Fonds 311 County of Grande Prairie Public Works

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County of Grande Prairie Public Works. — 1914-2001. — 12.5 cm of textual records. — 16 photographs. — 17 negatives. — 2,045 maps. — 12 blueprints.

Agency History

Public Works deals with the management of Land and Property, Infrastructure, and Cemeteries. Land and Property Management includes the function of managing County owned or leased land including parks, gravel pits, and landfills; and acquiring, disposing, constructing, altering, managing, maintaining, protecting and working in County owned or leased buildings or land. This includes agreements with other municipalities; appeals to the Public Utilities Board by either the County or a person who uses, receives, or pays for a municipal utility service; and inter-municipal disputes regarding utility rates, tolls or charge. Infrastructure Management includes the function of constructing, maintaining, and discontinuing public work structures or systems such as roads, bridges, utility service connections, street lights, traffic lights, and road signs. Cemetery Management includes the function of operating County-owned cemeteries including planning the layout and division of grave lots and compartments; maintaining the cemetery plan; selling services and interment space; keeping a register of sold grave lots, compartments and other space including burial or interment; maintaining and caring for the cemetery grounds; and disinterment or removal of a dead human body. Pubic Works files and items are identified with the code PW.

Custodial History

Records have been transferred from the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 to the South Peace Regional Archives in a number of accessions in 2003, 2006, and 2013.

Scope and Content

The sous-fonds consists of a rural road inventory of Wapiti study area #14 done in 1966; 940 plans and blueprints for roads and townsites surveyed in the County of Grande Prairie between 1910 and 2006; 1103 pipeline plans surveyed between 1959-2001; historical information and drawings on the Pipestone Creek ferry; and cemetery management information, registers, and photographs.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the sous-fonds.

Table of Contents

Series 311.01Roads and Surveys
Series 311.02Pipeline Plans
Series 311.03Land and Property Management
Series 311.04Cemetery Management

 

