bridge, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
This photograph is described as “passing under Peace River Bridge at Taylor Flats, B.C. Note wash on clothes line. Beth and Isabel are sitting on the deck of the “Firefly” while on a trip from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.04.05.19
Dinner in the Firefly’s Kitchen, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
This photograph is titled “If that’s supper, we’ve had it”. It shows Isabel and Margaret Loggie, Beth Sheehan, Mrs. Loggie, and Harry Taylor around the table in the “Firefly” kitchen. Mr. Loggie is to the side, peering over his glasses. This was taken on a trip with the “Firefly” on the Peace River from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.04.05.20
Harry Taylor, Captain of the “Firefly”, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
This photograph is titled “Harry (hair combed) Spinning Yarns”. It shows Captain Harry Taylor at the table in the “Firefly” kitchen. This was taken on a trip with the “Firefly” on the Peace River from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.04.05.21
Beth Sheehan, Diarist, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
This photograph is titled “Beth, writing in Black Book”. It shows Beth Sheehan writing in the diary she kept on a trip with the “Firefly” on the Peace River from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.04.05.22
Trapper’s Cabin on the Banks of the Peace River, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
This photograph is titled “Trapper’s Cabin”. It was explored by the crew of the “Firefly” on a trip on the Peace River from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope. A card tacked inside the cabin said the owner was Merle Lunberg.
Location: 0002.04.05.23
Historic Mission, Fort St. John, 1955-[1980]
2 photograph; postcard; b & w ; colour; assorted
Black & white photograph showing the abandoned Roman Catholic Mission at old Ft. St. John, and a colour postcard from the same viewpoint showing the Mission after it was restored.
Location: 0002.04.05.2425
Bear in the Peace River, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
The caption with this photograph reads, “Scared Bear he climbed this 500′ bank”. The photo was taken on a trip on the Peace River from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope with the boat “Firefly” captained by Harry Taylor.
Location: 0002.04.05.26
View from Riverbank near Hudson’s Hope, 1955
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
Hills and farm on the bank of the Peace River near Hudson’s Hope. This view was taken from the opposite bank by a crew member of the “Firefly” on a trip from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.04.05.27
“The Dells” Hudson’s Hope, 1955
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Rocks in the middle of the Peace River near Hudson’s Hope locally known as “the Dells”. The photograph was taken on a trip with the “Firefly” from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.04.05.28
SubSeries 002.04.06Peace Country pioneers. — 1886-1999. — 16 cm of textual records. — 64 photographs.Because of her activities as an historian, Beth kept a collection of files on people and places she actively researched. Some research took the form of transcripts of interviews; photographs taken by Beth during the process of her research; biographies collected from other sources or written by her mother, Frances Flint, or herself; clippings collected from local papers and magazines; and notes taken from historical sources.The series consists of files on pioneer families, artists and communities in the south Peace: Hugh Allen, the Brainard Stopping Place, Oswald & Thea Brekkin, Maude & Harry Clifford, Betty Coone, P.V Croken, Agnes & Alexander Forbes, Montrose House, Bob Guest, Tim Heimdal, Jessie Holmes, Kleskun Lake, Lake Saskatoon, Johnny Macdonald, Rose Pitts, the R.C.M.P., Bad Heart Straw Church, Carl Tracie, Anson Wagar and Jessie Wishart. There are also three documents with supporting correspondence and notes by Beth: an index of written materials on pioneers in the Peace Country and where they are available, compiled by J.D. Wood of York University from 1967-1969; a source list of documents available at the Provincial Archives of Alberta; and a list of the historical materials donated by Beth to the Provincial Archives and to the Grande Prairie Public Library.
 
William Allen and Mary Wright Marriage License, 1886
licenser
Creator: licenser
The original marriage license of William Allen and Mary Wright signed March 10, 1886.
Location: 0002.04.06.01
Wanted -Knobby Clarke, 1976
poster
Creator: poster
A poster advertising the Stage Door Theatre production of The Balled of Knobby Clarke, April 21, 1976.Artist is Tim Heimdal.
Location: 0002.04.06.02
Alberta Wheat Pool Meeting, 1947
card
Creator: card
A card inviting the recipient, Mr. Crosbie Mc Naught of Halcourt to a meeting of the Alberta Wheat Pool
Location: 0002.04.06.03
 
Hugh Allen, Member Of The Legislative Assembly, 1926
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5 in.
This portrait of Hugh Allen was taken for the Legislative Assembly. He was an MLA (Member Of The Legislative Assembly) from 1926-1939, serving as the Minister of Lands, Mines and Natural Resources and the Minister of Municipal Affairs. He arrived in the Peace Country in 1911, a pioneer devoted to promoting and bettering agriculture in the West. He served as president of the Alberta Livestock Commission for many years and was a Director for United Grain Growers
Location: 0002.04.06.01
Mary Wright Allen, Stella, Ontario, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4 in.
Mary Wright Allen, Hugh’s mother is sitting in a chair inside her home in Stella, Amherst Island, Ontario.
Location: 0002.04.06.02
Election Campaign Banner For Hugh W. Allen, 1926
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
A banner is suspended across a John Deere dealership. Farm equipment and an automobile are visible. The banner reads “Vote Hugh Allen 1”.
Location: 0002.04.06.03
Allen Home at Huallen, 1931 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Front view of the Hugh Allen home, Huallen, taken in the summer.
Location: 0002.04.06.04
Allen Home at Huallen, 1931 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Side view of the Hugh Allen home, Huallen, taken in the summer.
Location: 0002.04.06.05
Allen Home at Huallen, 1931 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Front view of the Hugh Allen home, Huallen, taken in the winter.
Location: 0002.04.06.06
Hugh Allen Camping, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Hugh Allen as a young man camping in Ontario. He is holding a pot and frying pan, with a white tent in the background.
Location: 0002.04.06.07
Elderly Hugh and Lulu Allen, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5 in.
An elderly Hugh and Lulu Allen are standing by a garden in Flint’s yard. Flint’s house is in the background. They were married in 1957. This was the second marriage. Hugh’s first wife was Mable Sills, who died in 1956. Lulu’s first husband, Charles Edgerton, was killed in a car accident.
Location: 0002.04.06.08
Brainard’s Stopping Place, 1974
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Thirteen colour photographs and 2 colour slides of the old Brainard Stopping Place, taken Nov.5, 1974. The buildings on site include the Stopping Place built ca. 1910, a log building known as “Blake’s House”, “Blake’s barn”, a lumber building which was the sub-station for the Indian agent, the old Provincial Police barracks, and the Chicken House. There are also photographs of Inez Brainard Henderson at the 76 year old family stove where her mother, Ma Brainard, cooked thousands of fried chicken meals between 1918 and when she died in 1967. Her guests were sometimes influential people such as the governor-general of Canada.
Location: 0002.04.06.09-23
Twinning Celebration, Woking, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
Ten colour photographs of the meeting between Woking Post Office and Woking, England Post Office on July 3, 1983. The idea was spear-headed by Betty Coone, Woking, Alberta post-mistress and Jane Pearce, editor for the Woking, England newspaper. A community pancake breakfast was held for the English guests so the the whole community could meet them. Photos are of this event as well as the English guests Mr. & Mrs. Butt and Mr. & Mrs. Pearce; Woking, Alberta friends; and Woking landmarks such as the Alberta Wheat Pool Elevator and Woking Greek Orthodox Church. Betty Coone returned the visit a year later.
Location: 0002.04.06.24-33
P.V. Croken, Lyall, Morrison, Pollack & Field, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 8 in.
P. V. Croken is presenting checks to Jack Lyall and Gladys Morrison for the crippled children and to Iris Pollack and Mary Field for retarded children.
Location: 0002.04.06.34a
P.V. Croken and Randy Zutter, 1971
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 6.5 in.
P.V. Croken is presenting the PV Croken scholarship to Composite High School student Randy Zutter.
Location: 0002.04.06.34b
Euphemia McNaught Paintings, [1985]
11 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of Euphemia McNaught paintings.
Location: 0002.04.06.35-45
Lorne & Louise Smith family, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Lorne & Louise Smith (nee Trelle) outside their home with their three young children: Margaret, Harold and Dorothy.
Location: 0002.04.06.46
Herman Trelle Family, 1940 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 2.5 x 4 in.
Outside winter snapshots of Herman Trelle family with three children. Herman Trelle was home on leave from the WW II. He was in the Canadian army for two years then became ill.
Location: 0002.04.06.47a-b
Lord’s Prayer On Wheat Kernel, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
“Micrograph of a part kernel of Herman Trelle World Championeship Wheat, on which the Lord’s Prayer is written in ink, so small that it may be repeated ten times on the surface of this same kernel. This world record writing was only made possible on a perfectly smooth kernel of Trelle’s wheat.” The kernel has “July 19, 1935 Edmonton Fair” on it.
Location: 0002.04.06.48
Lake Saskatoon Anglican Cemetery, 1982
2 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
The sign outside St. Andrew’s Church provides a written history of the cemetery and the community. It reads “Anglican Churchyard Cemetary Lake Saskatoon This cemetary was opened Sept. 19, 1911 when the Lake Saskatoon Municipal Cemetary was established. The last burial was that of early pioneer Mrs. Holmes in May 1971. A memorial stone with the family names inscribed was installed by the community in 1975. Many were the accidents occuring in these trying times, County of Grande Prairie 1977.” Photograph taken Sept. 3, 1982.
Location: 0002.04.06.49-50
Straw Church At Bad Heart, 1954
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6 in.
Three men, a woman and a child are standing near the Bad Heart Roman Catholic Church in 1954. The church has no door or window. This was before stucco was put over the bales of straw in the walls of the church. Part of an automobile is visible in the right side of the photograph.
Location: 0002.04.06.51
Straw Church At Bad Heart, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Two men are standing near the Bad Heart Roman Catholic Church. The church has no door or window. This was before stucco was put over the bales of straw in the walls of the church. The church’s official re-opening day was August 22, 1992.
Location: 0002.04.06.52
Church At Bad Heart, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The Bad Heart Roman Catholic Church has stain glass windows and a cross on its steeple. The photograph was taken on August 22, 1992, the official re-opening day.
Location: 0002.04.06.53
Church At Bad Heart, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Close up of the Bad Heart Roman Catholic Church with its stain glass windows and a cross on its steeple. The photograph was taken on August 22, 1992, the official re-opening day.
Location: 0002.04.06.54
Church At Bad Heart, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Close up of the Bad Heart Roman Catholic Church with its stain glass windows and a cross on its steeple. The photograph was taken on August 22, 1992, the official re-opening of the restored church.
Location: 0002.04.06.55
“Winter Camp On Denning Creek”, Painting By Bob Guest, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photograph of the painting “Winter Camp On Denning Creek” by Bob Guest. Photograph is included in “Trail North-A Journey In Words And Pictures” by Robert Guest p. 118
Location: 0002.04.06.56
“Moonlit Trail Through The Poplars”, Painting By Bob Guest, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photograph of the painting “Moonlit Trail Through The Poplars” by Bob Guest. Quote from “Trail North-A Journey In Words And Pictures” by Robert Guest p. 120: “As the long Trail from the Athabasca Valley reached the Peace country, the forest gradually changed. By the time it had crossed the Wapiti River it was winding its way through endless stands of aspen poplar. During the dark days of winter with cold weather and deep snow, travellers felt isolated and were glad to reach their destinations. Some people wore snowshoes, which were not always practical. The painting was based on a trail located close to my cabin.”
Location: 0002.04.06.57
On A Clear Day You Can See For A Few Blocks!, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Thick black smoke hangs in the air above Canfor Plywood Division buildings and trucks.
Location: 0002.04.06.58
Mural In Stony Plain Park By Tim Heimdal, 1993
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
On April 7, 1992, Tim Heimdal completed a mural of multicultural individuals and flags behind Shikaoi park in Stony Plain. It is a tribute to early pioneers and sister city in Japan. The park contains a wooden bridge, large rocks and trails.
Location: 0002.04.06.59
York Hotel/Beer Box Mural By Tim Heimdal, 1993
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
In October 1995, Tim Heimdal completed a mural of horses in the clouds and descending to the earth. A bicycle is parked outside the Beer Box. Several “Beer Box Customer Parking” signs are on the bottom part of the mural.
Location: 0002.04.06.60
Mural In Stony Plain Park By Tim Heimdal, 1993
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
On April 7, 1992, Tim Heimdal completed a mural of early pioneers and flags behind Shikaoi park in Stony Plain. It is a tribute to early immigrants and their sister city in Japan. The park contains benches, a garbage container, a wooden bridge, large rocks, winding paths and a wooden gazebo-like structure.
Location: 0002.04.06.61-62
Mural Of Hythe Volunteers By Tim Heimdal, 1996 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
In 1993 or 1995, Tim Heimdal completed a mural of actual volunteers at work in Hythe. Olive Stickney is identifiable in the lower left corner of the mural.
Location: 0002.04.06.63
Kleskun Ranch Bison, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Two bison are standing in a field at Kleskun Ranch. On the back of the photograph: “Kleskun Ranch Pages 29,30,31 John Clark story (nephew of Knobby) Wagon Trails Grown Over”.
Location: 0002.04.06.64
SubSeries 002.04.07Peace Country oral histories. — 1967-1991. — 9 sound recordings.The sub-series consists of 9 taped interviews of people with history in the Peace Country: H.W. Allen, P.V. Croken, Inez Brainard Henderson, Mr. & Mrs. George Sayle, Johnny Macdonald, Betty McNaught, Oscar Gudlaugson, and Eleanor Clifford Thorpe. There is also a sound recording of the Bull Sale at the Innisfail Test Centre.
 
H.W. Allen and P.V. Croken Interview, 1967-1971
Sound Recording
On Track 1, the oral history interview of Hugh Allen, MLA, upon his acceptance to the Alberta Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1967. On track 1, side 2 Kells and Lynn Sheehan, ages 16 and 19 in June 1967. On Track 2, both sides, an interview of P.V. Croken in 1971 when he was 81 years old.
Location: 0002.04.07.01
Inez Henderson Interview, 1974
Sound Recording
Oral history of Inez Henderson, daughter of Ma Brainard, who had a Stopping Place at Brainard Lake in the 1920s.
Location: 0002.04.07.02
Innisfail Test Centre Sale, 1980
Sound Recording
Side 1 is the Innisfail Test Centre Bull Sale in 1980, recorded by Beth Sheehan. There is a note that says “side 1 with Capstan.”
Location: 0002.04.07.03
George Sayle Interview, 1980
Sound Recording
Interview of George Sayle in November 1980. The topic is Tom Corlett and Clairmont.
Location: 0002.04.07.04
Mrs. George Sayle Oral History, 1980
Sound Recording
Interview of Mrs. George Sayle on January 20, 1980 regarding oldtimers in the Clairmont area: Tom Corlett, Johnny Christian, Jack Kerr, Lee Alward and Billy Kinvig. This tape also contains Mrs. Sayle’s own story.
Location: 0002.04.07.05
John A. Macdonald Oral History, 1982
Sound Recording
Interview of John A. Macdonald in October of 1982.
Location: 0002.04.07.06
Interview with Betty McNaught, [1985]
Sound Recording
Interview with artist Euphemia (Betty) McNaught.
Location: 0002.04.07.07
Interview with Oscar Gudlaugson, 1991
Sound Recording
Interview with Oscar Gudlaugson on October 27, 1991.
Location: 0002.04.07.08
Interview with Eleanor Clifford Thorpe, 1991
Sound Recording
Interview with Eleanor Clifford Thorpe in Yuma, Arizona in 1991. Eleanor was the youngest (second) daughter of Maude Wescott and Harry Clifford, who arrived in the south Peace in 1906 and set up a small store in the Metis settlement of Flying Shot Lake.
Location: 0002.04.07.09
SubSeries 002.04.08Beth Sheehan library. — 1992. — 68 volumes.The sub-series consists of 68 volumes of Peace Country history
 
Beaverlodge to the Rockies, 1974
Author: Beaverlodge and Dist Historical Society
A community history of the people, organizations, churches, schools surrounding the Beaverlodge area.
Location: 2003.54.01
Peace Country Heritage, 1974
Author: E.C.Stacey
Story of the Beaverloge Experimental Station.
Location: 2003.54.02
Challenge of the Homestead, 1988
Author: letters of Clyde Campbell
letters of Clyde and Myrle Campbell
Location: 2003.54.03
This Was No Picnic, 1991
Author: John Schmidt
WWll as it affected Dawson Creek -Fort St. John area
Location: 2003.54.04
The Unexploited West, 1914
Author: Ernest J. Chambers
a compilation of information on natural resources of northern Canada
Location: 2003.54.05
Summer of Childhood, 1978
Author: Barbara Cox
The story of Harry Hartley and Mary Ellen (Nell) Black and family and their pioneering experience in the Hythe area. It is also about the people of Hythe and surrounding districts who took part in the pioneering from the turn of the century to the beginning of the Second World War.
Location: 2003.54.06
Where the River Ran, 2000
Author: Thelma Irvine
A story of Thelma Irvine’s memories of the Dawson Creek area of the Peace country as well as historical events from 1793-1978.
Location: 2003.54.07
Suitable for the Wilds, 1995
Author: Dr. Mary Percy Jackson
Letters written by Dr. Mary Percy Jackson from Northern Alberta 1929-1931.
Location: 2003.54.08
Trucking the Tote Road to Alaska, 1989
Author: Cyril Griffith
Memories of the early days of working on the building of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 2003.54.09
Halfbreed, 1973
Author: Maria Campbell
The story of Maria Campbell a “halfbreed ” who grew up in northern Saskatchewan and struggled to be proud of her heritage in a setting that saw her as a “dirty Indian Breed”. She became a successful author.
Location: 2003.54.10
Judge of the Far North, 1968
Author: Jack Sissons
Memoirs of Jack Sissons and his career including Justice of the Territorial Court in the Northwest territories from 1955-1965.
Location: 2003.54.11
The Land of Twelve-Foot Davis, 1952
Author: James G. MacGregor
A description of the land covering the Peace River country as it would have appeared to Twelve Foot Davis. The gold seekers, the first nations, the early missionaries, the law men and early settlers.
Location: 2003.54.12
Emporium of the North, 1987
Author: James Parker
Fort Chipewyan and the fur trade to 1835.
Location: 2003.54.13
Misfortune, Miracles and Motivation, 1992
Author: Roy Housworth with Delores T’u
the story of Roy and Margaret Housworth and how they established the Grace Children’s Home near Grande Prairie
Location: 2003.54.14
The Webbers’ Invasion of Canada, 1977
Author: Jonas Webber
the story of Jonas Webber, farmer, Sexsmith Hotel owner, cowboy and more.
Location: 2003.54.15
W.D.Albright, 1974
Author: E.C.Stacey
A biography of W.D. Albright who came to Beaverlodge to homestead and eventually to become the director of the Beaverlodge Experimental Farm. He was also an avid photographer and writer.
Location: 2003.54.16
Poems of W.D.Albright 1881-1946, n.d.
Author: W.D.Albright
A book of poetry written by W.D. Albright, many written in the 1930s and 1940s.
Location: 2003.54.17
Grouard-Peace River Trail, 1984
Author: E.William Marx
History and description of the early trail from Grouard to Peace River used by first nations and fur traders and then early pioneers, missionaries, law enforcement.
Location: 2003.54.18
Power of the Peace, 1972
Author: Phyllis James
A story of coming to a live on a farm in the Peace country in the Depression years through children’s eyes.
Location: 2003.54.19
To the Peace River Country and On, 1974
Author: Ida Scharf Hopkins
The story of a couple who moved from Manitoba to the Peace country in the 1930s to a homestead I the BC Peace country.
Location: 2003.54.20
Alberta Writers Speak – Centennial Issue, 1967
Author: Beatrice Todd, editor
a variety of stories and articles about early Alberta, including the Peace Country.
Location: 2003.54.21
Alberta Writers Speak – Overland to the Klondike, 1969
Author: Beatrice Todd, editor
stories basedon Alberta’s history
Location: 2003.54.22
It Was Very Musterious, 1989
Author: Jan and Jim Zurcher
A children’s story set in the park
Location: 2003.54.23
Fort St. John Pioneer Profiles, 1971
Author: Marguerite Davies, Cora Ventress
Biographies of Fort St. John pioneers
Location: 2003.54.24
Peace River Past – A Canadian Adventure, 1981
Author: David L. Macdonald
An overview of Peace Country history from explorers to settlement.
Location: 2003.54.25
Faith in a Fertile Land, 1982c.
Author: Mabel Lillian Harper
Description of the land and settlements in the Peace country in the early 1900s to the 1950s.
Location: 2003.54.26
In Search of a Dream, 1990
Author: Nora K. Hogg
Hogg family history.
