Fonds 001 Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie & District fonds – Series 001.08


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1961-2007. — 226 cm of textual records. — 5,382 photographs. — 100 maps. — 18 blueprints. — 193 sound recordings. — 29 video recordings.


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Note: Due to the size of this finding aid, it has been separated into two pages.  This page contains descriptions for series 001.08 – Photographs, Scrapbooks, & Guest Books.  Descriptions for all other series may be viewed here.

Biographical Sketch

The Pioneer Museum Society of Grande Prairie & District was formed in 1961, under the chairmanship of Mel Rodacker, with Miss Isabel Campbell as secretary. With funds raised through Life memberships, canvassing, radio bingos and sports pools, a building was constructed on land donated by the City of Grande Prairie in 1967-68. Grande Prairie Museum was officially opened in 1970. A shop and front foyer were added to the main building between 1984 and 1986, and a machine shed was built in 1987.

The primary objective of the Pioneer Museum Society is to acquire, preserve, interpret, and exhibit the human and natural history of Grande Prairie and surrounding areas of the Peace River Country. To carry out this mandate, there are the following departments: the Board of Directors is responsible for setting policy and membership; Administration oversees planning, personnel, volunteers, finances, and the physical plant; Collections acquires artifacts, stores and maintains them to ensure their integrity, maintains the Heritage Village, and sets up displays for the public; Programming plans and carries out school programs and special events; and the

Archives preserves archival materials and makes them available to the public.

As part of its mandate, the society established a Heritage Village with wooden boardwalks and telegraph poles, and acquired the following buildings: Tempest House, a two-story log house/post office from Kleskun Lake in 1974; the 1911 McQueen Presbyterian Church; the 1917 Hermit Lake school; the Big Mountains forestry cabin in 1977; an Edson Trail caboose in 1979; a replica of the town fire hall, built in 1984; a replica of the 1919 Campbell Cabin, which was home to Miss Isabel Campbell as a child; the 1935 Pipestone Creek Store; and a 1930 barn in 1999.

The first curators of the Grande Prairie Museum were volunteers Mel Rodacker and Bert Tieman. In 1984, Alice Fortier became the first permanent, full-time staff. She was succeeded by Peter Goertzen, Administrator/Curator in 1992. In the late 90s, the society began an aggressive funding campaign which resulted in the start of an archives program, a second Heritage Centre showcasing the entire Peace River Country, and an expansion of the main museum.

The Society is a founding member of the Alberta Museums Association and a member of the Spirit of the Peace and Canadian Museums Association.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of the records of the Board of Directors; Administrative planning documents, financial and personnel records, information on the physical plant, and subject and correspondence files; photographs and information on Collections’ artifacts, buildings, and displays; photographs and files of Programming and special events. Completing the collection are brochures and books published by the society, associated organizations; and photographs, scrapbooks and guest books from the Grande Prairie Museum.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.
These are the records of the agency administering the Grande Prairie Regional Archives.
Physical Description: The fonds also includes 50 volumes and newspapers not included in the 225 cm of textual records.

Series 001.08  Photographs, scrapbooks & guest books series. — 1970-2004. — 16 cm of textual records. — 5,411 photographs.The series consists of 2454 photographs of the museum and its events and programs; scrapbooks and files of news clippings; and guest books signed by visitors from 1970 to 1988. There are also extensive collections of photographs from previous displays, projects, and general collections: 575 reprints (1997 [1930-1960]) of photographs of the forestry industry in the Grande Prairie area, 412 photographs (1983-1987) of old buildings in the south Peace, and 1991 miscellaneous historic photographs.

SubSeries 001.08.01 Historical Photograph Display No. 1. — 215 photographs.The sub-series consists of a display of historical photographs collected by the Grande Prairie Museum.

Sir Alexander Mackenzie Monument Plaque, 1985 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Text on the monument to Sir Alexander Mackenzie that was erected in 1929.
Location: 2001.01.032
Smoky River, Alberta, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway Bridge over the Smoky River.
Location: 2001.01.033
Smoky River, Alberta, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway Bridge over the Smoky River.
Location: 2001.01.034
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The end of steel at Grande Prairie when the E.D. & B.C. Railroad was completed in 1916.
Location: 2001.01.035
Clearing the Way for the Train, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A crew of snowshovelers clears the way for the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia train at the end of steel, Grande Prairie, March 22, 1916
Location: 2001.01.036
Arrival of the E.D. & B.C. Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia rails reach Grande Prairie’s northern limits. The Grande Prairie Hospital is shown at extreme right.
Location: 2001.01.037
Watching the Train Come In, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Grande Prairie villagers greeting the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia as it reached end of steel here on March 29, 1916
Location: 2001.01.038
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A panoramic view of Grande Prairie in 1917, looking east across Bear Creek.
Location: 2001.01.039
Grading the Railway, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Eight – horse teams at work on the new grade extending the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia railway at Wembley in 1925
Location: 2001.01.040
Morrison’s Store, 1924 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Close – up of window displays in Morrison’s Cash Store on Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.01.041
Dog Sled Team on Main Street, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Dog sled team on Richmond Avenue at Grande Prairie’s Winter Carnival
Location: 2001.01.042
Dominion Day Parade, 1924
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Main street view of Dominion Day Parade, July 1, 1924 in Grande Prairie, Alberta. Horses are pulling decorated wagons down the street.
Location: 2001.01.043
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1924 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, showing D.W. Pratt’s office and Crerar’s Store
Location: 2001.01.044
J.B. Lambert, General Merchant, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, showing J.B. Lambert General Merchant
Location: 2001.01.045
Grande Prairie Creamery Company, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Grande Prairie Creamery in Grande Prairie, Alberta
Location: 2001.01.046
Grande Prairie Hotel, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Hotel on Richmond Avenue in Grande Prairie, Alberta
Location: 2001.01.047
Carnival Queen and Attendants, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
1928 Carnival Queen, accompanied by two ladies in waiting and two page boys, with Herman Trelle, world wheat king, and A.P. Turner. This picture was taken in front of the K. Morrison General Store Feb 1928.
Location: 2001.01.048
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co., 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Company Office and Yard in Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Location: 2001.01.049
Ski Jump at Grande Prairie, 1924
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The ski jump on the west bank of Bear Creek, south west of the town afforded a popular site for this sport
Location: 2001.01.050
A.W. Carveth, Reeve, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A.W. Carveth was the first reeve of the rural municipality of Grande Prairie No. 709, organized Jan. 6, 1913
Location: 2001.01.051
James McFarlane, Reeve, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
James McFarlane was the first reeve of the rural municipality of Bear Lake No. 740 organized Dec. 11, 1912
Location: 2001.01.052
Mayor G.A. James, 1919
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
G. A. James was the first elected mayor of the town of Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.01.053
Mayor George M. Repka, 1958 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
George Repka was the first elected mayor of the city of Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.01.054
Henry McCullough with the City Charter, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Henry McCullough, district guide and hunter, delivers the City Charter to Mayor Jack Mackie.
Location: 2001.01.055
RNWMP Barracks, Grande Prairie, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
The RNWMP barracks erected in 1913 on Richmond Avenue between 100 and 101 Street
Location: 2001.01.057
Constable Collins, RNWMP, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Constable Collins, of the RNWMP, with two horses
Location: 2001.01.058
Grading the Village Streets, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Eight horses pull a grader down Richmond Avenue in front of McDonald Land & Trading Company. This was the first piece of road equipment purchased by the village public works.
Location: 2001.01.059
Confectionary on Main Street Grande Prairie, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Confectionary & Café on Third Avenue South (now Richmond Avenue), Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.01.060
Selkirk Trading Company, Grande Prairie, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Selkirk Trading Company on Richmond Avenue
Location: 2001.01.061
Grande Prairie Brass Band, 1921 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Members of the Grande Prairie Brass Band: George Duncan, Harry Watcher, Ernie Kirstein, Gus Kirstein, Ralph Johnston, N. D. McFarlane, Charles Stredulinksky, George Tate, Harold Melsness, A.B. Hedman, Frank Johnston, Tom Waterman, Gus Gerd.
Location: 2001.01.062
Grande Prairie Immigration Hall, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Grande Prairie Immigration Hall, erected about 1917 on the site of today’s east 99th Avenue at 98th Street.
Location: 2001.01.063
Confectionary Store on Main Street Grande Prairie, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Grande Prairie Main Street view showing the Confectionary Store
Location: 2001.01.064
Selkirk Trading Co., Grande Prairie, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Grande Prairie Main Street view showing the Selkirk Trading Co. on the north side, between 100 and 101 Street.
Location: 2001.01.065
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Grande Prairie c. 1925, with new courthouse being built in the foreground.
Location: 2001.01.066
Montrose School Student body, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
First day of school in the new Montrose School
Location: 2001.01.067
Montrose School, Grande Prairie, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Montrose School, Grande Prairie. When it was built in 1917, it was the largest brick-faced building north of Edmonton.
Location: 2001.01.068
Federal Government Building, Grande Prairie, 1920
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Dominion Lands & Post Office in Grande Prairie, Alberta
Location: 2001.01.069
First Court House, Grande Prairie, 1925
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The first court house in Grande Prairie was built on the north-west corner of the 99 Street and 101 Avenue intersection.
Location: 2001.01.070
Murray Hotel, Grande Prairie, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Murray Hotel was located on the south side of Richmond Avenue, between 99 and 100 Street
Location: 2001.01.071
Grande Prairie Hotel, Richmond Avenue, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Grande Prairie Hotel was located on the south side of Richmond Avenue, between 100 and 101 Street
Location: 2001.01.072
Grande Prairie Town Hall & Fire Hall, 1920
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
First organized fire brigade in Grande Prairie in front of new fire hall: Leonard Smee, Abe Smith, Cecil Bell, Arthur Porteroff, Matt York, Isaac Nelson, Morris Syndiff, William Cameron, Tom Masse, Archie Wilson, Emil Auger, Charles Field, George Duncan and Harry Watcher.
Location: 2001.01.073
Crummy Bros., General Merchants, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Crummy Bros., General Merchants on Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.01.074
Lumbering at Big Seven, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Lumber crew at Big Seven: Jim Tissington, Gerard Tissington and Bob Cameron.
Location: 2001.01.075
Breaking Sod with Ox Teams, 1911
1 photograph; b & w;
W.C. Dillon and son Ray breaking sod with ox teams in what was later to be known as the Dimsdale District.
Location: 2001.01.076
Van Horne Sawmill Crew, 1915-1923
1 photograph; b & w;
Crew of the Van Horne Sawmill (Fred Hayes, Dad Williams, Hans Molline, Ed Phelps, Mike ?, and Fred Lewis) lumbering with oxen Bluey and Whitey.
Location: 2001.01.077
Grande Prairie Ski Jump, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
The ski jump on the west bank of Bear Creek, south west of the town afforded a popular site for this sport
Location: 2001.01.078
Splitting Firewood, 1945
1 photograph; b & w;
George & John (Last name unknown) splitting firewood with a mechanized splitter.
Location: 2001.01.079
Aerial Photo of Grande Prairie, 1970
1 photograph; b & w;
Aerial Photo of Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.01.080
Spring Creek Church Picnic, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Spring Creek Church Congregation at the door of the church.
Location: 2001.01.081
South Wapiti School, 1936
1 photograph; b & w;
Interior of South Wapiti School with first pupils seated on wooden benches holding school books: Johnny Kitson, Audrey Sutherland, Alice Gerow, Yvonne Elliott, Jack Riggs, Lyle Gerow, June Riggs, Lloyd Gerow and Olive Gerow.
Location: 2001.01.082
Flying Shot Lake Cabin, 1962
1 photograph; b & w;
Antique log cabin built in 1915 by Mr. Ostby, 4 miles south of the highway on the Wapiti Road.
Location: 2001.01.083
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Grande Prairie street with line of seven vehicles and house in background.
Location: 2001.01.084
Log House under Construction, 1920
1 photograph; b & w;
Unidentified log house under construction. Note the dove tail corners.
Location: 2001.01.085
Grande Prairie Parade, 1922
1 photograph; b & w;
July 1st Sports Day Parade, May 24, 1922
Location: 2001.01.086
Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Aerial Photo of Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.01.087
Haying with a Jayhawk, 1950
1 photograph; b & w;
Haying with a Jayhawk
Location: 2001.01.088
Noyes’ Threshing Outfit, 1932
1 photograph; b & w;
Noyes’ Threshing Outfit
Location: 2001.01.089
John & Lottie Stokke Harvesting, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
John Stokke on binder, Lottie on tractor. New Bulldog tractor used coal oil and crank case oil.
Location: 2001.01.090
Pioneer Threshing Days, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Pioneer threshing days. Note water tanks to the left and right of outfit.
Location: 2001.01.091
Breaking Land with a Ten-horse Team, 1928
1 photograph; b & w;
Don Noyes’ Breaking Outfit with ten-horse team.
Location: 2001.01.092
First Stokke Threshing Outfit, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Stokke’s first threshing outfit. Hank on tractor, Wes hand-feeding threshing machine (1020 Tyton International).
Location: 2001.01.093
Big Seven Steam Engine, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Big Seven Steam Engine for threshing machine–Ivor Larsen, engineer.
Location: 2001.01.094
Cutting Grain, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Luchaks cutting grain with two four-horse teams
Location: 2001.01.095
Winter Freighting, 1910-1913
1 photograph; b & w;
Freight sleds, around 1910 to 1913, used by W.C. Dillon, Frank Johnston and Ray Dillon.
Location: 2001.01.096
Henry McCullough & Dog Team, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Henry’s McCullough’s dog team on Richmond Avenue
Location: 2001.01.097
Grovedale Ferry Landing, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Ferryman Bill Henderson at the Grovedale Ferry Landing
Location: 2001.01.098
Grovedale Ferry, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Grovedale Ferry crossing the Wapiti River
Location: 2001.01.099
Aerial Ferry, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Aerial ferry over the Wapiti River
Location: 2001.01.100
First Dominion Day Celebration On Grande Prairie, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Settlers are standing near Teepees and tents at the first Dominion Day Celebration on the Grande Prairie, at Saskatoon Lake.
Location: 2001.01.101
First Dominion Day Celebration On Grande Prairie, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Aboriginal Teepees and Wagons at the first Dominion Day Celebrations on the Grande Prairie, at Saskatoon Lake.
Location: 2001.01.102
Opening of Dominion Land Office, Grande Prairie, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
The opening of the Dominion Lands Office in Grande Prairie, Alberta, attracts a crowd – c. 1910. One man is lying on the ground. On back: “Dear Meary see dad at the window the morning I was there Father” and “Miss Mary Wales Sheffield Ont”.
Location: 2001.01.103
The Golden Spike, Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w;
Mrs. Benson driving the Golden Spike on the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway in Grande Prairie on March 22, 1916.
Location: 2001.01.106
Watching the Train Come In, 1916
1 photograph; b & w;
Watching the train come in to Grande Prairie, March 29, 1916.
Location: 2001.01.107
Grande Prairie Hospital, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
A person is riding a horse in front of the Kathryn Prittie Hospital in Grande Prairie on July 1, 1916.
Location: 2001.01.108
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1917
1 photograph; b & w;
View of Grande Prairie from the west bank of Bear Creek in March 1917.
Location: 2001.01.109
First Day at Montrose School, Grande Prairie, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Students and teachers on the front steps of Montrose School on November 26, 1917.
Location: 2001.01.110
Grande Prairie Sports, 1917
1 photograph; b & w;
Spectators watch the first heat of the Horses Relay race at the Grande Prairie Sports on July 2-4, 1917.
Location: 2001.01.111
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1917
1 photograph; b & w;
View of Grande Prairie from the west bank of Bear Creek in November, 1917.
Location: 2001.01.112
E.D. & B.C. Train Wreck, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
This wreck on the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia RailwayThree men are sitting on top of a train that is lying on its side. The first wreck on the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway occurred on June 20, 1917.
Location: 2001.01.113
E.D. & B.C. Railway Train Snowed In, 1918
1 photograph; b & w;
Snow has stopped the progress of this Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway train on its way to Grande Prairie.
Location: 2001.01.114
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1918
1 photograph; b & w;
Main Street of Grande Prairie in 1918. In foreground is an automobile with five passengers; in the background Campbell’s Cigar Store and Grand Theatre.
Location: 2001.01.115
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1919
1 photograph; b & w;
Main Street of Grande Prairie in 1919 with Grande Prairie Hotel on the left and the Dodge Garage on the right.
Location: 2001.01.116
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1929 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 10
The main street of Grande Prairie is very crowded with people and cars, c. 1929. Photo was taken from a roof at the intersection of Clairmont Road and 100 Avenue. The Imperial Bank Of Canada, J.B. Oliver, D.W. Pratt, Fraser Law Office, Royal Café and other businesses are visible.
Location: 2001.01.117
Grand Theatre, Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Three men are standing in front of the Grand Theatre. Four movie advertisements are in front of the theatre: “Billie Ritchie”, “The Hidden City” and two others. A Five posters of individuals are also out front. The Grand Theatre was the second theatre in Grande Prairie. Talkies were introduced here in April of 1930. The Grand Theatre was sold to Frank Donald in 1933.
Location: 2001.01.118
Barney Michael, Owner of the Grand Theatre, 1927
1 photograph; b & w;
Three Men & Advertisements In Front Of The Grand TheatreBarney Michael established the first movie theatre in Grande Prairie in the spring of 1916.
Location: 2001.01.119
First Theatre in Grande Prairie, 1916
1 photograph; b & w;
Barney Michael established the first movie theatre in Grande Prairie in the spring of 1916.
Location: 2001.01.120
Second Theatre in Grande Prairie, 1922
1 photograph; b & w;
The second theatre in Grande Prairie was called the Grand.
Location: 2001.01.121
Presbyterian Church, Bezanson, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
The Presbyterian Church on the old Bezanson town site. It was later used as a school and still later as a store at the present site of Bezanson.
Location: 2001.01.122
Old Bezanson Town Site, 1920
1 photograph; b & w;
The town of Bezanson, situated at the confluence of the Simonette and Smoky Rivers, was abandoned when the ferry landing was put at Goodwin Crossing
Location: 2001.01.123
Bezanson Store at the Old Town Site, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
The Bezanson Store from the Old Town site was sold to Ken Morrison in 1918 by PV Croken and moved to Glen Leslie in 1921.
Location: 2001.01.124
Hudson Bay Post, Fort St. John, 1912
1 photograph; b & w;
Hudson’s Bay Post at Fort St. John on the Peace River in 1912.
Location: 2001.01.125
Lake Saskatoon Settlement, 1919
1 photograph; b & w;
Panoramic view of the town of Lake Saskatoon
Location: 2001.01.126
Building Highway 34, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Five eight-horse teams working in tandem to build Highway 34 in the 1930s.
Location: 2001.01.128
Red Willow River Bridge Near Halcourt, 1925
1 photograph; b & w;
Early bridge over the Red Willow River two miles south of Halcourt.
Location: 2001.01.129
Steamship on the Peace River, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Steamship on the Peace River
Location: 2001.01.130
Loading the Ferry to Cross the River, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Loading the Ferry to Cross the River
Location: 2001.01.131
Steamship on the River, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Steamship on the River
Location: 2001.01.132
The D.A. Thomas Steamship, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
The D. A. Thomas was the Hudson’s Bay Co. Steamer on the Peace River.
Location: 2001.01.133
An Old Style Bridge, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
An old-fashioned bridge over what could be the Red Willow
Location: 2001.01.134
Red Willow River, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
The Red Willow River near Beaverlodge, Alberta.
Location: 2001.01.135
Wop May at the 1920 Fair, 1920
1 photograph; b & w;
Captain W.R. “Wop” May, of WWI fame, barnstormed at local fairs in 1920. He is shown with a group of welcoming Grande Prairie town officials on pastureland west of town.
Location: 2001.01.136
Showing Draft Horses, 1913
1 photograph; b & w;
Men showing their draft horses at the 1913 Grande Prairie Fair
Location: 2001.01.137
Ox-pulled Wagon, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Wagon pulled by oxen were a common method of travel in the Grande Prairie District
Location: 2001.01.138
Oxen and Plough, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Father & Child on a plough pulled by oxen
Location: 2001.01.139
Traveling with Oxen, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Oxen pulling wagon with three passengers on well traveled trail.
Location: 2001.01.140
One of the First Cars in Grande Prairie, 1913
1 photograph; b & w;
One of the First Cars in Grande Prairie, owned by Jack Fitzpatrick
Location: 2001.01.141
One of the First Cars in Grande Prairie, 1913
1 photograph; b & w;
One of the First Cars in Grande Prairie, owned by Jack Fitzpatrick
Location: 2001.01.142
Sod-roofed Shelter, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Two horses in a corral in front of a sod-roofed log shelter.
Location: 2001.01.143
Smoky River, Alberta, 1916 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Row of log businesses, including pool hall, restaurants and drugstore, which was Smoky River when it was the end of steel.
Location: 2001.01.144
Smoky River, Alberta, 1916
1 photograph; b & w;
Row of log businesses, including pool hall, restaurants and drugstore, which was Smoky River when it was the end of steel.
Location: 2001.01.145
Smoky River, Alberta, 1916 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Smoky River, Alberta, when it was the End of Steel
Location: 2001.01.146
Smoky River, Alberta, 1916 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Man and horse on the Main Street in Smoky River.
Location: 2001.01.147
Roman Catholic Mission, Sturgeon Lake, 1911
1 photograph; b & w;
Crowd outside of the St. Francis Xavier Mission at Sturgeon Lake.
Location: 2001.01.148
Hudson’s Bay Co., Sturgeon Lake, 1911
1 photograph; b & w;
Hudson’s Bay Trading Post at Sturgeon Lake
Location: 2001.01.149
Halcourt, Alberta., 1928
1 photograph; b & w;
Main Street of Halcourt in 1928, with gas station in the foreground.
Location: 2001.01.150
Halcourt Church, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Group of well-dressed settlers in front of log building.
Location: 2001.01.151
Swan Lake Stopping Place, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
House and outbuildings of Ellis Borden’s stopping place at Swan Lake.
Location: 2001.01.152
Lake Saskatoon, Alberta, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Panoramic view of the town of Lake Saskatoon, with the lake in the background.
Location: 2001.01.153
Lake Saskatoon, Alberta, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Main Street of Lake Saskatoon showing Revillion-Freres and Royal Hotel.
Location: 2001.01.154
Enlisting for WWI, 1914
1 photograph; b & w;
Group photo of approximately 45 men enlisting for WWI from the Lake Saskatoon area.
Location: 2001.01.155
Enlisting for WWI, 1914
1 photograph; b & w;
Main Street parade of enlisting men; Revillion-Freres in the background.
Location: 2001.01.156
Stack Threshing at the Anglican Mission, 1913
1 photograph; b & w;
Steam Engine has no tracks, so when separator and engine are moved, two teams of oxen or horses had to be used. This was called the syndicate outfit–hauled all the way over the trail by teams from Edmonton. Individuals on the photo include Frank Tesar
Location: 2001.01.157
Anglican Mission House, 1913
1 photograph; b & w;
Anglican Girls Mission taken at Lake Saskatoon on mission site. Rev & Mrs. Robert Holmes on porch. This building was destroyed by fire c. 1915.
Location: 2001.01.158
Big Seven Company Threshers, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Steam tractor pulling our thresher with buildings in background.
Location: 2001.01.159
Dominion Land Office at Grouard, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Earliest applications for homesteads in the Peace River Country were made at Grouard Land Office. Men camped day and night here to file. Later Peter Tompkins and Harry Turton made monthly trips to Lake Saskatoon, and eventually a sub-office was opened a
Location: 2001.01.160
Edson, Alberta, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Horses & teams suiting up on the main street of Edson to start out over the Edson Trail.
Location: 2001.01.161
Waiting at the Lands Office, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Well-bundled man camped at the door of a Dominion Lands Office, waiting to file.
Location: 2001.01.162
Beaverlodge, Alberta, 1925
1 photograph; b & w;
Panoramic view of the old town of Beaverlodge
Location: 2001.01.163
Beaverlodge, Alberta, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Old Beaverlodge before the railway was extended west and north from Wembley in 1928, necessitating locating the village along the new steel.
Location: 2001.01.164
Beaverlodge, Alberta, 1927
1 photograph; b & w;
Wheat crop in Beaverlodge Valley, with Old Beaverlodge in the background.
Location: 2001.01.165
Beaverlodge, Alberta, 1931
1 photograph; b & w;
New town of Beaverlodge, with six new elevators ranged along the train track.
Location: 2001.01.166
Beaverlodge, Alberta, 1930
1 photograph; b & w;
Main street Beaverlodge, with cars parked diagonally on both sides of the street.
Location: 2001.01.167
Hythe, Alberta, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
“Halfway House” in early town of Hythe.
Location: 2001.01.168
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co., 1913
1 photograph; b & w;
First sawmill of Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co., taken about 1913 north of Buffalo Lake, with Jim Evans, Mr. Caddy and Mr. Ferguson? as crew. This sawmill was started in 1912, and preceded by the Argonaut mill on the Smoky.
Location: 2001.01.169
Hauling Grain from Bluesky to Spirit River, 1919
1 photograph; b & w;
Hauling Grain from Bluesky to Spirit River
Location: 2001.01.170
Spirit River, Alberta, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Main street of Spirit River.
Location: 2001.01.171
Spirit River, Alberta, 1917
1 photograph; b & w;
Main street of Spirit River.
Location: 2001.01.172
Spirit River, Alberta, 1917
1 photograph; b & w;
Main street view of Spirit River.
Location: 2001.01.173
Sexsmith, Alberta, 1916 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Panoramic view of Sexsmith.
Location: 2001.01.174
Wembley, Alberta, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Panoramic view of Wembley.
Location: 2001.01.175
Roman Catholic Mission, Dunvegan, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
St. Charles Church, the Roman Catholic Mission at Dunvegan
Location: 2001.01.176
Hudson’s Bay Co. Post, Dunvegan, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Hudson’s Bay Co. Post, Dunvegan
Location: 2001.01.177
Fort Dunvegan, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Panoramic view of Dunvegan on the Peace River
Location: 2001.01.178
Walter McFarlane Surveyors, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Walter McFarlane Surveyors
Location: 2001.01.179
Surveyors en route to the Peace Country, 1909
1 photograph; b & w;
1909 survey outfit under Walter G. McFarlane en route to the Peace Country to lay out townships, sections and quarter-sections.
Location: 2001.01.180
On the Edson Trail, 1911
1 photograph; b & w;
Miller Family on the Edson Trail enroute to Pouce Coupe during the winter of 1911
Location: 2001.01.181
Lewis Stopping Place on the Edson Trail, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Lewis Stopping Place on the Edson Trail
Location: 2001.01.182
At Little Smoky on the Edson Trail, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Team & caboose coming through the woods at the Little Smoky on the Edson Trail.
Location: 2001.01.183
On the Edson Trail, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Hilltop view of settler cavalcade on the Edson Trail
Location: 2001.01.184
Stopping to Rest Cattle and Horses on the Trail, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Stopping to Rest Cattle and Horses on the Trail
Location: 2001.01.185
On the Edson Trail, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Taking the boiler downhill
Location: 2001.01.186
Doubling up at Little Smoky, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Doubling teams to pull loads uphill on the Little Smoky.
Location: 2001.01.187
Doubling up at Little Smoky, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Two teams of horses pulling the boiler up the hill at Little Smoky.
Location: 2001.01.188
Ferry on the Big Smoky, 1913
1 photograph; b & w;
Ferry on the Big Smoky
Location: 2001.01.189
On the Trail to Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
On the Trail to Grande Prairie, Alberta
Location: 2001.01.190
Break-up of the Simonette River, 1910
1 photograph; b & w;
Incoming settlers were forced to make rafts for transporting effects across the river when it broke up in the spring.
Location: 2001.01.191
Break-up of the Simonette River, 1910
1 photograph; b & w;
Incoming settlers were forced to make rafts for transporting effects across the river when it broke up in the spring.
Location: 2001.01.192
Going Out for Supplies, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Teams of horse with sleigh loads of hay–carrying feed for the trip out to bring back more supplies
Location: 2001.01.193
First Hospital at Grande Prairie, 1910
1 photograph; b & w;
The first crude “hospital” was provided on the Harry B. Clifford homestead in the Flying Shot Lake District by Mrs. Clifford, who in 1906 was the first white woman within 60 miles. By 1910 she gave over nursing responsibilities to Rev. & Mrs. A.S. Forbes
Location: 2001.01.194
First Hospital at Grande Prairie, 1906 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
The first crude “hospital” was provided on the Harry B. Clifford homestead in the Flying Shot Lake District by Mrs. Clifford, who in 1906 was the first white woman within 60 miles. By 1910 she gave over nursing responsibilities to Rev. & Mrs. A.S. Forbes
Location: 2001.01.195
Laying the Cornerstone of the Pioneer Hospital, 1914
1 photograph; b & w;
The Forbes moved to their own homestead called “Montrose” on the present day site of Grande Prairie, and built an annex to their log mission. This served as the district hospital until the Pioneer hospital, later called the Kathryn Prittie Hospital, open
Location: 2001.01.196
Grande Prairie Pioneer Hospital, 1914
1 photograph; b & w;
The Forbes moved to their own homestead called “Montrose” on the present day site of Grande Prairie, and built an annex to their log mission. This served as the district hospital until the Pioneer hospital, later called the Kathryn Prittie Hospital, opened June 16, 1914.
Location: 2001.01.197
Opening of the Pioneer Hospital in Grande Prairie, 1914
1 photograph; b & w;
Opening of the Pioneer Hospital in Grande Prairie, later called the Kathryn Prittie Hospital.
Location: 2001.01.198
Plan showing sub-division of Grande Prairie City, 1910
1 photograph; b & w;
Plan showing sub-division of Grande Prairie City
Location: 2001.01.199
Campbell Benson Stopping Place, 1908 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
The trail-weary found food and lodging at the Campbell Benson Stopping Place, forerunner of Grande Prairie’s hotels.
Location: 2001.01.200
Argonaut Company Limited, 1909
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
A barrel stands outside the Argonauts Limited building. Argonauts Limited was organized in Edmonton to establish and develop a town site to be known as Grande Prairie, in the Peace River Country at Bear Creek, along the Canadian Northern Railway survey.
Location: 2001.01.201
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1912
1 photograph; b & w;
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Location: 2001.01.202
Hotel Breeden, Grande Prairie, 1909
1 photograph; b & w;
Blacksmith George Breeden’s one room log cabin near his shop overlooking Bear Creek offered food and rest for settlers and their teams. Photograph was taken c. 1909-1910, sometime after he drove his squatter’s stakes into the unsurveyed prairie in 1905.
Location: 2001.01.203
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1911
1 photograph; b & w;
The first buildings erected on the new town site were the A. Patterson & Son store and livery barn. Constructed to face east on what is today’s NW corner of Richmond and 100 Street, the building was the first Post Office, bank and general store. At far l
Location: 2001.01.204
First to File at the Grande Prairie Land Office, 1911
1 photograph; b & w;
The first to file when the new Grande Prairie Land office opened July 15, 1911.
Location: 2001.01.205
Selkirk Trading Co., Grande Prairie, 1911
1 photograph; b & w;
The Selkirk Trading Co., the second store building to be erected in the 1911 hamlet of Grande Prairie, was established by W.L. Caldwell with partner John McAulay, veteran fur trader.
Location: 2001.01.206
Mail Stage at the Grande Prairie Post Office, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Paddy Cuthbertson, mail stage driver, about to leave the Grande Prairie Post Office.
Location: 2001.01.207
Union Bank of Canada, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
The A. Patterson & Son Store also housed Grande Prairie’s first bank, beside the first post office. Mr. & Mrs. Alphaeus Patterson are shown here with their daughters.
Location: 2001.01.208
The First Post Office, Grande Prairie, Alberta., 1911
1 photograph; b & w;
The first post office in Grande Prairie opened May 15, 1911 in the caboose that brought the Argonaut Co. Ltd. town site promoters Alphaeus Patterson and son J.O. with their families over the Athabasca-Grouard Trail.
Location: 2001.01.209
William Innes, Union Bank of Canada, 1911
1 photograph; b & w;
Transferred as manager of the Union Bank at Carbon, Alberta to Grande Prairie in 1911, Mr. Innes established the first bank here in the A. Patterson & Son Store.
Location: 2001.01.210
Driving the Mail Team over the Edson Trail, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
Buckskin Charlie driving the mail team across an Edson Trail ford.
Location: 2001.01.211
St. Vincent’s Roman Catholic Church, Grande Prairie, 1908
1 photograph; b & w;
Originally located by Lake Saskatoon as a combined house and chapel, the mission was re-located at Bear Creek, SW of the future town site in 1908, the first church of any faith to be established in the area.
Location: 2001.01.212
Presbyterian Manse at Grande Prairie, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Dr. & Mrs. Forbes are standing at the door of the first manse in Grande Prairie. Nurse Baird, the first nurse at Grande Prairie, is visible at the window inside the cabin.
Location: 2001.01.213
McQueen’s Presbyterian Church, Grande Prairie, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w;
The first protestant church in the area was dedicated October 8, 1911 by its founder, Rev. Alexander Forbes.
Location: 2001.01.214
Christ Church Anglican, Grande Prairie, 1914
1 photograph; b & w;
Christ Church Anglican in Grande Prairie, was opened May 21, 1914.
Location: 2001.01.215