Series 311.01Roads and Surveys. — 1910-2006. — 1 cm of textual records. — 942 maps.The series consists of a rural road inventory completed in 1966 (including maps) and a large collection of blueprint, paper and mylar plans of roads and townsites surveyed by various companies and levels of government within the County of Grande Prairie. They are copies only—the originals for these plans are located at Alberta Land Titles.
Road Inventory, September 1966
1 map; 89 x 89 cm
An attachment to the “Rural Roads Inventory and Future Road Needs – Wapiti Study Area No. 14” report commissioned by the Government of Alberta (Department of Highways), County of Grande Prairie No. 1, and Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133. The map shows various types of roads and their conditions within the study area.
Location: 0311.01.01
Proposed Secondary Roads (First Ten Programs) Study Area No. 14, November 1966
1 map; 86 x 87 cm
An attachment to the “Rural Roads Inventory and Future Road Needs – Wapiti Study Area No. 14” report commissioned by the Government of Alberta (Department of Highways), County of Grande Prairie No. 1, and Municipal District of Spirit River No. 133. The map shows the locations of proposed secondary roads in the study area.
Location: 0311.01.02
La Glace, various
27 maps
Twenty-seven survey plans of LaGlace include 4069 ET (1942); 8298 ET (1945); 3512 HW, 4464 HW (1952); 4486 KS (1958) 262 LZ, 703 MC (1959); 2866 MC, 3245 MC, 3687 MC, 4627 MC (1961); 1567 NY (1964); 4056 NY (1965); 3267 NY (1966); 4919 RS (1970); 762-1495, 772-0040, 782-0457, 782-2591, 782-2598, 792-1108, 812-2976, 852-0151, 822-2538, 832-0433, 912-1543, 912-2775 (1991); and an Index Map prepared by the Peace River Regional Planning Commission in 1975.
Location: 2006.138
Clairmont, various
18 maps
Eighteen survey plans of Clairmont on Section 25 and 36 of Township 72-6-6 include 1927 BQ (the original 1916 townsite plan), 426 BV (1917 plan by the ED & BC Railway for their Pumping Plant and Water supply), 4117 BM (1917 road), 1253 ET (1925 Survey of new road into Clairmont), 1263 ET and 1278 ET (new roads in 1930s), 3557 RS (1969); 4079 RS, 4080 RS (1970); 762-1943 (1976), 772-2974 (1977); 792-0916, 792-2704 (1979); 842-0129 (1984); 872-0229, 872-0690 (1987); 882-0111 (1988); 892-3192 (1989); and an Index Map prepared by the Peace River Regional Planning Commission ca. 1975.
Location: 2006.138
Bezanson, New Townsite, various
14 maps
Thirteen Survey Plans of the new Townsite of Bezanson on the NE 10-72-3-6, the NW 11-72-3-6, the SW 14-72-3-6 or the SE 15-72-3-6 with the following plan numbers: 5640 KS, 6620 KS, 7095 KS (1958); 7034 KS (1959); 5149 MC, 6443 MC (1962); 4751 NY (1967); 5101 RS, 6596 NY (1968); 782-1118, 782-1119, 782-2469 (1978); 802-1901 (1980); 862-0138 (1986) and an Index Map of Bezanson prepared by the Peace River Regional Planning Commission in 1975.
Location: 2006.138
Bezanson, Old Townsite, various
1 map
Survey plan of the old Townsite of Bezanson on the NW 17-71-2-6, prepared for A.M. Bezanson in 1913. The Dominion Land Surveyor is W.G. McFarlane.
Location: 2006.138
Valhalla Centre, 1942-1986
8 map
Eight Survey Plans of the Hamlet of Valhalla and/or Valhalla Centre on the SW 18-74-9-6, SE 13-74-10-6, NE 12-74-10-6; NW 7-74-9-6.
Location: 2006.138
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Series 311.02Pipeline Plans. — 1959-2001. — 1,103 maps.The sub-series consists of a large collection of pipeline plans, one from 1959, one from 1973, and the remainder from 1975 to 2001. These are copies only, the originals are located at Alberta Land Titles. They are Pipeline, Gas Line, Meter Stations, Utilities and Miscellaneous Plans produced for companies such as Canadian Industries Gras & Oil, Grande Prairie Transmission Co., General Crude, Alberta Gas Trunk Line, Canadian Hunter Exploration, Dome Petroleum, Mesa, Northwestern Utilities, Dome Petroleum, Chiefton Developments, Peace Pipline, PanCanadian Petroleum, Wainoco Gas & Oil, Turbo, Petro Canada, Nova Gas Canada, Total Petroleum, Foothills Pipeline, Bankeno Resources Ltd., Mobile G.C.G., Shell Canada, Sulpetro, Monuments, Home Oil, Ladd Explorations, Forest Oil Corporation, Cresbrook Forest Industries, Columbia Gas, Canadian Crude Resources, Petrorep Canada, Cimarron Petroleum, Alberta Energy Company, Morrison Pipeline, Cabre Exploration Ltd., Amoco Canada, Arkoma Energy Inc., North Canadian Oils, Encor Energy, Wintershall Canada, Serenpet Inc., Crestar Energy, Czar Resources, Elan Energy, Ranchmen’s Resources Ltd., Iverness Energy Ltd., Ulster Petroleum Ltd., Canrise Resources, Archean Energy, Rigel Oil & Gas Ltd., Conwest Exploration, AEC West Ltd., Corexcana Ltd., NCE Resources Group Inc., Rife Resources Ltd., Kaiser Energy Ltd., Canor Energy Ltd., Newport Petroleum, Northrock Resources Ltd., Nova Gas Transmission Ltd., Anderson Oil & Gas Inc., Norcen Energy Resources Inc., Elk Point Resources Inc., Talisman Energy Inc., Enron Oil Canada Ltd., Union Pacific Inc., Canadian Occidental, Alliance Pipeline, Penn West Petroleum Ltd., Magin Energy, Rife Resources Ltd., Venator Petroleum Company, Encounter Energy, Focus Surveys Ltd., Forte Energy Ltd., Search Energy Corp., Suncor Energy Inc., Anadarko, Petrostar Petroleum, Gardiner Oil & Gas, Canada Crude Separators, Mark Resources, Inverness Energy, Paloma Petroleum, J.M. Huber Corp., Stampeder Exploration, Gulf Canada, Alberta Gas Trunk Line, and Imperial Oil.