Location: 2003.54.27
Blankets and Beads, 1949
Author: James G. MacGregor
A history of the Saskatchewan River
Location: 2003.54.28
The Emperor of Peace River 1886-1952, 1965
Author: Eugenie Louise Myles
The story of Sheridan Lawrence, settler and farmer in the Fort Vermilion area
Location: 2003.54.29
Land of the Fireweed, 1985
Author: Hope Moritt
A young woman’s story of the Alaska Highway construction days
Location: 2003.54.30
North-West of 16, 1958
Author: J.G.MacGregor
The memories of J. G.MacGregor and his family’s pioneering years.
Location: 2003.54.31
Where Go the Boats – Navigation on the Peace, n.d.
Author: Evelyn Hansen
navigation on the Peace River 1792-1952
Location: 2003.54.32
The Peace River Country Canada -Its Resources and Opportunities, 1927
Author: F.H.Kitto, F.R.G.S.
A description of the districts in the Alberta and BC Peace districts and the potential for agriculture, mining, timber and water resources. Contains maps and photographs.
Location: 2003.54.33
Memory Wall, 1989
Author: Grace Diesel
the memories of Grace Diesel as homesteader, trapper, big game guide and mother
Location: 2003.54.34
On the North Trail – The Treaty 8 Diary of O.C.Edwards, 1998
Author: David Leonard and Beverly Whalen, editors
On the North Trail – The Treaty 8 Diary of O.C.Edwards
Location: 2003.54.35
A Jewel of the Wilderness, 1978
Author: Mildred Pratt
Memories of the Peter La Forge family, Swan Lake, B.C.
Location: 2003.54.36
The Big Dam Country, 1969
Author: Bruce Ramsey and Dan Murray
history of the area near Hudson Hope, BC leading to the building of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.
Location: 2003.54.37
Sideswipe – a book of poetry, 1987
Book
Sideswipe – a book of poetry written by Arthur Patterson
Location: 2003.54.38
Poetic Impressions, 1978c.
Author: Wilfred Guest
A collection of poetry written by Wilfred Guest.
Location: 2003.54.39
Poetic Fancies, 1978
Author: Wilfred Guest
A collection of poetry by Wilfred Guest with illustrations by son, Robert Guest.
Location: 2003.54.40
Lebenslaufe, 1998
Author: Peter von Tiesenhausen
published on the occasion of the artist’s exhibition in Kelowna
Location: 2003.54.41
Beyond Rock and Coal, 2000
Author: Charles Helm
A history of the Tumbler Ridge area.
Location: 2003.54.42
The First Post – A History of the Police Force in Peace River 1898-1998, 1998
Author: Barbara Crawford, editor
A history of the North West Mounted Police and RCMP in Peace River, Alberta
Location: 2003.54.43
The Monkman Pass Highway, 1974
Author: E.C.Stacey
A history of the Monkman Pass beginning with the settlement of the Peace River region in the 1910s and ending in the late 1930s with the Pass’s commercial development.
Location: 2003.54.44
The First Fifty Years, 1978
Author: Grande Prairie Catholic School Dist. 28
Traces the history of the Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School System, 1928-1978
Location: 2003.54.45
A Glimpse of the Past, 1989
Author: Angus. G. Fraser, editor
The story of health services in the Grande Prairie area from 1906 to 1989, and in particular the Grande Prairie Hospital, through its various buildings and names written to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the hospital.
Location: 2003.54.46
Songs of the Wind, 1996
Author: Hazel Bean
A collection of cowboy poems by Hazel Bean
Location: 2003.54.47
Reminiscing With Walt, 1964
Author: Gertrude Bryan
Memoirs of Walter Mueller, Spirit River, as told to Mrs. Gertrude Bryan
Location: 2003.54.48
The History of Our Church – St. Paul’s United, Fairview, 1966c.
Author: Mrs. D.M. Kennedy
The History of Our Church – St. Paul’s United, Fairview
Location: 2003.54.49
History of Grovedale, 1971
Author: Grovedale Community Club
Memoirs of Haan, Kimmerly, Gabler, Penson Pender Smith, Ray Smuland, Grubert, Shand, Comeau families and others, Bridge Creek and Grovedale Schools, community clubs and schools.
Location: 2003.54.50
The Land Beyond the Peace, 1959c.
Author: Silas Trepus, editor
Facts and figures about Fort St. John B.C.
Location: 2003.54.51
A Narrative History of Fort Dunvegan, 1993
Author: Daniel Francis and Michael Payne
A narrative history of Fort Dunvegan.
Location: 2003.54.52
Home on the Range, 1982
Author: Nancy Millar, Susan Morash, Karen Burgess
Cookbook with pioneering stories and photographs linked to the recipes.
Location: 2003.54.53
Place Names of Alberta Volume 1, 1991
Author: Aphrodite Karamitsanis, editor
Place names and locations of Mountains, Mountain Parks, and Foothills in Alberta, Volume 1
Location: 2003.54.54
Edmonton to Peace River and the North Country Guide, 1916
Booklet
A pocket guide to Edmonton and the North containing information for the benefit of settlers and tourists seeking pleasure or business. Includes a map produced by the E.D. & B .C Railway with all the stops identified.
Location: 2003.54.55
Alberta Golden Jubilee Celebrations, 1955
Author: The Edmonton Journal
a souvenir program of the fiftieth anniversary of the inauguration of the province of Alberta 1905-1955.
Location: 2003.54.56
The Countrywoman Handbook, 1945
Author: Country Guide Ltd.
A guide to modern rural living – Book No. 1- includes kitchen tools and labor saving devices, washday shortcuts, sewing hints, housecleaning aids, how to get rid of flies and bugs…
Location: 2003.54.57
The New Farmer’s Manual, 1905 c.
Author: Family Herald and Weekly Star
A guide to farming covering a broad range of topics from crops, building construction, pest and disease control
Location: 2003.54.58
Canadian Rail -Sixty Years to the Peace -1916-1976, 1978
Author: The Canadian Railroad Historical Assoc.
Peace River’s railway history described in photos and text.
Location: 2003.54.59
Feist Dance Folio – Popular Hits From Radio, Stage and Screen, 1937
Author: Leo Feist Inc.
A music book cotaining music for popular dance hits – waltzes and fox-trots
Location: 2003.54.60
Monkman Pass Highway, 1974
Author: E.C. Stacey
A history of the efforts of a Peace River district group inspired by Alex Monkman’s research of the area, to build a highway through the Monkman Pass of the Rockies in order to link up with Prince George and provide a transportation route for shipping grain to ports on the west coast.
Location: 2003.54.61
W.D. Albright, 1974
Author: E.C. Stacey
A history of the contributions of W.D. Albright to agriculture in the Peace Country, particularly his work with the Beaverlodge Experimental Station.
Location: 2003.54.62
Across the Years, 2000
Author: Mary Nutting
A history of the Red Cross and its services to Northwestern Alberta from WW1 on.
Location: 2003.54.63
Turn Back the Pages, 1992
Book
History of the Clairmont district from 1908 to 1992, written for the homecoming in 1992. Subjects include the history of the government of the hamlet and village, buildings and businesses within the village, the school, churches. It also includes excerpts from the Clairmont Independent and the Grande Prairie newspapers and stories about some of the characters about town.
Location: 2003.54.63
Alaska-Western Canada Milepost, 1984
Author: Alaska Northwest Publishing Co.
A travel guide for northwestern Canada, Yukon and Alaska, following 28 highways, describing places and features along the routes.
Location: 2003.54.64
Turn Back the Pages, 1992
Author: Beth Sheehan
History of the Clairmont district from 1908 to 1992, written for the homecoming in 1992. Subjects include the history of the government of the hamlet and village, buildings and businesses within the village, the school, churches. It also includes excerpts from the Clairmont Independent and the Grande Prairie newspapers and stories about some of the characters about town.
Location: 2003.54.65
A History of Lesser Slave Lake, 1981
Author: Geoff Sawyer
Excerpt from “A History of Lesser Slave Lake” relating to Grouard. This document was printed for use by the Archaeological Society’s Grouard Field Trip.
Location: 2003.54.66
Archaeological Survey of Alberta Occasional Papers Nos. 27 & 28, 1986
Author: Roderick Vickers
Articles written for specialists in archaeological research covering the prehistory of areas in Alberta. “Alberta Plains Prehistory: A Review” and ” Dog Days in Southern Alberta.”
Location: 2003.54.67
Archaeological Survey of Alberta Occasional Paper No. 34, 1992
Author: Walt Kowal
Archaeological investigations at historic Waterhole in July, 1990 resulted in this paper which includes lists of artefacts found and historical photographs.
Location: 2003.54.68
Life and Times of Frank Peter Toews, 1996
Book
The story of Frank Peter Toews and his son Cornelius Frank Toews.
Location: 2009.021.01
A New Horned Dinosaur from an Upper Cretaceous Bone Bed in Alberta, 2008
Book
A close look at the anatomy, relationships, growth and variation, behavior, ecology and other biological aspects of this dinosaur species.
Location: 2009.021.02
25 Years Grande Prairie Society of German Canadians, 1987
Booklet
Booklet created for the 25th anniversary of the Grande Prairie Society of German Canadians which traces the history of the club.
Location: 2009.021.03
Euphemia McNaught – A Regional Focus, 1995
Booklet
Two copies of a visual record of an art exhibition of Euphemia McNaught’s work.
Location: 2009.021.04a-b
Beaver Chips, 2009
Booklet
A book of poetry published for the Beaverlodge Cenntenial in 2009 and dedicated to author John Oliver Johnson.
Location: 2009.021.05
The “Rutabaga Johnson” Story, 1980
Booklet
The “Rutabaga Johnson” story as printed in 1980.
Location: 2009.021.06
The “Rutabaga Johnson” Story, 1993
Booklet
The “Rutabaga Johnson” story as printed in 1993, after the death of John. O. Johnson in 1985. It appears to have been reprinted by Ralp Ben Foster, a great gradnchild.
Location: 2009.021.07
Barns & Stories, 2009
Booklet
“A pictorial tribute to the men and women pioneers of the Peace Country” contains photos and history of barns in the Peace country.
Location: 2009.021.08
Alberta – Fifty Golden Years, 1955
Booklet
“Beaverlodge and District Celebrates Alberta’s Golden Jubilee 1905-1955”. The booklet traces the earl history of Beaverlodge, first called “Redlow”, including list of senior citizens celebrating 50 years in Alberta
Location: 2009.021.09
Pages of Time – 1917, 1997 c.
Booklet
A booklet (Kardlet) to be used as a gift for someone remembering the year 1917, in this case a birthday present for Beth Sheehan’s sister, Madelon Truax when she turned 80. It shows adverisements and news items from 1917.
Location: 2009.021.10
Wind Shifter, 1995
Book
A work of fiction by Linda Smith, librarian at Grande Prairie Public Library. Description: “A young apprentice wizard finds herself in the middle of an historic war which only she can stop. Focusing on the power of love and friendship, Smith defies the traditional “good versus evil” theme in order to see through the blind acceptance of history. This is an enchanting story which combines adventure with the varied emotions involved in growing up.
Location: 2009.021.11
The Silence of the North, 1972
Book
The true story of a woman’s fight for survival in the wilderness of northern Alberta and Canada.
Location: 2009.021.12
Youngblood of the Peace, 1986
Book
The authorized biography of Emile Jungbluth, an Oblate priest from France, who travelled to the Peace Country in 1936 to work in the Northern Missions. He was to remain in the work there for over fourty years.
Location: 2009.021.13
Songs of the Wild And Other Thoughts, 2000
Book
A volume of poetry about nature, life and love.
Location: 2009.021.14
Boomer, 1994
Book
The autobiography of Al “Boomer” Adair and his life with “Peter, Don and Ralph”, referring to Peter Lougheed, Don Getty, and Ralph Klein. Boomer Adair was the MLA for Peace River from 1971 to the early 1990s.
Location: 2009.021.15
Another Day to Remember, 2001
Book
“Another Day to Remember” is the autobiography of Martha Peters Reid. It covers her early years in Clairmont, the move to Valleyview, her education at Peace River Bible Institute, her marriage to minister Robert Reid and their experience as pastors in Grande Prairie and Saskatchewan, and their final careers after they returned to Grande Prairie.
Location: 2009.021.16
God’s Galloping Girl, 1979
Book
“God’s Galloping Girl: the Peace River Diaries of Monica Storrs, 1929-1931” is a rcord of Monica Storrs, English gentlewoman, who came to the British Columbia block of the Peace River district in 1929 to assist the Anglican Church in the work of Sunday School and related activities such as organizing Girl Guides in the new and scattered communities of this area. Most of her work was done by horseback, working with the small one room schools. She remained at the work from 1929-1950, but this book covers her experiences for the first three years.
Location: 2009.021.17
In Grandpa’s Shoes, 1979
Book
“In Grandpa’s Shoes” portrays one of the many Reformation Christian families who fled from persecution as they immigrated from Holland to Prussia to Russia and finally to the United States and on to Canada. The grand-fathers in this story are Henry Peters and Peter Schroeder, who were members of the Krimmer Mennonite Brethren Church at Clairmont, then the Baptist Church in Valleyview, and finally the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Grande Prairie. The author is Esther Peters, grand-daughter of Peter Schroeder and daughter of Henry Peters and Kathryn Schroeder.
Location: 2009.021.18
The Settlement of the Peace River Country – A Study of a Pioneer, 1934
Book
Volume VI of the series Canadian Frontiers of Settlement discusses the stages and patterns of settlement, farm expendtitures, and social and economic organization in the Peace country as compared to other regions.
Location: 2010.06
SubSeries 002.04.09Peace Country people. — 1932-2000. — 86 cm of textual records.Mrs. Sheehan’s interest in the accomplishments of people in the Peace Country extended to a thorough reading of the local papers, from where she clipped any articles regarding the development of the south Peace and the accomplishments of its people. This could be in any area—agriculture, business, culture, education, environment, government, history, sports or technology. These articles were clipped, dated and filed. Although the majority of them are from the 1970s to 2000, some date back as far as the 1930s.The series consists of newspaper and magazine clippings of topics relevant to the development of the Peace Country and the accomplishments of its citizens.
002.04.09.01AgricultureThe contents of the files include General Agriculture, the Beaverlodge Research Station, Beekeeping, Buffalo, Canola, County Fairs, the Ethanol Plant, Dawson Creek, Agricultural History in the Peace Country, Saskatoons and the Valleyview Grain Terminal.
002.04.09.02Alaska Highway
002.04.09.03As Others See Us 1932-1991“As Others See Us” SR-12 ** Articles from outside the area, from 1932-1991, showing how the Peace Country appears to outsiders. Includes stories by Rev. T.D. Wood, who was a missionary in the GP area and which appeared in the Glasgow Herald in 1932, (Reprinted in the Tribune, 1932) and articles on Grande Prairie athletes, representatives and events which attracted the attention of the media.
002.04.09.04BusinessThe contents of the files include General Business; Agriculture; Chamber of Commerce; Construction and Real Estate; Environment; Food, Entertainment and Tourism; Forestry; Innovators and Inventors; the Lewis Brothers Winery; the Media; Petroleum Industry; the Proposed Disc Plant; Retail business; and Women in business.
002.04.09.05Churches
002.04.09.06Clubs & OrganizationsThe contents of the files include General Business; Agriculture; Chamber of Commerce; Construction and Real Estate; Environment; Food, Entertainment and Tourism; Forestry; Innovators and Inventors; the Lewis Brothers Winery; the Media; Petroleum Industry; the Proposed Disc Plant; Retail business; and Women in business.
002.04.09.07CultureThe contents of the files include a general file on culture; visual artists; Beaverlodge artists; and individual artists such as Jim Adrain, Tim Heimdal, Des McCaffrey, Euphemia McNaught, Peter Von Tiesenhausen, and the Prairie Art Gallery; Arts & Crafts in General; Sculpture and Stained Glass; Dance; Drama in General as well as Grande Prairie Little Theatre, and Jim & Glenn Nelson; Entertainment; Fashion; Home Décor, Food and Gardening; Music in General as well as a separate file on Dalen & Stojan; Native aboriginal culture and local authors and writers.
002.04.09.08EducationThe contents of the files include Education in General as well as individual files on Crystal Park School, the Grande Prairie Composite High School, Grande Prairie Regional College, and Kateri Mission School.
002.04.09.09EnvironmentThe contents of the files include Environment in General as well as Parks in the south Peace River Country.
002.04.09.10GovernmentThe contents of the files include all levels of government–municipal, provincial and federal–as well as general files on the County of Grande Prairie, the City of Grande Prairie and the 1983 Homecoming; construction in the City; City Council; the 1975 Alberta Winter Games, 1980 Alberta Winter Games, and 1995 Canada Winter Games; and City parks.
002.04.09.11Health Care
002.04.09.12HistoryThe contents of the files include general history of the area as well as individual files on the Grande Prairie Museum, the Sexsmith Blacksmith Shop Museum, and a file of clippings from “This Was Yesterday”, a column in the Herald-Tribune written by Isabel Campbell.
002.04.09.13Hot Air Balloon EventsThe contents of the file include events involving Hot Air Balloons
002.04.09.14Law Enforcement
002.04.09.15PeopleThe contents of the file include file on the accomplishments of individuals in the south Peace, general files about people in the Peace, and individual files on Franklin Thomas (Borealis), Dr. Mary Percy Jackson, Trenton Perrot, and Olive Stickney.
002.04.09.16Libraries and Learning
002.04.09.17PlacesThe contents of the files include Bezanson, Clairmont, Grimshaw, Saskatoon Mountain and Wanham.
002.04.09.18Social Services
002.04.09.19SportsThe contents of the files include sports in general as well as individual files on Basketball, Volleyball and Badminton; Body sports such as wrestling and boxing; curling; football and baseball; golf; hobbies; hockey; polo; provincial & national games; racing; rodeos; Kelly Sutherland; track & field; water sports, weapon sports, white water river races; and winter sports.
002.04.09.20Technology
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Series 002.05Photograph Collection. — [1915]-1999. — 1,223 photographs. — 571 slides.As an historian and a photographer, Beth Sheehan collected and took photographs spanning a long period of time and a great variety of interests. As a meticulous researcher, she added notes and observations on the back of each photograph, recording the date, the event and the people in the photograph.The series consists of various sub-series: historical photographs from the Peace Country dating from 1915 to 1948; her own photographs of scenes and events in the Peace Country from 1948 onwards; and her own photographs of events in the City of Grande Prairie from the same time period. Because of Beth’s skill as an artist, many of the photographs are of superior quality, with hand-written notes on the backs of many, giving details. Negatives of these photographs are also available.
SubSeries 002.05.01Historical Photographs and Slides. — 1915-1948. — 66 photographs.The sub-series consists mainly of original photographs collected by Beth Sheehan to record the history of the Grande Prairie area: children swimming and water-sliding at Benson’s Point, early planes, vehicles and homes, Patterson’s barn fire, the interior of the Donald Hotel. There are also 3 photographs of the Leduc Oil Well which blew on February 22, 1948.
Benson’s Point Slide, Bear Lake, [1922]
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Children ranged at the top of the long metal slide at Benson’s Point on the north side of Bear Lake include Everett, Bernard and Lavern Sheehan. Everett is coming down the slide. Benson’s point was a popular group and family picnic area from the early 1920s to the late 1960s.
Location: 0002.05.01.001
Benson’s Point Swimmers, Bear Lake, 1922 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
A large group of people in swimsuits are playing in the water and on a dock at Benson’s Point, Bear Lake. Herman Trelle and his son Kay are in the centre of the photograph.
Location: 0002.05.01.002
Benson’s Point, Bear Lake, 1922 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
People are playing in the water at Benson’s Point, Bear Lake. In the background a person is climbing up a large metal water slide.
Location: 0002.05.01.003
Threshing Machine at Beaverlodge, 1924 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Paul Flint and George Anderson (first two men from left) with the stationary threshing machine at the Beaverlodge Experimental Farm. Note that the thresher is protected inside a building, with the pulley run through a hole in the wall.
Location: 0002.05.01.004
Early Plane, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
A crowd is standing in a field watching an airplane flying.
Location: 0002.05.01.005
Early Pilot & Plane, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Three people are talking to the pilot in the cockpit of an airplane.
Location: 0002.05.01.006
Street Full of Chevys, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Six automobiles (Chevy’s?) are parked in front of a building with a false front. Another building is in the background on the main street of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.01.007
Early Settler’s Cabin, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
A wooden chair is sitting outside a large log cabin. Trees are in the background.
Location: 0002.05.01.008
J.O. Patterson Barn Fire, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Flames and smoke cover the Patterson’s barn as it burns.
Location: 0002.05.01.009
J.O. Patterson Barn Fire, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Flames and smoke cover the Patterson’s barn as it burns.
Location: 0002.05.01.010
Bird’s Eye View Of Richmond Avenue Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Salmond’s Hotel, the confectionery and other businesses are visible from a roof.