SubSeries 001.08.02  Historical Photograph Display No. 2. — 762 photographs.The sub-series consists of a display of historical photographs collected by the Grande Prairie Museum.

1912 Styles- Vancouver, B.C., 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Woman in New Harem Skirt on Vancouver Street
Location: 2001.02.001
Old Time Survey Crew, 1905
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
1905 survey crew, complete with horse, cook, and tools to cut a trail through the bush.
Location: 2001.02.002
Horse power, 1930’s
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Six horses harnessed for work.
Location: 2001.02.003
Plowing – Western Canada, n.d.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
4 teams of six horses plowing
Location: 2001.02.004
Grande Prairie, 1920
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Main street, Grande Prairie in 1920 lined with businesses and cars
Location: 2001.02.005
On Lake Saskatoon, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Cattle grazing on the shores of Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 2001.02.006
Kleskun Hill Park, 1922
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Viewed from top of the hill.
Location: 2001.02.007
Branding Cattle – Western Canada, n.d.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
Three cowboys branding cattle in wooden shutes.
Location: 2001.02.008
Pine Creek near Grande Prairie, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Pine Creek, Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Location: 2001.02.009
Grande Prairie, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Automobile on the prairie over looking the town.
Location: 2001.02.010
Winter Feeding Grounds, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Winter feeding grounds owned by Smith & sons, Grande Prairie’s first homesteaders.
Location: 2001.02.011
Dunvegan Ferry, 1909 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
The ferry at Dunvegan showing settlers bound for Grande Prairie.
Location: 2001.02.012
Donald McDougal barn, 1960 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Donald McDougal’s barn built in 1911.
Location: 2001.02.013
McFee House, 1970 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
McFee house built by Charles Weaver in 1926.
Location: 2001.02.014
Cecil Johnson’s Fireplace, 1960 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Cecil Johnson’s fireplace on open prairie – built in 1913 from local stone.
Location: 2001.02.015
Donald McDougal Buildings, 1960 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Donald McDougal house and outbuildings, built in 1911.
Location: 2001.02.016
Anglican Church Buffalo Lake, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Congregation of the Buffalo Lake Anglican Church with newly – painted church in the background.
Location: 2001.02.017
Buffalo Lake Anglican Church, 1932
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Congregation of the Buffalo Lake Anglican Church in front of un – painted frame church.
Location: 2001.02.018
On our way to Grande Prairie,
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 6.5
Two horse drawn sleighs headed for Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.0186
Selkirk Trading Company, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 5
The Selkirk Trading Company, second store building to be erected in 1911 Grande Prairie. It was established by W.L. Caldwell and his partner John McCauley who was a veteran fur trader.
Location: 2001.02.0189
Buffalo Lake Anglican Church, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Buffalo Lake Anglican Church with two cars parked either side.
Location: 2001.02.019
Grande Prairie, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 7
A photo of a Grande Prairie street in 1916. Several businesses are shown
Location: 2001.02.0190
Threshing – Ed Carney Farm, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Husband & Wife unloading bundles from farm wagon.
Location: 2001.02.020
Ganzeveld & Jazzard Threshing, Coffee Break At Ed Carney Farm, 1929
1 (Duplicate – see 1969 – 59 – 348) 1; b & w; 3 x 5
During a coffee break at threshing time, men are drinking coffee while women help unload the wagon. Frank Jazzard (standing) and Banzeveld (sitting) are threshing at Braybrooks’ Farm (at McFarlane according to 990-30 donor sheet, Ed Carney Farm at Buffalo Lake according to 2001.2.21) around 1929.
Location: 2001.02.021
Robert Maclean Homestead, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Robert Maclean home at Buffalo Lake – 12 miles west of Sexsmith – built in 1914. Maclean left about 1920; in 1927 Ed Gummer purchased this homestead and moved here with his family.
Location: 2001.02.022
Archie LeBlond home, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Archie LeBlond home at Buffalo Lakes – on the N.E. 5 – 76 – 7 – w6 – built in 1914.
Location: 2001.02.023
Tom Sheehan farm house, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
Farmhouse on the pioneer farm of Mr. & Mrs. Tom Sheehan. House was built in 1928.
Location: 2001.02.024
Tom Sheehan Barn, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
Barn at Pioneer farm of Mr. & Mrs. Tom Sheehan was built in 1924.
Location: 2001.02.025
Tom Sheehan Outbuildings, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
Garage built in 1934 and machine shed in 1924.
Location: 2001.02.026
Tom Sheehan Outbuildings, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
Granaries built in 1924
Location: 2001.02.027
Farnsworth House, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Farnsworth house at LaGlace, built in 1913.
Location: 2001.02.028
Bill Farnsworth Barn, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Farnsworth barn at LaGlace, built in 1928
Location: 2001.02.029
Kleskun Lake Ranch, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Kleskun Lake Ranch Barn Built c. 1910.
Location: 2001.02.030
Kleskun Lake Ranch, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Outbuildings built c. 1910.
Location: 2001.02.031
Kleskun Lake Ranch, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
House built c. 1910.
Location: 2001.02.032
Kleskun Lake Ranch, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour;
Machine shed built c. 1910
Location: 2001.02.033
George Ames home, Bezanson, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
First home of George Ames at Bezanson – now a garage.
Location: 2001.02.034
Pat Rooney Barn, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
Bezanson Stopping Place barn.
Location: 2001.02.035
Falk Family, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w;
Location: 2001.02.082
Falk Family, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w;
Location: 2001.02.083
Falk Family, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w;
Location: 2001.02.084
Anglican Church truck & wagon ( decorated), c. 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Truck & trailer with decorations possibly a parade float celebrating Anglican church 1874 -1949.
Location: 2001.02.167
Going into Provost,
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
The Charlie Carnchan family going into Provost with two horse team and buggy. Josephine McCrie (wearing hat) is going to the mission fields.
Location: 2001.02.173
Building Boats on the Athabasca River, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 6
Building boats on the Athabasca River to be used to head to the Klondike.
Location: 2001.02.185
Louis’s Stopping Place,
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 5
A photo of Louis’s Stopping Place showing 2 cabins and a covered sleigh
Location: 2001.02.187
Breakup on the Simonette, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 5.5
Three men on a raft during the Simmonette break up in 1910.
Location: 2001.02.188
Morrison’s Cash Store,
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 5.5
A photo of the storefront of Morrison’s cash store
Location: 2001.02.191
James McFarlane, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 9
James Mc Farlane was the first Reeve of the Municipality of Bear Lake # 140 which was organized Dec. 11, 1912
Location: 2001.02.192
A.W. Carveth, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 9.5
A.W. Carveth was the first Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Grande Prairie #709 which was organized Jan.6 1913.
Location: 2001.02.193
Constable Collins RNWMP,
1 photograph; b & w; 9 x 6.5
Constable Collins of the RNWMP posing with two horses
Location: 2001.02.194
Athabasca Grouard Route,
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 5.5
A covered sleigh taking the Athabasca Grouard route prior to the shorted Edson Trail being slashed in 1911. The trek took at least two months.
Location: 2001.02.195
On The Trail To Grande Prairie,
1 photograph; b & w; 6.5 x 4.5
Photo of wagons and people stopped on the trail to Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.196
Surveyors enroute to Peace River area, 1909
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 5
Walter G. McFarlane survey outfit enroute to Peace River Area to layout townships, sections, and quartersections
Location: 2001.02.197
Miller Family on Edson Trail, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 8.5 x 7
The Miller family enroute to Pouce Coupe B.C. during the winter of 1911
Location: 2001.02.198
Bill McLaughlin House Explosion, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 3.5
Bill McLaughlin’s house exploded due to a faulty gas hook up
Location: 2001.02.213
Bill McLaughlin House Explosion, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 3.5
Bill McLaughlin’s house exploded due to a faulty gas hook up
Location: 2001.02.214
Bill McLaughlin House Explosion, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 3.5
Bill McLaughlin’s house exploded due to a faulty gas hook up
Location: 2001.02.215
Snow Rollers- Freak of Nature, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 3.5
Snow rollers formed on Feb. 14,1985.
Location: 2001.02.216
Snow Rollers- Freak of Nature, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 3.5
Snow rollers formed on Feb. 14,1985.
Location: 2001.02.217
Snow Rollers- Freak of Nature, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 3.5
Snow rollers formed on Feb. 14,1985.
Location: 2001.02.218
Snow Rollers- Freak of Nature, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 3.5
Snow rollers formed on Feb. 14,1985.
Location: 2001.02.219
Bear Creek,
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
A photo of bear creek with a farm yard & windmill partially obscured by brush
Location: 2001.02.220
Cattle at Dugout,
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Five cattle on back of dugout
Location: 2001.02.221
Horse & Cabin,
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Horse and cabin east of Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.222
Picnic,
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Seven people at picnic pose in front of wagon
Location: 2001.02.223
Picnic,
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
A picnic near wood washed up on river bank
Location: 2001.02.224
Picnic,
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Picnickers posing in horse drawn wagon
Location: 2001.02.225
On the Alaska Highway,
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3.5
A jeep meets a truck on the Alaska highway
Location: 2001.02.226
Gigantic Scenery on the Alaska Highway,
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3.5
People setup along highway to observe river & mountain beauty
Location: 2001.02.227
Picnic,
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Picnickers posing in a grassy field
Location: 2001.02.228
Bumper Crop of Wheat,
1 photograph; b & w;
A man with four horse team cutting wheat
Location: 2001.02.251
Bear Creek,
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 3
Photo of a horse – shoe is the Bear Creek at Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.2511
Thelma & Bob Smith, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Thelma & Bob Smith pose outdoors on their wedding day. Thelma was the daughter of Johanna Haakstad, a prominent nurse in Sexsmith from the early 1920s into the 1950s.
Location: 2001.02.347
Mabel & Roy Roberts, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Mabel & Roy Roberts pose indoors
Location: 2001.02.348
Bill Gauff & Sons, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Bill Gauff poses with sons Tommy & Bill, who was the Royal Bank Manager in Grande Prairie.
Location: 2001.02.349
Hauling Grain, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
Four teams with sleighs haul grain in the winter.
Location: 2001.02.350
Mr. & Mrs. Roy Roberts and Family, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
Mr. & Mrs. Roberts pose with their family outdoors.
Location: 2001.02.351
Dr Gamey’s Home in Sexsmith, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 2
Dr Gamey’s home in Sexsmith. Dr Gamey was one of the many doctors under whom Johanna Haakstad worked as a nurse for many years.
Location: 2001.02.352
Mrs. T Smith, Mrs. Richards & Mrs. Meen in Sexsmith, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 2
Mrs. T. Smith, Mrs. Richards & Mrs. Meen pose with automobile in Sexsmith in the 1930s.
Location: 2001.02.353
Sexsmith Winter Carnival, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 4
Men sit on bleachers at the Winter Carnival in Sexsmith.
Location: 2001.02.354
Mr. & Mrs. McCann, 1935 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A formal portrait of Mr. & Mrs. McCann (nee Leona Ward). Mr. McCann was a policeman in Sexsmith.
Location: 2001.02.355
Survey Crew on the Wapiti 1910-1912, 1910-1912
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 3.5
A survey crew travels by raft on the Wapiti River in 1910 – 1912
Location: 2001.02.356
The McFarlane Children – approx 1919, 1919
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 3.5
The McFarlane children – Doris, Lillian, Lorna & Graham pose in approx. 1919
Location: 2001.02.357
The Wapiti River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 3.5
A view of the river bank from the river. A horse is visible in the water
Location: 2001.02.358
W McFarlane Survey Horses ground the “Smudge”, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 3.5
The “Smudge” is surrounded by W. McFarlane Survey horses
Location: 2001.02.359
W. McFarlane Clydesdale Horses, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 2
The Clydesdale team of W. McFarlane
Location: 2001.02.360
Walter McFarlane on the Binder, 1928 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Walter McFarlane binding the oat crop with a team of four horses.
Location: 2001.02.362b
Graham McFarlane and Horses, 1928 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Graham McFarlane with a harnessed team of four horses.
Location: 2001.02.362c
Johanna Haakstad & Mrs. Moodie, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Johanna Hackstad & Mrs. Moodie pose for the camera on the front steps of a house. Johanna was orignally from Norway and worked as a nurse in Sexsmith for over 3 decades (from the early 1920s and into the 1950s). She delivered many babies and was known as the “Florence Nightingale of the North” and “Aunt Jo.” Her first cases were in private homes where she would stay for a week after the delivery to cook and look after the family. Later on she delivered babies in a large house which expanded to a six-bed hospital by the 1940s.
Location: 2001.02.373
Johanna Haakstad & Mrs. Beard, 1930 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Johanna Hakkstad & Mrs. Beard pose for the camera. They worked together as nurses until 1928.
Location: 2001.02.374
Johanna Haakstad and Child, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Johanna Haakstad & a child in front of the Sexsmith Nursing Home. Johanna worked as a nurse in Sexsmith for 37 years and in that time the Sexsmith Maternity Home saw the births of 3,000 babies.
Location: 2001.02.375
Johanna Hakkstadd and Dr Gamey’s, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Johanna getting into Dr Gamey’s car
Location: 2001.02.376
Johanna & Thelma Haakstad, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Johanna poses with her daughter Thelma. Johanna worked as a nurse in Sexsmith.
Location: 2001.02.377
Johanna Haakstad, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Johanna holds one of the many babies she delivered. Johanna worked as a nurse in Sexsmith.
Location: 2001.02.378
Johanna Haakstad & Ian McCrum, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Johanna poses with Dr. McCrum’s son Ian. Johanna worked as a nurse in Sexsmith.
Location: 2001.02.379
The Sharp Twins, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Sharp twins were delivered by Johanna Haakstad, a prominent nurse in Sexsmith from the early 1920s in to the 1950s.
Location: 2001.02.380
Mrs. Beard, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Mrs. Beard poses on a porch. Mrs. Beard worked as a nurse with Johanna Haakstad in Sexmith for many years.
Location: 2001.02.381
Johanna Haakstad With One of Her Babies, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Johanna cradles one of the many babies she delivered. Originally from Norway, Johanna Haakstad worked as a nurse in Sexsmith for over three decades.
Location: 2001.02.382
Sexsmith’s Main Street 1935, 1935
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
A photo of main street Sexsmith in 1935.
Location: 2001.02.383
Dr Gamey, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Dr Gamey poses with an unknown women. Dr. Gamey was a doctor in Sexsmith for many years.
Location: 2001.02.384
Women of the Town of Sexsmith, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Women of the town of Sexsmith pose for a group photo.
Location: 2001.02.385
Jean & Bobby Rycroft, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Jean & Bobby Rycroft on their wedding day. They were both born at Johanna Hakkstad’s nursing home
Location: 2001.02.386
Johanna & Thelma Haakstad with Friend, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 2
Johanna Haakstad and her daughter Thelma with a women who could be Mrs. T. Smith. Johanna (centre) was a prominent nurse in Sexsmith for over three decades.
Location: 2001.02.387
The Business Men of Sexsmith, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The business men of Sexsmith pose at Carnival time around 1950.
Location: 2001.02.388
Johanna Hakkstad & the Badger Family, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 3
Johanna poses with the Badger Family, Rita, Alva, Norman & children
Location: 2001.02.389
Frank Bezanson, age 2, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Frank Bezanson, age 2
Location: 2001.02.404
Boys From Grande Prairie, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 17 x 11
Residents of Grande Prairie area pose for a group photo at Sarcee Camp in 1915.
Location: 2001.02.413
Court House Grande Prairie 1928, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
The Grande Prairie Courthouse in 1928.
Location: 2001.02.414
Richmond Hill Golf & Country Club, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
A shot of the Richmond Hill Golf and Country Club clubhouse at Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.415
First Mail From Edson To Grande Prairie 1912, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 8
The first mail from Edson to Grande Prairie traveled via packhorse.
Location: 2001.02.416
Glen Leslie Church Built in 1915, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
The Glen Leslie church was built in 1915
Location: 2001.02.417
United Church – Teepee Creek, 1929 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
The United Church at TP creek was built in 1929
Location: 2001.02.418
Church Built of Straw Bales, 1954 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
This Catholic Church was built out of straw bales by Father Dales in the BAD Heart Area in 1954
Location: 2001.02.419
First Dominion Day Celebration, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 9 x 6
The First Dominion Day Celebration in Grande Prairie was July 1, 1910
Location: 2001.02.420
Main Street Grande Prairie 1929, 1929 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 9 x 5
Residents gather on main street Grande Prairie about 1929
Location: 2001.02.422
Immigration Hall Grande Prairie, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 9 x 7
A photo showing the immigration hall in Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.423
ST Vincent’s Catholic Church, 1908
1 photograph; b & w; 9 x 6
The St Vincent’s Catholic Church was originally at Lake Saskatoon as a combined house & chapel. It was relocated to near Bear Creek in 1908. It was the First Church of any faith established in the area
Location: 2001.02.425
Opening of the Pioneer Hospital, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 5
People gather for the opening of the Pioneer Hospital in Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.426
Opening of the Dominion Lands Office, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 7
Men wait in line at the Dominion Lands Office at Grande Prairie to file on land. The first three to file were Burke, A.C.Carveth & Rupert Carveth
Location: 2001.02.427
Buffalo Anglican Church 1918 – 1919, 1918 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 8
Church goers gather at the buffalo Anglican church in 1918 or 1919. Members of the Lawrence, Mantle, McFarlane, Henderson, Gummer, Tuffil families are present
Location: 2001.02.434
M. Bezanson headed for the Pine Pass, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
M. Bezanson with pack horses headed for the Pine Pass in 1910 or 1911
Location: 2001.02.485
M. Bezanson at Moberly Lake, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
M. Bezanson’s camp at Moberly Lake while he was on an exploration trip
Location: 2001.02.487
m. Bezanson at Moberly Lake, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
M .Bezanson’s camp at Moberly Lake while he was on an exploration trip
Location: 2001.02.488
M. Bezanson at Moberly Lake 1910, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
M. Bezanson on the rocky shore of Moberly Lake in 1910
Location: 2001.02.490
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
R.H. Watcher and friends in front of the United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 2001.02.491; 1979.167
R.H. Watcher’s Jewelry Store, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
IR.H. Watcher’s Jeweler & Optician business store interior.
Location: 2001.02.492; 1979.167
Legion Members, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Winter group photograph of eight legion members including R.H. Watcher.
Location: 2001.02.493; 1979.167
Hudson Hope Hotel, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
Mr. & Mrs. Watcher with friends in front of the Hudson Hope Hotel.
Location: 2001.02.501; 1979.167
At the River, 1950 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
Watcher family travel photo–at the river.
Location: 2001.02.503; 1979.167
RH. Watcher, 1952
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
R.H. Watcher in the back yard, late autumn.
Location: 2001.02.504; 1979.167
On Dunvegan Bridge, 1952
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
Watcher family travel photo–on Dunvegan Bridge.
Location: 2001.02.505; 1979.167
Richmond Hill Golf & Country Club, 1952
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
Harry Watcher and friends beside the Richmond Hill Golf & Country Club.
Location: 2001.02.506; 1979.167
Golfing in the Snow, 1952
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 2
Golfing in the snow: Jim Evans, Harry Watcher, C. Butchart, Mr. McMillan and Sandy Stevenson.
Location: 2001.02.507; 1979.167
On Dunvegan Bridge, 1952
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
Mr. & Mrs. Watcher on the deck of Dunvegan Bridge.
Location: 2001.02.508; 1979.167
Harry Watcher, World War I, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A formal portrait of R.H. Watcher in World War I uniform.
Location: 2001.02.511; 1979.167
Harry Watcher & Friends, World War I, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
A formal portrait of R.H. Watcher and two friends in World War I uniforms.
Location: 2001.02.512; 1979.167
Legion Members, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
R.H. Watcher and friend as legion members.
Location: 2001.02.513; 1979.167
Shipping Cars to Grande Prairie by Rail., 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
R.H. Watcher with new car on the railway siding.
Location: 2001.02.515; 1979.167
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
R.H. Watcher stading with friends by a United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 2001.02.516; 1979.167
R.H. Watcher’s Jewelry Store, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A woman walks by the s tore front of the RH Watcher Jeweler & Optician Business while the Watchers look on.
Location: 2001.02.518; 1979.167
R.H. Watcher and Friends, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
R.H. Watcher and friends later in life.
Location: 2001.02.519; 1979.167
R.H. Watcher and Friends, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
R.H. Watcher and friends later in life.
Location: 2001.02.520; 1979.167
R.H. Watcher and Friends, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
R.H. Watcher and friends later in life.
Location: 2001.02.521; 1979.167
R.H. Watcher and Friends, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
R.H. Watcher and friends later in life.
Location: 2001.02.522; 1979.167
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Mr. & Mrs. Watcher in front of United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport
Location: 2001.02.523; 1979.167
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Harry Watcher in front of United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 2001.02.524; 1979.167
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Mr. & Mrs. Watcher in front of United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport
Location: 2001.02.525; 1979.167
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Harry Watcher in front of United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 2001.02.527; 1979.167
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Mr. & Mrs. Watcher in front of United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport
Location: 2001.02.528; 1979.167
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport
Location: 2001.02.530; 1979.167
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float ox pulling covered wagon on August 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.531
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – August 14, old truck pulling flat deck with pioneers seated on it
Location: 2001.02.532
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
Spectators advancing toward bridge, August 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.533
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
Making a draw, August 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.534
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
Art Balfour – manager of Radio Station CFGP, August 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.535
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – old automobile, August 14,1949
Location: 2001.02.536
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – trumpeter Swan, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.537
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – team of four horses and wagons, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.538
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – Anglican church Sunday School Mission, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.539
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – Stagecoach & horses, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.540
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – girls in a garden of flowers, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.541
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – Anglican Sunday School Mission
Location: 2001.02.542
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – early explorers, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.543
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Parade Float – Royal Bank, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.544
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade participants – aboriginals, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.545
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – Anglican Sunday School Mission, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.546
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Parade Float – Anglican Sunday School Mission, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.547
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
Taking down the barricade, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.548