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Series 311.03Land and Property Management. — 1937-2006. — 12 blueprints.The series consists of a file on the Pipestone Creek ferry. The file includes a 2005-2006 grant application to the Alberta Historic Resources Foundation, supporting documentation including copies of newspaper clippings (ca. 1945-46), photographs, Pipestone Park pamphlet (1982), twelve architectural drawings for a 48 foot ferry (1972), a recreation lease (2003), and associated correspondence (2005).
Standard Plan of 48 Foot Ferries, January 19, 1972
1 ; 100.5 x 58 cm
A printed architectural plan for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.01
X-Braces and Tie Bar Assembly, January 20, 1972
1 ; 100.5 x 58 cm
A printed architectural plan showing the x-braces and tie bar assembly for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.02
Rib Assembly and Location, January 20, 1972
1 ; 1005. x 58 cm
A printed architectural plan showing the rib assembly and location for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.03
Keel and Deck Joist Assembly, January 20, 1972
1 ; 100.5 x 58 cm
A printed architectural plan showing the keel and deck joist assembly for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.04
Joist Assembly, January 20, 1972
1 ; 100.5 x 58 cm
A printed architectural plan showing the joist assembly for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.05
Apron Assembly, January 20, 1972
1 ; 100.5 x 57.5 cm
A printed architectural plan showing the apron assembly for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.06
Hand Rail Assembly, January 20, 1972
1 ; 101 x 57.5 cm
A printed architectural plan showing the hand rail assembly for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.07
Current Board Assembly, January 20, 1972
1 ; 100.5 x 57.5 cm
A printed architectural plan showing the current board assembly for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.08
Steel Details, January 20, 1972
1 ; 101 x 57.5 cm
A printed architectural plan showing steel details for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.09
Steel Details, January 20, 1972
1 ; 101 x 57 cm
A printed architectural plan showing steel details for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.10
Wood Details, January 20, 1972
1 ; 100.5 x 57.5 cm
A printed architectural plan showing wood details for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.11
Bill of Materials, January 20, 1972
1 ; 100.5 x 57.5 cm
A printed bill of materials for a 48 foot ferry. The plan is from the Government of Alberta, Department of Highways and Transport, Maintenance Branch.
Location: 0311.03.12
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Series 311.04Cemetery Management. — 1937-2006. — 11 cm of textual records. — 16 photographs. — 17 negatives.The sub-series consists of a variety of historical and research notes, occasional correspondence, land titles information, and death and burial registers for the Bear Creek, Beaverlodge River Mennonite, Brainard, Clairmont Mennonite, Emerson Trail, Glen Leslie, Norden (La Glace), Lake Saskatoon and St. Andrew’s, Scenic Heights, “Sharon” Mennonite (Beaverlodge), Sunset Ranch, Teepee Creek, Pipestone Creek, and Valhalla Centre Cemeteries. The files also include photographic images of Bear Creek Cemetery, Clairmont Mennonite Cemetery, and the Village of Lake Saskatoon. The files have been arranged by the Archivist in alphabetical order by cemetery name.
County Office, March 1990
3 negatives; colour; 35 mm
Interior photographs of a County of Grande Prairie administrative office.
Location: 0311.04.01-.03
Bear Creek Cemetery, March 1990
13 photographs and negatives; colour; 3.5 x 5 in and 35 mm
The Bear Creek Cemetery on Resources Road. Photographs show the memorial cairn, several broken crosses, and the cemetery marker sign erected by the County in 1975.
Location: 0311.04.04-.16
Bear Creek Cemetery, [ca. 1975]
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
The Bear Creek Cemetery on Resources Road showing the cemetery marker sign erected by the County in 1975 and the memorial cairn in the distance.
Location: 0311.04.17
Clairmont Mennonite Cemetery, [ca. 1975]
2 photographs; colour; 3.5 x 5 in.
The Clairmont Mennonite Cemetery showing the cemetery marker sign erected by the County in 1975 and the memorial cairn.
Location: 0311.04.18-.19
Village of Lake Saskatoon, 1914
1 negative; b & w; 8.5 x 6.5 cm
Panoramic view of the Village of Lake Saskatoon on the shores of Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 0311.04.20
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