Location: 0002.05.01.011a
View of Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1935 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
The Imperial Bank of Canada on the north-west corner of Richmond Avenue. Occupied by Central Jewellers on the ground floor and Cal’s Barber Shop at a later date.
Location: 0002.05.01.011b
Frank Donald & Car, 1925 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
Frank Donald is sitting in his automobile wearing goggles. He is surrounded by people.
Location: 0002.05.01.012
Dog Team At Northern Winter Carnival, 1929 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
A dog team is crossing the main street of Grande Prairie. A group of people are watching.
Location: 0002.05.01.013
Settlers Bringing in Winter Supplies, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Settlers with teams of horses are pulling sleighs full of supplies.
Location: 0002.05.01.014
Setting up for a Sports Day, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Bird’s eye view of two automobiles and a group of people beside a corral-like structure.
Location: 0002.05.01.015
Interior of the Donald Hotel, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5 in.
Interior view of the Donald Hotel, Grande Prairie. Leather chairs, exotic plants are lining the front entrance of the hotel. Electric lights hang from the ceiling.
Location: 0002.05.01.016
Alloway & McQuat, Snow Taxi, 1939 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5 in.
Passengers Jack Alloway, Sue McQuat and Mr. & Mrs. George McQuat (left to right) are standing in the snow beside a snow taxi snowmobile. Mr. & Mrs. McQuat appear to be wearing skis and are holding ski poles.
Location: 0002.05.01.017
Leduc Oil Well, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
A new oil well is blowing at Leduc on Feb. 22, 1948, as people stand on a snowy road watching.
Location: 0002.05.01.018
Leduc Oil Well, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Automobiles are parked on a snowy road beside an oilfield station. In the background a new oil well is blowing.
Location: 0002.05.01.019
Leduc Oil Well, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
A new oil well is blowing at Leduc on Feb. 22, 1948, as people stand on a snowy road watching.
Location: 0002.05.01.020
Clairmont, Alberta, 1920 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
View east down Clairmont Main Street with George Evans’ Hardware, Joe Roth’s Poolroom, Lee Curtis’ Store and Kirkham General Store on the left and Hotel and Sims Livery Barn on the right.
Location: 0002.05.01.021
Grande Prairie Flood, 1920
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 10 in.
Bear Creek in flood in the spring of 1920. Photograph is taken from the creek bank south-west of the Richmond Avenue bridge, with Cook’s Lumber Mill in the foreground.
Location: 0002.05.01.022
Royal Bank, Grande Prairie, [1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
The Royal Bank in Grande Prairie was constructed as the Merchant Bank of Canada and later re-named the Royal.
Location: 0002.05.01.023
Wembley Train Station, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
Rear view of the Wembley Train Station about the time passenger train service was discontinued.
Location: 0002.05.01.024
Northern Alberta Railway Station, 1972
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7 in.
N.A.R. Station in Clairmont, boarded and ready to move west of Grande Prairie where it was renovated for a home. In 1972 passenger service was discontinued in the south Peace River Country, and many train stations started second lives as homes, commercial establishments or farm buildings.
Location: 0002.05.01.025
Fishing at Big Mountain Creek, [1948]
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Reuben Morris, Dr. Dick McCrum, Tom Sheehan, Russel Hart and Everett Sheehan fishing at Big Mountain Creek in the late 1940s.
Location: 0002.05.01.026
Ross’es Crossing, 1949
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Ross’es Crossing on the Wapiti River where Big Mountain Creek joins the Wapiti.
Location: 0002.05.01.027
Digging Fossils, 1954
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Digging out fossils in Cadotte River in July 1954.
Location: 0002.05.01.028
Rebuilding Dunvegan Hill Road, 1954
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Road construction rebuilding the Dunvegan Hill road, with traffic attempting to get through the mud.
Location: 0002.05.01.029
Dunvegan Hill, 1954
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Tom Sheehan in trouble on Dunvegan Hill during the reconstruction of the road in 1954.
Location: 0002.05.01.030
CGIT Camp, 1954
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
CGIT camp at Lake Saskatoon in 1954, with Kay Frost from Calgary as the Leader.
Location: 0002.05.01.031-032
Road to Nose Mountain, 1954
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Road to Nose Mountain in October 1956.
Location: 0002.05.01.033
Smoky River, 1956
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Smoky River, all blue and gold, in 1956. This slide was made into a 10 x 14″ print in 1975.
Location: 0002.05.01.034
Dunvegan before the Bridge, 1958
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Dunvegan on the Peace River in 1958, before the bridge was built.
Location: 0002.05.01.035
Dunvegan before the Bridge, 1960
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Crossing Peace River on the ice on April 3, 1960. Unfinished bridge and Mission are in the photographs.
Location: 0002.05.01.036-038
The Last Ferry at Dunvegan, 1960
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Crossing the Peace River on the Dunvegan Ferry for the last time in June 1960. Slides show the lineup of cars waiting to cross and the ferry on the river, with St. Charles Mission in the background.
Location: 0002.05.01.039-041
Tourist Camp Sign, 1960
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Sign at Tourist Camp near Alberta-British Columbia border shows a bear family crossing river rapids on a log.
Location: 0002.05.01.042
Oil Rig Near Valleyview, 1960
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
This oil rig near Valleyview, taken December 10, 1960, operated right through the winter.
Location: 0002.05.01.043
Lake Saskatoon Bandshell, 1961
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Bandshell at Lake Saskatoon, shown here in July 1961, was constructed for Alberta’s Jubilee Year in 1955.
Location: 0002.05.01.044
Sturgeon Lake, 1961
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Sturgeon Lake, in the summer of 1961, with St. Francis Xavier visible across the lake.
Location: 0002.05.01.045
Robert Cochrane’s Fossil Collection, 1959-1961
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Robert Cochrane’s collection of rocks and fossils displayed in his yard. Also shown is a burled jackpine and a totem pole made by Cochrane.
Location: 0002.05.01.046-049
Pipestone Creek, [1960]
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Wapiti River bed at Pipestone Creek around 1960.
Location: 0002.05.01.050
Smoky River Bridge, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Smoky River bridge on highway 43 in September 1962.
Location: 0002.05.01.051
Gymkana Club, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Kells and Beth Sheehan (5 and 6 from left) with the Gymkana Club at Pine Valley.
Location: 0002.05.01.052
Mackenzie Days, 1965
5 slides; colour; 35 mm
Mackenzie Days were held at Dunvegan to re-enact the voyage and tell the story of Alexander Mackenzie’s trip down the Peace River in 1793.
Location: 0002.05.01.053-057
Skate Tracks, 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The art of skate tracks on a slough at Grimshaw.
Location: 0002.05.01.058
Dunvegan Days Art Display, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Art display at Dunvegan days in July 1970.
Location: 0002.05.01.059
Nose Lake, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Nose Lake in September 1970.
Location: 0002.05.01.060
Kinuseo Falls, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Kinuseo Falls on the Murray River.
Location: 0002.05.01.061
Smoky River, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Pipestone Creek
Location: 0002.05.01.062
Chief Dan George, [1980]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Chief Dan George, of the B.C. Haida Indians, was also an actor in many movies.
Location: 0002.05.01.063
Premier William Aberhardt, [1935]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
William Aberhardt, premier of Alberta during the Social Credit era.
Location: 0002.05.01.064
Prime Minister Diefenbaker, [1955]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
John G. Diefenbaker, Progressive Conservative Prime Minister of Canada in the 1950s.
Location: 0002.05.01.065
Prime Minister Trudeau, [1980]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Pierre Elliot Trudeau, Liberal Prime Minister of Canada during the 1980s.
Location: 0002.05.01.066
SubSeries 002.05.02Peace Country Scenes and Events. — 1948-1999. — 221 photographs.The sub-series consists of photographs taken by Beth Sheehan to record historical events in the Peace Country: the Smoky River Bridge Opening, the Alberta Resources Railway Opening, RCMP musical rides in Grande Prairie and Dawson Creek, Willie de Wit day, and a tour of the Museums of the Peace. General record shots include photographs of schools and churches in the Wabasca-Demerais area, a trail ride in the Nose Mountain and Kakwa areas, views of Kleskun Hill Park, grain elevators in the County of Grande Prairie, and unusual sights and people in the south Peace.
 
Old Ferry At Moodie’s Crossing, 1948 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Three automobiles and two large trucks are waiting at Moodie’s Crossing. The ferry is in the middle of the river. On the other side are visible another road and several buildings.
Location: 0002.05.02.001
Ferry At Moodie’s Crossing, Smoky River, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
The ferry is docked at Moodie’s Crossing on the Smoky River, east of Bezanson.
Location: 0002.05.02.002
Smoky River Bridge Construction, 1948 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
One span of the bridge over the Smoky River is complete. A bridge crosses the river in the background. A building and equipment are also visible.
Location: 0002.05.02.003
Sexsmith Parade Float, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
A row of model grain elevators and a Sexsmith sign are on the back of a float on Aug. 14, 1949 to celebrate the opening of the first bridge over the Big Smoky River, east of Bezanson. A woman’s head blocks a row of people on the right side of the photograph.
Location: 0002.05.02.004
Oxen Pulling Wagon In Parade, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two men are sitting in a small wagon pulled by two oxen over the Smoky River Bridge in a parade celebrating the opening of the first bridge over the Big Smoky River on Aug. 14, 1949, east of Bezanson. Bill Yates is driving his team with I. V. Macklin as his passenger.
Location: 0002.05.02.005
La Glace Parade Float, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
Close up of a parade float containing models of the origional sod-roofed log buildings of La Glace in 1910 for the celebration of the opening of the first bridge over the Smoky River on Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.006
Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
Slim Finch dressed up as “Baldy Red” standing beside a pack horse. Beside him, Art Balfour, manager of the CFGP radio station, is speaking into a microphone on the Smoky River Bridge for its opening celebration of Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.007
Stagecoach In Parade, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Four horses are pulling an origional stagecoach driven by Hugh Thompson and Dr. L.J. O’Brien Sr. in the parade for the celebration of the opening of the first bridge over the Big Smoky River on Aug.14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.008
Rycroft Float, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
An uncovered covered wagon reveals people frying food, washing hanging on the back, etc. A crowd is looking at the float and the back of an automobile in the parade for the opening of the Smoky River Bridge on Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.009
Sons Of Bezanson Pioneers Float, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
A man is driving a tractor and pulling a log cabin past spectators. This was “Sons of Bezanson Pioneers” in log building. You can see back of piano. They had whole orchestra (Ford’s orchestra) there & others. Played & danced through parade.
Location: 0002.05.02.010
Hythe Float, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
Bird’s eye view of the Hythe float pulled by four horses and a float with grain elevators are passing spectators seated on the side of the road on Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.011
Sleigh & Dogs On Float, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
Husky sleigh dogs are standing by a loaded sleigh with a banner partially visible on Aug. 14, 1949 for the opening of the Smoky River Bridge. The float is possibly Calais or Slave Lake’s entry.
Location: 0002.05.02.012
Model On Automobile Roof, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
Two men are walking by a car with a model on the roof during the parade for the opening of the Smoky River Bridge on Aug. 14, 1949. The model depicts the bridge linking Edmonton to Dawson Creek. Various towns are in between.
Location: 0002.05.02.013
Clown On Unicycle, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
Dr. Cece Compton is the clown is riding a unicycle on the Smoky River Bridge as spectators watch. The parade celebrated the opening of the Smoky River Bridge on Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.014
DeBolt Float, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
Four women are sitting on the DeBolt float with a model of the ferry. The float is covered with clover blossoms for the opening of the Smoky River Bridge on Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.015
Booths, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5 in.
View from the Smoky River Bridge looking down to automobiles & booths set up on the other side of the river for the opening of the bridge celebration on Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.016
Ribbon Cutting, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
People are crowded onto the Smoky River Bridge to see the official ribbon cutting on Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.017
Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5 in.
A large crowd is standing on the Smoky River Bridge during its opening celebration on Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.018
Men At Gate, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5 in.
Dr. L. J. O’Brien, an unknown man and E. J. Holtom (left to right) are standing by a gate blocking the Smoky River Bridge during the opening celebration, Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.019
Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5 in.
People are walking by a lot of automobiles & a truck parked in a field for the opening of the Smoky River Bridge celebration on Aug. 14, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.02.020
Food Booths, Opening of Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5 in.
Crowds are gathered around food booths at the opening celebration of the Smoky River Bridge, Aug. 14, 1949. One banner reads “Belloy Friendly Town”. Several trucks are in the background.
Location: 0002.05.02.021
Road to Taylor Flats, 1959
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5 in.
Many vehicles are mired in the mud on Highway 2 near Brainard, coming from Moberly Lake in Aug. 1959.
Location: 0002.05.02.022
Road to Taylor Flats, 1959
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5 in.
Many vehicles are mired in the mud on Highway 2 near Brainard, coming from Moberly Lake in Aug. 1959.
Location: 0002.05.02.023
Junior High School, Wabasca, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Shrubs and grasses grow in front of part of the Junior High School at Wabasca-Demerais.
Location: 0002.05.02.024
Anglican Church School Residence, Wabasca, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
The Anglican Church School Residence is in front of other buildings. A flag is flying on a tall flag pole.
Location: 0002.05.02.025
Roman Catholic Church, Wabasca, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Side view of the Roman Catholic Church at Wabasca-Demerais.
Location: 0002.05.02.026
Church & School, Wabasca, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
A church, school and other buildings of Wabasca-Demerais are in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.02.027
Anglican Church, Wabasca, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
The Anglican Church and cemetary is in the distance. A gate and fence is in the foreground.
Location: 0002.05.02.028
Residential Indian School, Wabasca, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Front view of the Desmerais Residential Indian School, Wabasca .
Location: 0002.05.02.029
Mistassiniy Junior High School, Wabasca, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
The coat of arms, words ” Mistassiniy Jr. High School” and words in aboriginal writing are on the outside of the Junior High School at Wabasca, north of Slave Lake. A note on the back of the photograph also reads “Believe it later burned down”.
Location: 0002.05.02.030
Mistassiniy Junior High School, Wabasca, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Front view of Mistassiniy Junior High School in Wabasca. Note the mural to the right made of ceramic tile by Eugene Chagnon of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.02.031a
Desmerais Residential School, Wabasca, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4 in.
Close up of the front entrance of the Desmerais Residential Indian School in Wabasca. The sign is visible above the front door.
Location: 0002.05.02.031b
Alberta Resources Railway Opening, 1969
22 slides; colour; 35 mm
The Alberta Resources Railway was built from Hinton to Grande Prairie. The grand opening was held on May 26, 1969.
Location: 0002.05.02.032-053
Thurston & Men By Helicopter, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
The Province Of Alberta helicopter left to take Government of Alberta photographer Norm Thurston to Kakwa Forestry Tower in Aug. 1970. Norm Thurston is in the plaid shirt with two other men beside the helicopter. The pilot is opening the door.
Location: 0002.05.02.054
View From Nose Mountain, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
The vast valley as seen from the top of Nose Mountain, Aug. 1970.
Location: 0002.05.02.055
Man By Helicopter, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
A man is standing by the Province Of Alberta helicopter which flew to Kakwa Forestry Tower. Nearby are the Porcupine Forestry Cabin and Indian “house” graves.
Location: 0002.05.02.056
Road To Nose Mountain, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
View down the road to Nose Mountain. Nose Mountain peak is in the background.
Location: 0002.05.02.057
Grande Prairie Gymkhana Club, Nose Mountain Trail, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Members of the Grande Prairie Gymkhana Club are on horseback riding the trail to Nose Mountain.
Location: 0002.05.02.058
Grande Prairie Gymkhana Club, Nose Creek, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Members of the Grande Prairie Gymkhana Club are on horseback leaving Nose Creek and heading for Nose Mountain.
Location: 0002.05.02.059
Grande Prairie Gymkhana Club, Nose Creek, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Members of the Grande Prairie Gymkhana Club are standing around a farm truck, horse trailer and horses.
Location: 0002.05.02.060
Grande Prairie Gymkhana Club, Nose Creek, 1970
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5 in.
Two people are standing beside Nose Creek. Horses and other members of the Grande Prairie Gymkhana Club are on the road in the background.
Location: 0002.05.02.061
RCMP Musical Ride, Dawson Creek, 1971
5 slides; colour; 35 mm
Royal Canadian Mounted Police performing the Musical Ride in Dawson Creek.
Location: 0002.05.02.062-066
RCMP Musical Ride, Grande Prairie, 1977
10 slides; colour; 35 mm
Royal Canadian Mounted Police performing the Musical Ride in Grande Prairie in July 1977.
Location: 0002.05.02.067-076
Larry Crerar’s Monoplane, 1981
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Larry Crerar built the monoplane he is shown flying in these photographs.
Location: 0002.05.02.077-080
Sweet Adelines, 1984
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Group portrait of the Sweet Adelines in concert on Willie de Wit Day, June 24, 1984.
Location: 0002.05.02.081
Hamer kids Juice Stand, 1984
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Lemonade Stand on 102 Street, manned by a group of five children.
Location: 0002.05.02.082
Willie de Wit Day, 1984
9 slides; colour; 35 mm
Presentations and entertainment on Willie de Wit Day, June 24, 1984. Also photograph of the de Wit family.
Location: 0002.05.02.083-091
Dimsdale, 1955, 1972
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Dimsdale Elevators in the far distance, with crops in the foreground; later photograph shows road to Dimsdale with no elevators in sight.
Location: 0002.05.02.092-093
Huallen, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Grain Elevators at Huallen, Alberta.
Location: 0002.05.02.094
Wembley, 1985
5 slides; colour; 35 mm
Elevators and churches at Wembley, Alberta.
Location: 0002.05.02.095-099
Beaverlodge Tourist Centre, 1989
10 slides; colour; 35 mm
Lower Beaverlodge School becomes the Beaverlodge Tourist Centre.
Location: 0002.05.02.100-109
Beth Sheehan On Bus, Museums of the Peace Tour, 1991
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Beth Sheehan is speaking to those seated on the bus about pioneer life near Beaverlodge.The Spirit of the Peace Bus tour visited many museums in the Alberta and British Columbia Peace Country.
Location: 0002.05.02.110
Beaverlodge & Hythe Pioneer Museum, 1991
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
NAR Railway car at Hythe and Pancake breakfast at Beaverlodge Museum.
Location: 0002.05.02.111-113
Tomslake Sudetan Museum, 1991
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Interior and exterior of the Sudetan Museum, as well as bronze monument and cemetary on the grounds.
Location: 0002.05.02.114-123
Pouce Coupe Museum, 1991
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Exterior of Pouce Coupe Museum, a former railway station house.
Location: 0002.05.02.124
Dawson Creek Museum, 1991
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Entrance and interior of Dawson Creek Museum, also a former railway station.
Location: 0002.05.02.125-126
Bennett Dam, 1991
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Tools, machinery and displays inside the Bennett Dam.
Location: 0002.05.02.127-130
Hudson’s Hope Museum, 1991
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Exterior of buildings at the Hudson’s Hope Museum, plus signage and view of the Peace River.
Location: 0002.05.02.131-134
Ft. St. John North Peace Museum, 1991
9 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Exterior and interior of museum, showing major displays, also the dining room for visitors.
Location: 0002.05.02.135-143
Hines Creek End of Steel Museum, 1991
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Exterior of buildings which make up the Hines Creek Museum, including a French House (Half House), Church and woven willow fence.
Location: 0002.05.02.144-150
Peace River Museum, 1991
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Exterior of the Peace River Centennial Building, on the banks of the Peace River.
Location: 0002.05.02.151-152
Nampa Museum, 1991
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Scenes of the Peace River and the exterior and interior of Nampa Tourist Information Booth and Museum, a renovated 1960 style church.
Location: 0002.05.02.153-156
McLennan Museum, 1991
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Railway artefacts and sleeping coach at Railway Museum in McLennan.
Location: 0002.05.02.157-159
Triangle Hall, 1991
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Yard and entrance of Triangle Hall, under the care of the Pioneer Thresherman’s Association.
Location: 0002.05.02.160-162
Old Bezanson Townsite, 1991
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Monument at the Old Bezanson Townsite, including a sign for the Croken House and Barn, and views of the Simmonette River.
Location: 0002.05.02.163-169
Canola Processing Plant, Sexsmith, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Frontal view of the Rapeseed Crushing Plant at Sexsmith, Alberta.
Location: 0002.05.02.170
Driftwood Ranch horses, 1990
2 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Horses at Driftwood Ranch crossing a river.
Location: 0002.05.02.171-172
Sturgeon Lake Tornado, 1991
14 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Damage suffered by nature and buildings during 1991 tornado at Sturgeon Lake.
Location: 0002.05.02.173-0186
Adam’s Buffalo Ranch, 1991-1997
5 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of buffalo at Adam’s Buffalo Ranch in the Bezanson District east of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.02.187-191
Elderhostel, 1991
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Elderhostel at Head’s Ranch in the Bezanson District east of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.02.192
Ben Foster’s log house, 1996
2 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Log house belonging to Ben Foster at Goodfare.