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
Parade Float – “Sons of the Bezanson pioneers”, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.549
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
Parade Float – “Sons of the Bezanson pioneers”, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.550
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
Parade participants – majorettes, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.551
Opening of the Smoky River Bridge, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
Parade Float – horses & covered wagon, Aug. 14, 1949
Location: 2001.02.552
Trip by Cadillac Car, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
At the Catholic Mission in Peace River, where students see their first car
Location: 2001.02.553
Trip by Cadillac Car, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
At the Catholic Mission in Peace River
Location: 2001.02.554
Trip by Cadillac Car, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
At the Presbyterian Mission Hospital at Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.555
Trip by Cadillac Car, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
On the Peace River
Location: 2001.02.556
Trip by Cadillac Car, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
At the Catholic Mission in Peace River
Location: 2001.02.557
Trip by Cadillac Car, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
at the Hudson’s Bay Post at Dunvegan
Location: 2001.02.558
Trip by Cadillac Car, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
at Sturgeon Lake Mission and store
Location: 2001.02.559
Trip by Cadillac Car, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 X 5
At the Catholic Mission in Peace River
Location: 2001.02.560
Dunvegan Ferry, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
” The Ferry Dunvegan showing settlers bound for Grande Prairie”
Location: 2001.02.561
Grande Prairie, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Horses & wagon in front of Cochlin’s Hotel on main street
Location: 2001.02.562
Settlers on the way into the Peace River Country, 1909 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Loaded wagon and sled pulled by two horses. Child & dog running alongside
Location: 2001.02.563
Settlers leaving Edmonton, 1907
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Two men in high – wheeled wagon setting out for their second year of exploring the Peace Country
Location: 2001.02.564
Peace River’s first train, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Peace River’s first train
Location: 2001.02.565
Transportation for the whole family, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Family of four children & grandfather standing beside horse drawn wagon in which Mother & Father are setting
Location: 2001.02.566
Peace River Moonrise, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Trees silhouetted against the moonlit skies.
Location: 2001.02.567
Peace River Sunrise, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Winter Sunrise through the trees.
Location: 2001.02.568
Peace River Sunrise, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Sunrise over the prairies.
Location: 2001.02.569
Baling Hay, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Doug Clarkson baling his freshly combined straw
Location: 2001.02.570
Senior Games, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Lawn Bowling at the 1986 Senior Games
Location: 2001.02.571
Spring Creek Church, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
G P M O B C : Spring Creek Church, built 1912
Location: 2001.02.572
Spring Creek Cemetery Sign, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Spring Creek Cemetery sign
Location: 2001.02.573
Bousfield Outbuildings, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Bousfield Outbuildings
Location: 2001.02.574
Scheopp’s Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Scheopp’s home S.W. of Wembley
Location: 2001.02.575
Bousfield Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Bousfield Home
Location: 2001.02.576
Log Garage & Outhouse, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Unidentified log Garage & Outhouse
Location: 2001.02.577
Abandoned Frame House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Unidentified Abandoned Frame House
Location: 2001.02.578
1928 Allis Chalmers Tractor, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Paul Podulsky’s 1928 Allis Chalmers tractor near Bezanson
Location: 2001.02.579
1928 Wallace Tractor, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Paul Podulsky’s 1928 Wallace Tractor on his farm near Bezanson.
Location: 2001.02.580
Lindsay School Teacherage, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Teacherage from Lindsay School moved to Podulsky’s yard.
Location: 2001.02.581
Podulsky Garage, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Garage built in 1926 in Podulsky yard
Location: 2001.02.582
Abandoned Log House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Abandoned Log House
Location: 2001.02.583
Log Garage, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Unidentified Log Garage
Location: 2001.02.584
Chicken House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Chicken house still in use
Location: 2001.02.585
Log House and Playhouse, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: unidentified Log house and Playhouse
Location: 2001.02.586
Frame Shed, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Frame Shed
Location: 2001.02.587
Westvale School, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Westvale School built of logs in 1925. The logs were chinked with barb ware and plaster
Location: 2001.02.588
Westvale School, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Detail of Westvale School – trees growing into the roof
Location: 2001.02.589
Westvale School, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Rear view of Westvale School
Location: 2001.02.590
Heart Valley School, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Heart Valley School
Location: 2001.02.591
St. Joseph’s Separate School, 1950 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: St. Joseph’s Separate School, Grande Prairie, AB.
Location: 2001.02.592
Rivertop School, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Rivertop School
Location: 2001.02.593
Mountain Trail School, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Mountain Trail School
Location: 2001.02.594
Buffalo Lake Store, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Buffalo Lake Store still in operation
Location: 2001.02.595
First Hospital in Beaverlodge, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: First Hospital in Beaverlodge
Location: 2001.02.596
Jim Storm house, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Jim Storm house
Location: 2001.02.597
Jim Storm barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Jim Storm barn
Location: 2001.02.598
Johnson Garage, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: C.W. Johnson Garage, built in 1915, housed a Cadillac car before 1920
Location: 2001.02.599
Johnson Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: C.W. Johnson barn, built in 1912
Location: 2001.02.600
Blimke’s house, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Gus Blimke’s house, built in 1912
Location: 2001.02.601
Don Stark Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Don Stark barn believed to be built by Nels Myers
Location: 2001.02.602
Joe Smith Buildings, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Abandoned log building on Smith’s land
Location: 2001.02.603
Joe Smith House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Abandoned log building on Joe Smith’s land
Location: 2001.02.604
Joe Smith Buildings, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Abandoned log building on Joe Smith’s land
Location: 2001.02.605
Joe Smith Buildings, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Abandoned log building with sod roof on Joe Smith’s land
Location: 2001.02.606
Van Brennan House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Tony Van Brennan house built in 1914
Location: 2001.02.607
Barn North of Bear Lake, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Barn North of Bear Lake
Location: 2001.02.608
George Stewart House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: George Stewart House built in 1911
Location: 2001.02.609
Bill Mills House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Bill Mills House built in 1912
Location: 2001.02.610
Dave Axon House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Dave Axon house, built in 1912 and last occupied by the Maille family
Location: 2001.02.611
Earl Meege’s House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: 16 people lived in the first room built of this house in 1913
Location: 2001.02.612
Unidentified Frame House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: 1940 Style house on cement basement
Location: 2001.02.613
Van Miere Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Van Miere Home
Location: 2001.02.614
Van Miere Barn Roof, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Roof of the Van Miere barn damaged by a tornado
Location: 2001.02.615
Van Miere Ice House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Van Miere Ice House
Location: 2001.02.616
Wanham Museum, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Restored log house at Wanham Museum
Location: 2001.02.617
Central Hall, Wanham, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Central Hall, Wanham
Location: 2001.02.618
Marshall Richard’s house, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Marshall Richard’s house
Location: 2001.02.619
Marshall Richard’s Garage, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Marshall Richard’s Garage
Location: 2001.02.620
Marshall Richard’s Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Marshall Richard’s Barn
Location: 2001.02.621
Bill Pinsch House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Bill Pinsch House
Location: 2001.02.622
Bill Pinsch Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Bill Pinsch Barn
Location: 2001.02.623
Lowe Barn, Lake Saskatoon, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Lowe Barn, Lake Saskatoon
Location: 2001.02.624
Lowe House, Scenic Heights, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Lowe House, Scenic Heights
Location: 2001.02.625
Lowe Chicken House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Lowe Chicken House
Location: 2001.02.626
Lowe Yard, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Lowe Yard
Location: 2001.02.627
Shorty Anderson Barn, Scenic Heights, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Shorty Anderson Barn, Scenic Heights
Location: 2001.02.628
Shorty Anderson House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Shorty Anderson house – once a store
Location: 2001.02.629
Klukas Farm Granary, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Klukas Farm Granary
Location: 2001.02.630
Herman Klukas House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Herman Klukas House
Location: 2001.02.631
Hoag House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Hoag House
Location: 2001.02.632
Hoag Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Hoag Barn
Location: 2001.02.633
Joe Boyd House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Joe Boyd House
Location: 2001.02.634
Mike Kohalyk House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Mike Kohalyk House
Location: 2001.02.635
George Cave House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: George Cave House
Location: 2001.02.636
Wagar House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Wagar House
Location: 2001.02.637
Sterling House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Sterling House
Location: 2001.02.638
Unidentified Log Home in Scenic Heights, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Unidentified Log Home in Scenic Heights
Location: 2001.02.639
Don Grant barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Don Grant barn
Location: 2001.02.640
Don Grant House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Don Grant House
Location: 2001.02.641
Monkman House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Monkman House built in 1900 near Cutbank Lake
Location: 2001.02.642
Monkman Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Monkman Barn
Location: 2001.02.643
Monkman’s Outbuildings, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Monkman’s Outbuildings
Location: 2001.02.644
Monkman’s Outbuildings, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Monkman’s Outbuildings
Location: 2001.02.645
First Lake Saskatoon School, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: First Lake Saskatoon School
Location: 2001.02.646
Lake Saskatoon Curling Clubhouse, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Lake Saskatoon Curling Clubhouse
Location: 2001.02.647
Big Face Johnson House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Big Face Johnson House
Location: 2001.02.648
Big Face Johnson Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Big Face Johnson Barn
Location: 2001.02.649
Yukon Mail Stage, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Postcard of the Yukon Mail Stage
Location: 2001.02.650
Bredin House, Hermit Lake, 1963
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Bredin house at Hermit Lake engulfed in flames. This may have been a trading post
Location: 2001.02.651
Ken Dixon House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Ken Dixon House
Location: 2001.02.652
Unidentified Plywood Shed, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Unidentified Plywood Shed
Location: 2001.02.653
Unidentified Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Unidentified Barn
Location: 2001.02.654
Blimke’s Buildings, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: buildings at Bernard & Yvonne Blimke’s built by Alphonse Baynes
Location: 2001.02.655
Blimke’s Buildings, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: buildings at Bernard & Yvonne Blimke’s built by Alphonse Baynes
Location: 2001.02.656
Blimke’s Buildings, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: buildings at Bernard & Yvonne Blimke’s built by Alphonse Baynes
Location: 2001.02.657
Oscar Foster house, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Oscar Foster house south of Sexsmith
Location: 2001.02.658
Oscar Foster barns, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Oscar Foster barns
Location: 2001.02.659
Big Barn -Oscar Foster’s, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Big Barn -Oscar Foster’s
Location: 2001.02.660
Cutbank Lake Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Cutbank Lake Barn
Location: 2001.02.661
Oscar Foster Outbuildings, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Oscar Foster garage
Location: 2001.02.662
Wylie Sawyer Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Wylie Sawyer Barn built c. 1934 in the Five Mile District
Location: 2001.02.663
Wylie Sawyer House, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Wylie Sawyer house built c. 1934 in the Five Mile District
Location: 2001.02.664
Wylie Sawyer Outbuildings, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Wylie Sawyer Outbuildings
Location: 2001.02.665
Pete Reiswig Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Pete Reiswig Barn built about 1928 in Peoria
Location: 2001.02.666
Peoria Store, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Peoria Store built 1942 by Harold & Ruby Reiswig
Location: 2001.02.667
East Peoria School, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: East Peoria School built 1941
Location: 2001.02.668
Gibney’s Buildings, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Gibney’s Buildings
Location: 2001.02.669
Heart Valley Church, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Heart Valley Church
Location: 2001.02.670
Fred Abbott Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Fred Abbott Home in Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.671
Cutbank Lake Cabin, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Cutbank Lake Cabin remains
Location: 2001.02.672
Novlesky House at Cutbank Lake, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Novesky House at Cutbank Lake
Location: 2001.02.673
Team & Buggy, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Two horse team & buggy – passengers are Wylie Sawyer, Rita Carveth, Bodie Sprague, Gerald & Rupert Carveth
Location: 2001.02.674
Traveling the Bezanson Trail, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Six unidentified passengers in wagon pulled by two horse team
Location: 2001.02.675
Freight Sleds, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Freight Sleds used by W.C. Dillon, Frank Johnston and Ray Dillon
Location: 2001.02.676
In their Sunday Best, 1914 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Arthur Carveth, Bessie Carveth, Rita Carveth, Jack Higbee, Charlie Higbee, Dr. Annie Higbee in front of log cabin home
Location: 2001.02.677
Bodie Sprague, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Bodie Sprague in high – wheeled wagon pulled by one horse in May 1914.
Location: 2001.02.678
Carveth Homestead, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Carveth Homestead buildings on November 30, 1913
Location: 2001.02.679
Andy Murchie House, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Andy Murchie House
Location: 2001.02.680
Bill Fitzpatrick House, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Bill Fitzpatrick House
Location: 2001.02.681
Andy Murchie Barn, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Andy Murchie Barn
Location: 2001.02.682
Jeff Lock Home, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Jeff Lock Home
Location: 2001.02.683
John de Mar House, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: John de Mar house
Location: 2001.02.684
Ed Allen Home, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Ed Allen House
Location: 2001.02.685
Unidentified Old House, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Unidentified Old House
Location: 2001.02.686
A Rockefeller House, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: A Rockefeller House
Location: 2001.02.687
Donald McDougall Outbuildings, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Donald McDougall Outbuildings
Location: 2001.02.688
Wales Farm Outbuildings, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Wales Farm Outbuildings
Location: 2001.02.689
Wales Farm Outbuildings, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Wales Farm Outbuildings
Location: 2001.02.690
Old Cabin on Wales’ Farm, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Old Cabin on Wales’ Farm
Location: 2001.02.691
Old House North of Bear Lake, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Old House North of Bear Lake
Location: 2001.02.692
Old Barn North of Bear Lake, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Old Barn North of Bear Lake
Location: 2001.02.693
Meryle Patterson House, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Meryle Patterson House
Location: 2001.02.694
Oman House north of Sexsmith, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Oman House north of Sexsmith
Location: 2001.02.695
House in the Whitemud Creek area, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: House in the Whitemud Creek area
Location: 2001.02.696
Bill Drynan Barn, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Bill Drynan Barn
Location: 2001.02.697
Threshing the Stacks, 1921
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
GPMOBC: Threshing the Stacks
Location: 2001.02.698
Ken Munroe House, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Ken Munroe House
Location: 2001.02.699
Ken Munroe Barn, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Ken Munroe Barn
Location: 2001.02.700
Old Disc. Smoky Heights, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Old Disc. Smoky Heights
Location: 2001.02.701
Hollingsworth Home, Teepee Creek, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Hollings worth Home, Teepee Creek
Location: 2001.02.702
Hoakon Alstad House, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Hoakon Alstad’s house at Lake Saskatoon
Location: 2001.02.703
Hoakon Alstad Barn, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Hoakon Alstad’s barn, Lake Saskatoon
Location: 2001.02.704
Hoakon Alstad Garage, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Hoakon Alstad’s garage, Lake Saskatoon
Location: 2001.02.705
Ernie Hawkinson House, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Ernie Hawkinson House
Location: 2001.02.706
Ernie Hawkinson Barn, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Ernie Hawkinson Barn
Location: 2001.02.707
Ernie Hawkinson House, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
GPMOBC: Ernie Hawkinson House
Location: 2001.02.708
Anna Anderson Shaw, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mrs. Robert (Anna Anderson) Shaw with her Labrador dog.
Location: 2001.02.709
Dr. Shaw & Children, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Dr. Robert Shaw with his children Dorothy & Bob and a dead goose.
Location: 2001.02.710
Bob Shaw, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Bob Shaw, son of Dr. Robert and Anna Shaw, as an infant of about 1 year in a high chair outside of their Sexsmith home.
Location: 2001.02.711
The Swan Anderson Log Home, 1926 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Women’s group outside of the Swan Anderson log home includes: (back row) Mrs. Lonsdale, Mrs. Beard, Gramma Anderson, Mrs. English, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Sorenson; (middle) Dorothy Shaw, Jean McNaughton, Inez Burns, Alene Cook; (front) Anna Shaw, Bob Shaw, Johanna Haakstad.
Location: 2001.02.712
Mrs. Swan Anderson, 1939 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mrs. Swan (Carrie) Anderson, Anna Shaw’s mother) with the Shaw’s family pet.
Location: 2001.02.713
Buffalo Lake Anglican Church, 1917 c.
1 ; ;
Congregation at the Buffalo Lake Anglican Church, including W. McFarlane family; Mr. & Mrs. H. Lawrence, H. Tuffil.
Location: 2001.02.714
The Shaw Family Home, 1939 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Anna Shaw serving coffee to her mother, Mrs. Swan Anderson, and her daughter Dorothy Shaw in the living room of the Shaw family home in Sexsmith.
Location: 2001.02.715
Dr. Shaw’s Family, 1939 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mrs. Anna Shaw with her children Dorothy & Bob in the garden of their family home in Sexsmith, Alberta. Dr. Shaw passed away in 1927.
Location: 2001.02.716
Grandma Anderson, 1930 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 4 x 5
Carrie Anderson, Anna Shaw’s mother, came to the Peace Country in 1912. She homesteaded with her husband Sven (Swan) just north of Sexsmith. This Christmas Card shows Mrs. Anderson at her spinning wheel.
Location: 2001.02.717
Thelma & Bob Smith, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Wedding photograph of Bob & Thelma Smith in the garden
Location: 2001.02.718
Village of Buffalo Lake, 1970 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 5
Aerial photograph of the village of Buffalo Lake
Location: 2001.02.719
Johanna Hoakstad & Thelma Smith, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Johanna & Thelma having tea in Thelma Smith’s home
Location: 2001.02.720
Buffalo Lake Ladies, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Ladies of Buffalo Lake at Thelma Smith’s home: Eva Gummer,? , Thelma Smith, Eva Somerville, Johanna Haakstad
Location: 2001.02.721
John Gould, Buffalo Lake, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Chris & Gail Haakstad with John Gould at the Buffalo Lake Store
Location: 2001.02.722
At home in Buffalo Lake, 1970 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Johanna Haakstad, Mrs. Gummer and Mr. & Mrs. Somerville sitting on a sofa
Location: 2001.02.723
Thelma Smith and Ruth Christenson, 1970 c.
1 photograph; P; 3 x 3
Thelma Smith and Ruth Christenson sitting on a sofa
Location: 2001.02.724
Rhys Jones & Johanna Haakstad, 1955 c.
1 photograph; P; 3 x 3
Rhys Jones & Johanna Haakstad in front of 1950’s model car
Location: 2001.02.725
Mr. & Mrs. Bert Tieman, 1976
1 photograph; P; 3 x 4
Bert & Miriam Tieman’s 50th Anniversary in Speke Hall, Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.726
Nechako River, Vanderhoof, B.C., n.d.
1 postcard; b & w; 4 x 6
Bridge over the Nechako at Vanderhoof
Location: 2001.02.727
Centre Street Bridge, Calgary, 1941
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Centre Street Bridge, Calgary
Location: 2001.02.728
Macdonald Hotel, Edmonton, 1941
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Bridge over the North Saskatchewan in Edmonton
Location: 2001.02.729
Ted & Horace Partlow, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Hauling ice
Location: 2001.02.730
Donkey with a Hat on, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Close – up of a Donkey with a Hat on
Location: 2001.02.731
Connaught Tunnel, B.C., 1942
1 postcard; b & w; 4 x 6
Railway Tunnel in the mountains of British Columbia
Location: 2001.02.733
Man & Horse, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Man & horse on prairie
Location: 2001.02.734
Riding on a Donkey, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Father with two sons on a donkey
Location: 2001.02.735
Doctor & Mrs. Forbes, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Dr. & Mrs. Forbes outside the log cabin which served as first hospital. Nurse Agnes Baird at the window
Location: 2001.02.742
RCNWMP Barracks, 1913 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Royal Canadian Northwest Mounted Police Barracks, built in 1913
Location: 2001.02.743
The Last Spike, 1916
1 duplicate photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Mrs. Benson driving the golden spike in the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia railway at Grande Prairie
Location: 2001.02.744
Dinner at the Church Opening, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Dinner laid out on trestle table in shadow of new building, possibly Lake Saskatoon Anglican
Location: 2001.02.745
At the Minister’s House, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Congregation at the side of a large white frame house, possibly Lake Saskatoon Manse
Location: 2001.02.746
Going to Church, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Couple in wagon pulled by two horses
Location: 2001.02.747
View Across the Race Track, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Crowd watching the races at Lake Saskatoon. Large white tent in background
Location: 2001.02.748
Playing Baseball, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Two teams playing ball on the prairie
Location: 2001.02.749
Canoeing on Bear Lake, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
3 people in a canoe on Bear Lake
Location: 2001.02.750
Edwin Bredin & pony, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Edwin Bredin in white shirt & tie on horse back.
Location: 2001.02.751
Making Hay, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Two teams of horses bringing in loose hay. Three men stacking
Location: 2001.02.752
Trip to Nose Mountain, 1935
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Couple with Aboriginal guide and his daughter posed in front of a tent on a trip to Nose Mountain in 1935.
Location: 2001.02.753
The Settlement of Lesser Slave Lake, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Settlement of Lesser Slave Lake in 1911 on edge of frozen Slave lake
Location: 2001.02.754
Mr. & Mrs. Bredin, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Mr. & Mrs. Bredin in front of “Twin Shacks” at Bear Lake
Location: 2001.02.755
Sturgeon Lake, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Settlers cabooses stopped at settlement of Sturgeon Lake
Location: 2001.02.756
Working the Soil, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mr. Bredin plowing with a team of 3 horses
Location: 2001.02.757
Bredin Party coming to Bear Lake, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Party of 3 men, 2 women and 1 child beside a caboose.
Location: 2001.02.758
Hauling Logs for the Bredin Home, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Three teams of horses pulling loads of logs for the Bredin home.
Location: 2001.02.759
Load going to Bear Lake, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Load of settlers’ effects pulled by a team of horses on the way to Bear Lake.
Location: 2001.02.760
The Traveling Kitchen, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Woman at the front of caboose being pulled by a team of horses.
Location: 2001.02.761
Load going to Bear Lake, 1901 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Settlers with their effects being pulled by a team of horses on the way to Bear Lake.
Location: 2001.02.762

SubSeries 001.08.03  General Historical Photograph collection. — 1970-1990. — 1,014 photographs.The sub-series consists of historical photographs on a variety of topics collected by the Grande Prairie Museum.

Clairmont Church Choir, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Clairmont Church choir: Back row l to r: Walter Callister, Gwen Hunt, Harold Hunt, Mrs. Hunt, Stanley Hunt, Mrs. McDonald, Leslie Myles, Gordon Forbes. Middle row: Mrs. Alvin Delaney, Mrs. Dixon, Mrs. Walter Callister, Evangeline Cavett, Mrs. Myles, Mrs. Hedley Johnson. Front: Mrs. Margaret (Moore) Walker, Mrs. Jack Callister.
Location: 1969.10.14
Dunvegan Mission, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Taken from the river, Dunvegan buildings including the two-storey rectory, the church and parts of other buildings. Part of the ferry tower shows on the right.
Location: 1969.14.01
Grande Prairie Red Devils, 1938-1939
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 12
Grande Prairie Red Devils, Winter 1938-1939: RW Wright, DG Law, JE Shields, AP Power, HE Oxley, RH Shantz, RK Card, CWS Turner, AW Wright, ED Parrish, FM Edmundson, HSD Spicer, Roy Davis.
Location: 1969.21.66
Business Section, Grande Prairie Alberta, Canada, 1930 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
View west down Richmond Avenue from the 100 Street-100 Avenue intersection.
Location: 1969.21.71
Overlooking Bear Creek, Grande Prairie, 1930 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
A view of 102 Street from Bear Creek, just south of the railway tracks.
Location: 1969.21.72
1918 Maxwell Touring Car, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
At the Cutbank Lake farm of James McFarlane–from first carload shipped into South Peace by Albert and Lorne Smith of Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 1969.33.2
Grande Prairie Museum Displays, 1970
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Two slides of displays in the Grande Prairie Museum when it was first opened in 1970. The slides were taken and donated by Robert Guest.
Location: 1969.37.16a-b
Off to the Land of Plenty, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Guest Family Homesteaders Outfit at Edmonton, leaving for Pembina.
Location: 1969.37.17
Members of the Legislative Assembly, 1914
1 framed print; b & w; 10 x 14
Group photograph of Conservative MLAs in Alberta, donated to the Grande Prairie Museum in May, 1974, by Mrs. Walter Roberts, daughter of Alpheous Patterson, shown in the photo as the representative from Peace River Crossing.
Location: 1969.39.026
J.B. Yule, 1940 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 5 x 7
J.B. Yule was editor of the Northern Tribune in 1932.
Location: 1969.39.064
The Stone House, 1890 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Rev. George Holmes and his wife Elizabeth at their home in Ontario.
Location: 1969.39.087
The “Northern Echo” Steamship, 1930
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Steam powered paddle wheeler, “The Northern Echo”, leaving Waterways in the spring of 1930. Hudson’s Bay post and boats in background.
Location: 1969.39.106
Main Street, Clairmont, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
The Main Street of Clairmont in the early 1920s.
Location: 1969.39.120
Traveling Singer Salesman, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
1928 Model A Ford Touring Coupe with Singer Sewing Machine logo leaving for a winter trip into the Peace Country.
Location: 1969.39.133
Traveling Singer Salesman, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
1928 Model A Ford Touring Coupe with Singer Sewing Machine logo on a winter trip into the Peace Country.
Location: 1969.39.134
Traveling Singer Salesman, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
1928 Model A Ford Touring Coupe with Singer Sewing Machine logo on a winter trip into the Peace Country.
Location: 1969.39.136
Alaska Test Run Cars at Canada Customs, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Three Alaska Highway Test Run cars at Customs Canada border crossing.
Location: 1969.39.138
Alaska Highway Test Run, 1945 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Three Alaska Highway Test Run cars stopped on a mountain road.
Location: 1969.39.139
1911 Overland Automobile, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
1911 Overland car with houses and car in background. Photograph from Western Canadian Pioneer Museum in Wetaskiwin, AB.
Location: 1969.39.141
Winter Traveling with Horses and Caboose, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
Two horses pulling a caboose complete with windows, door and overhead spotlight. This was a comfortable way of traveling in winter nights.
Location: 1969.39.157
Hermit Lake School, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Five children leaning against side of school house: Charlie Cranston, Ernie Ferguson, Donald Grant, Herman Urswell, Minna Stewart.
Location: 1969.39.158
Good Crops in the Peace Country, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Farmer standing in a grain field, with grain at chest height.
Location: 1969.39.238
Ladies Hockey Club, 1920 c.
3 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Grande Prairie Ladies Hockey Club. Erma Boucher is identified as one of the players.
Location: 1969.39.709
“Ladies Hockey Club”, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Group portrait of a Grande Prairie women’s hockey team.
Location: 1969.39.709c
Unidentified Young Woman, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Professional portrait of a young woman standing by a chair.
Location: 1969.39.711
Main Street, Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Main Street Grande Prairie in the summer, crowded with cars and people gathered for a special occasion.
Location: 1969.39.712
Log cabin in winter., 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Homesteader’s log cabin with wood fences, sleigh, cart and automobile in the snow.
Location: 1969.39.713
Young boy with two ox calves., n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Young boy (Calvin) with two ox calves harnessed by an ox yoke. Wood frame farm house and wooden fence in background.
Location: 1969.39.714
MacDonald Bros. Stock Farm, 1920
1 photograph; b & w; 5 X 7
Cattle raised on MacDonald Bros. Stock Farm.
Location: 1969.39.717
Loon’s Nest with Eggs at Sturgeon Lake, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 3.5
Loon’s nest with eggs at Cozy Cove, Sturgeon Lake, AB.
Location: 1969.39.719
Dr. Annie Higbee, Charlie and Jack Higbee, 1909
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 7.5
Composite of two photographs: Dr. Annie Carveth Higbee, first doctor in Grande Prairie, with her husband Charlie; their son Jack in front of their home east of Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.39.720
MacDonald Bros. Stock Farm, 1920
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Cattle raised on MacDonald Bros. Stock Farm being herded by two men on horses.
Location: 1969.39.721
MacDonald Bros. Stock Farm, 1920
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Cattle raised on Mac Donald Bros. Stock Farm being herded by three men on horses.
Location: 1969.39.722
Reception for War Veterans, 1942
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 10
Community reception for approximately 100 men in civilian and military clothing during World War II.
Location: 1969.39.723
At the Theatre, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
A large group of men & women in formal dress for an evening out at a dance or the theatre.
Location: 1969.39.724a
At a Dance, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 9.5 x 7.5 in.
A large group of men & women in formal dress for an evening out at a dance at Jitney Hall (about where Park Hotel eventually stood).
Location: 1969.39.724b
No 4 Platoon, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
No 4 Platoon, 66th Overseas Battery Draft, Sarcee Camp 1915.
Location: 1969.39.725
Interior of a chemical plant or lab., n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 7.5
Interior view of unidentified plant containing shelves, storage containers and laboratory apparatus.
Location: 1969.39.726
Sexsmith Frontier Carnival 1948, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Men involved with the Sexsmith Frontier Carnival. Back row: Clyde Opus, Alan Redwood, Carl Waters, Andy Innis, Cliff Williams, and Joe Wiecker. Middle row: William Obniawka, William Housman, ? McGowan, Eddie Cochran, and Knute Scarberg. Front row: Doug Currie, Eric Rycroft, Walter Wilson, Joe Pondick, Martin Hovdebo, Charlie Stojan, and Ivan Novelsky.
Location: 1969.39.727
McQueen Presbyterian Church, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
The first building in the Heritage Village at the Pioneer Museum was McQueen Presbyterian Church, built in 1911 and moved to the museum site c. 1975.
Location: 1969.39.728
Main Street, Grouard, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Buildings, wagon and people on Main Street in Grouard.
Location: 1969.39.729a
Grouard Hardware Company, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Grouard Hardware Co. and small wooden building on Main Street.
Location: 1969.39.729b
Kleskun Hills Picnics, 1952 c.
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 4
Geological picnic at Kleskun Hills in 1952. These annual picnics drew crowds of 2,000 to 3,000 to hear speakers and participate in sports.
Location: 1969.39.730
Moonlight Excursion on the Peace River, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 12
The Steam ship D A Thomas is on a moonlight excursion on the Peace River, with crowds of people on both decks.
Location: 1969.39.731
Frontier Lumber Company, 1930 c.
3 photographs; b & w; 12 x 15
Grande Prairie, as viewed from the railway north-east at 101 Street. Frontier Lumber Co. is in foreground, the court house and Montrose School in the background.
Location: 1969.39.732
Native Teepees, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 12 x 15
Aboriginal family standing outside three teepees in early spring.
Location: 1969.39.742
Portrait of Young Woman, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A young woman with a gold band on her finger leans, arms crossed, on a table. She is wearing a white dress with lace at the neck and a white bow in her hair.
Location: 1969.39.771
Portrait of a woman, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Portrait of a middle aged woman with short hair.
Location: 1969.39.772
Portrait of a young man, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x. 4
Portrait of a young man in a suit, with crest “WBC” in corner of the frame.
Location: 1969.39.773
Young Man by the river, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 2
Young man wearing baggy pants by small canal. An institution and bridge are in the background.
Location: 1969.39.774
Wedding Photograph, 1890 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Wedding photo of a woman in a black dress standing beside a seated man in a suit.
Location: 1969.39.775
Linda Kay Parmer, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
School photo of Linda Kay Parmer in elementary school.
Location: 1969.39.776
Portrait of a man, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Early 20th century portrait of a man in a suit and jacket.
Location: 1969.39.777
Log Cabin, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3
Photograph of a log cabin with an attached mud room and barbed wire fence..
Location: 1969.39.778
Men and Dogs, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Group of men in caps, suits and jackets smoking cigars outside with two dogs.
Location: 1969.39.779
Farm House and Yard, 1955 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Small farm house and garage with forest in the background. A truck and a car are visible.
Location: 1969.39.780
Erline Borseth, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Photo of a middle-aged man in coveralls smoking a pipe.
Location: 1969.39.781
Ida Reakes’ New Home, 1961
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 3
Frontal view of the cement steps, door and windows of Ida Reakes new home.
Location: 1969.39.782
A Good Hay Crop in the Peace Country, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Three men sitting in a hay field with hay bales in the background.
Location: 1969.39.783
Deidre, 1960
1 photograph; colour; 1.5 x 2.5
School photograph of Deidre, an elementary school child living in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.39.784
Wedding Photograph, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 8
Side view of wedding couple–head and shoulders portrait.
Location: 1969.39.785
Family Portrait, 1963
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Family portrait of unidentified father, mother and two children in semi-formal dress.
Location: 1969.39.786
Portrait of a man, 1890 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5.5
Late 19th century portrait of a man sitting on a ornate chair.
Location: 1969.39.787
Portrait of a woman, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Portrait of a woman showing crimped hair style of the 1920s.
Location: 1969.39.788
Portrait of a Woman, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Portrait of an older woman with long white hair pinned up.
Location: 1969.39.789
Gordon and Phyllis, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Typical family portrait of the 1950s, showing two children holding hands on a settee.
Location: 1969.39.790
Wedding photograph, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Full length wedding photo of a couple. Bride is wearing a ruffled dress and a long veil.
Location: 1969.39.791
Verna Fowler, 1961
1 photograph; colour; 1.5 x 2.5
School photo of a junior/high school girl.
Location: 1969.39.813
Peace River, Alberta, 1926
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 9
Town of Peace River as viewed from the top of Peace River Hill.
Location: 1969.39.952
Dunvegan Crossing, 1926
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 14
Roadway leading down to the Dunvegan ferry with a car waiting to load.
Location: 1969.39.953
Montrose House, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Montrose House, log home of Rev. Alexander and Agnes Forbes, with the hospital addition.
Location: 1969.39.960.01
First Presbyterian Church Service, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
(L to R) Rev. D. G. McQueen, Mr William Smith, Rev. Alexander Forbes and Rev. William Simons at the Smith home where the first church services in Grande Prairie were held.
Location: 1969.39.960.02
First Presbyterian Church Service, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Rev. D.G. McQueen splitting wood at the William Smith home while Dr. Forbes is looking for Mr. Smith in the fields.
Location: 1969.39.960.03
Presbyterian Manse at Grande Prairie, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Visitors at the Presbyterian Church manse at Grande Prairie: Mrs. Lucy of Spring Lake, Miss Reith, an Edmonton school teacher, and Rev. William Simons.
Location: 1969.39.960.04
William Smith Home, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The William Smith home, where the first Presyterian Church services in Grande Prairie were held.
Location: 1969.39.960.05
McQueen Presbyterian Church, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
First Protestant Church to be erected in Grande Prairie. Founded by Rev. Alexander Forbes, it was dedicated on October 8, 1911 and served until 1925.
Location: 1969.39.960.06
McQueen Presbyterian Church Completed, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Rev. A. Forbes, Rev. D.G. McQueen, and Rev. William Simons standing in front of their first church.
Location: 1969.39.960.07
Montrose House, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Montrose House was built on the Forbes’ homestead north west of the townsite of Grande Prairie. It was named for Mrs. Forbes’ home town in Scotland and served as the village’s first hospital.
Location: 1969.39.960.08
Forbes’ First Residence, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A cabin on the Cliffords’ homestead at Flying Shot Lake was Rev. and Mrs. A. Forbes’ first home and where patients were first treated. L-R Tom Paul, Agnes Forbes, Maude Clifford.
Location: 1969.39.960.09
Laying the Cornerstone of the Pioneer Hospital, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The cornerstone of the “Pioneer Hospital” was laid by Mrs. Forbes, Dr. Annie Higbee and Nurse Agnes Baird.
Location: 1969.39.960.10
McQueen Presbyterian Church Completed, 1909
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Rev. A. Forbes, Rev. D.G. McQueen and Rev. William Simons in front of the Presbyterian Church at Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.39.960.11
Opening of the Pioneer Hospital, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Opening ceremonies for the Pioneer Hospital were held on June 16, 1914.
Location: 1969.39.960.12
Grande Prairie’s Pioneer Hospital, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Pioneer Hospital, built in 1914 and re-named the “Kathryn Prittie Hospital”, was relinquished to the municipality in 1921.
Location: 1969.39.960.13
Spirit River Gathering, 1913
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 10
Outdoor photograph of a group of men wearing hats is identified as Spirit River, 1913.
Location: 1969.39.963
Buffalo bone yard, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Unidentified bone yard littered with buffalo bones.
Location: 1969.39.965
W.C. Pratt, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
A matted photocopy of a portrait of W.C. Pratt, who established the first newspaper business in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.39.966
Horse & Ice Cutter, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Settler cutting ice with horse drawn ice cutter on frozen lake.
Location: 1969.39.967
Gathering at Samson’s Store, Beaverlodge, 1919
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 10
Edmonton Board of Trade and pioneers from Grande Prairie and Beaverlodge area. Middle row second from left is C.O. Pool, and front row fourth from right, Arnold Johnson.
Location: 1969.39.968
Sexsmith Frontier Carnival, 1948
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Back Row (L to R): Mac Perkins, Mike Duda, Vic Spicer, Jack Thorpe, C. J. Leonard. Middle Row: McCowan, Harry Knight, Soctty Murdoch, Nels Johnson, George Cameron. Front Row: Cliff Williams, Bill Brown, Scotty Boyd, Art Menzies, Carl Anderson, Raymond Foster, Jack Campbell, Carl Larson.
Location: 1969.39.969
Canyon on the Peace River at Hudson Hope, 1926
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 14
The Peace River flowing throught the canyon at Hudson Hope, British Columbia.
Location: 1969.39.979
First Presbytery Meeting of the McQueen Church, Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
First Presbytery meeting of the McQueen Church, Grande Prairie: left to right are Rev. T. T. Reikre, Rev. W. E. Smith, Dr. Forbes, unknown man; Sitting: Dr. Simmons (Superintendent of Missions), Gavin Stephen, Rev. Henderson possibly, Rev. Thompson, unknown man.
Location: 1969.52.008
Christ Church Anglican Women’s Group, 1923
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Women’s group from Christ Church Anglican, Grande Prairie, gathered in front of wood frame house. Group includes Mrs. Gold, Mrs. McFee, Mrs. Clifford, Mr. Walter Roberts’ sister, Mrs. Lance Smith, Mrs. Foy, Mrs. Cam Browne, Mrs. James, Mrs. Spicer, Mrs. Looney and her daughter, and Dora (Spicer) Bentley.
Location: 1969.53.009
Child on Rocking Horse, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Hand coloured photograph of a child on a rocking horse and pasted to a round carboard for framing.
Location: 1969.53.125
Campbell Homestead Cabin, 1922
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 10
Fifteen year old Isabel on front porch of the homestead cabin built by Clyde Campbell at Halcourt.
Location: 1969.57.165
Sunset at Bear Lake, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
“Sunset At Bear Lake At 11 P.M. ” was published in “Facts Worth Knowing About The Famous Grande Prairie District” in 1927.
Location: 1969.57.304
Middle-aged couple at Home, 1880 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
A woman standing beside a seated man with her arm resting on his shoulder. Background is the wooden side of a building.
Location: 1969.59.020
Threshing Crew, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Six men from a threshing crew hold intertwined pitch forks in the air. In the background can be seen a hay wagon, house and wooden fence.
Location: 1969.59.021
Herman Trelle, World Wheat King, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
Herman Trelle examining the heads of wheat in a field where the crop is up to his shoulders.
Location: 1969.59.022
Elderly couple at Home, 1880 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
An elderly couple is seated on chairs in front of their house, with the accoutrements of a pioneer lifestyle–water pump, fence and buildings–in the background.
Location: 1969.59.023
Dorothy Robillard, 1895 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5.5
Portrait of Dorothy Robillard, first wife of Ancel Maynard Bezanson, born Nov. 16, 1879 and died Dec. 29, 1908.
Location: 1969.59.024
Dr. Adolphe Robillard, 1896
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5.5
Dr. Adolphe Robillard, father of Dorothy Robillard, was the doctor in attendance at the birth of the first white boy born in the Grande Prairie country, Frank Bezanson.
Location: 1969.59.025
First Compressor Garbage Truck in Grande Prairie, 1954
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6.5
Mr. Toutant was the owner of the first compressor garbage truck in Grande Prairie. He is shown here with Councilor Bert Tieman and Mayor Bob Millar.
Location: 1969.59.026; 985.3.146
McQueen Presbyterian Church, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 5
The restored McQueen Presbyterian Church, after it was moved to its current location at the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 1969.59.027
Penny Farthing Bicycle at Patullo Bridge, New Westminster, B.C., 1960 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
Postcard of boy and girl with modern and old-fashioned cycle and bridge in background.
Location: 1969.59.031
The Western Development Museum at North Battleford and Yorkton, Saskatoon., 1960 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
Small girl standing beside “The Tree in the Wheel” museum display.
Location: 1969.59.033
“Windmills in Winter” by A. Schelfhout, n.d.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
Dutch card reproduction of a painting–Windmill beside a skating pond.
Location: 1969.59.034
Eddy’s Restaurant & Tavern, 1960 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
Photograph of interior of restaurant in Toronto, On.
Location: 1969.59.037
Grande Prairie Museum, 1975 c.
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10
Aerial view of the Grande Prairie Museum and Pioneer Village with surrounding residential and recreational areas.
Location: 1969.59.038
McQueen Presbyterian Church, 1975 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 12 x 15
The McQueen Presbyterian Church after it was relocated to the Grande Prairie Museum Heritage Village.
Location: 1969.59.039
“Hotel Breeden”, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 7.5
A group of unidentified settlers in front of the Breeden Hotel, the first hotel on the site of present-day Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.050
Couple on a Farm Home, 1920 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Unidentified, middle-aged couple standing on the front steps of their farm home.
Location: 1969.59.058
Peace River Ferry Scow, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
The scow which pushed the ferry at the town of Peace River is being piloted on the river.
Location: 1969.59.098
Riverboat “Fern”, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Two men and a dog on the deck of the riverboat “Fern,” which is beached on the river bank.
Location: 1969.59.099
Peace River Ferry Scow, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Two men standing on the bow of the scow which pushed the ferry at Peace River.
Location: 1969.59.100
Going Through The Rapids at the Shutes, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Unloaded boat and canoes are pulled up to a tier or dock while going through the rapids and shutes on the Peace River, 350 miles below the crossing.
Location: 1969.59.101
Jack Trainor Life Preserver, Peace River, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Two men on a ferry with life preserver labeled Jack Trainor, Peace River.
Location: 1969.59.102
Steamer “Edmonton”, 1900 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
A steamer river boat is on the North Saskatchewan River with Edmonton seen in the background.
Location: 1969.59.104
Oat Harvest, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
The oat harvest, stooked and ready for threshing, with equipment in the background.
Location: 1969.59.107
Frank Donald, Race Car Driver, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Frank Donald raising the dust on the road in a car race, with spectators watching from the sidelines.
Location: 1969.59.108a
Clyde Campbell Harvesting Hay, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Clyde Campbell mowing hay on a horse-drawn mower. The Campbell homestead buildings are in the background.
Location: 1969.59.108b
Tractor Plowing Field, 1960 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
A tractor plowing a field in preparation for seeding.
Location: 1969.59.110
Tractor Plowing Field, 1960 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
A tractor plowing a field in preparation for seeding.
Location: 1969.59.112
Oxen Plowing Fields, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 9.5
Two teams of oxen plowing the field, with farmer seated on the plow.
Location: 1969.59.114
Threshing Grain, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Grain threshing operation showing grain crib and straw pile.
Location: 1969.59.116
Welcome to B.C., British Columbia and Alberta Boundary, n.d.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
1928 Ford Sedan, with Singer logo on door, at the British Columbia and Alberta border, where a “Welcome to B.C.” banner is suspended over the road.
Location: 1969.59.117
Harvesting with Horses, 1910 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Man and child watching a four-horse team harvesting grain on the prairie.
Location: 1969.59.118
Harvesting with Horses, 1910 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
A four-horse team harvesting grain on the prairie.
Location: 1969.59.119
The Family Car, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Two unidentified men and a woman standing in front of the family car.
Location: 1969.59.120
1912 Locomobile, 1955 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3.5
A 1912 Locomobile in a parking lot full of older cars–de-accessioned by the Grande Prairie Museum. Copyright belongs to Wetaskiwin.
Location: 1969.59.121
A. M. Bezanson Cutting Hay, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6.5
Rear view of A.M. Bezanson cutting oats with a horse-drawn cutter.
Location: 1969.59.122
Plowing with a Mixed Team, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6.5
Joe Farnsworth of the West Sexsmith/LaGlace area, plowing the prairie with a team of horse and oxen.
Location: 1969.59.123
Traveling Singer Salesman, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 5
1928 Model A Ford Touring Coupe with Singer Sewing Machine logo on door.
Location: 1969.59.124
Stark and Jensen Breaking Land, 1936
2 photographs; b & w; 5 x 6.5
Breaking land on the homestead in the Bezanson area in 1936. John Stark is on the 1925 tractor; Marvin Jensen on the breaking plow.
Location: 1969.59.125
Oliver Johnson Outfit, 1909
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
The Oliver Johnson Outfit during the first threshing by ox power on his farm in the Beaverlodge District. Shown are Oliver Johnson, Sam Sargent and Clarence O. Pool.
Location: 1969.59.126
Automobiles Delivered by Train, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Two new automobiles on a flat decked Canadian National rail car.
Location: 1969.59.127
Automobiles Delivered by Train, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Two new automobiles on a flat decked Canadian National rail car, with an unidentified woman sitting on the rear bumper of one car.
Location: 1969.59.128
Traveling Singer Salesman at Dunvegan, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
1928 Model A Ford touring Coupe with canvas top and Singer Sewing Machine logo on its door is parked beside the mission house at Dunvegan.
Location: 1969.59.129a
Automobiles Downtown, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Two automobiles parked in front of Adams’ Wagons and Cockshutt Implements in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.129b
Automobile on the Dunvegan Ferry, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
An unidentified man sitting in an automobile, crossing on the ferry at Dunvegan.
Location: 1969.59.131
Plowing with oxen, 1920 c.
2 postcards; b & w; 3 x 5
Photograph of settler breaking prairie with a team of oxen.
Location: 1969.59.132
Roadwork with Horses, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Teams of horses and men building a strip of road between two rows of telephone poles.
Location: 1969.59.137
Farming Scene, Grande Prairie, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Fields stooked for harvest near Grande Prairie, Alberta.
Location: 1969.59.140
Hay Crops in the Peace Country, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Farm field littered with hay bales.
Location: 1969.59.142
Feeding A Baby Moose, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Three girls hand-feeding a baby moose in the farmyard.
Location: 1969.59.144
Yukon Southwest Airways, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Yukon Southwest CF-BLV preparing for take off in a field.
Location: 1969.59.145
United Air Transport Airplane Refueling, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
United Air Transport prop plane (G-CAHJ) on skis being re-fueled from a tank on the back of a farm truck. In the background is the airplane hanger.
Location: 1969.59.146
United Air Transport Airplane, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
United Air Transport prop plane (CF-BEP) on skis being met by an automobile and two men in an open field.
Location: 1969.59.147
Plowing with a Mixed Team, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Joe Farnsworth of the West Sexsmith/LaGlace area, plowing the prairie with a team of horse and oxen.
Location: 1969.59.148
Winter Transportation, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Gordon Stewart’s snowplane meeting the United Air Transport Plane G-CAHJ at the airplane hanger.