Location: 0002.05.02.193-194
Wild Turkey Ranch, 1996
14 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Jerry Kitt’s wild turkey ranch at Goodfare, Alberta.
Location: 0002.05.02.195-208
Skye Rider Aerochute, 1997
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Rudy Schmidt demonstrating his Skye Rider Aerochute west of Clairmont.
Location: 0002.05.02.209-213
Kleskun Hill Park, 1999
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of natural wonders at Kleskun Hill park and historical additions: replica of aboriginal teepee; wood carving of aboriginal woman; Garrett Hill sign; Ray Boyer Hill sign; and Robert Cochrane acknowledgement.
Location: 0002.05.02.214-221
SubSeries 002.05.03Grande Prairie Scenes and Events. — 1949-1995. — 675 photographs.The sub-series consists of photographs taken in and around the City of Grande Prairie. The largest portion of this collection was taken in 1983, and records all the major streets in the City of Grande Prairie as well as portions of each residential area. Negatives of these photographs are also available.
 
Moving Clairmont NAR Water Tower, 1949
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Moving the Northern Alberta Railways water tower by train, from Clairmont to Grande Prairie, October 26, 1949.
Location: 0002.05.03.001
Richmond Hill Golf Course,, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Signage and view of Richmond Hill Golf Course, the first golf course for Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.03.002
Spring on 101 Avenue, 99 Street, 1956
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
County of Grande Prairie admin office, Masonic Hall, Legion Hall and Montrose School on a sunny spring day. Snow melt leaves the road covered with water.
Location: 0002.05.03.003
Plywood Factory, 1956
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Piles of large logs at the Plywood Factory in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.03.004
Arts & Crafts Display, 1956
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Display of ceramics and painting for the Edmonton Craft Fair, April 26, and the Grande Prairie Craft Fair in the “old” Court House, May 12. The largest artwork is a tile mosaic of a Trumpeter Swan created by Beth Sheehan.
Location: 0002.05.03.005-7
Grande Prairie City Celebrations, 1958
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Celebrations for the 1958 inauguration of the City of Grande Prairie: Henry McCullough bringing in the charter; Ice Palace built for the event.
Location: 0002.05.03.008-10
Grande Prairie Swimming Pool, 1958-1960
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Swimming pool in the area of 101 Street and 99 Avenue, showing pool, dressing rooms, and children swimming. Same pool in 1960 showing downtown buildings in the background.
Location: 0002.05.03.011-13
Grande Prairie Auction Mart Bull Sale, 1961-1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Exterior and interior of Auction Mart during the Bull Sale, showing farm trucks in the yard and bulls, handlers and bidders inside.
Location: 0002.05.03.014-15
Plywood Factory at Grande Prairie, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Piles of logs at the plywood factory, with steam from the kilns rising in the background.
Location: 0002.05.03.016
Grande Prairie Gymkhana Club, 1964
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Hamburger Fry at a Gymkhana Club outing at Pine Valley when it was just a picnic site.
Location: 0002.05.03.017-20
Richmond Hill Golf Course, 1964
2 slide; colour; 35 mm
View from the top of Richmond Hill.
Location: 0002.05.03.021-22
Grande Prairie Bath-tub races, 1967
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Pre-fair bath-tub races on the Bear Creek Reservoir.
Location: 0002.05.03.023
Grande Prairie on a Winter’s Day, 1968
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Winter backyards from 111 Ave. looking north, and newly-planted Jubilee Park on a frosty day in January.
Location: 0002.05.03.024-25
Alderman Simmons’ Back Yard, 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Flora Simmons’ back yard, on 112 Avenue, still deep in snow in April of 1969. Ms. Simmons was Grande Prairie’s first female alderman.
Location: 0002.05.03.026
Bear Creek Reservoir, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Two slides, one of gulls on Bear Creek Reservoir, and one of canoes on Bear Creek Reservoir.
Location: 0002.05.03.027-28
Procter & Gamble Opening, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Procter & Gamble Cellulose Ltd. Pulp mill buildings on the day of the grand opening, June 18, 1974.
Location: 0002.05.03.029
Grande Prairie Court House, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Grande Prairie Court House on a sunny summer day.
Location: 0002.05.03.030
Grande Prairie from the Fairgrounds, 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Snowy roads at the fairgrounds, with the city of Grande Prairie in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.03.031
Elevator Row, 1977
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Elevator row on the north side of Grande Prairie, across the fields and from the highway by-pass.
Location: 0002.05.03.032-33
First Solar House, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
First solar-heated house in Grande Prairie, located on 114 Avenue and 103 Street, just inside the highway by-pass. McLaurin Baptist Church is visible across the road.
Location: 0002.05.03.034
Royal Canadian Legion, Grande Prairie, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Royal Canadian Legion building, located on 101 Avenue and 99th Street, on a windy, rainy day in June.
Location: 0002.05.03.035
Avondale School, Grande Prairie, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of Avondale School from 108 Avenue and 103 Street, with classrooms in the foreground and gymnasium in the background.
Location: 0002.05.03.036
Montrose Junior High School, Grande Prairie, 1965
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Winter shot of the new Montrose Junior High School on 99 Street and 101 Avenue.
Location: 0002.05.03.037
Composite High School, Grande Prairie, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Frontal view of the Composite High School, previously called Grande Prairie Vocational School, on 104 Street at 114 Avenue.
Location: 0002.05.03.038
Gardens Between Auxiliary & Swanhaven Hospitals, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of flower gardens in between the Auxiliary and Swanhaven hospitals.
Location: 0002.05.03.039
Auxiliary Hospital, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Side view of the Auxiliary Hospital, with the Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital in the background.
Location: 0002.05.03.040
Gardens Behind Hospital, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Side view of paths and gardens leading to the south side of the Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital.
Location: 0002.05.03.041
Forbes Presbyterian Church, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Volkswagon Bug on Clairmont Road at 101 Avenue. Forbes Presbyterian Church is visible across the road.
Location: 0002.05.03.042
Faith Lutheran Church, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
West view of Faith Lutheran Church on the corner of 108th Avenue and 96 Street.
Location: 0002.05.03.043
St. Joseph Junior & Senior High School, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
East view of St. Joe’s High School, on 104 Street at 114 Avenue, with the Recreation Complex in the background.
Location: 0002.05.03.044
School Busses at Harry Balfour, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
School busses waiting for students on the west side of Harry Balfour School, on 104 Street and 109 Avenue.
Location: 0002.05.03.045
Wading Pool, Grande Prairie Rec Plex, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Children’s wading pool in the RecPlex, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.03.046
Unveiling Alexander Forbes Cairn, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Three men (Paul Pivert is one) unveiling the cairn identifying Montrose House, on 96 Street and 107 Avenue, as the home of Rev. Alexander and Agnes Forbes.
Location: 0002.05.03.047
Demolition of Old High School, 1980
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Crane and machinery demolishing the old Grande Prairie High School on 99 Street and 102 Avenue.
Location: 0002.05.03.048-49
Demolition of Motel, Clairmont Road, 1985
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Partly demolished hotel on Clairmont Road and 118 Avenue, where Arby’s was later built.
Location: 0002.05.03.050
Construction kitty-corner from A.G.T., 1985
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Alley view of construction on a building across the road from City Hall and kitty-corner from AGT.
Location: 0002.05.03.051
Smitty’s Restaurant, Clairmont Road, 1985
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Brick restaurant on Clairmont road and 123 Avenue.
Location: 0002.05.03.052
Boston Pizza, Clairmont Road, 1985
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Frontal view of Boston Pizza on Clairmont Road and 121 Avenue.
Location: 0002.05.03.053a
Motel Demolition, Clairmont Road North, 1985
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
North view of older hotel on Clairmont Road being demolished for new construction of Arby’s restaurant..
Location: 0002.05.03.053b
Views from 214 Place, 1983
14 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Wintery scenes of business, industrial, residential and public sectors of Grande Prairie taken from the top floor of 214 Place with normal and telephotic lens.
Location: 0002.05.03.054-67
94 Avenue in Bloom, 1983
4 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Springtime shots of blossoming trees on 94 Avenue, between 100 and 102 Street.
Location: 0002.05.03.068-71
95 Street (Resources Road), 1983
24 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Summer shots of development along Resources Road from 98 Street south: Church of Christ; Parkside School; residences; CNR yards and trains; and the Grande Prairie Golf & Country Club.
Location: 0002.05.03.072-96
95 Avenue, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Village Green Apartments on 95 Avenue and Poplar Drive.
Location: 0002.05.03.097
Seniors’ Housing on 96 Street, 1967; 1983
6 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Pioneer Lodge as it appeared in 1967, and Heritage Lodge and Aurora Court in 1983.
Location: 0002.05.03.098-103
98 Street, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Wapiti Lodge, built as a residence for Grande Prairie High School students and later used as a dorm for the homeless.
Location: 0002.05.03.104
99 Street, 1983
4 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Aspects of the Provincial Court House on 99 Street and 102 Avenue.
Location: 0002.05.03.105-108
99 Avenue, 1983
16 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Scenes along 99 Avenue from 100-102 Street, including City Hall, Alberta Government Telephones, Alberta Power, Grande Prairie Curling Rink, Alberta Liquor Store and the back entrances to the Park Hotel and the Bay.
Location: 0002.05.03.109-124
100 Street, East Side, 1983
38 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
East side of Clairmont Road, beginning at vacant fields in the north end and ending on 92 Avenue. Includes agricultural industrial, auto dealerships, commercial, churches, Provincial Building, residential and apartments.
Location: 0002.05.03.125-162
100 Street, West Side, 1983
54 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
West side of Clairmont Road, beginning at vacant fields in the north and ending with 93 Avenue. Includes “Grande Prairie Welcomes You” sign, industrial, auto dealerships, hotels, commercial, Daily Herald-Tribune, post office and Swanavon School.
Location: 0002.05.03.163-216
100 Avenue, North Side, 1983
34 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
North side of Richmond Avenue, beginning at 93 Street and ending in vacant fields to the west of the City. Includes commercial, residential, parks, industrial, St. Paul’s United Church.
Location: 0002.05.03.217-250
100 Avenue, South Side, 1983
16 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
South side of Richmond Avenue as it enters the City from the west. Includes “Welcome to Grande Prairie” sign, industrial, hotels, commercial and residential.
Location: 0002.05.03.251-266
101 Street, 1983
14 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Views along 101 Street from 90-103 Avenue: Grande Prairie Police Building, York Hotel, car dealerships, commercial, City Hall, Armouries and old Barracks.
Location: 0002.05.03.267-279
101 Avenue, 1983
10 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Views along 101 Avenue from 99-102 Street: commercial, restaurants, office blocks, Grande Prairie Christian School.
Location: 0002.05.03.280-289
102 Street, 1983
36 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Views along 102 Street from 85-112 Avenue: residential (including William Innes’ 1914 log house), downtown construction, church (built by Anglican, now occupied by Full Gospel), commercial & office blocks, Salvation Army church, Oliver Funeral Chapel, Latter Day Saints Church. 214 Place is seen in the background of 0002.05.03.314
Location: 0002.05.03.290-325
102 Avenue, 1983
9 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Views along 102 Avenue: Grande Prairie Central Fire Station (interior and exterior), Grande Prairie Police Building, Panda Camera.
Location: 0002.05.03.336-344
103 Avenue, 1983
5 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Views along 103 Avenue: James Manor, Catholic Church.
Location: 0002.05.03.345-349
104 Street, 1983
9 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Views along 104 Street: St. Joseph’s Separate School, Composite High School, Leisure Centre (RecPlex), McLaurin Baptist Church, Composite High School grad exercises in Johnny Macdonald Area.
Location: 0002.05.03.350-358
105 Street, 1983
1 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Youth Assessment Centre on the west side of 105 Street, across from the B.P.O.E. (Elks) Hall.
Location: 0002.05.03.359
107 Avenue, 1983
4 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Buildings on 107 Avenue: residence and Odyssey House (101 St.), apartment & residences (100 St.), original telephone office (98 St.)
Location: 0002.05.03.360-363
108 Street, 1983
6 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Businesses on Wapiti Road (108 St.): Canfor, County of Grande Prairie, old Wapiti Drive-in movie site.
Location: 0002.05.03.364-369
108 Avenue, 1983
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Scenes along 108 Avenue: Harry Balfour School, Avondale School, commercial strip.
Location: 0002.05.03.370-376
116 Avenue, 1983
2 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
The two strip malls on 116 Avenue, either side of 99 Street.
Location: 0002.05.03.377-378
Elevator Row, 98 Street and 132 Avenue, 1983
16 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Elevators and agribusinesses on the east side of Clairmont road at about 132 Avenue.
Location: 0002.05.03.379-394
Hillside Area, 1983
13 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Scenes from the Hillside area between 100-108 Avenues and 90-96 Streets: Hillside Community School, residential areas, water towers, Masonic Hall, German-Canadian Hall, Centennial Exhibition Hall on former fairgrounds.
Location: 0002.05.03.395-407
Mission Heights, 1983
5 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Mission Heights sub-division’s first buildings–Kateri Mission Catholic School and a few residences.
Location: 0002.05.03.408-412
Patterson Place Sub-division, 1983
8 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Scenes from Patterson Place sub-division between 68-84 Avenues and between 96-100 Streets: Patterson Village Shopping Centre, Ranchlands apartments, Coachman Village Trailer Park, Alexander Forbes School, Haywood Court Apartments.
Location: 0002.05.03.413-420
Centennial (Muskoseepi) Park Events, 1982-1988
55 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Construction and completion of Muskoseepi Park, also known as Centennial Park and Bear Creek Park, along Bear Creek. Includes Fred Abbott’s home, the last hold-out on Mocassin Flats–destroyed October 1985, and events (Dinosaur Days, Canada Day, school programs, Golden Age Centre events).
Location: 0002.05.03.421-475
Pioneer Museum, 1983-1998
16 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Exterior shots of the Grande Prairie Museum and its Heritage Village buildings in Muskoseepi Park, including antique equipment, and the unveiling of the new mural by Tim Heimdal.
Location: 0002.05.03.476-491
Grande Prairie Regional College and by-pass, 1984, 1997
7 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Scenes from the highway by-pass to the north-west of Grande Prairie: Composite High School, Rotary Campsite, Grande Prairie Regional College, Bear Creek Reservoir and residences.
Location: 0002.05.03.492-498
113 Avenue, Avondale Park, 1985
5 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Avondale Park area signage, park and residences.
Location: 0002.05.03.499-503
Grande Prairie Airport, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 4 X 6 in.
North view of Grande Prairie Airport terminal.
Location: 0002.05.03.504
Second Street Theatre, 1987, 1995
4 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Original Second Street Theatre on 98 Avenue, and renovated theatre with Ballad of Knobby Clarke mural.
Location: 0002.05.03.505-508
West Entrance to Down Town Grande Prairie, 1987, 1993
4 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
“Grande Prairie Welcomes You” display, Christmas lights downtown at night, and the new Bowes Family Crystal Gardens.
Location: 0002.05.03.509-512
Springtime Blooms on 89th Avenue, 1993
2 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Blossoming Crabapple trees on 89 Avenue between 100 & 102 Street.
Location: 0002.05.03.513-514
Dunvegan Gardens, Wapiti Road, 1994
3 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Gardens and signage at Dunvegan Gardens, a nursery just outside of the city limits on Wapiti Road.
Location: 0002.05.03.515-517
Bird’s Eye View of Grande Prairie’s Central Business District., 1990 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Postcard of downtown Grande Prairie from about 98 st. and 99 ave. to 102 st. and 104 ave.
Location: 0002.05.03.518
101 Street, Grande Prairie, 1983-1992
7 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Second Montrose School on 101 St. and 101 Avenue being used as the facility for Grande Prairie Regional College Nursing Program and the 1995 Canada Games admin, GPSD #2357 admin building, and 1929 Grande Prairie High School (Central Park) before its renovation for the Prairie Art Gallery.
Location: 0002.05.03.519-525
Prairie Art Gallery, 1985-1989
46 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Tenth anniversary of the Prairie Art Gallery, located in the renovated Grande Prairie High School, built in 1929. The Gallery is on 99th Street between 101 and 103 Avenues.
Location: 0002.05.03.543-588
Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, 1983-1984
13 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Construction and grand opening of the new QEII hospital on June 15, 1984, and views of Grande Prairie from the 5th floor of the new QEII hospital.
Location: 0002.05.03.589-601
Heritage Day, Muskoseepi Park, 1984
8 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Dancers and performers in Muskoseepie Park bandshell for Heritage Day celebrations.
Location: 0002.05.03.602-609
Crystal Park School, 1983-1984
34 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Interior and exterior shots of the construction and grand opening of Crystal Park School, a special needs integrated school, on November 22, 1984. The school is on 116 Avenue and 98 Street.
Location: 0002.05.03.610-643
Muskoseepi Park Opening, 1986
32 photographs; colour; 4 X 6 in.
Muskoseepi Park Official Opening on July 26, 1986. Includes shots of the park, the swimming pool, the fishing pond, the ceremonies, “Borstad Lookout”, Grande Prairie Museum events and the Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.03.644-675
SubSeries 002.05.04Miscellaneous photographs. — 1983-2000. — 261 photographs.The sub-series consists of photographs of buildings and events in and around Grande Prairie from 1974 to 2002. The collection includes one photograph from 1958 showing the Ice Palace built for the inauguration of Grande Prairie as a City.
 
Children playing in Muskoseepi Park, 1983
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of children playing in Muskoseepi Park: Chonkolay, Jones, Kiawaso,
Location: 0002.05.04.001-006
“Grande Prairie” Book Committee, 1983
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Six member book committee meeting in Grande Prairie City Hall Board Room
Location: 0002.05.04.007-008
“Grande Prairie” Book Committee, 1983
5 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Members of the 1983 “Grande Prairie” book committee and the presentation to secretary Renee Oliver for a job well done. Members are Beth Sheehan, Carmen Haakstad, Hugh Impey, Mal Menzies, Nadia Karpus, Betty McArthur and Renee Oliver. Missing are Donna Tink and Paul Pivert, who is taking the photograph.
Location: 0002.05.04.007a-e
Reidmore Publishing Office, Edmonton, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 4 in.
Malcolm Menzies and Pat Reid meeting regarding the publishing of “Grande Prairie”
Location: 0002.05.04.009
Canadian National Railways, Grande Prairie, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Looking south along the railway lines to the CNR yard in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.04.010
Under Stormy Clouds, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
View from the corner of 101 Ave. and 100 St. (Post Office) looking towards the hospital.
Location: 0002.05.04.011
The Evans House on 102 Street, built in 1916-1917, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
House built by James Evans in 1916-1917, who built a new house two doors down in 1965. Sold to Royal Bank in 1945.
Location: 0002.05.04.012
M.F. Wagner Shows Midway at the Stompede, 1983
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Rides, booths and people at the 1983 Stompede midway, an M.F. Wagner display.
Location: 0002.05.04.013-015
Grande Prairie Stompede, 1983
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
People and boothes at the Grande Prairie Stompede on June 3, 1983.
Location: 0002.05.04.016-019
Grande Prairie Stompede, 1983
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
People and boothes at the Grande Prairie Stompede on June 3, 1983.
Location: 0002.05.04.018a-h
Grande Prairie County Fair, 1983
5 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Horse Events and people at the August 1, 1983 Grande Prairie County Fair.
Location: 0002.05.04.020-024
Ice Palace built for Inauguration of Grande Prairie as a City, 1958
1 photograph; colour; 2 x 3 in.
Night shot of electrically lit ice sculpture constructed at 99 Street and Richmond Ave in February 1958.
Location: 0002.05.04.025
Grande Prairie Regional College, 1974-1977
16 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
During its first years of operations, Interior and exterior views of Grande Prairie Regional College, designed by Douglas Cardinal. Students, the fine arts department, and art instructor Robert Guest are some of the subjects.
Location: 0002.05.04.026-41
Grande Prairie Regional College, 1983-1985
11 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Sculpture by Rudy Schmidt, grounds, Fairview College Electrical building added to grounds.
Location: 0002.05.04.042-52
Grande Prairie Regional College, 1985
4 postcards; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Exterior, interior of theatre, and close-up of sculpture “Forever Lost” by Rudy Schmidt.
Location: 0002.05.04.053-56
Grande Prairie Regional College, 1989-1994
15 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Exterior of Grande Prairie Regional College, showing the southern addition constructed in 1990. Architects were Field, Field & Field.
Location: 0002.05.04.057-71
Grande Prairie Regional College, 1997
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Sculptures added to College landscape. Artists are Leanne Elias, Wendy Fath, Helena Peters, Sherri Onushko.