Location: 1969.59.149
Pontoon Plane, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A float plane on Bear Lake, taxiing away from the photographer.
Location: 1969.59.150
The Blue Ox, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
“Louis Riel” the blue ox, standing in a field in the summer of 1912.
Location: 1969.59.151
Pontoon Plane, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A float plane on Bear Lake with the pilot and passengers standing on the float.
Location: 1969.59.152
United Air Transport Airplane, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
A group of unidentified men meeting a United Air Transport open bi-plane equipped with skis for winter travel.
Location: 1969.59.153
Accident between Car and Airplane, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Wreakage of a tin motor Ford and an out of control fighter plane in Vancouver.
Location: 1969.59.154
Snapshot of “Father”, 1910 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 5
Head and shoulders portrait of a man labeled “Father.”
Location: 1969.59.155
Snapshot of a Man, 1910 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 5
Head and shoulders portrait of a man.
Location: 1969.59.156
Walking on Main Street, Grande Prairie, 1930 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 6
Three men smoking on Main Street, Grande Prairie. H.M. Seville and a hotel are in the background.
Location: 1969.59.157
Earl Watt, Flying Shot Lake, 1910 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
Earl Watt, of Flying Shot Lake, sitting outside his cabin. Four guns decorate the wall over his head. Possibly the same man as in 69.59.58 and 69.59.156.
Location: 1969.59.159
Ollie Overland’s Cabin, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Three men in front of a log cabin are accompanied by Ollie Overland’s two dogs and a saddled horse.
Location: 1969.59.160
On Dunvegan Ferry, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
One man is enjoying a refreshing drink from a bucket on the deck of the Dunvegan Ferry as his fellow passengers watch. The legend of the Peace River says that if you drink the water of the Peace River, you will always return.
Location: 1969.59.161
Rev. Alexander Forbes, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Rev. Alexander Forbes sitting on the edge of the Caboose in which he and his wife traveled from Fort Saskatchewan to Grande Prairie in 1910.
Location: 1969.59.162
Rev. Alexander Forbes, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Rev. Alexander Forbes standing beside the caboose in which he and his wife lived during their 3 month trip from Edmonton to Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.163
Camping in the Bush, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Bush camp with three unidentified men sitting under a teepee style tent.
Location: 1969.59.166
Edson to Grande Prairie Mail Stage, 1912
3 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Church & Weatherly’s six pack horses being loaded with mail at Edson for the trip over mud and mire to Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.167
Operator 38 and His Understudy, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 5
Walking down a busy street in front of a fur store, Operator 38 and his understudy are tracking down the Vendor’s store.
Location: 1969.59.168
Dramatic Entertainment, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A woman dressed as Charlie Chaplin and man dressed as a woman standing outside in the snow. The man is possibly Tom Massey.
Location: 1969.59.169
Laying the Corner Stone of the United Church, 1925
3 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Rev. Archibald Graham at the laying of the corner stone of the United Church on Oct. 19, 1925. The Grande Prairie Garage Co., a large livery barn and other buildings can be seen in the background.
Location: 1969.59.170 a-c
The Cranston Family, 1915 c.
3 photographs; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
The Cranston family came with the “Bull Outfit” from Ontario c. 1909. They are shown here with their four children outside of their log homestead buildings.
Location: 1969.59.171
Fire on Main Street, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
City building (possibly Edmonton) being hosed down due to fire as the crowd watches from the street.
Location: 1969.59.172
Wielding an Axe, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A photograph to show how well some axemen can wield an axe to chop down a large spruce tree.
Location: 1969.59.173
Field in Flood, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Two men are standing on a road beside a flooded field. A “Sharp Curve” sign emerges from the water and a car is in the background.
Location: 1969.59.174
Dedication of North Sexsmith Anglican Church, 1932
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Dedication of North Sexsmith Anglican Church, Diocese of Athabasca, with Bishop Sovereign officiating. The congregation and Rev. Webb Rector are gathered outside the church. The church building was moved to Wembley in the 1950’s.
Location: 1969.59.175
Theatre Group, n.d.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
A Theatre group of 5 men and 1 woman have blackened faces and musical instruments. Herb Mathison is identified as the violinist.
Location: 1969.59.176
Man with Bulldog, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
A man is standing on a road with his bulldog. A man with a pipe and two vehicles are visible behind him.
Location: 1969.59.177
Frank Donald, Race Car Driver, 1920 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
Frank Donald leans out of his car to shake hands with a supporter in the crowd surrounding the car. The bet is to drive the car to Pouce Coupe. “Grande Prairie Hotel” (Donald’s business) is painted on the car door.
Location: 1969.59.178
Railway Platform Announcement, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A large crowd on a railway platform listens to a man reading from a paper in his hands.
Location: 1969.59.179
Man and Horse, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
A man standing beside his horse which is tied to a hitching rail in front of a livery building with a false front.
Location: 1969.59.181
Automobiles Delivered by Train, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Two automobiles, attended by three men, being transported on a flat bed rail car.
Location: 1969.59.182
Aboriginal Teepee, 1906 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5.5
A native woman and another person are standing outside a teepee with trees in the background.
Location: 1969.59.183
Baby Moose Drinking, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 5
Close-up of a baby moose drinking water out of a dugout.
Location: 1969.59.186
Three Baby Moose in Captivity, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Three young moose in captivity at Dunvegan on the Peace River.
Location: 1969.59.187
Dog Train, Edmonton, AB., 1919
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Photograph of a four-dog team and sleigh with three handlers.
Location: 1969.59.189
Garden Art, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
A dog sits in front of a hand-carved wooden scarecrow protecting a garden in the bush.
Location: 1969.59.190
Edwin and the Dogs, 1910 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Message: “Edwin and the dogs he is taking care of. Only one of them is ours.”
Location: 1969.59.193
Jack McCoy, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Jack McCoy, aged 2 years and 10 months, playing with his toy wagon.
Location: 1969.59.194
Girl in Garden, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Portrait of a young girl with fancy hat and a basket of flowers leaning on a chair in front of a vine covered wall.
Location: 1969.59.196
Boy in Garden, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Photograph of a young boy in shirt and shorts standing on the lawn.
Location: 1969.59.197
Man in a Bowler Hat, 1910 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Man in a suit jacket and bowler hat standing before a grove of trees.
Location: 1969.59.198
Difficulties of Horseback Riding, 1910 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5.5
A woman in a dress, with no assistance, is trying to get onto the back of a small horse.
Location: 1969.59.199
Frank Eaton, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Casual portrait of Frank Eaton leaning on a rail fence.
Location: 1969.59.224
RNWMP Corporal and Two Horses, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Uniformed RNWMP, identified as Corporal Collins, sitting on the prairie holding the reins of two saddled horses with him.
Location: 1969.59.225
Means of Transportation, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
A teen-age girl leaving her log cabin home driving a high-wheeled wagon pulled by one horse.
Location: 1969.59.226
Alex McDonald at Grande Prairie, 1919
2 postcards; b & w; 3 x 5
Alex McDonald and his two-horse team pulling a McDonald Bros. wagon in Grande Prairie. McDonald Brothers ran a dray business and sold “Wholesale and Retail Meats.”
Location: 1969.59.227
Log Cabin Home, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
A man stands in the doorway of his log cabin, an axe for chopping firewood beside him.
Location: 1969.59.228
Winter Travel by Horse & Sleigh, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
A man riding in an open cutter pulled by a team of horses is well-wrapped in fur robes.
Location: 1969.59.229
Luke Hagen, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Formal portrait of Luke Hagen, showing him sitting on a piano stool and holding a book.
Location: 1969.59.230
Surveying the Peace Country, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Working surveyor stands with tripod and tall marking pole.
Location: 1969.59.231
Advertising Red Roseter, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A man on horseback crosses a railway bridge. His horse is wearing an ad for Red Roseter–“Every Package Guaranteed.”
Location: 1969.59.232
Walter G. McFarlane, Surveyor, 1907
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Formal, full-length portrait of Walter McFarlane, chief surveyor in the south Peace from 1909-1911.
Location: 1969.59.233
Walter G. McFarlane, Surveyor, 1906
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Walter McFarlane standing beside a tripod in front of a lake. At the time of the photograph, it was May 13, and he was in Township 24, Range 25, West of the 1st Meridian.
Location: 1969.59.234
Man and Automobile, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
A man sitting on the hood of his car with fence and trees in the background.
Location: 1969.59.235
Community of Settlers, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 9
Large group of unidentified settlers, obviously enjoying each others company.
Location: 1969.59.237
Clyde Campbell, Farmer, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Clyde Campbell in his wheat field at Halcourt.
Location: 1969.59.238
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 6.5 x 9.5
Cars parked on Richmond Avenue, the business section of downtown Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.239
Grande Prairie Winter Carnival, 1927 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Winter Carnival Float, pulled by two horses, passes spectators on main street during the Grande Prairie Winter Carnival.
Location: 1969.59.240
Immigration Hall, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
The Immigration Hall was erected about 1917, north and east of today’s 99th Avenue and 98th Street.
Location: 1969.59.241
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 10
Business section of Grande Prairie with cars parked in front of downtown businesses.
Location: 1969.59.242
Mr. Carveth, Reeve, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9.5
Mr. Carveth was the first reeve of the Rural Municipality of Grande Prairie No. 739, organized January 6, 1913.
Location: 1969.59.245
Draft Horses at the Grande Prairie Fair, 1913
2 photographs; b & w; 7 x 9.5
Draft horse on show by their handlers at the 1913 fair.
Location: 1969.59.246
First Hogs Shipped From Grande Prairie, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 10
Walter Roberts’ grey team ready to transport the first hogs from Grande Prairie over the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railroad.
Location: 1969.59.247
Boodie Sprague, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 7
Bodie Sprague in high-wheeled wagon pulled by one horse.
Location: 1969.59.248
Edson Mail Stage at Grande Prairie Post Office, 1911 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9.5
Edson Mail Stage at Grande Prairie Post Office. The building was erected by Alphaesus Patterson the previous year as the first building on the future town site, housing the first bank, hotel, general store, and post office.
Location: 1969.59.249
Klondikers Building Boats at Athabasca, 1900 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
A group of Klondikers building boats at the Athabasca Landing, their clothing and blankets hanging near tents in the foreground.
Location: 1969.59.250
Grande Prairie’s First Hospital, 1906 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 8
The first crude “hospital” was provided on the Harry B. Clifford homestead in the Flying Shot Lake District by Mrs. Clifford, who in 1906 was the first white woman within 60 miles. By 1910 she gave over nursing responsibilities to Rev. & Mrs. A.S. Forbes.
Location: 1969.59.252
Kleskun Lake Baseball Team, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Kleskun Lake Team from the Twilight Baseball League: Floyd Tottem, Leonard Fishbourne, Mr. Schiller, Bert Hays, Captain Jess Harris, Bill Barnes, James Beard, Milt Armstrong, Forrest Falk, George Bass.
Location: 1969.59.253
Hotel Breeden, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Family group of settlers in front of the rail fence surrounding the sod-roofed Hotel Breeden. Blacksmith George Breeden’s one room log cabin near his shop overlooking Bear Creek was the first hotel in Grande Prairie, situated between present day Park Hotel and Bear Creek.
Location: 1969.59.255
Group Riding In A Wagon, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 9
Six people riding in a wagon pulled by two horses, accompanied by dogs and another wagon.
Location: 1969.59.256
CFGP Radio Station, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 8
The CFGP building stands on the south west corner of 100 Avenue and 99 Street. A grain elevator and several buildings are in the background.
Location: 1969.59.262
Harvesting Grain with a Horse-Drawn Binder, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 9.5
Farmer swathing wheat with a horse drawn binder.
Location: 1969.59.263
Means Of Transportation, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 10
A teen-age girl leaving her log cabin home driving a high-wheeled wagon pulled by one horse.
Location: 1969.59.264
Champion Ladies Curling Team, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Two lady curlers, one identified as Mrs. L.J. (Alice) O’Brien, pose with a trophy, brooms and curling rocks.
Location: 1969.59.265
Champion Curling Team, 1940 c.
4 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
This champion Women’s Curling Team displaying their trophy includes Mrs. L.J. (Alice) O’Brien, Ethel Roberts (Otto from Peace River), and Mrs. Watcher.
Location: 1969.59.266
Traveling With Oxen, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8.5
A large family group sitting in an un-covered wagon pulled by two oxen.
Location: 1969.59.268
Dunvegan Ferry, 1920 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Group of women, men and vehicles waiting on the dock for the Dunvegan Ferry.
Location: 1969.59.270
Picnic on the Banks of the Wapiti River, 1920 c.
4 postcards; b & w; 3 x 5
A party of five men enjoying a picnic on the banks of the Wapiti River.
Location: 1969.59.272-274
Railway Platform Speech, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
A large crowd on a railway platform listens to a man giving a speech. Could be the Duke of Devonshire.
Location: 1969.59.276
Group Portrait, 1900 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Casual portrait of five men and one woman on the steps of a brick house with iron-worked porch.
Location: 1969.59.277
Casual Portrait, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Two ladies and a man are sitting outside on a bench.
Location: 1969.59.278
Twin Shacks, Home of the Bredin family, 1921
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Mr. & Mrs. Bredin and guest in front of “Twin Shacks,” two log cabins connected with a covered walk-way in between. The cabins were built on separate quarters of the Bredin farm at Bear Lake to satisfy homesteading requirements.
Location: 1969.59.279
Traveling Party, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
This picnic party, dressed in their “Sunday Best”, includes Alice Sutherland, Mr. & Mrs. Walson-Summerville, Mrs. Sutherland, Mrs. McRae, Mrs. Scotty Smith, Scotty Smith, Bill Watson, Mr.& Mrs. Monkman, Charles Cowpar and Mr. Tate.
Location: 1969.59.280
Boys’ Hockey Team, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Boys hockey team and coach posed on the front porch of a house. Two of the boys are wearing Grande Praiair jerseys.
Location: 1969.59.282
Girls’ Swim Team, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Girls’ Swim Team lined up beside Montrose School.
Location: 1969.59.283
Boy’s Karate Team, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Boys’ karate team and coaches beside Montrose School.
Location: 1969.59.284
Group Portrait, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Group photograph of unidentified men and women dressed in semi-formal clothing.
Location: 1969.59.287
Athabasca Diocese Women’s Association, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Group photograph of delegates at the Athabasca Diocese Women’s Association Annual Meeting at High Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.288
Church Opening, 1915 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Congregation of approximately 75 people in front of a small frame building, possibly the Methodist Church at Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 1969.59.289
Road Down to the Lake, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6.5
A car parked on an unidentified road leading down to a lake.
Location: 1969.59.290
Bear Lake Hunting Trip, 1923
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
The results of two hours of bird hunting, on Oct. 30, 1923, at Bear Lake, Alberta: 32 geese and 16 other birds displayed by three hunters and their spaniel hunting dog.
Location: 1969.59.291
Bird’s Eye View of a River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6.5
Bird’s eye view of two islands in an unknown river.
Location: 1969.59.292
The “Beaver” on the Smoky River, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6.5
A large group of passengers disembarking from the “Beaver” at Bezanson.
Location: 1969.59.293
Log Cabin with Sod Roof, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6.5
A log cabin with a sod roof sports a hammock on the front porch.
Location: 1969.59.294
Dining Outdoors, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6.5
Five men camping and picnicking in summer. Nearby are several white pup tents and an abandoned building site.
Location: 1969.59.295
Three Men and a Car, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6.5
Travel by early automobile in the winter required dressing warmly.
Location: 1969.59.296
Horse Racing, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6.5
The owner of a race horse holds his horse by the reins at a large race track.
Location: 1969.59.297
Man and His Animals, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6.5
A man driving a wagon pulled by a team of horses is accompanied by two dogs.
Location: 1969.59.298
Fording the River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6.5
A band of pack ponies swimming across the river.
Location: 1969.59.299
Heading for Nose Mountain, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Starting out for Nose Mountain from the McNaught homestead at Beaverlodge are Violet Jebb, Lake Saskatoon; William Fletcher Bredin; and Arm Philip Roberts, Clairmont.
Location: 1969.59.300
Successful Fishing Trip, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Three men holding a long string of fish in front of their temporray camp.
Location: 1969.59.301
Logging Camp in Winter, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 1.5 x 2.5
Buildings and equipment in a winter logging camp.
Location: 1969.59.304
Fresh Cut Logs, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A pile of fresh cut logs tied down and ready to be moved to the sawmill.
Location: 1969.59.305
A Day’s Shooting, Grand Prairie, Alta., 1920 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Two hunters with their dog in front of the results of a day of goose and duck hunting.
Location: 1969.59.308
Horses and Sleighs, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6.5
Two teams of horses and sleds, with the fence and buildings of a homestead in the background.
Location: 1969.59.311
Ox Team and Wagon, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6.5
Travel by oxen was common for early settlers in the Peace Country. Oxen were more hardy, easier to feed, and less susceptible to disease than horses.
Location: 1969.59.312
Oxen Following Wagon, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6.5
When settlers came to the Peace Country over the pioneer trails, even the livestock had to be brought with them.
Location: 1969.59.313
A Halt for Dinner, 1911 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Pioneer party with caboose, wagons and horses stopped for dinner.
Location: 1969.59.314
Crossing Sturgeon Lake, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
A.M., Lois and Frank Bezanson crossing Sturgeon Lake enroute to Teepee Creek Ranch with a group of cabooses and sleds.
Location: 1969.59.315
Teams on the Simmonette River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Four teams with cabooses on the frozen Simmonette River are carrying winter travelers in the Peace Country.
Location: 1969.59.316
Ski Jump, Bear Creek, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Kyre Livelton landing a 137 foot ski jump as spectators watch.
Location: 1969.59.317
Playing Hockey on an Outdoor Rink, n.d.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 X 5
A hockey team practicing on an outdoor rink.
Location: 1969.59.318,319
Lake Saskatoon Sports, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6.5
A large group of spectators seated on wooden bleachers at Lake Saskatoon about 1917 includes Harry Keith, Arthur Carveth, Joshua Fletcher and Rev. Alexander Forbes.
Location: 1969.59.321
On the Banks of the Wapiti, 1910 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
One man in hat and casual clothes on the banks of the Wapiti River.
Location: 1969.59.322
Railway Platform Announcement, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Large group of people listening to a speaker on a platform at the railway station.
Location: 1969.59.323
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1925 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
View down Richmond Avenue towards the west, with water tower and electrical lines in evidence. Grande Prairie Hotel is the most visible building.
Location: 1969.59.325
Family Portrait from World War I, 1918 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Family portrait of a soldier and his family during the First World War.
Location: 1969.59.327
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1925 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Streetside view of Richmond Avenue showing Grande Prairie Hotel on left and Morrison’s Cash Store on left.
Location: 1969.59.328
Family on Holiday, 1920 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Group of five family members strolling along the seafront in a seaside town.
Location: 1969.59.330
WWI Convalescent Hospital, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Patients and staff at “The Larches,” a WWI convalescent home at Paignton, Devon, England. Note on the back reads: Shattock with best wishes from K.C. Gauney September 14, 1918.”
Location: 1969.59.331
Imperial Bank of Canada, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Business men gathered in front of the Imperial Bank of Canada, in the business section of Grande Prairie. Two of the men are identified as J. Holtom, the auctioneer, and Bill Roberts.
Location: 1969.59.332
On Early Roads in Spring, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Eight workmen are drying sheets and other items out in the sun. They wait near three automobiles.
Location: 1969.59.333
Four Men and a Cabin, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Four men are standing in front of a cabin door. One man is in the open doorway and two others outside are holding boxes. One box reads: Swill’s Premium Tobacco – Savor -Lite…
Location: 1969.59.334
Picnic at Swan Lake, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Swan Lake, just inside the B.C. border, was a popular spot for a week-end drive and picnic.
Location: 1969.59.335
Logging Camp, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Logging camps and sawmills like this one in South Wapiti area provided winter work for many men and the occasional women as cook.Second from the left, sitting down, is Willian Arthur (Billie) Bean.
Location: 1969.59.336
The Family Car, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Two unidentified men and a woman standing in front of the family car.
Location: 1969.59.337
Mr. & Mrs. Tempest, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Mr. & Mrs. George L. Tempest opened the Kleskun Hill Post Office in 1917 in their 1913 home. In April of 1934, he cut the timbers for the new post office which is now preserved in the Grande Prairie Museum Heritage Village.
Location: 1969.59.338
Women’s Fashions, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Outdoors snapshot of two women, one of whom is wearing a fur stole.
Location: 1969.59.339
View of the River, n.d.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 4.5
Looking down over the river valley, with a trail and fields visible in the foreground.
Location: 1969.59.340
Moving a Homesteader’s Effects, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 7
A party of men and boys moving a homesteader’s belongings Catterpillar Tractor and sled.
Location: 1969.59.341
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1911-1912
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 6 in.
Patterson & Son’s Store and Livery Barn in the foreground with the beginnings of Richmond Avenue in the centre.
Location: 1969.59.342
Picnic At Swan Lake, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 10
Swan Lake, just inside the B.C. border, was a popular spot for a week-end drive and picnic.
Location: 1969.59.346
Surveyors at Lake Saskatoon, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 10
Horses and oxen graze in the fields in front of a surveyors’ tent on the shores of Saskatoon Lake.
Location: 1969.59.347
Coffee Break at Threshing Time, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 10
The men are taking a break drinking coffee while women help unload the wagon. The Ganzeveld & Jazzard Threshing crew are at Ed Carney’s Farm at Buffalo Lake around 1929.
Location: 1969.59.348
Stacking Bundles, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 9.5
Two men stacking bundles onto large, fenced piles to keep them safe from inclement weather until the Threshing Outfit arrives.
Location: 1969.59.349
Ox Power, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 9.5
Oxen provided brute strength for pulling sleds through the winter snow.
Location: 1969.59.350
Peace River Above The Canyon, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Canoe and loaded boat on the Peace River above the canyon.
Location: 1969.59.351
J.M. Crummy Garage, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 7.5 x 9.5
Two gas pumps outside the J.M. Crummy Garage Co. Ltd., a garage selling and servicing “Dodge-Desoto” cars.
Location: 1969.59.353
Theatre Troupe, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Cast of approximately 60 in elaborate costumes for a theatre production.
Location: 1969.59.354
Community of Settlers, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 9
Large group of unidentified settlers, obviously enjoying each others company. Women, children and an old man are seated in front of a group of men. A kettle sits on top of other items in the foreground.
Location: 1969.59.356
Edwin & Mrs. Bragg on McIvor Lake, 1925 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Mrs. Bragg and her son Edwin with their three dogs in a fishing scow on McIvor Lake.
Location: 1969.59.357
Canoeing On The Lake, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Canoeing was a popular leisure activity. This couple is enjoying a summer tour of the lake.
Location: 1969.59.358
Ottauquechee River, n.d.
1 postcard; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
Message: “Picturesque view of the Ottauquechee River where we go trout fishing.”
Location: 1969.59.359
Lake View From Shoreline, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3
A point of land covered in trees reaches into an unknown lake, with the shore of the lake in the foreground.
Location: 1969.59.360
Men’s Baseball Team, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Men’s Baseball Team playing baseball for a crowd at the Grande Prairie Fair Grounds.
Location: 1969.59.361
Sports Day Entertainment, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
A comedy act for Sports Day entertainment has a dog riding a donkey and the donkey pulling a man in a cart.
Location: 1969.59.362
Ladies Basketball Game, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Ladies Basketball Team playing for a crowd of spectators at the Grande Prairie Fair Grounds.
Location: 1969.59.363
Horse Race at Grande Prairie Fair Grounds, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A large crowd watches the horse races at the Grande Prairie Fair Grounds.
Location: 1969.59.364
Baseball Game at Grande Prairie Fair Grounds, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A large group of spectators in the bleachers watches a baseball game at the fair grounds.
Location: 1969.59.365
Horse Race at Grande Prairie Fair Grounds, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Spectators wait for the start of a horse race at the Grande Prairie Fair Grounds.
Location: 1969.59.366
Gunny Sack Race, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Fair-goers participate in a sack race while a crowd of spectators watches with amusement.
Location: 1969.59.367
Sports Day Entertainment, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
A comedy act for Sports Day entertainment has a dog riding a donkey and the donkey pulling a man in a cart.
Location: 1969.59.368
Horse Race, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Horse races were a regular feature at Sports Days. Here, the pack is just rounding a corner on the racetrack.
Location: 1969.59.369
Grande Prairie Sports, 1918
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
A covered grandstand holds a crowd of spectators for the Grande Prairie Sports.
Location: 1969.59.370
Grande Prairie Fair Grounds, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Spectators find seats in the bleachers at the Grande Prairie Fair Grounds while waiting for the sports to start.
Location: 1969.59.371
Playing Tennis, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Two couples playing tennis on an early Grande Prairie tennis court.
Location: 1969.59.372
Playing Hockey, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A men’s hockey team playing on an outdoor rink in the town of Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.373
Horse Racing, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Three horses racing neck on neck in front of a large crowd of spectators at the Grande Prairie Fair Grounds.
Location: 1969.59.374
Baseball Game at The Grande Prairie Fair Grounds, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Baseball teams and leagues were formed as early as 1913. Here, a crowd of spectators watches baseball at the Grande Prairie Fair Grounds.
Location: 1969.59.375
Baseball Game at The Grande Prairie Fair Grounds, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A men’s team playing baseball at the Grande Prairie Fair Grounds.
Location: 1969.59.376
Mission School at Peace River, 1913
2 postcards; b & w; 3 x 5
A group of aboriginal children outside the front door of the mission school at Peace River in 1913, are witnessing the first car to come to Peace River town.
Location: 1969.59.378
Lake in the Peace Country, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, clouds are reflected in a lake fronted with a luxiourious stand of marsh grass.
Location: 1969.59.381
Lake in the Peace Country, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Lakes were a source of water, food and travel for early settlers. These houses were built right on the shore of the lake.
Location: 1969.59.382
River Break-up, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The break-up of the ice on the rivers twlls Peace Country residents that winter is finally over.
Location: 1969.59.383
View of the River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, an island is visible on a river, fronted by the river bank and forest.
Location: 1969.59.384
The Wapiti River Ferry, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Wapiti River Ferry docks at the side of the river to allow cars and passengers to disembark.
Location: 1969.59.385
A View of the River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
From the top of the river bank, a horse and rider are visible on a peninsula jutting out into the river.
Location: 1969.59.386
Viewpoint on the River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
From the foreground of a grassy knoll, an island splitting a river in two can be seen.
Location: 1969.59.387
A View of the Frozen River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The frozen river in the foreground is framed by the banks of the opposite shore.
Location: 1969.59.388
Power Boat on the Lake, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Local lakes were also the scene for early power boats.
Location: 1969.59.389
River Through the Forest, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, trees line both sides of a small river.
Location: 1969.59.390
View of the Lake from Shore, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, clouds are reflected in the waters of an unidentified lake.
Location: 1969.59.391
Wooden Bridge over the River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Early bridges were made, first of logs and then of lumber. Here, the reflection of the bridge can be seen in the river.
Location: 1969.59.392
River Transportation, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Ferries were common on rivers too large for simple bridges. Here, a ferry tower and line can be seen on the opposite bank of the river.
Location: 1969.59.393
River View, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
This view of the river was taken from the stern of a boat in mid-stream.
Location: 1969.59.394
Resting under the Bridge, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Two women sit on logs which extend from the shore into the river under a raised bridge.
Location: 1969.59.395
River Break-up, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The break-up of the ice on the rivers twlls Peace Country residents that winter is finally over.
Location: 1969.59.396
View of a River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, the river and opposite bank is seen through a foreground trees.
Location: 1969.59.397
View of a River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, the river in the foreground is backed by forest-covered banks.
Location: 1969.59.398
View of a River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, the river flows past a stand of logs on the shore. The opposite shore is covered by forest.
Location: 1969.59.399
View of a River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A view of the river from mid-stream, with a tree-covered shoreline in the background.
Location: 1969.59.400
The “Hermitage”, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A resident teacher stands under frozen icicles in the doorway of the teacherage at Hermit Lake School.
Location: 1969.59.405
Hermit Lake School, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Rear view of Hermit Lake School, with the swing set and yard visible behind the school.
Location: 1969.59.406
Hermit Lake School Students, 1937 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A female teacher and fifteen students on the front steps of Hermit Lake School.
Location: 1969.59.407
Hermit Lake School Students, 1937 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A female teacher and fifteen students on the front steps of Hermit Lake School.
Location: 1969.59.408
Hermit Lake School Students, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A close-up photograph of a female teacher and thirteen students standing by the front door of Hermit Lake School.
Location: 1969.59.409
Hermit Lake School Students, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A close-up of the side of Hermit Lake School c. 1937, with a female teacher and thirteen students standing outside the windows of the school.
Location: 1969.59.410
View of the River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Logs are lying in the middle of the river. Trees line each side of the river.
Location: 1969.59.412
River Passageway, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The photograph appears to have been taken from a boat on the river. There is a passageway between two high banks in the background.
Location: 1969.59.413
View of a Distant River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. This photograph was taken from a hill overlooking trees and a river in the distance.
Location: 1969.59.414
River Break-up, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Ice is breaking up on the river. This photograph appears to have been taken from a boat. Both of the river banks are visible.
Location: 1969.59.415
View from the Middle of the River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
This photograph appears to have been taken from a boat, with the opposite shore visible in the background.
Location: 1969.59.416
Hill Viewpoint, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, a river valley with islands can be seen from the top of a grass-covered hill.
Location: 1969.59.417
Frozen Lake, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
For up to six months of the year, Peace Country Lakes are frozen, and this scene is the norm.
Location: 1969.59.418
Frozen River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
For up to six months of the year, Peace Country Lakes and Rivers are frozen, and this scene is the norm.
Location: 1969.59.419
Trees Along the River Banks, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, trees lining both sides of a river are reflected in the water.
Location: 1969.59.420
Bush Along the River Banks, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, trees and bush line both sides of a river.
Location: 1969.59.421
Trees Along the River Banks, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, trees lining both sides of a river show their reflection in the water.
Location: 1969.59.422
View Of Logs Over River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, two logs have fallen across a river boarded on both sides by trees.
Location: 1969.59.423
View Of River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. Here, the sun is low in the horizon over a tree lined river.
Location: 1969.59.424
The Cathredral, Wapiti Trail, 1920 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
This walk was known as “The Cathedral” on Wapiti Trail.
Location: 1969.59.425
Canoeing on Upper Campbell River, 1925 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Man and boy canoe down the Upper Campbell River, with trees on both sides of the river bank.
Location: 1969.59.426
Waterfall in the Wilderness, 1925 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
These rocky cliffs with high falls and trees on the top of the bank could be Porcupine Falls near Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.427
Upper Porcupine River Falls, Grande Prairie, 1925 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
These low falls within their high banks are the Upper Porcupine River Falls near Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.428
Red Willow River, Grande Prairie, 1925 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Looking down on the Red Willow River at low flow.
Location: 1969.59.429
Patterson’s Store, Post Office and Union Bank Of Canada, 1909
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 7
Patterson & Son’s Store, the post office and the Union Bank occupied one building next to a livery barn in 1911. J.O. Patterson’s house can be seen on the left.
Location: 1969.59.471
View Of Grande Prairie, 1917
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 7
Grande Prairie in 1917, as seen from the west side of Bear Creek on 100 Avenue. Landmarks include the water tower, grain elevators, and the Anglican Church.
Location: 1969.59.472
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1916 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9
Bird’s eye view of Grande Prairie’s main busines street around 1916.
Location: 1969.59.473
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 10
Bird’s eye view of Grande Prairie in 1929 showing Court House under construction on the corner of 99 Street and 101 Avenue. This photograph was taken from the top of Montrose School.
Location: 1969.59.474
“Where Rail and Trail Meet”, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Grande Prairie was the end of steel from 1916 to 1924. This is the point where the rail met the trail into Grande Prairie. The Wishart House is to the right of the rail tracks.
Location: 1969.59.475
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Bird’s eye view of Main Street full of automobiles and people.
Location: 1969.59.476
Dog Team At Northern Winter Carnival, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6.5
A dog sled and team, watched by a crowd of spectators, are crossing Richmond Avenue during the Northern Winter Carnival.
Location: 1969.59.477
Kathryn Prittie Hospital, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
The Pioneer Hospital, which opened June 16, 1914, was re-named the Kathryn Prittie Hospital in honour of donors from Toronto.
Location: 1969.59.478
Kathryn Prittie Hospital, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Two nurses stand on the steps of the Kathryn Prittie hospital in Grande Prairie which opened June 16, 1914.
Location: 1969.59.480
J.M. Crummy Garage Co. Ltd., 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
The J.M. Crummy Garage Co. Ltd., selling and servicing “Dodge-Desoto” cars, was located on the corner of Richmond Avenue and 102 Street.
Location: 1969.59.481
Murray Hotel, Richmond Avenue, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6.5
The Murray Hotel and other Richmond Avenue businesses covered in snow in the winter of 1929.
Location: 1969.59.482
Northern Winter Carnival, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Participants in Grande Prairie’s Northern Winter Carnival walk along a decorated Richmond Avenue.
Location: 1969.59.483
Northern Winter Carnival, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
During the Northern Winter Carnival, trees line the street in front of D.W. Pratt Real Estate and Insurance and other businesses on Grande Prairie’s Richmong Avenue.
Location: 1969.59.492
Music Festival Display Case, n.d.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
A plaque leaning on a display case reads, “Grande Prairie Music Festival Class 3C Folk Dancing Presented by Union Oil Co. of Canada Ltd.” Eight other trophies and plaques are inside the display case.
Location: 1969.59.493
Richmond Avenue at Night, 1960 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Powerful mercury street lights and blaze of neon signs makes Grande Prairie’s downtown section one of the most brightly-lighted in Alberta.
Location: 1969.59.494
Business Men, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x5.5
Business men gathered in front of the Imperial Bank of Canada, in the business section of Grande Prairie. Two of the men are identified as J. Holtom, the auctioneer, and Bill Roberts.
Location: 1969.59.495
Richmond Hill Golf Club, Grande Prairie, 1940 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
The Richmond Hill Clubhouse and Golf Course on the top of Richmond Hill, west of Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.496
Winter Carnival Parade, 1925 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Cars and floats on Richmond Avenue, with Winter Carnival banner in the distance.
Location: 1969.59.497
Alberta Government Telephone Office, Grande Prairie, n.d.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Alberta Government Telephones built a new brick office and exchange in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.498
Immigration Hall, Grande Prairie, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Immigration Hall was built c. 1917 to temporarily house and assist immigrants coming into the Peace Country.
Location: 1969.59.520
Harry Watcher, Watcher’s Jewelry, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Harry Watcher beside a display case in Watcher’s Jewelry (later Curry’s Jewelers) promoting the Music Festival c. 1940.
Location: 1969.59.521
Richmond Avenue Parade, 1920 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
“Welcome” banner inside a green arbour over Richmond Avenue frames a parade and marching band advancing from the west.
Location: 1969.59.524
Automobiles on Richmond Avenue, 1930 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Six shiny automobiles are parked alongside Richmond Avenue.
Location: 1969.59.525
Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital, 1929
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Building materials still litter the site of the newly-built Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital in 1929.
Location: 1969.59.526
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1918
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
View of Grande Prairie from the west side of Bear Creek c. 1918. The skyline is marked by the water tower and grain elevators.
Location: 1969.59.527
Pole Fence on the Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Early fences were made of whatever was available, in this case, logs.
Location: 1969.59.529
Settler’s Cabins on the Grande Prairie, 1910 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Two homes on a ridge of land could be Forbes and Clifford’s homes at Flying Shot Lake.
Location: 1969.59.530
Wildlife Décor Theme, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Large antlers decorate the false front of a building, possibly a general store. The owner’s home sits next door.
Location: 1969.59.531
J.M. Crummy Garage Co. Ltd., 1945 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Vehicles parked outside J.M. Crummy Garage Co. Ltd., the Dodge-DeSoto Sales & Service Representative in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.532
Carveth Home, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Vines grow up the side of the A.W. Carveth home, built on section 10-72-5 W6 in 1913.
Location: 1969.59.533
Grande Prairie Post Office, 1955 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Grande Prairie’s three-story brick post office was built on the corner of Clairmont Road and 101 Avenue in 1952.
Location: 1969.59.534
Richmond Avenue Bridge, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
The bridge where Richmond Avenue crosses Bear Creek west to Richmond Hill.
Location: 1969.59.535
Mr. & Mrs. R.H. Watcher, 1945 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Watcher in the doorway of R.H. Watcher Jeweler & Optician. Next door is Butcharts Drug Store.
Location: 1969.59.536
Whitehorse before 1920, 1920 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Postcard from Whitehorse c. 1920, showing a horse pulling a dray wagon with two men in it.
Location: 1969.59.540
Dunvegan Rectory, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Dunvegan Rectory in a state of deterioration, before it was restored as a historic site.
Location: 1969.59.544
St. Charles Catholic Mission, Dunvegan, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
St. Charles Catholic Mission at Dunvegan was built in 1867.
Location: 1969.59.545
Ice Hauling, Fredericton, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Ice had to be cut & hauled in winter to provide for summer refrigeration. Here, two horses pull a sled loaded with ice.
Location: 1969.59.546
View of the River, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers. This photograph was taken from a hill overlooking a river, the foreground filled with trees.
Location: 1969.59.548
Flooded Street, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
A flooded street has been laid with logs to allow people to cross from one side to the other.
Location: 1969.59.549
Mr. Bakke’s Farm, Ponoka, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Fence posts piled in the yard of the Bakke’s farmstead at 10 West Ponoka.
Location: 1969.59.550
Survey Cutline, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A survey scope mounted on a tripod measures the distance down a cut line through the trees.
Location: 1969.59.554
Electric & Pumping Station, n.d.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
The City of Prince George Electric & Pumping Station.
Location: 1969.59.555
Silver Fox Ranch, Wetaskiwin, 1930 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Two-storey “command post” inside a circular formation of cages and runs at the Montgomery Brothers Silver Fox Farm at Wetaskiwin.
Location: 1969.59.557
Three-storey Home, n.d.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Frontal view of three-storey house with brick chimney and brick garden wall.
Location: 1969.59.558
Small Creek Covered With Snow, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Snow covers the hillside and fills in a creek bed.
Location: 1969.59.560
Hampshire & Suffolk Sheep, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5
Mixed flock of Suffolk and Hampshire sheep.
Location: 1969.59.568
Sheep Dog, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5
The traditional Border Collie sheep dog was also used in the Peace Country.
Location: 1969.59.569
Hampshire & Suffolk Sheep, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5
Mixed flock of Suffolk and Hampshire sheep.
Location: 1969.59.570
Suffolk Ewe with Twin Lambs, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5
Suffolk ewes and their lambs outside the sheep shed in a Peace Country farmstead.
Location: 1969.59.571
Hampshire Ram, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5
A Hampshire Ram, key to the breeding program with a flock of Suffolk Ewes.
Location: 1969.59.572
Suffolk Ewes with Lambs, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 3.5 x 4.5
Twin lambs nursing on a Suffolk Ewe in a Peace Country farmstead.
Location: 1969.59.573
Coal Oil Tractor, 1980 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
1225 Case Tractor from about 1907.
Location: 1969.59.575
Steam Powered Tractors, 1970 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Steam powered tractors were used for heavy chores such as breaking land and threshing.
Location: 1969.59.576
Snowplane, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Snow planes were covered snowmobiles used for winter transportation before road plowing was common. They were able to carry a driver and three passengers.
Location: 1969.59.577
Oil/Coal Tractor, 1970 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Coal Oil Tractors used coal oil as fuel before gas tractors became common.
Location: 1969.59.578
Train Wreck, 1916 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
The E.D.& B.C. (Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway) was nicknamed the Extremely Dangerous & Badly Constructed Railway. Train accidents were common; here, an E.D. & B.C. train engine is lying on its side in the snow and mud.
Location: 1969.59.579
Town of Saskatoon Lake, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
The town of Lake Saskatoon was the largest in the Grande Prairie District in the early years of the 20th century.
Location: 1969.59.581
Flooded Community, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
An unidentified community suffering the effects of a flood.
Location: 1969.59.582
Country Road, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
The view down a country road extends to a lake in the background, with several farms visible around the lake.
Location: 1969.59.583
Ollie Overland’s Log Cabin, 1920 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Three men in front of a log cabin are accompanied by Ollie Overland’s two dogs and a saddled horse.
Location: 1969.59.584
Aboriginal Cemetery, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
The wooden crosses and spirit houses of an aboriginal cemetary are surrounded by a white picket fence.
Location: 1969.59.585
Montrose School, 1920 c.
3 photographs; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
When Montrose School was built in 1917, it was the largest brick building north of Edmonton.
Location: 1969.59.586
Pig Farming, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
A herd of pigs at free range within a farmstead enclosure. Other farm animals are nearby.
Location: 1969.59.587
St. Barnabas Church At Flying Shot Lake, 1970 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 5
St. Barnabas Anglican Church at Flying Shot Lake, deteriorating and abandoned. It was moved to Flying Shot Lake from Hermit Lake in 1929.
Location: 1969.59.588
Fort St. John, British Columbia, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 6
A snowy view of the town of Fort St. John c. 1929.
Location: 1969.59.589
Slave Lake Flood, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
In 1935, a flood covered the community of Slave Lake, as seen in this photograph.
Location: 1969.59.591
Farm House With Pillar Deck, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Winter shot of large white farm house of elabourate design.
Location: 1969.59.592
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Richmond Avenue in the winter c. 1920. De Laval Cream Separators and Thompson Hardware are the only businesses clearly visible.
Location: 1969.59.593
Town With Fort, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A dog sled pauses before a town “fort” on a snow covered street. Visible businesses include Perry Tailor, Tower’s Restaurant, the Bank Of Vancouver, Telephone Office, J.P. Robertson Men’s Store.
Location: 1969.59.594
Thompson Home and Garden at Bear Lake, 1924
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Mrs. Thompson was a widow when she came to the Grande Prairie District with five grown children in 1910. Here, she stands beside her large, gabled house and garden at Bear Lake.
Location: 1969.59.595a
Thompson Home and Garden at Bear Lake, 1924
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Mrs. Mary Thompson’s two-storey home near Bear Lake, surrounded with lush vines and gardens, was built c. 1920.
Location: 1969.59.595b
Grande Prairie in Winter, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
A wintry, bird’s eye view of the town of Grande Prairie covered around 1920.
Location: 1969.59.596
Empire Hotel, Fairview, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Empire Hotel in Fairview, as it appeared c. 1920, with surrounding buildings.
Location: 1969.59.597
Christ Church Anglican, Grande Prairie, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
A wintry landscape reveals Christ Church Anglican and Speke Hall covered with hoar frost and snow.
Location: 1969.59.598
Unidentified Church, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
This large white church has multi-paned windows and a bell tower. It also has a full basement with entry stairs at the upper level.
Location: 1969.59.600
Peace River Bridge on the Alaska Highway, 1946
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Suspension Bridge over the Peace River at Taylor Flats, B.C. It was built c. 1942 and collapsed in 1957. A nearby railway trestle was converted for highway traffic until a new bridge could be built.
Location: 1969.59.602
Bridge In The Distance, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A man crossing an unknown bridge in the background.
Location: 1969.59.604
Close Up Of Bridge, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The close up side view of an unidentified bridge.
Location: 1969.59.605
Bridge, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
View down an unidentified bridge and road.
Location: 1969.59.607
Under the Bridge, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Logs extend from the shore into the river under a raised bridge. A man is standing on the logs.
Location: 1969.59.608
Dunvegan Bridge, 1952
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Dunvegan Bridge crosses the Peace River. When it was built in 1960, it was the longest suspension bridge in Alberta.
Location: 1969.59.609
Grande Prairie Parade, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
The “Flying Shot Lake” parade float carries an aboriginal teepee to represent the native community which first settled around the lake. Several other floats can also be seen.
Location: 1969.59.610
Flying Shot Lake Parade Float, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
The “Flying Shot Lake” parade float, decorated with spruce branches, carries an aboriginal teepee and a Dominion of Canada flag.
Location: 1969.59.611
Young Canada Parade Float, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
The “Young Canada” parade float features children in ethnic costume with a Canadian Flag flying overhead.
Location: 1969.59.612
Anglican Church Float, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Two “van ladies” accompany the Anglican Church entry in the parade for the opening of the Smoky River Bridge. Sign reads “Sunday School Mission Anglican Church Athabasca Diocese.”
Location: 1969.59.613
Northern Winter Carnival Parade Float, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Two horses pull a decorated sleigh with children in it down Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, in front of Thomson’s Hardware.
Location: 1969.59.614
Theatrical Parade Float, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
A horse-drawn parade float carries actors in costume, holding musical instruments.
Location: 1969.59.615
VE Day Parade, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Uniformed soldiers marching down Richmond Avenue in the Victory Over Europe Day parade, 1945.
Location: 1969.59.616
Cooperative Association Float, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A horse pulls a man on a travois and carries a sign which reads “Buy where you save money–the Co-operative Association Ltd. at old post office bldg.”
Location: 1969.59.617
VE Day Parade, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Uniformed soldiers marching down Richmond Avenue in the Victory Over Europe Day parade, 1945.
Location: 1969.59.618
Richmond Avenue Parade, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Participants in this unidentified parade down Richmond Avenue include costumed women, a marching band, and a person on a bicycle.
Location: 1969.59.619
Sports Day Parade, 1922
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
A row of men on horseback, the first one carrying the Union Jack, are followed by a group of men pulling a cart in the 1922 Sports Day Parade.
Location: 1969.59.620
Arrival Of The First Train At Hythe, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A large crowd of spectators has come to greet the first train in to Hythe on Jan. 15, 1929.
Location: 1969.59.622
Train Stop on a Frozen Lake, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The train was a major means of transportation for people as well as goods. Here, a traveler’s bags sit in the snow beside a train. The only other sign of civilization is a dock extending into a frozen lake.
Location: 1969.59.623
First Train Arrives at Hythe, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Trains were a major means of transportation for people as well as goods. This was the first passenger train in Hythe, Jan. 15, 1929.
Location: 1969.59.624
Army Jeep and Barracks, Grande Prairie, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
An army jeep is parked in front of the barracks at 101 Street and 90th Avenue, Grande Prairie, in 1943. This was across the street from the DeCoy Armoury where the reserves trained.
Location: 1969.59.629a
Army Jeep, 1992
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
This 50 year old WW II army jeep looks like new, July 15, 1992.
Location: 1969.59.629b
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Traffic on Richmond Avenue in the mid 1940s.