Location: 0002.05.04.072-81
Provincial Building and Jubilee Park, 1982
23 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Views of the new Provincial Building and Court House, with Jubilee Park on its west extremity.
Location: 0002.05.04.082-104
Grande Prairie School District Admin Building, 1982; 1989
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Frontal view of the GPSD #2357 Administration building at 10213-99 Street. One photograph includes then superintendant Derek Taylor.
Location: 0002.05.04.105-106
Montrose Junior High School, 1982
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Frontal views of Montrose Junior High School when it was located at 10201-99 Street, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.04.107-109
Old Court House with Grand Prairie, Texas statue, 1982
5 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Views of the old Court House, vacated in 1982, fronted by a statue from sister-city Grand Prairie Texas.
Location: 0002.05.04.110-114
Swan Statue in Jubilee Park, 1983
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Views of the Swan Statue in Jubilee Park, just west of the new Provincial Building and Court House.
Location: 0002.05.04.115-117
Multi-cultural Fair at Grande Prairie Regional College, 1983 c.
24 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Displays by artist Anton Kohalyk, Artists North, spinner Sandra Spicer, potters Jack Rogers & Kay Langenbach, quilters Mary Ann Smith & Natalie Stoddard; German-Canadian club; Aboriginal, Welsh, Polish, Philippino, Chinese, Irish groups in costume; Clowns Skippy (Holly Schnellback, Grande Prairie) and Beans (Brenda Fox, Calgary).
Location: 0002.05.04.118-141
The Adventures of Robin Hood, by Jim Nelson, 1983
20 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Outdoors theatre with medieval props and costumes, played out on Grande Prairie Regional College grounds and near-by reservoir.
Location: 0002.05.04.142-160; 193
Replacing the Storm Sewers, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Storm sewers ready for placement on Clairmont Road North in front of McDonalds Drive-In and Silver Crest Motel.
Location: 0002.05.04.161-162
All Breeds Horse Show, 1986
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
All breeds horse show held at Evergreen Park on June 6, 1986.
Location: 0002.05.04.163-168
Canada Day Celebrations, 1985
12 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Activities in Jubilee Park for Canada Day Celebrations in 1985: children wading in the Reflecting Pool, models of church and store c. 1911, historic costumes, fiddlers and hot air balloons.
Location: 0002.05.04.169-180
Canada Day Celebrations, 1986
12 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Activities in Jubilee Park for Canada Day Celebrations in 1986: children wading in the Reflecting Pool, Scottish Dancers, Fire Department mascot and crane, crowds and helium balloons release.
Location: 0002.05.04.181-192
Murals in the City of Grande Prairie, 1984-1996
18 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Murals on buildings: Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (Luther Kozowan), Grande Prairie Public Library (Trina Irons), City Hall (Fred Weiss), Grande Prairie Music, Park Hotel, Parks & Recreation (Luther Kozowan), Focus Publishing, A.G.T. Building (Tim Heimdal), York Hotel (Tim Heimdal), Picture Perfect (Tim Heimdal).
Location: 0002.05.04.194-211
Royal Mounted Police Hot Air Balloon, 1998
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Sequence of photographs showing the inflation of a hot air balloon in the shape of a mounted RCMP in red serge. This event took place in Muskoseepi Park.
Location: 0002.05.04.212-223
Twinning the Highway to Edmonton from Grande Prairie, 2000
9 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Sequence of photographs showing construction on the Sheehan property, during the twinning of Highway 43.
Location: 0002.05.04.224-232
London Drugs, 1992
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
London Drugs in the old Safeway Plaza at 11515-100 Street in Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.04.233
Pottery at Bibi Clement’s, 1999
2 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Pottery on display in the yard at Bibi Clement’s. The class was taught by Yasus Terada, a Master Potter from Japan.
Location: 0002.05.04.234-235
Winter Camping, 1986
23 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
From December 28-30, 1986, Beth Sheehan went on a winter camping trip to Two lakes with Fred and Ruth Estlin. Ted Watt, a teenager, also accompanied them. These photographs document the packing, building the shelter, furnishings, cooking, relaxing and ice fishing.
Location: 0002.05.04.236-258
Official Opening of Centre 2000, 2002
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Official opening ceremonies at Centre 2000 in Grande Prairie, and the christening of the huge sun dial in front of the building in 2002. Trenton Perrott popping the champagne cork and Carmen Haakstad watching the accuracy of the shadow marking 6:00 p.m.
Location: 0002.05.04.259-261
SubSeries 002.05.05Negative collection. — 1963-2001. — 60 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of 35 mm negatives of a wide variety of photographs: family and friends, home and farm, travel, people Beth Sheehan interviewed or kept clippings on, buildings in Grande Prairie (including her 1983 project for Grande Prairie’s 25th anniversary), events they attended, art in nature. This collection includes all the negatives of sub-series 002.05.02, and 002.05.03.
SubSeries 002.05.06Slide collection. — 1912-1985. — 571 slides.The sub-series consists of 35mm slides taken of the south and central Peace Country, particularly the Clairmont area, of landscapes, farms, and settlements, old buildings, Grande Prairie Regional College, trips to Hudson’s Hope (including dam construction), Peace River, Athabasca, Slave Lake, Yellowknife, Kakwa, Two Lakes, Monkman Pass, Nose Mountain, on the Smoky River, Grande Cache, Edmonton, Fort Providence and Hay River (NWT), Trumpeter swans, balloon championships, and art in nature.
 
Moving Clairmont Water Tower, October 26, 1949
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Moving the water tower from Clairmont to Grande Prairie via railway, October 26, 1949. This slide was taken at Highway 34 near the Four Mile Corner.
Location: 0002.05.06.001
Clairmont in Winter, 1958
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of Clairmont taken during the winter of 1958 from Highway 2. The row of grain elevators is shown quite prominently.
Location: 0002.05.06.002
Clairmont Elevators, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of Clairmont’s five grain elevators taken in 1970 from across Clairmont Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.003
Clairmont in Fall, 1973
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the town of Clairmont and its five grain elevators taken in the fall of 1973 from east of Clairmont Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.004
Tom Sheehan Farm, 1973
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Tom Sheehan farm shown in 1973. Tom originally settled on this property in 1910.
Location: 0002.05.06.005
Clairmont Mennonite Cemetery, 1979
5 slides; colour; 35 mm
A series of photographs taken at the Krimmer Mennonite Cemetery near Clairmont in 1979. A group of metal headstones are shown, as well as individual headstones for Jacob A. Schroeder (September 20, 1895 – December 24, 1938), Henry Toews (1897-1935), and Arthur Wiebe (May 20, 1932) and Hilda Wiebe (February 3 – December 3, 1931). Text of the sign reads: “This cemetery originated in 1918 and was in use until 1946. There were about 34 families from the Mennonite Christian group living in this area at one time. In the corner immediately north across the road was the site of their church.” A second plaque reads: “In memory Clairmont Mennonite Cemetery Burials between 1919 – 1948.”
Location: 0002.05.06.006-.010
Clairmont Lake, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Erosion along the banks of Clairmont Lake, 1974.
Location: 0002.05.06.011
Highway 2, July 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Travelling north on Highway 2 past Clairmont, taken in July 1976. Cars and a few buildings are visible.
Location: 0002.05.06.012
Clairmont, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the town of Clairmont. The five grain elevators are prominently shown.
Location: 0002.05.06.013
Clairmont Lake, July 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of Clairmont Lake taken from Highway 2 with a blooming canola field in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.06.014
Clairmont and Grande Prairie Elevators, July 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the town of Clairmont from the north including the elevators. Grande Prairie’s elevators are visible in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.06.015
Balloons over Clairmont, August 7, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Hot air balloons in the air over Clairmont and Clairmont Lake, August 7, 1978.
Location: 0002.05.06.016
Balloon over Sheehan Farm, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
“Wind Walker”, A. Schnellback’s (Grande Prairie) hot air balloon in the sky over the old Sheehan farm near Clairmont in 1981.
Location: 0002.05.06.017
Clairmont from Mercer Hill, September 20, 1982
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the town of Clairmont and the surrounding countryside from the top of Mercer Hill. The City of Grande Prairie is visible in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.06.018
Ferguson Lake from Mercer Hill, September 20, 1982
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of Ferguson Lake and surrounding countryside, near Clairmont, from the top of Mercer Hill.
Location: 0002.05.06.019
Clairmont Lake, September 20, 1982
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of Clairmont Lake taken from a hill north of the town of Clairmont.
Location: 0002.05.06.020
Clairmont Lake, September 1983
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The slough at the east end of Clairmont Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.021
Triplet Calves, 1960
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A set of triplet calves with their mother, owned by Bernard Sheehan.
Location: 0002.05.06.022
Bauman’s Crop, 1972
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A landscape photograph featuring Bauman’s rape (canola) field. Farm buildings are visible in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.06.023
Canola Field, July 17, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A landscape photograph featuring a canola field in the Valhalla-La Glace area. Farm buildings are visible in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.06.024
Swathers at Sunset, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A landscape photograph showing a swathed field (Arthur Lippelt’s) at sunset. Clairmont and its elevators are visible in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.06.025
Round Bales, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Round bales in the field of Allan Drysdale.
Location: 0002.05.06.026
Durda House, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the Durda house taken from across Clairmont Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.027
Oatway Farm, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the Murray Oatway farm at sunset taken from the Sheehan farm.
Location: 0002.05.06.028
Murray Faul Farm, October 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the Murray Faul farm in the Clairmont area, taken October 1976.
Location: 0002.05.06.029
Fog near Ritchie McRae’s, December 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A winter landscape shrouded in fog near Ritchie McRae’s in the Clairmont area.
Location: 0002.05.06.030
Simon Helm’s Home, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Simon Helm’s house located 3 miles north of Grande Prairie. An oil rig is visible behind a grove of trees.
Location: 0002.05.06.031
Allan Drysdale’s Farm, February 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Allan Drysdale’s farm in the Clairmont area, taken February 1977.
Location: 0002.05.06.032
Jim Morken’s Farm, February 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Jim Morken’s farm in the Clairmont area, taken February 1977.
Location: 0002.05.06.033
Highway 34, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Looking south to Highway 34 (later Highway 2) from Everett Sheehan’s.
Location: 0002.05.06.034
Highland Bull, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Bill McBryan’s Highland Bull.
Location: 0002.05.06.035
Bauman’s Scarecrows, 1982
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A line of scarecrows in Bauman’s field, Fall 1982. This was the former Tom Sheehan farm.
Location: 0002.05.06.036
County of Grande Prairie Fields, July 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An aerial view of fields in the County of Grande Prairie, July 1976.
Location: 0002.05.06.037
Wapiti River Ferry, 1967
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The ferry across the Wapiti River at Pipestone Creek.
Location: 0002.05.06.038
Easter Picnic, April 17, 1960
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Kids play by the water at an Easter Sunday Picnic held April 17, 1960 at Pipestone Creek.
Location: 0002.05.06.039
Easter Picnic, April 17, 1960
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Kells and Janet wade in the Wapiti River while ice floes float by. Part of an Easter Sunday picnic held April 17, 1960 at Pipestone Creek.
Location: 0002.05.06.040
Pipestone Creek Cemetery, June 18, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Lulu Allen at the Pipestone Creek Indian Cemetery. A memorial cairn and several gravemarkers are visible.
Location: 0002.05.06.041
Indian Grave, 1968
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The grave of an aboriginal person at Pipestone Creek covered with a spirit house.
Location: 0002.05.06.042
Pipestone Creek Cemetery, June 18, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A close-up photograph of the cairn at the Pipestone Creek Cemetery. The plaque reads: “Ik kiskisiwin Pipestone Creek Cemetery 1900-1940 Francios Chatelaine, Pete Chatelaine, Alice Chatelaine, Lious Karankote, Henery Stoney, Marie Stoney, Henery Kenny, Baptiste Kenny. “Child’s Graves” White, Stoney, Wilson, Kenny, Chatelaine.
Location: 0002.05.06.043
Grovedale Store, June 9, 1985
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A photograph of the Grovedale General Store, taken June 9, 1985.
Location: 0002.05.06.044
Grovedale School, June 9, 1985
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A photograph of the Grovedale School, taken June 9, 1985.
Location: 0002.05.06.045
Imperial Lumber, Grovedale, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Piles of logs at Imperial Lumber, Grovedale. A burner is visible in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.046
Flint-Truax Farm, 1959
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the Flint-Truax farm in the Beaverlodge area.
Location: 0002.05.06.047
Sleighing Party, January 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A sleighing party in Lower Beaverlodge, January 1977. Don Sherk and Melvin Heikel are driving.
Location: 0002.05.06.048
Holstein Cows, 1959
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Holstein milk cows on the Flint-Truax farm in the Beaverlodge area.
Location: 0002.05.06.049
Radar Base, August 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A landscape photograph with the radar base on Saskatoon Mountain visible in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.06.050
Huallen Elevators, 1973
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The grain elevators at Huallen, Alberta.
Location: 0002.05.06.051
Railway Tracks between Huallen and Beaverlodge, 1973
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view looking down the railway tracks between Huallen and Beaverlodge.
Location: 0002.05.06.052
Thoreson Dairy, August 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Thoreson Dairy at Huallen with cows grazing in the foreground.
Location: 0002.05.06.053
Huallen Elevators and Thoreson Dairy, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Huallen grain elevators and the silo and barns of Thoreson’s dairy farm in winter.
Location: 0002.05.06.054
Huallen Elevators, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Huallen grain elevators in winter.
Location: 0002.05.06.055
Lower Beaverlodge Road, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view looking down the Lower Beaverlodge Road in winter. The old 1912 school is visible on the right.
Location: 0002.05.06.056
Beaverlodge Museum Days, July 1969
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Various scenes from the Beaverlodge Museum Days held in July 1969 including a tractor parade, steam engine, crowd watching a display, and a woman using a spinning wheel.
Location: 0002.05.06.057-.61
Wapiti River, 1976
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Views of the Wapiti River from near Bob Guest’s cabin.
Location: 0002.05.06.062-.63
Nordin Lutheran Church, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Nordin Lutheran Church building, located south of La Glace.
Location: 0002.05.06.064
Field and Farm, July 17, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Landscape view of a rapeseed (canola) field and farm in the La Glace area.
Location: 0002.05.06.065
Beaver dam, July 16, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Beaver dam on Spring Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.066
Kids Swimming, July 16, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Kids swimming in Spring Lake at sunset.
Location: 0002.05.06.067
Swathed Fields, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Swathed fields west of Sexsmith. A farm building is visible in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.06.068
West of Sexsmith, September 20, 1982
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A landscape view of the fields west of Sexsmith looking down a gravel road.
Location: 0002.05.06.069
Straw Bales, Emerson Trail, 1983
1 side; colour; 35 mm
A landscape view of straw bales in a field on the Emerson Trail.
Location: 0002.05.06.070
Winter Stillness, January 1977
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Winter stillness, landscape photographs taken from the Emerson Trail looking toward Grande Prairie, January 1977.
Location: 0002.05.06.071-.072
Grain in Piles, October 23, 1982
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Grain in piles in the Bear Lake area, October 23, 1982, perhaps because it is too wet for storing.
Location: 0002.05.06.073
Hutterite Colony, October 23, 1982
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Buildings on the Hutterite Colony at Bear Lake visible in the distance, October 23, 1982.
Location: 0002.05.06.074
Skating at Bear Lake, December 18, 1959
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A group of people skating at Bear Lake, December 18, 1959. A truck is also parked on the ice.
Location: 0002.05.06.075
Bear Lake Country, September 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A landscape photograph of Bear Lake and the surrounding countryside taken near Harrison’s, September 1970.
Location: 0002.05.06.076
Auction Sale, Buffalo Lakes, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Bob Scott (auctioneer) and Mac Hoggarth auction off a set of golf clubs at an auction sale at Benson’s, Buffalo Lake, in 1974.
Location: 0002.05.06.077
Auction Sale, Buffalo Lakes, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A crowd gathered to participate in an auction sale at Benson’s, Buffalo Lake, in 1974. Bob Scott (auctioneer) and Mac Hoggarth are visible leading the sale.
Location: 0002.05.06.078
Hilltop Lake, September 1974
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Scenes from Hilltop Lake, Saddle Mountain, taken September 1974, including frogs on the the shore, a tree growing in the midst of the water, a landscape photograph of the lake, and numerous tadpoles swimming in the water.
Location: 0002.05.06.079-.082
Greek Orthodox Church, Woking, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Greek Orthodox Church building in Woking in 1974.
Location: 0002.05.06.083
Bad Heart, July 1954
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Scenes from a trip to the Bad Heart, 1954, showing a party leaving the top of a hill to look for fossils, scenic landscape views, and a beaver dam on the Cadotte River.
Location: 0002.05.06.084-.087
Spring Scene, April 12, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A spring scene taken near Woking, April 12, 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.088
Saskatoon Mountain Lookout, September 1973
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The view over the fields from the Saskatoon Mountain Lookout, taken in September 1973.
Location: 0002.05.06.089
Beaver House, May 22, 1977
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
A big beaver house and cuttings in a crown land park south of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.06.090-.092
Strawberry Pickers, July 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Strawberry pickers hard at work at Fried’s, July 1974.
Location: 0002.05.06.093
Stooks and Binder, August 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Stooks and a binder at Ed Norton’s farm west of Grande Prairie, August 1981.
Location: 0002.05.06.094
Flax, 1961
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A field of flax near Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.06.095
Picnic Shelter, Tomslake, British Columbia, 1968
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Picnic shelter and cairn at Tomslake Camp, British Columbia.
Location: 0002.05.06.096
Tomslake Camp, British Columbia, May 26, 1968
2 slide; colour; 35 mm
Picnic shelter and cairn at Tomslake Camp, British Columbia. The text on the cairn reads: “Traveller! In September 1938, when the Prime Ministers of Great Britain and France met the German and Italian dictator in Munich, they bought “Peace in our Time” with the surrender of Sudetenland to the Third Reich. Part of the price paid for this deceptive peace was the abandonment of the “the last free Germans” – the thousands of Sudeten German Anti-Nazis who in the face of overwhelming odds would not give up their struggle for freedom and democracy – to a fate of annihilation for some and persecution for the rest. Many were thrown into the concentration camps of the Third Reich. Fortunately however, several thousand escaped into the free western countries, with more than one thousand men, women and children being welcomed by a generous Canadian government in 1939. Half of them settled in the valley before you and on the hills around. And while the world was bent on wholesale destruction in the years following the infamous Munich agreement, the people from Sudetenland, with steadfast determination and hard work, built farmsteads here where they could rear their children as free people in a free country. At the same time 46 of their young men served in the Canadian armed forces, most of them overseas. In Canada’s Centennial year, they erected this stopping place as a symbol of their deep gratitude to their new homeland.”
Location: 0002.05.06.097-.098
“Brown Bread Loaves” of Hay, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Hay bales looking like brown bread loaves in a field near DeBolt.
Location: 0002.05.06.099
Hay Stacks, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Hay stacks in a field near DeBolt.
Location: 0002.05.06.100
Enn’s Cattle, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Enn’s cattle grazing in a field at DeBolt.
Location: 0002.05.06.101
Ford’s Cattle, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Ford’s cattle beside a body of water at the top of Smoky Hill, Bezanson.
Location: 0002.05.06.102
Smoky Hill, June 1960
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The view looking down Smoky Hill toward the Smoky River, near Bezanson in June 1960.
Location: 0002.05.06.103
Smoky Bridge, July 17, 1965
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The flooded campsite at Smoky River, July 17, 1965. A boat is moored near an unsubmerged picnic shelter.
Location: 0002.05.06.104
Campsite at Smoky River, July 1968
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Smoky River Bridge, approximately between Bezanson and DeBolt, July 1968.
Location: 0002.05.06.105
Mission Church, Sturgeon Lake, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Mission church perched on the shores of Stugeon Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.106
Pirker’s Houseboat, Sturgeon Lake, August 28, 1983
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Pirker’s houseboat moored on Sturgeon Lake, August 28, 1983.
Location: 0002.05.06.107
Sturgeon Lake, August 28, 1983
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view across Sturgeon Lake from a boat. A sailboat in also visible.
Location: 0002.05.06.108
Sturgeon Lake, 1959
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A boy climbing on fallen trees beside Sturgeon Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.109
Interesting Banks, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A photograph of interesting-looking banks, likely taken on the Smoky River during a boating trip with Bob Cochrane, September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.110
Kleskun Hills, September 22, 1957
3 slide; colour; 35 mm
Three photographs of the badlands at Kleskun Hills including a boy standing next to the Dinosaur Hill marker sign and two landscape views of the hills.
Location: 0002.05.06.111-.113
Kleskun Hills, September 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A landscape photograph of the Kleskun Hills in September 1962.