Location: 1969.59.629c
Alex Monkman and the Monkman Highway Association, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Mr. Alex Monkman with a sign advertising the Monkman Highway. In the 1930s, the Monkman Highway Association began to raise money to build a road through the Rockies via the Monkman Pass. This farm is donating an acre of grain to the cause.
Location: 1969.59.630
St. Joseph’s Church, Grande Prairie, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church was built c. 1917 on the corner of 103 Avenue and 101 Street. It replaced St. Vincent’s Mission, which had burned down.
Location: 1969.59.632
Hudson’s Bay Co., Saskatoon Lake, 1905 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
The Hudson’s Bay Co. complex at Saskatoon Lake traded furs and sold goods to the aboriginal community before the arrival of European settlers.
Location: 1969.59.633
Town of Lake Saskatoon, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 7
Panoramic view of the town of Saskatoon Lake with the lake in the background.
Location: 1969.59.634
The Banks of the Wapiti, n.d.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
The natural beauty of the Peace Country attracted visitors as well as settlers, and one of the favourite places to visit was the Wapiti River, whose tree-lined banks are seen here.
Location: 1969.59.635
Welcome Sign, Grande Prairie, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A green “Welcome” bower greets visitors while an RCMP corporal directs traffic and parking towards Montrose School in the background.
Location: 1969.59.640
Rycroft Parade Float, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
“Old-timers,” using an old truck as their parade float, bear a “Rycroft” flag.
Location: 1969.59.641
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, 1943 c.
4 photographs; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals coming down Richmond Avenue in an all-terrain vehicles, watched by a crowd of spectators and followed by children on bicycles.
Location: 1969.59.642
Clown Float, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Every parade must have a clown! This pony is pulling a clown in a small cart for the Grande Prairie parade.
Location: 1969.59.643
Clown Float, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
This pony is pulling a clown in a small cart for the Grande Prairie parade. Montrose School can be seen in the background.
Location: 1969.59.644
“Canada’s Winter Sports”, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A parade float carries three women dressed up for curling, snowshoeing and hockey to represent “Canada’s Winter Sports” in the Northern Winter Carnival parade.
Location: 1969.59.645
Northern Winter Carnival, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Richmond Avenue is the scene for this Northern Winter Carnival parade. Here, a sleigh pulled by two white horses passes Spicer’s Bakery, Simpson’s Shoe Store, Morrison’s Groceteria and a Harness shop.
Location: 1969.59.646
Northern Winter Carnival, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Northern Winter Carnival banner arches across the main street of Grande Prairie for the 1929 carnival. Vehicles, pedestrians, horses and a horse drawn wagon crowd the street.
Location: 1969.59.647
Northern Winter Carnival, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Northern Winter Carnival banner arches across the main street of Grande Prairie, with businesses and spectators visible in the background.
Location: 1969.59.648
Mile Zero, McKenzie Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mileage post at Grimshaw showing how many miles to different points in the Peace Country.
Location: 1969.59.655
Dawson Creek, British Columbia, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Main Street of Dawson Creek about the time the Alaska Highway was built.
Location: 1969.59.656
Dawson Creek, British Columbia, 1944
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Bird’s Eye view of Dawson Creek about the time the Alaska Highway was built.
Location: 1969.59.657
Near the Alcan Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Landscape of mountains and lake near the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1969.59.658
Peace River Bridge, Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Peace River suspension bridge at Taylor Flats on the Alaska Highway route.
Location: 1969.59.659
Magnificent Mountain Scenery Along the Alcan Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Trucks rounding a hairpin turn on the Alaska Highway, with mountains in the background.
Location: 1969.59.660
Kiskatinaw River, Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Bridge over the Kiskatinaw River on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1969.59.661
Roadside View, Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
View of Alaska wending its way between two snowy banks of foothills.
Location: 1969.59.662
Mountains of Snow along the Alcan Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Alaska Highway as a dirt road curving beside mountains white with snow.
Location: 1969.59.663
Graveled Highway Through the Bush, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Graveled road that was the Alaska Highway, running through wooded country.
Location: 1969.59.664
Section of the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Section of the Alaska Highway running through hilly bush country.
Location: 1969.59.665
Camp on the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Bird’s eye view of a construction camp on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1969.59.666
Peace River Bridge, Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Peace River suspension bridge at Taylor Flats on the Alaska Highway route.
Location: 1969.59.667
View Along the New Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
View along the new Alaska Highway through Canada’s wilderness.
Location: 1969.59.668
Traveling the Alaska Highway in Winter, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Truck rounding a hairpin turn on a mountainous section of the Alcan Highway.
Location: 1969.59.669
View Along the New Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Truck climbing a hill on a mountainous section of the Alcan Highway.
Location: 1969.59.670
Trapper’s Tent along the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Canvas trapper’s tent pitched at the side of the road.
Location: 1969.59.671
Trapper with Dog Team on the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Trapper and dog team ready to start.
Location: 1969.59.672
Trapper with Dog Team on the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Trapper with dog team at rest in the snow.
Location: 1969.59.673
Lumber Camp, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Sawmill producing lumber in a clearing in the trees along the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1969.59.674
Building a Bridge, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Lumber bridge in process of being built along the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1969.59.675
Bridge on the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial view of bridge over the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1969.59.676
River Rapids at the Side of the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6
River tumbling over falls and rapids on the Alaska Highway route.
Location: 1969.59.677
Logging Camp on the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Bird’s eye view of the cabins and logs in a lumber camp covered with snow.
Location: 1969.59.678
Cranes Skidding Logs, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Cranes skidding large logs for construction on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1969.59.679
Tank Truck on the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Tanker truck in town on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1969.59.680
Transport Caboose on Skis, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Caboose used to transport troops while working on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1969.59.681
Cat & Cranes Skidding Logs, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Cat and Cranes skidding large logs for construction on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1969.59.682
Long Way From Home, 1944
1 postcard; b & w; 4 x 6
Signpost on the Alaska Highway near Watson Lake, Yukon showing distance to cities all over the world.
Location: 1969.59.683
U.S. Military on the Just Completed Alcan Highway, 1944
1 postcard; b & w; 4 x 6
U.S. military on the just completed Alcan Highway. The Alaska Highway was constructed by the Canadian and U.S. military during 1942-44 over a distance of 1,523 miles from Dawson Creek, B.C. to Fairbanks, Alaska.
Location: 1969.59.684
Anglican Church Float, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Two “van ladies” accompany the Anglican Church entry in the parade for the opening of the Smoky River Bridge. Sign reads “Sunday School Mission Anglican Church Athabasca Diocese.”
Location: 1969.59.699
Tarrant Photograph Album, 1890 c.
5 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Mostly unidentified individual portraits. Accompanied by a photograph of Stan Tarrant, who graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in Toronto c. 1898.
Location: 1969.59.757
Cooks’ Cabin, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
Three cooks stand in the open doorway of a log cabin in what could be a winter logging camp.
Location: 1969.59.760
Pitching Bundles, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6.5
Two men pitching bundles into a separator or threshing machine.
Location: 1969.59.761
Miriam Tieman Stooking, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Miriam Tieman stands in a field full of stooks in her harvesting attire of dark coveralls, white shirt and a hat.
Location: 1969.59.764
Watts and Tieman Haying, 1932
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Fred Watts and Mrs. Bert (Miriam) Tieman haying. Mrs. Tieman is lifting hay with a pitch fork.
Location: 1969.59.765
Alberta Homestead, Wainwright, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6.5 x 9.5
This photograph illustrates the typical appearance of a homestead: a log cabin with household items hanging on its exterior walls; men wearing dark pants with suspenders and dark long-sleeved shirts washing up in a dish outside.
Location: 1969.59.769
Trimming up the logs, 1915 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Two men with saws and axes trim a log into a square shape to make a solid and warm log building.
Location: 1969.59.770
Family Photograph Album, 1890 c.
70 photographs; b & w; assorted
Ornate metal family photograph album. Photographs have been taken out of album and are stored in the same box. One postcard is addressed to Mrs. Henry Niles in Shelby, Michigan.
Location: 1969.59.779
First Modern Garbage Truck, 1954
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 10
Mr. Toutant (owner-operator), Bert Tieman (Councilor: Health and Welfare) and Bob Millar (Mayor of the Town of Grande Prairie) with the first modern garbage compressor collecting truck.
Location: 1969.59.964
Wheat Stacks, [1950]
1 framed print; b & w; 10 x 12
Wheat stacks averaging 200 bushels each, built by James Craig around 1950.
Location: 1969.59.965
Ox Cart and Oxen, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 12
Some of the early settlers came with oxen, which were hardier and easier to feed than horses. This family is taking a drive along Bear Lake.
Location: 1969.59.966
Patterson Store & Livery Barn, 1910 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 10 x 12
Patterson & Son’s Store and Livery Barn were two of the first buildings on the newly-surveyed site of Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.967
Pioneer Trail, 1911 c.
1 print; b & w; 8 x 10
The Edson Trail is visible here as a rough-cut road through thick bush.
Location: 1969.59.968
A.S. McLean, First Land Agent, 1912 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 10
A.S. McLean, first land agent at Grande Prairie, is accompanied here by George Balmer, Luella Patterson, and Roberts & Williams employee, L. Caldwell.
Location: 1969.59.969
An Upset on the Trail, 1909
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
These wagons are destined for pioneer territory. One wagon has overturned.
Location: 1969.59.989
On the Trail, 10 miles out from Edson, 1911 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
A line of horses and fully loaded wagons are crossing the prairie on the Edson Trail, just ten miles out of Edson on the way to Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.59.998
Homesteader’s Shack, Grande Prairie, n.d.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Homesteader in front of his newly constructed log cabin with its sod roof. A wash board and tools are hanging on the side of cabin.
Location: 1969.59.999
Threshing Crew, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Steam engine driven threshing machine with horse driven wagons of bundles and a straw stack in background
Location: 1969.60.039.2
Jack Turner, Homesteader, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Jack Turner, sporting a homesteaders’s long white beard, dark jacket and dark clothing, relaxes as he smokes his pipe.
Location: 1969.60.084
Miniature Photograph Album, 1890 c.
19 photographs; b & w; 2 x 3
A memory album of landscapes and people in miniature photographs.
Location: 1969.60.102
Ladies Curling Team, 1973
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
1973 Ladies Champion Curling Rink: Perky McCullough, Rita Boyer, Shirley Buckler and Elsie Morton.
Location: 1969.60.104
Senior Ladies Curling Team, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Four women of the Senior Ladies Curling Team inside the Grande Prairie Curling Rink.
Location: 1969.60.105
Ladies Curling Team, 1979
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Four women of the Ladies Curling Team in the curling rink at Grande Prairie.
Location: 1969.60.108
Military Barracks, Grande Prairie, 1943 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 3.5
An army officer standing beside the Grande Prairie military barracks during WW II. The barracks were located across from the DeCoy Armoury.
Location: 1969.60.278
Abandoned Cabin, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5
A once useful log cabin is now boarded up and surrounded by overgrown grass and trees.
Location: 1969.60.331
Family Photograph Album, 1890 c.
49 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6; 2 x 3
Unidentified personal portraits in a family album with two Christmas Cards in the front of the album.
Location: 1969.60.390
Portrait of an Elderly Couple, 1900 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5.5
Head and shoulders portrait of an elderly man with a white beard and a woman with a broach on the lace at her neck.
Location: 1969.60.429
Pearls and Permanent Wave, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Head and shoulders portrait of young woman with a permanent wave and a string of pearls around her neck.
Location: 1969.60.440
Portrait of a Woman, 1900 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5.5
A woman in turn of the 20th century dress, poses in front of a painted river scene.
Location: 1969.60.441
VE Day Parade, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Uniformed soldiers marching down Richmond Avenue in the Victory Over Europe Day parade, 1945.
Location: 1969.60.458
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, 1945 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals coming down Richmond Avenue in an all-terrain vehicles, watched by a crowd of spectators and followed by children on bicycles.
Location: 1969.60.459
War Veterans, Grande Prairie Train Station, 1941 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
A line of war veterans in uniform standing on the platform of the Grande Prairie Train Station.
Location: 1969.60.461
Playing Hockey on an Outdoor Rink, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Hockey team practising on an outdoor rink.
Location: 1969.60.656
Guiding a Boat through Ne Parle Pas Rapids, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Men guiding a boat along the shores of a river with high banks identified on the back as Ne Parle Pas Rapids.
Location: 1969.60.677
Portrait Of A Woman, 1890 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5.5
Formal portrait of a woman in 19th century dress posing in front of a painted backdrop.
Location: 1969.60.678
Portrait of an Elderly Man, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Formal portrait of an elderly man standing in front of a home entrance with vines cliumbing a archway behind him.
Location: 1969.60.683
Sarcee Camp, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 15
78th Canadian Forces Army of the Canadian Expeditionery Forces MDN 13.
Location: 1969.60.724
Sarcee Camp, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 14
78th C.F.A.Canadian Expeditionary Forces .M.D. No. 13, Sarcee Camp, May 16th, 1918
Location: 1969.60.724
Frank Donald, 1930 c.
1 photograph; sepia; 8 x 10
One of Grande Prairie early hotel owners, Frank Donald owned a chain of hotels. In 1918 he took over the Grande Prairie Hotel and in 1937 he built The Donald, an eloquent hotel for its time. He died in 1945.
Location: 1969.60.788
Grande Prairie Hockey Club, 1923-1924
1 photograph; b & w; 6 X 8
The Grande Prairie Men’s Hockey Club for the 1923-24 season: W. Taylor, F. Donald, J. Third, H. O’Brien, F. Schenk, J.E. Basted, L.C. Porteous, H.F. Hammond, J.E. Shields, H.A. Brick.
Location: 1969.60.797
Ladies Hockey Club, Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Six members of the Grande Prairie Ladies Hockey Club in uniform during the 1923-24 season.
Location: 1969.60.798
Municipal Hospital, Grande Prairie, 1929
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
The Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital, a two-story brick building with gables, was built in 1929.
Location: 1969.60.932
Christening the Baby, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mother with child in a christening dress in front of a flowered curtain, with a piano in the background. Photo taken by Frank Ernest Hardy of Hermit Lake, Alberta.
Location: 1969.60.962
Gathering Scrap Iron, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Depositing scrap iron for the war effort into a rail car on June 10, 1943 are Kinsmen Bert Bessent, Gordon Orr and in front Johnny Littleton, Johnny Shields, Frank Rothwell and possibly Bob Davies and Henry Pain.
Location: 1969.60.974
Gathering Scrap Iron, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Depositing scrap iron for the war effort into a rail car on June 10, 1943 are Kinsmen Bert Bessent, Gordon Orr (standing at back left) and in front Johnny Littleton, ?, ?, Johnny Shields, Frank Rothwell and possibly Bob Davies and Henry Pain.
Location: 1969.60.975
Lumbering Along the Wapiti, 1937-1938
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
A six horse team hauling logs along the Wapiti River in February, 1938. This team worked for the Moon Bros. Mill, south of Bezanson.
Location: 1969.60.998
Playing Cards, [1900]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Formal portrait of five men playing cards.
Location: 1969.61.533
Portrait of a woman,
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Unidentified portrait of a woman
Location: 1969.61.534
Grande Prairie Firefighters, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Nineteen municipal firefighters, with their chief and tools of their trade, posing in front of the new Grande Prairie Fire Hall.
Location: 1969.61.551
Grande Prairie’s First Homestead, Smith & Sons, 1905 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Panoramic photograph of homestead of W.H. Smith and sons Harry and Clyde on Bear Creek just above Elks Hall. They probably squatted there in 1905 or 1906. Photo taken between 1905 and 1912.
Location: 1969.9.4; 2001.01.104
Smith’s Cabin and Two-Horse Team, Smith & Laye, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Sod-roofed cabin on the Smith’s homestead. W.H. Smith is standing at the side of the cabin, son Clyde (on left) and Bert Laye in a wagon pulled with two horses.
Location: 1969.9.4; 2001.01.105
Mud Hole on the Edson Trail, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Bert Laye’s four-horse team on the Edson Trail in 1912, south of Sturgeon Lake near House River. The photograph shows quite the usual–the team has “wallowed” through. Many times they got stuck.
Location: 1969.9.4; 2001.01.127
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Company, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Two storey frame office building belonging to the Buffalo Lakes Lumber Company, which operated a logging camp in the Burnt Hills north of Sexsmith from 1912 to 1947.
Location: 1970.66.01a
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co. Plywood Stacks, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Seven large stacks of plywood in the yard of the Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co.
Location: 1970.66.01b
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co. Office & Warehouse, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The office and warehouse of the Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co. was located in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1970.66.01c
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co. Sawmill, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The main sawmill of the Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co., located in the Burnt Hills north of Sexsmith.
Location: 1970.66.01d
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co. Log Stacks, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Moving the logs by horse and pulley at the Burnt Hills location of the Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co.
Location: 1970.66.01e
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co. Kilns, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Bird’s eye view of the kilns and sawmill at the Burnt Hills lumber camp belonging to Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co.
Location: 1970.66.01f
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co. Lumber Stacks, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Piles of lumber are stored in the yard at the Burnt Hills location of the Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co.
Location: 1970.66.01g
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co. Log Stacks, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Worker measuring logs in the stacks at the Burnt Hills location of the Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co.
Location: 1970.66.01h
Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co. Log Piles, 1940 c.
5 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
Photographs of log piles at the Burnt Hills location of the Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co.
Location: 1970.66.01i-m
Judge Sissons, 1930 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 10 x 12
Portrait of Judge Sissons, who started as a lawyor with Lawlor & Sissons. He left Grande Prairie in 1946.
Location: 1970.73.01
Judge John Howard Sissons, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Judge Sissons practised law in Grande Prairie, a constituency that he represented as a member of parlement from 1940 to 1945. In 1946 Sissons was raised to the bench and was later transferred to the Territorial Court of the North-West Terriotories in 1955, a position that he held until 1966.
Location: 1970.78.1
Spinning Wool, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Mrs. Mary Hick spinning wool outside of her log cabin at Blue Sky, north of Fairview, Alberta.
Location: 1971.04.10
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Bird’s eye view of Grande Prairie in 1929, from on the corner of 99 Street and 101 Avenue, showing Court House under construction in the foreground.
Location: 1973.55.1
Hugh Allen, 1929
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 10
Hugh Allen, Grande Prairie Member of the Legislative Assembley in the United Farmers of Alberta Government.
Location: 1973.58.05
Members of the Legislative Assembly, 1929
1 framed print; b & w; 10 x 14
Members of the Legislative Assembley in 1929, when Hugh Allen represented the Grande Prairie Constituency in the UFA Government.
Location: 1973.58.11
Tin type photos, {1920}
5 tin types; b & w; 3 x 4
Images of a child, two ladies, a gentleman and a group of two men and a lady.
Location: 1973.68.1 A-E
Rev. Alexander Forbes, 1910 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 10 x 12
Portrait of Dr. Alexander Forbes, Presbyterian missionary who came to Grande Prairie in 1910.
Location: 1974.73.01
Rev. & Mrs. Alexander Forbes, 1917 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 5 x 7
Portraits of Dr. Alexander Forbes and his wife, Agnes Sorrel Forbes, who came to the Grande Prairie area as Presbyterian missionaries in 1910.
Location: 1974.73.02
Wedding Photograph, 1875 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Wedding portrait in a formal studio. Photo is an albumin print, card is stamped with photographer’s name and crest and is gold-edged.
Location: 1975.100.2E
RNWMP Barracks, Grande Prairie, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
The first RNWMP barracks in Grande Prairie was on the west side of Bear Creek, on the John Wilson homestead. The lady is Mrs.Fred Wilson, with her child.
Location: 1975.90.21
Union of Alberta Municipalities Convention, 1958
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 18
Representatives to the 54th annual convention of the Union of Alberta Municipalities in Edmonton, Oct. 30, 1958.
Location: 1975.91.01b
Barney Michaels, 1927
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5
Barney Michael established the first movie theatre in Grande Prairie in the spring of 1916.
Location: 1976.105.1a
Second Theatre, called the Grand, 1922
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The Grand Theatre was built in 1922, the second theatre in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1976.105.1b
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Moore and Children, 1912 c.
1 phogoraph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mr. and Mrs.Bob Moore, son David and daughter Margaret
Location: 1976.107.1a
Dave and Maragret Moore with Their Dog, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
David and sister Margaret Moore with their dog standing in front of their homestead home.
Location: 1976.107.1b
Dave and Maragret Moore In Front of Their Home, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
David Moore and sister Margaret standing by their home with a pile of supplies beside them.
Location: 1976.107.1c
The Moores and Shortreeds, 1912 c.
1 photograph; B & w; 3 x 4
Bob Moore, Mr. And Mrs. Shortreed, and Alec Moore. Levi Rosser and Jack Shortreed formed a partnership and built many of Grande Prairie’s first buildings including the first land office.
Location: 1976.107.1d
The Moores and Shortreeds, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Bob Moore, Mr. And Mrs. Shortreed, and Alec Moore. Levi Rosser and Jack Shortreed formed a partnership and built many of Grande Prairie’s first buildings including the first land office.
Location: 1976.107.1e
Gathering of Women, 1912 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Location: 1976.107.1f
Harvesting With A Four-Horse Team, n.d.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
A four-horse team pulling a binder which binds the grain into bundles. Bundles are held upright in stooks, as shown in foreground.
Location: 1977.123.02
Crops on the Grande Prairie, 1910 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Fields of stooked grain and pastureland are evidence of the prairie land around Grande Prairie.
Location: 1977.123.03
Winter Transportation, Edmonton Trail, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
River boats were used for summer transportation, but in the winter, loaded sleighs were pulled along the frozen river valleys.
Location: 1977.123.04
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
The town of Grande Prairie, as seen from the west side of Bear Creek in 1917.
Location: 1977.123.05
Residential Area, Grande Prairie, 1918
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Three elaborate homes along a residential street mark the beginning of Carriage Lane (now 102 St.), which winds along the banks of Bear Creek.
Location: 1977.123.06
Union Bank of Canada, Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
The Union Bank of Canada, later taken over by the Royal Bank, was located on the north west corner of 101 Street and Richmond Avenue.
Location: 1977.123.07
Winter Carnival, 1930 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Dog sled at the Winter Carnival, with four people on the sled surrounded by spectators.
Location: 1977.123.08
Winter Carnival, Grande Prairie, 1925 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Musicians, sleigh, parade participants and crowd ranged across a snowy Richmond Avenue.
Location: 1977.123.09
Hermit Lake School, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
Hermit Lake School was built in 1916.
Location: 1977.144.188a
Hermit Lake School Students, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
Hermit Lake School students gathered for a photograph beside the school in 1918-1919.
Location: 1977.144.188b
Hermit Lake School Students, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
Hermit Lake School students from the 1918-1919 season, with the school in the background.
Location: 1977.144.188c
Students Outside Hermit Lake School, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
Hermit Lake School students for the 1918-1919 school season gathered outside the school.
Location: 1977.144.188d
Students and Teacher, Hermit Lake School, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
The teacher and students of Hermit Lake School playing outdoors in the summertime.
Location: 1977.144.188e
Girls at Hermit Lake School, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
Girls with flower baskets sitting in the grass outside Hermit Lake School.
Location: 1977.144.188f
Boys at Hermit Lake School, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
Three elementary boy standing outside Hermit Lake School.
Location: 1977.144.188g
Hermit Lake School Teacherage, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
The “Hermitage” was the teacherage at Hermit Lake School.
Location: 1977.144.188h
Children On Horseback, Hermit Lake School, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