Location: 0002.05.06.114
Highway Sign “Alaska Highway”, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A road-side sign about the Alaska Highway reads “The highway you are now on leads to the Alaska Highway built by the American army during World War Two from Dawson Creek, British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska. Ten thousand troops and six thousand civilians began construction on March 9, 1942, and completed the 1,523 mile highway in just eight months and thirteen days. It continues to serve as a major transportation link and a symbol of friendship and co-operation between Canada and the United States of America.”
Location: 0002.05.06.115
Old Building near Athabasca, 1974
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Two views of an abandoned and dilapidated wood building near Athabasca.
Location: 0002.05.06.116-.117
Old Building near Athabasca, 1975
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Two views of the dilapidated Hutton-Potts farmstead in Progress, British Columbia, showing an abandoned house, barns, and outbuilding.
Location: 0002.05.06.118-.119
Belloy Post Office, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The tiny Belloy Post Office, which also served as a community bulletin board, in 1963.
Location: 0002.05.06.120
George Tate Store, 1968
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The abandoned and dilapidated George Tate Store at Sturgeon Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.121
Old House at Hines Creek, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An old house and outbuildings at Hines Creek.
Location: 0002.05.06.122
Old House between Fairview and Dunvegan, May 16, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An abandoned house between Fairview and Dunvegan.
Location: 0002.05.06.123
Old School near Fairview, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An old log school building near Fairview.
Location: 0002.05.06.124
Ellises’ Homestead House, 1973
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The old Ellises’ (Carmel) homestead house at Grimshaw. There is a man standing in the foreground, likely Everett Sheehan.
Location: 0002.05.06.125
Dave Cochrane’s Old House at Huallen, 1973
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Two views of Dave Cochrane’s abandoned and dilapidated house at Huallen, one showing the entire house and another showing end construction detail including “Russian plaster” work on the door.
Location: 0002.05.06.126-.127
Old Barn South of Emerson Trail, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A hot air balloon floats in the air above an old barn south of Emerson Trail.
Location: 0002.05.06.128
Old Cabin Campbell Creek, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An old cabin and other abandoned structures sits on Ken Davies’ lease at Campbell Creek. The man standing beside the cabin may be Everett Sheehan.
Location: 0002.05.06.129
Old Barn, Dunes Dude Ranch, September 23, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An old dilapidated barn at the Dunes Dude Ranch south of Grande Prairie, September 23, 1979.
Location: 0002.05.06.130
Anson Wagar’s Second Log Cabin, September 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Anson Wagar’s second log cabin on Don Patrick’s farm in Scenic Heights.
Location: 0002.05.06.131
Anson Wagar’s Cabin, September 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Anson Wagar’s log cabin on Don Patrick’s farm in Scenic Heights.
Location: 0002.05.06.132
Student’s, Buffalo Lakes, 1983
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Views of the old house and barn on the Student’s land at Buffalo Lakes.
Location: 0002.05.06.133-.134
Old Mark Patterson House, Emerson Trail, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The old Mark Patterson house amidst a snow-covered landscape on Emerson Trail.
Location: 0002.05.06.135
Old Sam McNaught House, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The old Sam McNaught house near Beaverlodge.
Location: 0002.05.06.136
Original Amos Sherk Home, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The original 1910 Amos Sherk home in Lower Beaverlodge in winter. Other buildings are also visible.
Location: 0002.05.06.137
First Log Building on Farm of Hugh Allen, August 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
First log building on the farm of Hugh Allen, built in 1913. Hugh and Lulu Allen pose outside.
Location: 0002.05.06.138
Rose Pitt’s Abandoned House, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Rose Pitt’s abandoned house at Huallen. An old tractor is also visible in the yard.
Location: 0002.05.06.139
Scotty Stewart’s, Lake Saskatoon, 1972
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of Scotty Stewart’s farmstead at Lake Saskatoon showing the house, barn, and outbuildings.
Location: 0002.05.06.140
Old House, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A winter scene showing an old house near Harry Taylor’s at Wembley.
Location: 0002.05.06.141
Log McQueen Presbyterian Church, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The historic McQueen Presbyterian Church, built in Grande Prairie in 1910-11, on its new location on the grounds of the Grande Prairie Pioneer Museum.
Location: 0002.05.06.142
College from Across Dam, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of Grande Prairie Regional College across Bear Creek reservoir, taken from the east side of the dam.
Location: 0002.05.06.143
Grande Prairie College from Richmond Ave and Wapiti Road, June 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of Grande Prairie Regional College from the corner of Richmond Avenue (102 Avenue) and Wapiti Road (108 Street).
Location: 0002.05.06.144
Grande Prairie Regional College, December 1975
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Two views of the exterior of Grande Prairie Regional College in winter.
Location: 0002.05.06.145-.146
Ski Group, Grande Prairie Regional College, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A ski group at Grande Prairie Regional College. Grande Prairie Composite High School is visible in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.147
Grande Prairie Regional College Concourse, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A concourse at Grande Prairie Regional College. This photograph was entered in the 1977 Fair.
Location: 0002.05.06.148
Grande Prairie Regional College, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the interior curves and pillars at Grande Prairie Regional College. Used as an illustration in the 1983 Grande Prairie book.
Location: 0002.05.06.149
Bob Guest in Art Storage Department, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Bob Guest in the art storage department at Grande Prairie Regional College. Photograph taken from above.
Location: 0002.05.06.150
Washroom in Grande Prairie Regional College, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The interior of washrooms in Grande Prairie Regional College showing sinks, mirrors, soap dispensers, and paper towel holders.
Location: 0002.05.06.151
Conference Room, June 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The interior of a conference room/lecture hall at Grande Prairie Regional College showing seats, blackboard, an instructor, and a student.
Location: 0002.05.06.152
Grande Prairie Regional College, 1978
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Three views of the exterior of Grande Prairie Regional College in summer.
Location: 0002.05.06.153-.155
Grande Prairie Regional College from N. West, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the exterior of Grande Prairie Regional College in summer from the north west. Photograph used as an illustration in the 1983 Grande Prairie book.
Location: 0002.05.06.156
Grande Prairie Regional College from N. East, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the exterior of Grande Prairie Regional College in summer from the north east.
Location: 0002.05.06.157
Grande Prairie College, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the exterior of Grande Prairie Regional College in summer, taken from across the Bear Creek reservoir. Used as an illustration in the 1983 Grande Prairie book.
Location: 0002.05.06.158
Going Downhill to Ferry at Dunvegan, 1955
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Driving down to the ferry on the south side of the Peace River at Dunvegan. The St. Charles Mission buildings are visible on the opposite shore. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.159-.160
Looking up Peace River from Ferry, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Looking up the Peace River while crossing by ferry from the south to north sides at Dunvegan. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.161
Old Church and Mission at Dunvegan, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The abandoned church and mission building (St. Charles Mission) at Dunvegan. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.162
Inside Old Church Dunvegan, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Wall paintings inside the abandoned church at St. Charles Mission, Dunvegan. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.163
The Firefly at Dunvegan, August 4, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Firefly moored on the Peace River at Dunvegan, August 4, 1955. This was the boat used for 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope. It was owned by Harry Taylor.
Location: 0002.05.06.164
Beth and Black Notebook, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Beth Sheehan writing in a black notebook while on board The Firefly on the Peace River. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.165
Harry and Rowena at “Harry’s Rock”, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Harry and Rowena standing beside “Harry’s Rock”. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.166
View up River, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View up the Peace River from The Firefly. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.167
Mr. Loggie, Marg and Rowena Sunbathing, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Marg and Rowena sunbathing on The Firefly with Mr. Loggie standing in the background. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.168
Moose Swimming in the River, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A moose swimming in the Peace River by The Firefly. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.169
Surveyor’s Camp, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A group outside the tents at a surveyor’s camp on the Peace River. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.170
Rugged Banks, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Rugged banks along the Peace River. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.171
Roly Henry’s Lumber Camp, August 6, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Roly Henry’s lumber camp on the Peace River. A boat, saw, logs, and a couple of people are visible. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.172
Danny Yeagar’s Cabin, August 7, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Danny Yeager’s cabin on the Peace River. Debris litters the front yard. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.173
Where Peace and Clear Rivers Meet, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Where the Peace River meets the Clear River. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.174
Banks Along the Way, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Banks along the Peace River. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.175
Meeting Place of Peace and Beaton Rivers, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Where the Beaton River meets the Peace River. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.176
Approaching Taylor Bridge, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View from the water of the Taylor Bridge over the Peace River at Taylor, British Columbia, prior to the bridge’s collapse in 1957. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.177
The Mighty Peace, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The mighty Peace River, “beautiful but dangerous”. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.178
Harry at Forge Old Ft. St. John, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Harry working at the forge at old Fort St. John. Harry Taylor was captain of The Firefly, the boat used for this trip. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.179
Beautiful Sunset, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A sunset over the Peace River. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.180
Indian Children Visiting Us at Hudson’s Hope, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Three First Nations children visit the sightseers from The Firefly in Hudson’s Hope. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.181
Building at Old Ft. St. John, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Log buildings at old Fort St. John. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.182
Roman Catholic Church at Old Ft. St. John, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The dilapidated and abandoned Roman Catholic Church at old Fort St. John. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.183
Brown Bear Swimming, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A brown bear swimming in the Peace River near The Firefly. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.184
Sand Storm 1/2 Way River, August 11, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A sandstorm at Halfway River where it feeds into the Peace River. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.185
Ardill’s Ranch Ferrill Creek, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Visiting Ardill’s Ranch at Ferrill Creek. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.186
Close-Up of Island, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An island in the Peace River near Hudson’s Hope. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.187
Hell’s Gate, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A large sheer-rock outcropping near Hudson’s Hope nicknamed “Hell’s Gate”. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.188
View to the Rockies, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of the Rocky Mountains over the Peace River near Hudson’s Hope. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.189
Lime Kiln at Hudson’s Hope, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An abandoned lime kiln and tipple at Hudson’s Hope. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.190
Old Coal Tipple W. of Hudson’s Hope Box Canyon, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An abandoned coal tipple located west of Hudson’s Hope at Box Canyon. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.191
Rapids Hudson’s Hope, 1955
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Views of the rapids on the Peace River at Hudson’s Hope. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.192-.193
Isobel and Rock Formation, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Isobel poses beneath an interesting rock formation at Hudson’s Hope. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.194
Grub Steak Bar, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Grub Steak Bar at Hudson’s Hope, located in an old log building. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.195
Leaving Hudson’s Hope: All Hands on Deck, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The tour group on board The Firefly and ready to depart from Hudson’s Hope. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.196
Raft Anchored to Cable, Taylor Flats, 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A raft on the Peace River at Taylor Flats anchored by cable. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.197
Dunvegan Hills, August 1955
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Approaching Dunvegan on the Peace River from upriver. The scenic hills, abandoned St. Charles Mission, and Dunvegan ferry are visible. Part of 1955 boat trip to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.198-.199
Harry Taylor Back at Dunvegan, August 1955
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Harry Taylor, captain, in the wheelhouse of The Firefly upon returning to Dunvegan. This was the boat used for a 1955 boat trip from Dunvegan to Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.200
Dunvegan Bridge, [ca. 1960]
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of the Dunvegan Bridge from ground level, possibly at its opening in 1960.
Location: 0002.05.06.201
Observation Chalet, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The observation chalet overlooking the construction of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam on the Peace River at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.202
View from Observation Chalet, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View from the observation chalet overlooking the construction of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam on the Peace River at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.203
Building 1st Dam on Peace River, 1964
10 slides; colour; 35 mm
Construction of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam on the Peace River at Hudson’s Hope. The photographs show the construction site from various angles, the mile-long conveyor belt used to transport earth fill to the dam site, and the crew camp.
Location: 0002.05.06.204-.213
Fields Above Peace Hudson Hope Area, 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View overlooking the fields above the Peace River in the Hudson’s Hope area. The river is visible in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.214
Looking Down on Peace, 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Overlooking the Peace River at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.215
Looking Down Long Steps, Hudsons Hope, 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Everett Sheehan, Carl Morken, and Frances Flint looking down a long set of steps to the Peace River at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.216
Steps Down to River Hudson’s Hope, 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Everett Sheehan, Carl Morken, and Frances Flint at the top of a long set of steps down to the Peace River at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.217
Anglican Church Hudson’s Hope, July 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The old log Anglican Church at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.218
Field Near Hudson’s Hope, 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Looking down on a field and farm buildings near Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.219
Near Hudson’s Hope, 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Hay bales in a field near Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.220
Highway to Hudson’s Hope, 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Photograph showing the curve of the highway toward Hudson’s Hope, with fields and the Peace River in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.221
Looking Down at Peace River from Hwy, 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Looking down at the Peace River from the highway, presumably near Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.222
Collapse of Peace Bridge at Taylor, B.C., 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the Taylor suspension bridge over the Peace River at Taylor, British Columbia, prior to its collapse.
Location: 0002.05.06.223
Bridge and Pipe Line at Taylor, October 16, 1957
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Views of the collapsed Taylor suspension bridge and the pipeline over the Peace River at Taylor, British Columbia.
Location: 0002.05.06.224-.226
New Bridge Taylor, 1960
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The new bridge built at Taylor, British Columbia, following the collapse of the suspension bridge in 1957.
Location: 0002.05.06.227
Refinery, Ft. St. John, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the refinery at Taylor, near Fort St. John, British Columbia, in winter.
Location: 0002.05.06.228
Hudson’s Hope Bridge, July 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Fay and Em Smith stand beside the monument at the Hudson’s Hope bridge over the Peace River.
Location: 0002.05.06.229
Commemorative Pillar, July 1970
1 slides; colour; 35 mm
The commemorative pillar beside the Hudson’s Hope Bridge over the Peace River featuring various developments in the area.
Location: 0002.05.06.230
Plaque, July 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Plaque listing the government officials and engineers involved in the building of the Hudson’s Hope bridge in 1964.
Location: 0002.05.06.231
Looking Down River From Bridge, July 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View down the Peace River from the Hudson’s Hope Bridge.
Location: 0002.05.06.232
W. A. C. Bennett Dam, July 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Visitors (possibly Fay and Em Smith) at the commemorative structure at the W. A. C. Bennett Dam at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.233
History of Dam, July 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Plaque describing the history of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam at Hudson’s Hope. The text of the plaque reads: “The powerful force of the Peace River was first noted by the explorer Sir Alexander Mackenzie in 1793. However, it was not until 1956 that engineering studies to determine its power potential were undertaken. Construction of this power project commenced in September 1961. Diversion of the river took place in 1963 and placing of the fill commenced in July 1964. Height 600 feet. Length of Crest 6,700 feet. Fill Material 57,200,000 cubic yards. Width at Base 2,580 feet. Installed Capacity 2,300,000 kilowatts. Reservoir 410,000 acres. Drainage area 27,000 square miles.”
Location: 0002.05.06.234
W. A. C. Bennett Dam, July 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam and reservoir.
Location: 0002.05.06.235
Inside Dam, July 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Looking down on two men in a control room inside the W. A. C. Bennett Dam.
Location: 0002.05.06.236
Inside Dam, July 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A large subterranean room inside the W. A. C. Bennett Dam.
Location: 0002.05.06.237
Dinosaur Tracks, July 1970
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
An informative sign on Dinosaur Footprints and cast of dinosaur tracks at Hudson’s Hope. The text of the sign reads: “Dinosaur Footprints 100,000,000 years old. This casting shows footprints belonging to a Herbivorous (grass & plant eating) Dinosaur. The prints were found during excavations on the W. A. C. Bennett Dam just upstream from the lookout. The nature of the rock prevented the removal of the tracks so a latex mould was made from which this cast was prepared. These prints probably represent the earliest appearance of the Hadrosaurian (water lizard) Dinosaur who stood approximately 20 feet high. It is a distinct possibility that these footprints were made by a new species hitherto unknown to science. The significance of this discovery lies in its early age. The Dunlevy formation, in which the prints were found, is of Aptian age, in the Lower Cretaceous Period, part of the Mesozoic Era.”
Location: 0002.05.06.238-.239
Below Observatory, July 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the W. A. C. Bennett Dam at Hudson’s Hope from below the observatory.
Location: 0002.05.06.240
Earth Fill at Dam, July 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of earth fill at the W. A. C. Bennett Dam at Hudson’s Hope from below the observatory.
Location: 0002.05.06.241
Second Dam Site Hudson’s Hope, October 28, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Fishing in the Peace River below the second dam site at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.242
2nd Dam Site Hudson’s Hope, October 28, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The second dam site on the Peace River at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.243
The Tub Hudson’s Hope, October 28, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An island in the Peace River at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.244
The Dells Camp Ground, October 28, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Visitors at the Dells Campground west of Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.245
Peace River at the Dells, October 28, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of the Peace River at the Dells, west of Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.246
1925 Graffiti at the Dells, October 28, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Graffiti, including some from 1925, painted on the rocks at the Dells, west of Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.247
Church and Museum at Hudson Hope, October 28, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The old log Anglican Church and Hudson’s Hope Musuem at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.248
Meat Cache at Museum, Hudson’s Hope, B.C., October 28, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A raised log meat cache outside the Hudson’s Hope Museum building at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.249
Uncle Dudley’s Cabin at Hudson’s Hope, October 28, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A tiny log cabin (Uncle Dudley’s cabin) located above the Peace River at Hudson’s Hope.
Location: 0002.05.06.250
Oil Well Across Peace, October 29, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An oil well derrick visible across the Peace River, southeast of Fort St. John.
Location: 0002.05.06.251
Cairn to Mackenzie, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A cairn honouring Sir Alexander Mackenzie, at the town of Peace River. Text of the plaque reads: “Sir Alexander Mackenzie. From his winter quarters at Fort Fork opposite this spot, Alexander Mackenzie set out 9th of May 1793, on his quest for the Western Sea. A master of men he led on his crew, often discouraged and rebellious, through toil and danger, by stream and land, until he wrote his name on the rocks fronting that sea. This first crossing of British North America stimulated the commercial development that saved a coast on the Pacific to Canada and the Empire.”
Location: 0002.05.06.252
Dunvegan Bridge, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Looking north across the Dunvegan Bridge over the Peace River in winter with snow-covered hills opposite.
Location: 0002.05.06.253
At Dunvegan, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Dunvegan, showing two modern picnic shelters in the foreground, St. Charles Mission buildings and the Dunvegan bridge in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.254
Cairn St. Charles Mission, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Cairn at Dunvegan with information about St. Charles Mission. The plaque text reads: “The first permanent Roman Catholic Mission was constructed here in 1866 by Father Christophe Tissier, OMI. In 1883, Father Emile Grouard, OMI, began work on the present church, hauling and hewing logs and completing it in 1885. Here it stood – as the vanguard of civilization and Christianity in the wilderness.”
Location: 0002.05.06.255
Dunvegan, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of the picnic site and St. Charles Mission buildings at Dunvegan from across the Peace River.
Location: 0002.05.06.256
Dunvegan, July 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Looking north across the Dunvegan bridge over the Peace River in summer.
Location: 0002.05.06.257
Inside Mission, July 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The altar and paintings behind the altar in the St. Charles Mission church church at Dunvegan.
Location: 0002.05.06.258
12 Ft. Davis, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A carved and painted statue of Twelve Foot Davis erected above the town of Peace River. A plaque below the statue reads: “Facts of 12 Foot Davis Life. (Pose) He loved this valley. (Gold Pan) He found gold on a 12′ strip. (Broken Key) He never locked his door. (Fountain) His generosity.”
Location: 0002.05.06.259
Peace River Town, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view looking down on the town of Peace River.
Location: 0002.05.06.260
3 Rivers, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Smoky River, Heart River, and Peace River meet at the town of Peace River.
Location: 0002.05.06.261
Peace River Town and River From 12 Foot’s Drave, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the town of Peace River and the Peace River from Twelve Foot Davis’ grave.
Location: 0002.05.06.262
3 Rivers Meet, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view showing part of the town of Peace River at the place where the Smoky River, Heart River, and Peace River meet.
Location: 0002.05.06.263
12 Ft. Davis Sign, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A sign honouring Twelve Foot Davis reads: “He wasn’t big in stature, but he was big in heart. “Twelve Foot” Davis who sleeps peacefully on this hill was a Cariboo gold prospector who in 1862 filed a claim twelve feet wide between two larger ones and thus earned $15,000. He later became a free trader in this area and, at the time of his death in 1900, he was beloved by Indians, pioneers and early settlers. His name has become symbolical of the rugged men who developed this – wonderful land.”
Location: 0002.05.06.264
12 Ft.’s Grave, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Twelve Foot Davis’ grave, located above the Town of Peace River.
Location: 0002.05.06.265
Dunvegan, 1968
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Dunvegan picnic area on the Peace River.
Location: 0002.05.06.266
Dunvegan Bridge, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the Dunvegan bridge taken from the shores of the Peace River. Photograph used in the 1983 Grande Prairie book.
Location: 0002.05.06.267
Flo Ice on Peace River, February 26, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Small pieces of flo ice floating down the Peace River.
Location: 0002.05.06.268
South Dunvegan Hill, February 26, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Driving down the south Dunvegan Hill toward the Dunvegan bridge in the winter.
Location: 0002.05.06.269
Dunvegan Hills from the North Side of Peace, May 16, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of the Dunvegan bridge and hills south looking from the north side of the Peace River.
Location: 0002.05.06.270
Church and Mission Dunvegan, July 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The St. Charles Mission building and church at Dunvegan. Jean Lyon sits with museum guides outside the mission building.
Location: 0002.05.06.271
Dunvegan Bridge New Year’s Day, January 1, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Looking north over the Dunvegan Bridge on New Year’s Day, 1962.
Location: 0002.05.06.272
Main Street Athabasca, Alberta, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Cars and buildings on the main street of Athabasca, Alberta.
Location: 0002.05.06.273
Athabasca River at Athabasca, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of the Athabasca River at Athabasca, Alberta. A bridge is visible in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.274
Lawrence Lake, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of Lawrence Lake, near Athabasca, including dock and boats.
Location: 0002.05.06.275
Smith, Alberta, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Hotel and businesses in Smith, Alberta, a hamlet at the confluence of the Lesser Slave and Athabasca Rivers.
Location: 0002.05.06.276
Sawridge Motel Slave Lake, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Sawridge Motel in Slave Lake, Alberta.
Location: 0002.05.06.277
Slave River, Fall 1953
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Slave River in autumn.
Location: 0002.05.06.278
Lily Creek Camp, 1963
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
The Lily Creek campsite at Lesser Slave Lake, showing a picnic shelter and a walking bridge.
Location: 0002.05.06.279-.280
Our Camp Marten River, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Sheehan campsite at Marten River, Lesser Slave Lake. Note the homemade truck camper.
Location: 0002.05.06.281
Breakers, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A child (possibly Kells Sheehan) plays in the breakers on Lesser Slave Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.282
Clarence, Sam Sinclair, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Clarence __ and Sam Sinclair in the campsite on Lesser Slave Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.283
Kells and Floats, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Kells Sheehan plays in the water at Lesser Slave Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.284
Driftwood, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Interesting driftwood in Lesser Slave Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.285
Pendle Castle, 1963
2 slide; colour; 35 mm
The fantastically decorated Pendle Castle in Slave Lake. A group of children, including Kells Sheehan, sits outside in one of the photographs.
Location: 0002.05.06.286-.287
Children in a Tree, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Arne Ostergard and Lisa and Jill Schmidt in a tree, likely at Lesser Slave Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.288
Indian Team with Ear Protectors, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A pair of ponies wearing ear protectors pull a cart, possibly near Lesser Slave Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.289
From Marten Mountain Tower, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of Lesser Slave Lake from the Marten Mountain Tower.
Location: 0002.05.06.290
Marten Mountain Tower, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Marten Mountain fire lookout tower near Lesser Slave Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.291
Beach Lesser Slave Lake, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of a beach on Lesser Slave Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.292
Fort Pelltier, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Animals grazing near Slave Lake’s Fort Pelltier.
Location: 0002.05.06.293
Wabasca Store, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Children stand in the doorway of the J. H. Houle General Store in Wabasca.
Location: 0002.05.06.294
Desmarais School, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Mistassiniy Junior High School in Wabasca. The mosaic on the left is by Gene Chagnon, Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.06.295
Storm Over Slave Lake, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Storm clouds form over Lesser Slave Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.296
Lesser Slave Lake Sunset, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A colourful sunset over Lesser Slave Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.297
Lesser Slave Lake Picnic and Swim Area, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Stairs down to the Lesser Slave Lake picnic and swim area.
Location: 0002.05.06.298
South Dunvegan Hill, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Driving down the hill on the south side of the Peace River to the Dunvegan bridge in winter. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.299
Stop at High Level, 1964
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
The High Level Hotel, Bank of Montreal, and Bus Depot. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.300-.301
Log House, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An old log house seen along the road as part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.302
Northwest Territories Border, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A route map at the Alberta-Northwest Territories border showing existing and proposed roads, campgrounds, and towns and settlements in the Northwest Territories. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.303
Warning Sign, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A sign at or near the Northwest Territories border states: “Notice. Next gas station 52 miles. Winter driving can be dangerous. Your life may depend on proper equipment. Always be prepared for troubles. Do you have warm clothing, wooden matches, kindling wood, axe, chain or cable, shovel, food.” Seen on 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.304
Ice, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An interesting ice formation between the Alberta-Northwest Territories border and Yellowknife. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.305
Aerial of Yellowknife, [ca. 1964]
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An aerial view of a northern community on a lake, presumably Yellowknife. This is likely a commercially produced and purchased slide of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.306
Travelling companion, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
One of Beth Sheehan’s travelling companions during a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, working at a desk.
Location: 0002.05.06.307
Art Gallery, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A woman shows resources available at a Yellowknife art gallery. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.308
Street Scenes, Yellowknife, 1964
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Scenes taken on the streets of Yellowknife showing businesses, a hotel, a school, and homes. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.309-.312
Group Relaxing, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A group of people including Miss Fairfuwll, Marg Loggie, Glen Patterson, and Tony Bezooyan, relaxing in the staff room of the school. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.313
Mrs. Espin and Myra Chicksi, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Mrs. Espin, Girl Supervisor, and Myra Chicksi, an Inuit student, holding Inuit dolls. Taken at the school in Yellowknife. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.314
School in Yellowknife, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Yellowknife School students in a recreation area with pool tables. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.315
School in Yellowknife, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Yellowknife School showing a bunk-bed style sleeping area. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.316
School in Yellowknife, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Yellowknife School, showing visitors in the office near the intercom system. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.317
School in Yellowknife, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Yellowknife School showing a feminine bedroom, probably a dorm room. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.318
School in Yellowknife, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Scene from a school in Yellowknife showing the wall of a gymnasium or classroom adorned with a painting and statement about the school. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The text of the statement reads: “This school was built in the year nineteen hundred and fifty seven[?], which was the twenty first year after the founding of this community of Yellowknife. This school was founded upon the vision of those who first came north – the prospectors, the miners, the bush pilots, the missionaries, the traders, the administrators – and upon their faith in the future of the north. Through the guidance they gave in the past, the character of our community is moulded. ‘Your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.’ Joel II 28.”
Location: 0002.05.06.319
Yellowknife, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A snowy landscape in Yellowknife, looking toward the Great Slave Lake. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.320
Gold Mine, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Ron Anderson and Andy Hill at a Yellowknife gold mine. One of the men is holding a gold brick. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.321
Pouring Gold Brick, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A gold brick is poured at a Yellowknife gold mine. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.322
Gold Mine, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Unidentified machinery in use at a Yellowknife gold mine. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.323
Gold Mine, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Exterior view of a Yellowknife gold mine showing the tipple and mine buildings. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.324
Weaver & Devore Trading Ltd., 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An exterior view of the Weaver & Devore Trading Ltd. store selling groceries, drygoods, hardware, and furs. Presumably located in Yellowknife. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.325
Yellowknife Home, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An exterior view of a house and yard in Yellowknife, including laundry hung out to dry. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.326
Yellowknife, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A landscape view of a snow-covered hillside presumably located in or near Yellowknife. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.327
Dog Race Contestants, 1964
2 slide; colour; 35 mm
Dog sled race contestants waiting to start with pilot car and spectators in the background. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.328-.329
Pilot Car Smokey Heil, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Smokey Heil stands beside the pilot car for a dog sled race. The pilot car is an enclosed vehicle with tracks and runners. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.330
Inuit Girl, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An Inuit girl (Chicsi?) stands beside a partially completed igloo. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.331
Yellowknife Docks, 1964
4 slides; colour; 35 mm
Views of boats and the dock area in Yellowknife. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.332-.335
Yellowknife Fire Department, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several vehicles from the Yellowknife Fire Department called out to a large building, possibly a school. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.336
Dogsled Race, 1964
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Views of a dogsled race involving several teams. Part of a 1964 trip to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.337-.338
Lunch Stop, July 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Everett Sheehan and Dave Wood stop for lunch alongside a dirt road, eating out of the back of a station wagon.
Location: 0002.05.06.339
Worsley Barley, July 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A field of barley in the Worsley area.
Location: 0002.05.06.340
Canola – Worsley, July 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A field of rape (canola) in the Worsley area. Farm buildings are visible in the distance.
Location: 0002.05.06.341
Worsley School, July 1969
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
The Worsley area school, composed of several small buildings. An RCMP police patrol is shown in the foreground of one of the photographs.
Location: 0002.05.06.342-.343
Worsley Roadside Flowers, July 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Flowers growing beside the road in the Worsley area.
Location: 0002.05.06.344
Worsley Homesteaders, July 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A house and farm buildings in the Worsley area.
Location: 0002.05.06.345
First Planting, July 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of a field in the Worsley area showing the first yearly planting.
Location: 0002.05.06.346
Worsley Iron Ore, July 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Bernard and Daisy Sheehan stand at the bottom of a hill in the Worsley area dyed red by the presence of iron ore.
Location: 0002.05.06.347
Fishing Running Lake, July 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Everett, Daisy, and Bernard Sheehan fishing in Running Lake, near Worsley.
Location: 0002.05.06.348
Running Lake, July 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Sunset over Running Lake, near Worsley.
Location: 0002.05.06.349
Greek Orthodox Church, Hines Creek, February 26, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An exterior view of the Greek Orthodox Church at Hines Creek.
Location: 0002.05.06.350
Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Hines Creek, February 26, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The snow-covered cemetery outside of the Greek Orthodox Church at Hines Creek.
Location: 0002.05.06.351
Spring – Near Falher, April 12, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A spring scene taken near Falher showing melting snow and a partially flooded field.
Location: 0002.05.06.352
Road to Two Lakes, 1966
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view looking down the road to Two Lakes.
Location: 0002.05.06.353
Sign at Approach to Bald Mountain Forestry Tower, 1967
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The sign at the approach to the Bald Mountain Forestry Tower. Note wording: “Dangerous Road Closed to vehicles with four or more wheels.”
Location: 0002.05.06.354
Road to Kakwa River, 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the road to Kakwa River.
Location: 0002.05.06.355
Indian Grave Porcupine Cabins, 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An aboriginal grave site at Porcupine Cabins with spirit houses over the graves.
Location: 0002.05.06.356
Cutbank Rapids, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Scenic view of the Cutbank Rapids on the Kakwa River.
Location: 0002.05.06.357
Sulphur, November 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A sulphurous stream on the Kakwa road.
Location: 0002.05.06.358
Junior Forest Warden Camp, Two Lakes, 1969
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Tents and participants at a Junior Forest Warden Camp at Two Lakes.
Location: 0002.05.06.359-.360
Two Lakes Reflections, November 1, 1970
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Morning reflections of the surrounding landscape on the surface of the second lake at Two Lakes.
Location: 0002.05.06.361-.362
Kakwa River, 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view of the Kakwa River.
Location: 0002.05.06.363
Kakwa Falls, November 1, 1970
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Two scenic views of the Kakwa Falls on Kakwa River showing the build-up of ice.
Location: 0002.05.06.364-.365
Picnic, November 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A picnic with the Bill Sargent family, presumably beside the Kakwa River.
Location: 0002.05.06.366
Fording Creek, November 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A truck fording a creek. Some ice is visible along the edges of the creek. Presumably in the Kakwa-Two Lakes area.
Location: 0002.05.06.367
Evening Reflections, Two Lakes, November 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Evening reflections of the surrounding landscape on the surface of Two Lakes.
Location: 0002.05.06.368
Canoe at Two Lakes, September 12, 1983
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A canoe pulling a dinghy through the water at Two Lakes.
Location: 0002.05.06.369
Scuba Diver Two Lakes, September 12, 1983
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scuba diver in diving gear stands in the shallows at Two Lakes.
Location: 0002.05.06.370
Stony Lake Monkman Pass, June 8, 1958
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Looking down the road to Stony Lake in the Monkman Pass.
Location: 0002.05.06.371
Bridge, River Monkman Pass, October 25, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A bridge over a river along the Monkman Pass route.
Location: 0002.05.06.372
Road, Clouds Monkman Pass, October 25, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the road and surrounding landscape on the Monkman Pass route.
Location: 0002.05.06.373
Log Cabin Monkman Pass, October 25, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An abandoned and dilapidated cabin along the Monkman Pass route, possibly at Stony Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.374
Cache, October 25, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An abandoned and dilapidated cache along the Monkman Pass route.
Location: 0002.05.06.375
Kinuseo Cabin, Falls, October 25, 1970
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Abandoned and dilapidated cabins at Kinuseo Falls along the Monkman Pass route.
Location: 0002.05.06.376-.377
Rapids Above Kinuseo Falls, October 25, 1970
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Scenic views of the rapids above Kinuseo Falls on the Monkman Pass route.
Location: 0002.05.06.378-.379
Murray River Below Falls, October 25, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view looking down on the Murray River below Kinuseo Falls.
Location: 0002.05.06.380
Kinuseo Falls, October 25, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view of the Kinuseo Falls.
Location: 0002.05.06.381
Dandelions, O’Brien Park, 1971
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A field of dandelions surrounding a coniferous tree at O’Brien Park.
Location: 0002.05.06.382
O’Brien Park, 1967
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the trees at O’Brien Park.
Location: 0002.05.06.383
Road to Nose Mountain, October 1956
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view of the road to Nose Mountain.
Location: 0002.05.06.384
Bald Mountain Road, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A creek with a beaver dam across it on the road to the Bald Mountain forestry tower.
Location: 0002.05.06.385
Bald Mountain Tower, June 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Bob Guest, towerman, climbing the Bald Mountain forestry lookout tower.
Location: 0002.05.06.386
Road to Simonette, February 1959
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A bush trail/road to the Simonette in winter.
Location: 0002.05.06.387
Log Camp Simonette, February 19, 1958
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A log camp at the Simonette in winter showing logs, workers, and equipment.
Location: 0002.05.06.388
At the Simonette River, July 7, 1956
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Kells and Everett Sheehan having a picnic with a fire beside the Simonette River.
Location: 0002.05.06.389
Copton Ridge, 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Vivid purple fireweed growing on Copton Ridge.
Location: 0002.05.06.390
Storm, 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Storm clouds gather above a road near Nose Creek.
Location: 0002.05.06.391
Nose Creek, August 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Scenic view of the bridge over Nose Creek and surrounding landscape.
Location: 0002.05.06.392
Trapper’s Cabin, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A trapper’s cabin deep in the trees, possibly on the way to the Nose Mountain forestry lookout tower.
Location: 0002.05.06.393
Road to Tower, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view of the road to the Nose Mountain forestry lookout tower.
Location: 0002.05.06.394
Nose Mountain Tower, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Bob Guest, towerman, waves from the window of the Nose Mountain forestry lookout tower.
Location: 0002.05.06.395
Carl W. and Guest Log, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Carl Wadell, the keeper of the Nose Mountain forestry lookout tower, holding his guest log.
Location: 0002.05.06.396
Valley Below Nose Mountain, August 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view of the valley below Nose Mountain.
Location: 0002.05.06.397
Nose Mountain Lake, 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Bob Guest sitting beside Nose Mountain Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.398
Poison Bait Sign, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A sign warning of poison bait on Ken Davies’ lease at Grovedale. The bait was set out in an effort to manage the population of fur-bearing carnivores.
Location: 0002.05.06.399
13 Acre Lake, Crown Land Park, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A 13 acre lake created by beavers in a park on crown land, south of Grande Prairie.
Location: 0002.05.06.400
Unloading Boat at Smoky Bridge, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Bob Cochrane and Kells Sheehan unload Bob’s riverboat at the Smoky River Bridge. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.401
Smoky River Bridge from Boat, 1951
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the Smoky River Bridge from on board a boat.
Location: 0002.05.06.402
Away We Go, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of the Smoky River Bridge from on board Bob Cochrane’s riverboat. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.403
Smoky River, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of the Smoky River and banks from on board Bob Cochrane’s riverboat. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975. Entered in the 1977 County Fair.
Location: 0002.05.06.404
Cow Friends, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Cows by the river. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.405
Wapiti-Simonette, [ca. 1951]
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The confluence of the Wapiti, Simonette, and Smoky Rivers.
Location: 0002.05.06.406
Tied Up, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Bob Cochrane’s riverboat tied up next to the bank. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.407
Bringing Up Ridge Pole, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Kells Sheehan and Bob Cochrane carry a tree up the riverbank to become the ridgepole of the tent. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.408
Lookout From Camp, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view looking up at the lookout near the camp. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.409
Tent and Lean-To, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Tent and lean-to erected in the bush. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.410
Breakfast on the Smoky River, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Breakfast on the Smoky River: fried potatoes, bacon, and steak, cooked over a fire by Bob Cochrane and Kells Sheehan. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.411
Kells Washing at the River, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Kells Sheehan washing in the Smoky River. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.412
Jet Boats below Bill Sargent’s, September 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Three jet boats moored in the Smoky River below Bill Sargent’s property. Part of boat trip on Smoky River with Bob Cochrane September 1975.
Location: 0002.05.06.413
“River Rats” Sign, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
“Welcome to River Rats Rendezvous” sign attached to a tree on the riverbank.
Location: 0002.05.06.414
River Rats Cabin, 1976
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Two views of the River Rats cabin along the Smoky River, one also showing the bottle tree and woodpile.
Location: 0002.05.06.415-.416
Jill Shisler and Bob Cochrane at River Rats Cabin, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Jill Shisler and Bob Cochrane sitting outside the River Rats Cabin along the Smoky River.
Location: 0002.05.06.417
Inside River Rats Cabin, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Interior of the River Rats cabin, along the Smoky River, showing a large stove.
Location: 0002.05.06.418
Alberta Resources Railway Bridge Over Smoky, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Alberta Resources Railway Bridge over the Smoky River as seen from the river from on board a riverboat.
Location: 0002.05.06.419
Dinner Stop near Cutbank Rapids, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A riverboating group, including Everett and Jessica Sheehan, stops for dinner near the Cutbank Rapids on the Smoky River.
Location: 0002.05.06.420
Jessica and Grandpa Teeter-Tottering, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Everett and Jessica Sheehan use logs as a teeter totter at the dinner stop near Cutbank Rapids on the Smoky River.
Location: 0002.05.06.421
Bob Cochrane’s Jet Boat, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Bob Cochrane’s jetboat on the Smoky River near the Cutbank Rapids.
Location: 0002.05.06.422
Smoky River Spring, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the Smoky River in spring, before breakup. Photograph likely taken from the Smoky River Bridge. Shown in the 1970 Fair.
Location: 0002.05.06.423
Bridge in Fog Below P & G Mill, Grande Prairie, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The bridge below the Procter and Gamble Mill near Grande Prairie shrouded in fog. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.424
Bridge on Creek, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A bridge over an unidentified creek. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.425
Lumber Camp, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of a lumber camp and the surrounding landscape taken from Smoky Tower hill. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.426
South of Smoky Tower, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The view looking south from Smoky Tower hill. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.427
N. C. F. I. Picnic Site, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The toilet facilities at an N. C. F. I. picnic site. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.428
McIntyre-Porcupine Coal Mine, 1975
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Three views of the McIntyre-Porcupine Coal Mine in Grande Cache. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.429-.431
Coal Train from Mine, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A train transporting coal from the McIntyre-Porcupine Coal Mine in Grande Cache. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.432
Bridge Across River, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A bridge across the Smoky River at the McIntyre-Porcupine Coal Mine at Grande Cache. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.433
Between Mine and Grande Cache, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of the road between the McIntyre-Porcupine Coal Mine and Grande Cache. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.434
Grande Cache Buildings, 1975
3 slides; colour; 35 mm
Buildings in Grande Cache including a hotel, the hospital, and what may be the nurses’ residence. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.435-.437
Muskeg Lake?, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Landscape photograph of a road leading toward a lake, possibly Muskeg Lake. Part of a 1975 trip to Grande Cache.
Location: 0002.05.06.438
Smoky Bridge Launching a Jet, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Launching a jetboat at the Smoky River Bridge.
Location: 0002.05.06.439
Smoky Bridge “10th of May” from Dawson Creek, B.C., July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Two jetboats, one of them the “Tenth of May” from Dawson Creek, B.C., moored near the Smoky River Bridge.
Location: 0002.05.06.440
Smoky Bridge Gathering for Take-off, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several jetboats congregate underneath the Smoky River Bridge before the race begins.
Location: 0002.05.06.441
Smoky Bridge The Race is On, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several jetboats race down the Smoky River.
Location: 0002.05.06.442
Smoky River Sandbar, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Landscape view showing a sandbar on the Smoky River.
Location: 0002.05.06.443
Smoky River Cabin on the Hilltop, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A cabin built on the Smoky River banks.
Location: 0002.05.06.444
Smoky River CFGP boat, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The CFGP (radio station) jetboat on the Smoky River.
Location: 0002.05.06.445
House by River Near Watino, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A house located on the banks of the Smoky River near Watino.
Location: 0002.05.06.446
Steep River Banks, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A landscape view of steep river banks on the Smoky River.
Location: 0002.05.06.447
Watino Bridge, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of the Watino Bridge over the Smoky River taken from on board a boat.
Location: 0002.05.06.448
Under the Bridge, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view from under a bridge (possibly either Smoky River Bridge or Watino Bridge). Spectators and several moored jetboats are visible.
Location: 0002.05.06.449
Other Jets, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several jetboats moored along the bank of the Smoky River.
Location: 0002.05.06.450
Families Watching on Shore, July 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Families and spectators watching the jetboat race on the Smoky River.
Location: 0002.05.06.451
Beaver Dam Near Fox Creek, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A large beaver dam beside the highway near Fox Creek.
Location: 0002.05.06.452
Highway #34 Near Fox Creek, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The view looking down Highway 34 near Fox Creek.
Location: 0002.05.06.453
Train Near Cherhill, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A train paralleling the highway between Edmonton and Whitecourt, near Cherhill.
Location: 0002.05.06.454
Train on Trestle Bridge near Cherhill, Alberta, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A train on a trestle bridge near Cherhill, Alberta.
Location: 0002.05.06.455
Storyland Valley Zoo, Edmonton, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The front gate of Storyland Valley Zoo in Edmonton.
Location: 0002.05.06.456
Miners’ Tree, Juniper Lodge, Lacombe, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The “Miners’ Tree” monument/statue at Juniper Lodge in Lacombe.
Location: 0002.05.06.457
Pyanka, Vegreville, 1978
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The large pysanka (Easter Egg) statue in Vegreville with buildings in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.458
Carbon, Alberta, 1975
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The “Corner” Laundromat, Dry Cleaning, and Beauty Salon building in Carbon, Alberta.
Location: 0002.05.06.459
Grimshaw, Alberta Mile 0 Mackenzie Highway, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Welcome to Grimshaw map showing places of interest. Grimshaw is home to Mile 0 of the Mackenzie Highway to the Northwest Territories. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.460
N.W.T. Border, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The road and sign marking the Alberta-Northwest Territories border on the Mackenzie Highway. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.461
N.W.T. Boundary Info Centre, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The information centre at the Northwest Territories border on the Mackenzie Highway. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.462
Alexandra Falls, NWT on Hay River, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view of the Alexandra Falls on the Hay River, Northwest Territories. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.463
Smoke Haze over Hay River, Alexandra Falls, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A smoke haze, presumably from forest fires, hangs over Hay River and Alexandra Falls. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.464
Across Hay River Above Alexandra Falls, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The view above Alexandra Falls looking across the Hay River. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.465
Louise Falls, NWT, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view of the Louise Falls on the Hay River. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.466
Louise Falls Campground, N.W.T., 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Toilet facilities at the Louise Falls Campground. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.467
Dust Free Passing Zone Sign N.W.T., 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A sign on the highway between Hay River and Fort Providence notifying motorists of a “Dust Free Passing Zone”. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.468
Lady Evelyn Falls Campsite Sign, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The entrance to Lady Evelyn Falls Territorial Park showing a sign, small cabin, and picnic tables. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.469
Approaching Lady Evelyn Falls, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Two people walking on the road to Lady Evelyn Falls. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.470
Steps and Lady Evelyn Falls, Kakisa River, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of Lady Evelyn Falls on the Kakisa River and the steps down to the base of the falls. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.471
Mackenzie River Ferry to Big River, N.W.T., 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Mackenzie River ferry bound for Big River. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.472
Our Outfit on Ferry, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The Sheehans’ truck and trailer unit on the Mackenzie River ferry for Big River. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.473
Ft. Providence N.W.T., 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A street scene in Fort Providence, showing buildings, vehicles, and people. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.474
Everett Washing Feet in Mackenzie River, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Everett Sheehan washes his feet in the Mackenzie River at Fort Providence. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.475
Sunset at Ft. Providence 11:00 pm, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The sunset at 11:00 pm over the Mackenzie River at Fort Providence. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.476
McNarry Creek Falls, N.W.T., 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view of the McNarry Creek Falls. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.477
Church Across Bay, Hay River, Great Slave Lake, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View of a Hay River church from across a small bay on the Great Slave Lake. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.478
Great Slave Lake, Hay River, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Looking out over Great Slave Lake at Hay River. A sandbar and boat are visible in the distance. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.479
Anglican Church at Hay River, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
St. Andrew’s Anglican Church at Hay River. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.480
Purple School and Highrise, Hay River, N.W.T., 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A school in Hay River painted purple with a highrise building visible in the background. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.481
Barge Containers, Hay River, N.W.T., 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Shipping containers compound in Hay River. The containers are for use on barges. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.482
Boats at Hay River, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Boats on Great Slave Lake at Hay River. Docks and waterside buildings are also visible. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.483
Pine Point Recreation Building, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Exterior view of the Pine Point Recreation Building. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.484
Lead-Zinc Ore Beds, Pine Point, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Machinery at work in the lead-zinc ore beds at the mine at Pine Point. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.485
Inside Refinery, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Machinery at work inside the refinery at the mine at Pine Point. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.486
Ore Movers Pine Point “Fat Albert”, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An ore mover nicknamed “Fat Albert” outside the refinery at the mine at Pine Point. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.487
Downriver from Louise Falls, N.W.T., 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view of the Hay River and surrounding landscape downriver from Louise Falls. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.488
Old Buildings at Rocky Lane, Alberta, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Old log farm buildings at Rocky Lane, Alberta. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.489
Fishermen, Twin Lakes, Mackenzie Highway, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A group of fishermen at Twin Lakes, Alberta on the Mackenzie Highway. Part of a 1980 trip to Fort Providence, Northwest Territories.
Location: 0002.05.06.490
Clairmont Entry, Smoky Bridge Opening Parade, August 17, 1949
1 slide; b & w; 35 mm
The Clairmont entry in the parade celebrating the opening of the Smoky River Bridge. The float includes a stuffed Trumpeter Swan.
Location: 0002.05.06.491
Swan Float, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Three children pose beside a large swan float entered in the 1964 Grande Prairie Fair and Edmonton Klondike Days parades. This float was a landmark for many years on the Bear Creek Reservoir.
Location: 0002.05.06.492
Swan Float County Fair Parade, 1964
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A girl rides on the back of a large swan float in the 1964 Grande Prairie County Fair parade. The side of the float reads: “Grande Prairie Home to the Trumpeter Swan”. This float was a landmark for many years on the Bear Creek Reservoir.
Location: 0002.05.06.493
Trumpeter Swan Float, Bear Creek, August 1965
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The 1964 Trumpeter Swan parade float floating on the Bear Creek reservoir in Grande Prairie. Boaters and spectators are also visible, as are background buildings, including Canfor.
Location: 0002.05.06.494
Swan Statue in Jubilee Park, September 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The swan statue in Jubilee Park, Grande Prairie, surrounded with flowers.
Location: 0002.05.06.495
Imported Hybrid Swans, Bear Creek, August 1969
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Imported hybrid swans swimming in the Bear Creek reservoir in Grande Prairie. This photograph won 3rd prize at the 1970 Fair and was used in the 1983 Grande Prairie book.
Location: 0002.05.06.496
Rotary Park, Grande Prairie, Swans – Hybrid, July 1968
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A pair of imported hybrid swans beside the Bear Creek reservoir at Rotary Park.
Location: 0002.05.06.497
Cygnets and Betty McNaught on their lawn, Beaverlodge, 1958
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Betty (Euphemia) McNaught watches young swans (cygnets) on the lawn of the McNaught farm near Beaverlodge.
Location: 0002.05.06.498
5 Cygnets, McNaught’s, Beaverlodge, 1958
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Five young swans (cygnets) swim in what appears to be a man-made pond on the McNaught farm near Beaverlodge.
Location: 0002.05.06.499
Dan Wishart and Swan, Kleskun Lake, Alberta, 1912
1 slide; b & w; 35 mm
Dan Wishart holds up the body of a swan nearly as large as he is at Kleskun Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.500
Joe Tomshak and Tame Swans, Clairmont, 1948
1 slide; b & w; 35 mm
Joe Tomshak feeds a flock of chickens and two tame swans on his farm at Clairmont.
Location: 0002.05.06.501
Pair of Swans in Our Yard, February 1949
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Joe Tomshak’s tame swans in the Sheehan yard in winter.
Location: 0002.05.06.502
Ron McKie, Tar and Cygnet, July 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Banding swans at Stinking Lake near Valhalla. The photograph shows Ron McKie, Tar (a dog), and a cygnet.
Location: 0002.05.06.503
Banding Cygnets, July 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Banding swans at Stinking Lake near Valhalla. The photograph shows bands on the feet of a cygnet.
Location: 0002.05.06.504
Kells, Mr. Hamm and Cygnets, July 1957
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Banding swans at Stinking Lake near Valhalla. The photograph shows Kells Sheehan and Mr. Hamm with a cygnet, surrounded by other spectators.
Location: 0002.05.06.505
Trumpeter Swans from Clairmont Lake, Alberta at Delta Refuge, Manitoba, 1958
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Trumpeter Swans from Clairmont Lake, Alberta at Delta Refuge, Manitoba. The swan in the foreground is Tommy, one of Joe Tomshak’s tame swans.
Location: 0002.05.06.506
Swans in Murray Faul’s Field, April 1972
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A large number of swans flying about Murray Faul’s field. Birds of other kinds are visible on the ground.
Location: 0002.05.06.507
Swans Sunrise, May 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several swans at sunrise in the Sheehans’ field and pond on their farm near Clairmont.
Location: 0002.05.06.508
Swans in Our Field, April 1972
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several swans in the Sheehans’ field and pond on their farm near Clairmont.
Location: 0002.05.06.509
Swans, Ferguson Lake, Clairmont, April 1973
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several swans on Ferguson Lake near Clairmont. The five Clairmont grain elevators are visible in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.510
Clairmont Lake Swan’s Nest on Muskrat Mound, 1950
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A swan’s nest, containing eggs, on a muskrat mound on Clairmont Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.511
Beaks Out, Woods Lake, June 22, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Swans hatching from eggs in a nest at Woods Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.512
Cygnet, Woods Lake, June 22, 1974
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A cygnet (young swan) swimming on Woods Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.513
Pair of Trumpeter Swans – Clairmont Lake, 1961
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Landscape view of a pair of Trumpeter Swans swimming on Clairmont Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.514
Trumpeter Swan in Molt, on Clairmont Lake, June 1970
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A Trumpeter Swan in molt on Clairmont Lake. Photograph used in 1983 Grande Prairie book.
Location: 0002.05.06.515
Clairmont Lake Swans and Geese, 1963
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A large number of swans and geese taking flight from Clairmont Lake.
Location: 0002.05.06.516
2nd Slough – Tink’s, 1982
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A scenic view of a pair of swans swimming on the second slough at Tink’s.
Location: 0002.05.06.517
Intermittent Lake, John Vavrek’s Farm, September 15, 1982
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
One adult Trumpeter Swan and three cygnets (young swans) swim on Intermittent Lake on John Vavrek’s farm. Birds of other types are visible in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.518
Swans in our South Field, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Swans in the Sheehans’ south field and pond on their farm near Clairmont. M. Oatway’s buildings are visible in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.519
Swans in our South Field, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Swans in the Sheehans’ south field and pond on their farm near Clairmont. Morken’s house and buildings are visible in the background.
Location: 0002.05.06.520
Saw Whet Owl Clutching Bird, 1977
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A Saw Whet Owl in the Sheehans’ grainery clutching a bird in its talons.
Location: 0002.05.06.521
Wavy Geese, Spring 1958
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A gaggle of Wavy geese flying over a field in spring.
Location: 0002.05.06.522
Golden Red Pheasant, July 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A brightly-coloured Golden Red Pheasant, part of Vince Durda’s collection of exotic birds.
Location: 0002.05.06.523
Pigeons, July 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Pigeons of several varieties in a pen, part of Vince Durda’s collection of exotic birds.
Location: 0002.05.06.524
Rainbow of Balloons, Bear Creek Park, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Uninflated hot air balloons in a rainbow of colours line the banks of Bear Creek on the morning of July 30, 1979. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.525
Phil Dunbar’s CFGP Sponsor, Gordon Pearcy and Crew, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Phil Dunbar was sponsored by CFGP Radio. The photograph shows Phil, his crew, and Gordon Pearcy representing CFGP in the basket of Phil’s balloon on the morning of July 30, 1979. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.526
A Rising Rainbow, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Hot air balloons in a variety of colours lining the banks of Bear Creek on the morning of July 30, 1979 are slowly inflated. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.527
Ernie Up, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Hot air balloons in a variety of colours lining the banks of Bear Creek on the morning of July 30, 1979 are inflated at various rates. Ernie Cripp’s balloon is completely inflated. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.528
Waiting, Waiting, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Fully inflated hot air balloons lining the banks of Bear Creek on the morning of July 30, 1979 are waiting for the signal to start. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.529
20 in the Country, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Eighteen hot air balloons in the sky and two on the ground in the country outside of Grande Prairie. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.530
20 Balloons, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Twenty hot air balloons in the sky above Muskoseepi Park on the morning of July 30, 1979. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.531
Ernie Makes His 1st Landing, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Ernie Cripps’ makes his first landing in a field on the morning of July 30, 1979. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.532
Ernie Being Interviewed for Local TV, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Ernie Cripps being interviewed for local television coverage. A large group of spectators are visible on the opposite bank of Bear Creek. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.533
People in Park Watching balloons Launch, Grande Prairie, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A photograph taken from a balloon of a group of spectators gathered in Muskoseepi Park, Grande Prairie to watch hot air balloons being launched. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.534
Over the Reservoir, [ca. 1979]
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Four balloons in the air over the Bear Creek reservoir, Rotary campground, and Grande Prairie Regional College. The photograph was taken from another balloon. Likely part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.535
Looking Down on Grande Prairie Streets from Balloon, July 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of Montrose Junior High School and the surrounding area from a hot air balloon. Another balloon at a lower altitude is also visible. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.536
Over Grande Prairie Streets in Hot Air Balloon, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of a Grande Prairie residential area from a hot air balloon on the evening of July 30, 1979. Three other balloons at lower altitudes are also visible. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.537
Looking Towards Clairmont Lake and Sheehan Farm, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The view from a hot air balloon looking toward Clairmont Lake and the Sheehan farm on the evening of July 30, 1979. Another balloon is also visible. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.538
Red Target, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View from a balloon of a red target in a field far below on the evening of July 30, 1979. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.539
Nearing a Landing Field, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
View from an hot air balloon as it approaches a landing field on the evening of July 30, 1979. Several other balloons are also visible. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.540
Landing in Dick Bacon’s Field – Ernie and Beth, July 30, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Ernie and Beth’s deflated hot air balloon following their landing in Dick Bacon’s field on the evening of July 30, 1979. Several other balloons are also visible. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships. This photograph won a gold medal in the 1981 Alberta Senior Summer Games.
Location: 0002.05.06.541
Balloons in the Morning Northeast of Grande Prairie, August 1, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view from Ernie Cripps’ hot air balloon of several other balloons in the air northeast of Grande Prairie on the morning of August 1, 1979. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.542
Cloudy Evening Northeast of Clairmont, August 4, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several hot air balloons on a field northeast of Clairmont on the cloudy evening of August 4, 1979. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.543
Pilot and Photographer in Balloon, August 5, 1979
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A pilot (possibly Roland McBerg from Calgary) and photographer in the basket of a balloon above the Grande Prairie Flying Club Airstrip. Groups of spectators are visible on the ground. Part of the 1979 1st Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.544
Ernie Cripps Packing Up After Rough Landing, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Pilot Ernie Cripps packs up his hot air balloon after a rough landing in a field. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.545
Launching in Sexsmith, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A group of hot air balloons in various stages of inflation, preparing from launching from Sexsmith. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.546
Fog Over Sexsmith, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Numerous brightly-coloured hot air balloons ascend into a fog over Sexsmith. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.547
Over Sexsmith, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An aerial view of the town of Sexsmith taken from an hot air balloon. Several other balloons are also visible. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.548
Companions in the Air, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A view of a pair of hot air balloons flying over a field as seen from another balloon. A third balloon is visible in the background. A subtitle on the slide notes “Big Brother is watching over you.” Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.549
We Dropped Lower, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
An aerial view of the town of Sexsmith and several hot air balloons from another balloon after losing some altitude. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.550
Fields, Train, Balloons, North of Sexsmith, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Aerial view from a hot air balloon of other balloons flying over a train and fields in the area north of Sexsmith. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.551
Ernie Cripps’ Balloon “Drifting Peace”, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Ernie Cripps’ hot air balloon, “Drifting Peace”, in the air over a farm and canola field. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.552
Balloons Launching Don Wood’s Acreage, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several hot air balloons being launched from Don Wood’s acreage. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.553
Bob Northey Launching “Nameless”, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Pilot Bob Northey inflates his balloon, “Nameless”, in Muskoseepi Park. A partially completed 214 Place is visible in the background. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.554
Emerson Trail, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several hot air balloons landing in a field in the Emerson Trail area. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.555
Emerson Trail Cemetery and Balloons, 1980
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Hot air balloons in the air near the Emerson Trail Cemetery. Part of the 1980 2nd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.556
Inflating Bear Creek Park, Grande Prairie, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Slowly inflating hot air balloons line the banks of Bear Creek in Muskoseepi Park. The Grande Prairie Museum is visible in the background. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.557
Inflating Bear Creek Park, Grande Prairie, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several hot air balloons in various states of inflation in Muskoseepi Park. The playground equipment and Bear Creek Pool are visible in the foreground and 214 Place in the background. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.558
Up-Up-and-Away From Bear Creek Park, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several hot air balloons in various states of inflation and some in the air over Muskoseepi Park. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.559
Bear Lake Country, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Six hot air balloons in the air or on the ground in Bear Lake Country. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.560
12 in Evening, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Twelve hot air balloons in the air during an evening flight. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.561
Hot Air Balloons in the Country, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several hot air balloons in the air and landing in the country. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.562
19 in the Country, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Nineteen hot air balloons in the air in the country. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.563
Ernie Cripps Tethered, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Ernie Cripps’ balloon “Drifting Peace” tethered by several people. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.564
Turnips? in a Farmer’s Field – Bear Lake Area, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Several hot air balloons landing in a farmer’s field in the Bear Lake Area. Farm buildings are visible in the foreground. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships.
Location: 0002.05.06.565
“Spirit of Grande Prairie”, 1981
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
The “Spirit of Grande Prairie” hot air balloon, piloted by Cliff Turner. Part of the 1981 3rd Canadian Hot Air Balloon Championships. Photograph used in 1983 Grande Prairie book.
Location: 0002.05.06.566
Sunset Clairmont Lake, 1976
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A vivid sunset over Clairmont Lake. The silhouettes of a few of Clairmont’s grain elevators are visible on the far left.
Location: 0002.05.06.567
Snow Blowing, 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
Clearing snow from the drive using a tractor snow-blower.
Location: 0002.05.06.568
Indian Arrow Points Found on Everett Sheehan Farm, Clairmont District, 1965
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A collection of arrow heads of various sizes and styles found on the Everett Sheehan farm in the Clairmont area. A pen and coin are included to show scale.
Location: 0002.05.06.569
Crocuses, May 1962
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A close-up photograph of a bunch of crocuses. Photograph entered in 1969 Fair.
Location: 0002.05.06.570
Scarlet Paintbrush, July 2, 1984
1 slide; colour; 35 mm
A close-up photograph of a bunch of Scarlet Painbrush flowers.
Location: 0002.05.06.571
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Series 002.06Beth Sheehan, collector. — 1 cm of textual records. — 3 photographs.While Beth collected history and photographs from the Peace River Country, she also collected physical objects, such as samples of wood and a wide variety of sea shells. Her collection of shells from all over the world is housed at the Grande Prairie Museum.The sub-series consists of a story and photographs of wood samples collected by Beth in the local area and on travels. In 1954 her husband Everett gave her a wooden Valentine he made while camped on the dessert in Arizona. She thought it so lovely that together they made more. Everett made boards approximately 1/4 inch thick with a band saw. Beth traced heart shapes on the boards then cut them out with a coping saw. She filed and sanded them meticulously, making them into three-dimensional hearts. Oiling brought out the natural beauty and grain of the wood. On the back of each heart was noted the name of the wood, where it was from, the year, and in some cases, who gave it to her. She didn’t make duplicates. She also made pictures of polished wood and some wooden jewellry. Arthritis in 1985 made it too difficult to hold and work on the small pieces, and no more were made, though many pieces had been prepared.
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