Three small children on one horse ready to go back home after school.
Location: 1977.144.188i
Teacher On Horseback, Hermit Lake School, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
Velma Cranston, teacher, leaving school on her horse.
Location: 1977.144.188j
Hermit Lake School Students, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 2 X 3
Students and teacher at Hermit Lake School during the 1918-1919 school year beside the school house.
Location: 1977.144.188k
Number 4 Company of O Battalion, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 32 x 6 in.
Number 4 Company of the O Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force in Edmonton, November 15, 1915.
Location: 1978.147.02
Peace River District Contingent, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 13 x 7
The soldiers of the Peace River District Contingent, 66th O Battalion, CEF, in front of the Prince of Wales Armory in Edmonton.
Location: 1978.147.03
Veterans Group, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 12
A group of approx. 100 World War1 veterans in front of one of the army training H Huts in Grande Prairie that were used to train World War 11 recruits.
Location: 1979.167.07
Bear Lake Hunting Trip, 1923
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Three hunters (Al Thompson in center) display the results of two hours of bird hunting on Oct. 30, 1923, at Bear Lake, Alberta: 32 geese and 16 other birds.
Location: 1979.167.12
King George V, 1955 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Memorial portrait of His Beloved Majesty King George V., of blessed memory.
Location: 1979.167.18
Northern Winter Carnival, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
A decorated sleigh pulled by two dark Clydesdales is part of the Winter Carnival parade on Richmond Avenue. City Laundry, Bank of Montreal and Morrison’s Cash Store can be seen in the background.
Location: 1979.167.1a
Grande Prairie Firefighters, 1920.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Nineteen municipal firefighters, with their chief and tools of their trade, posing in front of the new Grande Prairie Fire Hall.
Location: 1979.167.1b
Grande Prairie Fire Hall, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
New fire hall and water tower with well-equipped firefighters ready for service.
Location: 1979.167.1c
Plowing with a Mixed Team, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Joe Farnsworth of the West Sexsmith/LaGlace area, plowing the prairie with a mixed team of horse and oxen.
Location: 1979.167.22
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.494
Car Departing Ferry, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
An automobile departs a ferry while two ladies look on.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.495
Legion Members, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Winter group photograph of eight legion members.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.495b
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.496
Cow & calf on river bank, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
A cow and calf on the bank of unidentified river.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.497
Early Air Travel, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
A float plane on the shore of an unidentified lake.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.498
Unidentified river, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
Unidentified River
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.499
Cow on the Porch, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
Cow on the porch of an incomplete log house.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.500
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 3
United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.502
Richmond Hill Golf Course, 1952
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
Richmond Hill Golf Course
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.509
Richmond Hill Golf Course, 1952
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 4
Richmond Hill Golf Course
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.510
Legion Members, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Winter group photograph of eight legion members.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.514
Legion Members, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Winter group photograph of eight legion members.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.517
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
People gather around a United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport.
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.526
Early Air Travel, Grande Prairie Airport, 1940 ca.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
United Air Transport Plane at the Grande Prairie Airport
Location: 1979.167; 2001.02.529
William Pratt, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Photograph of William Pratt, owner-editor of Grande Prairie first newspaper, the Grande Prairie Herald.
Location: 1980.180.01
2nd Edmonton Regiment, 1941
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 38
2nd Edmonton Regiment (49th Battalion), Sarcee Camp, 1941
Location: 1980.180.06
Firestone Store, [1941]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A breaking plow is shown in front of the Firestone building on 101 Ave.
Location: 1980.180.09
First Alberta Legislature, 1906
1 print pasted on cardboard; b & w; 10 x 14
Members of the first Alberta Legislature. Representing the Peace River riding is Lucien Dubuc, and the Athabasca riding, Fletcher Bredin.
Location: 1980.184.01
Mailman on Horseback, 1915 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Thomas M. Clendenan delivering mail near Grande Prairie; his delivery point is a sod-roofed log cabin, and his transportation is a horse.
Location: 1981.209.1a
Jennie Clarkson, 1910 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3.5 x 5.5
Class photograph of Jennie Clarkson as a child in Chilliwack or New Westminster, British Columbia. Jennie is third from the left in the front row. In 1919 her family moved to Grande Prairie, and in 1922 she married Jock McDonald.
Location: 1983.242.02
Taylor Flats Bridge, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
The railway trestle bridge over the Peace River at Taylor Flats, B.C. was modified for highway traffic after the first bridge collapsed in 1957.
Location: 1984.258.41
Hazelton Boys With First Canadian Pioneers, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Fourteen Hazelton “boys” in uniform with the Company of the First Canadian Pioneers which fought in World War One.
Location: 1984.258.52
Collapsed Bridge and Replacement, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
When a bridge collapsed because of heavy rain or unstable banks, a new one had to be constructed as soon as possible, often before the old one was removed.
Location: 1984.258.53a
Replacement Bridge, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
The new replacement bridge built after the first one collapsed.
Location: 1984.258.53b
Settlers Traveling along the River, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Settlers wagons, horses and car outside buildings and corral on the bank of the river.
Location: 1984.258.53c
Culloden 1746, 1935
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Scottish postcard of Culloden.
Location: 1985.2.49b
Dr. Reavley in the Operating Room, 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Dr. Reavley, long-time doctor at Spirit River, is the first person on the left, assisted in small animal surgery by three other men.
Location: 1985.31.90
Members of the Legislative Assembly, 1935
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Composite of individual portraits of MLAs in the Alberta Social Credit Government of 1935.
Location: 1985.54.01
Members of the Legislative Assembly, 1963
1 print; b & w; 8 x 10
Composite of individual portraits of MLAs in the Alberta Social Credit Government of 1935.
Location: 1985.54.02
Alexander Forbes and Mrs. Forbes, [ca. 1910]
; ;
Presbyterian minister Rev. Alexander Forbes and his wife Agnes.
Location: 1986.02.01
The Trumpeter Swan, 1965 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 12
The trumpeter swan, carved by Mrs. Fran Koffler of Grande Prairie, which became the city symbol.
Location: 1986.07.261
First Wedding in McQueen Presbyterian, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mr. & Mrs. Herbert Mattinson (nee Gertrude Bezanson) in front of McQueen Presbyterian Church on June 18, 1919. Behind them are Percy Bezanson, best man, and Gladys Thompson, bridesmaid. They were married by Rev. A. Forbes.
Location: 1986.24.1
Monkman Pass Highway Association, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 6.5 x 9.5
The “Pathfinder Car” led the way through the Monkman Pass Highway route in 1938 when the Association was promoting and raising funds to build a “Peace River Outlet to the Pacific”
Location: 1986.33.04
Goose Hunting, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A display of the catch from a Carveth family goose hunting trip.
Location: 1986.60.2a
Carveth & Higbee Families, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Arthur, Bessie & Rita Carveth with Dr. Annie (Carveth) Higbee and her husband Charlie and son Jack.
Location: 1986.60.2aa
Plowing with a Team of Six, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Rupert Carveth plowing with his team of six horses on their homestead east of Grande Prairie.
Location: 1986.60.2b
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Richmond Avenue, the main street in the village of Grande Prairie.
Location: 1986.60.2bb
E.D. & B.C. railway car, 1916 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Six men standing in front of open E.D. & B.C. railroad boxcar, a great improvement over freighting on the Edson Trail.
Location: 1986.60.2c
Dominion Lands Office, Grande Prairie, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Mr. Burke, A.C. Carveth and Rupert Carveth at the opening of the Dominion Lands Office in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1986.60.2cc
Harvesting with a Combine, 1952
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Rupert Carveth with his combine.
Location: 1986.60.2d
Smoky District Settlers, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A group photograph of about thirty-five settlers from the Smoky District.
Location: 1986.60.2dd
Binding with Horses, 1941
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Rupert Carveth driving the binder behind a team of three horses.
Location: 1986.60.2e
Smoky District Trail, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Two teams of horses pulling a cutter with five passengers over the Smoky Trail.
Location: 1986.60.2ee
Grande Prairie Stampede, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The 1916 Stampede at Grande Prairie.
Location: 1986.60.2f
On the Bezanson Trail, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A team of horses pulling a wagon with six passengers on the trail to the townsite of Bezanson.
Location: 1986.60.2ff
Welcome Transportation, 1916 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Six men standing in front of open E.D. & B.C. railroad boxcar, a great improvement over freighting on the Edson Trail.
Location: 1986.60.2g
Opening of Dominion Land Office, Grande Prairie, 1911
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
The opening of the Dominion Lands Office in Grande Prairie, Alberta, attracts a crowd – c. 1910. One man is lying on the ground.
Location: 1986.60.2gg
Binding with Horses, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Rupert Carveth driving the binder behind a team of three horses.
Location: 1986.60.2h
Grande Prairie Stampede Grounds, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Buildings on the grounds of the Grande Prairie Stampede.
Location: 1986.60.2i
Welcome Transportation, 1916 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Cecil Carveth, accompanied by five men, in front of an open E.D. & B.C. railroad boxcar
Location: 1986.60.2j
Aerial Ferry Across the Wapiti, 1952
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The McCullough brothers serial ferry served the settlement across the Wapiti when the river was impassable during the spring thaw freeze up. It was worked by hand
Location: 1986.60.2k
Grande Prairie Stampede Grounds, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Grandstand and watchtower at the Grande Prairie Stampede grounds.
Location: 1986.60.2l
Kleskun Lake Baseball Team, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
The players and coach of Kleskun Lake Team of the Twilight Baseball League: Left To Right: Floyd Tottem, Leonard Fishbourne, Mr. Schiller, Bert Hays, Captain Jess Harris, Bill Barnes, Bill Harris; James Beard, Milt Armstrong, Forrest Falk & Manager George Bass.
Location: 1986.60.2n
Annie, Charlie & Jack Higbee, 1909
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Dr. Annie Carveth Higbee with her husband Charlie and son Jack.
Location: 1986.60.2o
Arthur, Bessie and Cecil Carveth, 1919
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Car with passengers in front of the Grande Prairie home of the Carveth family.
Location: 1986.60.2p
E.D. & B.C. Railway Train Wreck, 1917
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Train wreck on the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia line between Edmonton and Grande Prairie.
Location: 1986.60.2q
Carveth Homestead, 1913
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Carveth homestead buildings east of the village of Grande Prairie.
Location: 1986.60.2r
Bessie Carveth & Jennie Cochrane, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
The families of Bessie Carveth and Jennie Cochrane homesteaded east of Grande Prairie.
Location: 1986.60.2s
“Louis Riel” the Blue Ox, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
“Louis Riel,” a blue ox brought into the Peace Country for breeding purposes.
Location: 1986.60.2t
Dominion Lands Office, Grande Prairie, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Waiting for the opening of the Dominion Lands Office in Grande Prairie are Mr. Patterson, Mr. Robertson and Mr. Webb.
Location: 1986.60.2u
Spirit River, Alberta, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Car in front of Spirit River Hotel.
Location: 1986.60.2v
Traveling with Horses, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Team of horses with wagon & passengers
Location: 1986.60.2w
Grande Prairie Baseball Team, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Grande Prairie baseball team
Location: 1986.60.2x
A Social Gathering, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A social gathering of settlers in the Grande Prairie area includes: Dick Martin; Vilda Cowan; Wm. Cowan; Rupert Carveth; Mrs. Bev Cowan & children
Location: 1986.60.2y
Body Sprague at Grande Prairie, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Boody Sprague in his deomocrat, pulled by a single horse pulling democrat
Location: 1986.60.2z
P. J. Tooley Real Estate, 1920 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 5 x 7
P.J. Tooley at the doorway to P.J. Tooley Real Estate, Farm Lands, Insurance. Next door is the Lumber Co. Ltd., Alberta Dept. Of Agriculture, Office Of The M. D. Of Bear Lake No. 740, Buffalo Lakes Lumber Co., and D.W. Patterson Barrister Solicitor Notary Public.
Location: 1988.23.01
An Elderly Couple in Paris, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 4.5
Snapshot of an elderly couple on a small tourist boat in Paris. Message on back reads “Merry Xmas From All At Prairie.”
Location: 1988.23.10b
Selkirk Trading Co., 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
While their drivers are shopping on April 10, 1916, a team of oxen and a team of horses, each pulling a wagon, wait patiently outside the Selkirk Trading Co. on Richmond Avenue.
Location: 1988.51.11
Grande Prairie Marching Band, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4
The Grande Prairie Marching Band playing on a sleigh drawn by horses. The occasion was the celebration of the Last Spike on the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway on March 22, 1916.
Location: 1988.51.1b
The Bridge over Bear Creek, 1916
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
The bridge over Bear Creek connected the village of Grande Prairie to the country to the west.
Location: 1988.51.1d
First School In Grande Prairie, 1916
2 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Aerial view of Grande Prairie with first school and annex in foreground. The school was located on land later occupied by Frontier Lumber on 98 Ave. & 100 St.
Location: 1988.51.2
Winter Carnival in 1928, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Lyne’s Meat Market sleigh float at the Grande Prairie Winter Carnival in 1928.
Location: 1989.15.1a
Winter Carnival – Grande Prairie 1928, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Four men in carnival attire for the Grande Prairie Winter Carnival in front of P.J. Tooley’s office.
Location: 1989.15.1b
Winter Carnival Grande Prairie 1928, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
An archway of evergreens welcomes visitors to the 1928 Winter Carnival in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1989.15.1c
Grande Prairie Winter Carnival 1928mn, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
A float at the Grande Prairie Winter Carnival going down main street.
Location: 1989.15.1d
Grande Prairie 1928, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 2.5
A welcome banner for the 1928 Winter Carnival in front on P.J. Tooley’s office and Buffalo Lakes Lumber.
Location: 1989.15.1e
Arriving in Grande Prairie by Rail, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 2.5
Steam locomotive and rail cars arriving in Grande Prairie
Location: 1989.15.1f
Grande Prairie, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 2.5
Sleighs in front of a livery stable at Grande Prairie
Location: 1989.15.1g
Grande Prairie 1928, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 2.5 x 4.5
Main street Grande Prairie showing W.S. Abell McLaughlin Buick and Pontiac Motor Cars shop
Location: 1989.15.1h
Grande Prairie 101 Street, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
Looking down Clairmont Road (100 St) in Grande Prairie
Location: 1989.15.1i
P. J. Tooley Office in Grande Prairie, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3
An automobile sits out front of the P.J. Tooley office in Grande Prairie
Location: 1989.15.1j
Convoy While Constructing Alaska Highway, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 2.5
Convoy of trucks & rail cars at Dawson Creek during the construction of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1989.15.1k
Threshing at Beisel’s, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Two men throwing bundles into the threshing machine from the wagon at Beisel’s farm near Beaverlodge.
Location: 1989.15.2a
Beisel’s Farm, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Tractor and heavily loaded stook wagon beside threshing machine at Beisel’s farm near Beaverlodge.
Location: 1989.15.2b
Threshing at Beisel’s, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Side view of threshing outfit stretching from Steam Tractor to Granary
Location: 1989.15.2c
At Beisel’s Farm, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Two women and one man on an empty wagon pulled by a white and bay team of horses.
Location: 1989.15.2d
Threshing at Beisel’s, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Two wagons loaded with stooks and pulled by horses at Beisel’s farm near Beaverlodge. A wooden granary is to the side.
Location: 1989.15.2e
Threshing at Beisel’s, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Steel wheeled tractor on belt to threshing machine beside wagon and straw stack at Breisel’s farm near Beaverlodge.
Location: 1989.15.2f
Threshing at Beisel’s, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Three men standing on top of a threshing machine.
Location: 1989.15.2g
Nowoczin’s Tractors Beaverlodge, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 2.5
August & Reinhold on steel-wheeled and rubber-tired tractors at Beaverlodge.
Location: 1989.15.3a
Reinhold & August Nowoczin Beaverlodge, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 4.5
Reinhold & August Nowoczin with their tractors one-steel-wheeled, one rubber-tired
Location: 1989.15.3b
August & Reinhold Nowoczin Beaverlodge, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 4.5
August & Reinhold Nowoczin operating fanning mill in front of granary at Beaverlodge
Location: 1989.15.3c
August Nowoczin, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 2.5
August Nowoczin second from right with others in front of covered wagon.
Location: 1989.15.3d
August Nowoczin at Beaverlodge, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 2.5
August Nowoczin with team and load of coal at Beaverlodge
Location: 1989.15.3e
J.A. Weick Feed Barn Grande Prairie, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 3.5
August & Paul at the doorway of J.A.Weick’s feed barn in Grande Prairie.
Location: 1989.15.3f
August Nowoczin, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 2.5
August Nowoczin with horses and a flat-rack sleigh in front of barn.
Location: 1989.15.3g
Harvesting at Nowoczin’s, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b& w; 4 x 2.5
Two binders are pulled by a steel-wheeled tractor while harvesting at Nowoczin’s.
Location: 1989.15.3h
Olga Sandburn ( Hennig), 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 2.5
Olga Sandburn ( Hennig) at about age 12 in front of log house.
Location: 1989.15.3i
Wedding Day Finery, 1920 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Two women with calve-length dresses, elaborate scarves and bouquet of flowers are ready for a wedding c. 1920.
Location: 1989.33.15a
Grande Prairie At Night, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
Street lights light up the snowy main street of Grande Prairie at night, showing the CFGP building, the Herald-Tribune and other businesses lit up.
Location: 1989.39.1a
Bear Creek Dam And Reservoir, Grande Prairie, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
The first Bear Creek Dam, with the town of Grande Prairie in the background.
Location: 1989.39.1b
Bear Creek Dam And Reservoir, Grande Prairie, 1947
1 photograph; b & w; 4.5 x 6.5
The first dam was built across Bear Creek in 1947 to provide a reservoir of water for consumption and firefighting.
Location: 1989.39.1c
Bear Lake Hunting Trip, 1946
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
(L to R): Bert Bessent, Bill Bessent, Jack Mantle, Alf Aspol with the product of a hunting trip at Bear Lake in 1946.
Location: 1989.48.2
Van Schaik Cabin, 1915 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 5 x 7
Log cabin built by the Van Schaik family when they first arrived in the Grande Prairie district c. 1915.
Location: 1990.07.01
Blacksmithing, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 10
Mr. Christensen, of Standard, Alberta working at an outdoor forge. He has a bottle of beer in his hand and two empties beside him.
Location: 1990.15.147a
Gasoline Tractors, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 9.5
By the late 1930s, gasoline tractors began to replace horses for field work.
Location: 1990.15.147a
Cecil Black, Banff, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 9.5
Cecil Black holds the reins of a saddled horse, with the Rocky Mountains in the background.
Location: 1990.15.147b
Cecil Black, Banff, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 9.5
Cecil Black holds the reins of a saddled horse, with the Rocky Mountains in the background.
Location: 1990.15.147c
Sawmill at Schafer Farm, Innisfail, 1902 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Lumber mills were a pre-requisite for a town in wooded areas. This one was at Schafer’s farm at Innisfail.
Location: 1990.15.147d
Horse Drawn Binders, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 9.5
Four off-set teams of horses are pulling binders through a wheat crop.
Location: 1990.15.147e
Aerial View of Sexsmith, 1960
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerail view of the grain elevators and the town of Sexsmith photographed from an airplane on July 6, 1960.
Location: 1990.15.147f
Memorial Theatre, Sexsmith, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Sexsmith Memorial Theatre as it appeared in June 1961, with other buildings visible in the background.
Location: 1990.15.147g
Grain Elevators at Sexsmith, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Sexsmith grain elevators as viewed from across a plowed field in June 1961.
Location: 1990.15.147h
Major Oil Well, North End Turner Valley Oil Field, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Cars and trucks parked beside the “Major 4” oil derrick at the north end of Turner Valley oil field.
Location: 1990.15.147i
Major Oil Well, North End Turner Valley Oil Field, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Cars and trucks parked beside the “Major 4” oil derrick at the north end of Turner Valley oil field.
Location: 1990.15.147j
Tofield Hospital Disaster Exercise, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Medical personnel are examining patients in a hallway as part of a disaster exercise, Oct. 1961.
Location: 1990.15.147k
Tofield Hospital Disaster Exercise, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Medical personnel examining patients in a hallway as part of a disaster exercise, Oct. 1961.
Location: 1990.15.147l
Early Harvest Scene, Medicine Hat, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Farm family at Medicine Hat with the threshing operations shown in the background.
Location: 1990.15.147m
John Deere Binders, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 5.5 x 9.5
A Steam Tractor pulls five off-set John Deere binders through a wheat crop.
Location: 1990.15.147n
Harvesting Wheat, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
A Steam Tractor pulls five off-set John Deere binders through a wheat crop.
Location: 1990.15.147o
Tofield Hospital Disaster Exercise, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Nurse and students in a hospital disaster exercise at Tofield in Oct. 1961.
Location: 1990.15.147p
Tofield Hospital Disaster Exercise, 1961
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Nurse and students in a hospital disaster exercise at Tofield in Oct. 1961.
Location: 1990.15.147q
Civil Defense Conference, Edmonton, 1960
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Audience for the Civil Defence Conference at the Jubilee Auditorium on Dec. 7, 1960.
Location: 1990.15.147r
Civil Defense Conference, Edmonton, 1960
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Audience for the Civil Defence Conference at the Jubilee Auditorium on Dec. 7, 1960.
Location: 1990.15.147s
Working at Turner Valley Oil Field, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9.5
A “S.J. Rose…Hauling Contract” truck loaded with heavy oil field equipment has tipped onto its rear axle.
Location: 1990.15.147t
Working at Turner Valley Oil Field, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9.5
A “S.J. Rose…Hauling Contract” truck loaded with heavy oil field equipment has tipped onto its rear axle.
Location: 1990.15.147u
Sarmaga Outfit, n.d.
1 framed print; b & w; 5 x 7
The Sarmaga outfit plowing with oxen in the Bezanson area.
Location: 1990.19.01
Ladies Basketball Team, Grande Prairie, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Composite of individual portraits from the Ladies Basketball Champions in 1928: Naomi Boyd; “Bert” Kenney; Gertrude Graban; Eleanor Kenney; Irene Squires; Eunice Dandy; Emile Watson.
Location: 1990.25.1a
Sexsmith Ladies Bonspiel, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Ladies curling honours won by Mrs. Pratt, Mrs. Mantle, Mrs. Journey and Mrs. Archibald at the Sexsmith Ladies Bonspiel, Champion Rink at the Sexsmith Ladies Bonspiel.
Location: 1990.25.1b
Ladies Curling Champions, Grande Prairie, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Portrait of Ladies Curling Team with trophies: Mrs. Pratt, Mrs. Journey, Mrs. Mantle, Mrs. Archibald.
Location: 1990.25.1c
“David Whyte and the Seven Dwarfs”, 1943 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
David Whyte with his two horse team and caboose. This school caboose carried the Pipestone Creek children to Millerston School during the war years when teachers were scarce. The horses names were Roxy and Nell. Children in the photo are 3 Watsons, 1 Watt, 2 Woods, 3 Hodgsons. Mr. Whyte received $3.00 a day for a 14 mile round trip. There are homestead buildings in the background.
Location: 1991.01.01
Pipestone Creek Store, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
Community news being exchanged at Pipesone Creek Store.
Location: 1991.01.02
Pipestone Creek Store, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3.5 x 6
Pipestone Creek Store and Post Office showing an animal skin and equipment hanging on the front porch. A 101 Massey Harris (1950s) tractor pulls a truck. Carl Brooks on the tractor and Foster Van Schaik in front loaded with articles and 2 men in back of the truck.
Location: 1991.01.03
Fire in Swan Hills, 1968
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10
Fire destroying trees alongside a road south of Kinuso in the Swan Hills area.
Location: 1991.20.04
Walter McFarlane’s Barn, 1912 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 10
Walter McFarlane’s Barn, on NE 31-73-7-W6 near Buffalo Lakes, was the largest in the area. The structure was 60 feet by 80 ft. The stables were built in 1911 and the roof was put up in 1912. The stable was divided into three equal parts by log partitions. The corners were dovetailed so no plaster was needed.
Location: 1992.01.01
McFarlane Farm House, [1912]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Horse and buggy in front of McFarlane Farm House built in 1910.
Location: 1992.01.02
Walter McFarlane’s Barn, 1912 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 10
Loading hay into loft of Walter McFarlane’s barn near Buffalo Lakes.
Location: 1992.01.03
Sexsmith, Alberta, 1914
1 framed print; b & w; 3 x 5
The elevators of Sexsmith in 1914.
Location: 1992.01.04
Sexsmith, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
The town of Sexsmith viewed from the train tracks
Location: 1992.01.04
Cut Bank Lake Farm, 1918
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4.5
James McFarlane and Wallace Douglas in a 1918 Maxwell Touring Car at Cutbank Lake Farm, James McFarlane’s home place.
Location: 1992.01.06
Ganzeveld & Jazzard’s Threshing outfit 1928 -29, 1928 – 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 3.5
The Ganzeveld & Jarrard threshing outfit in front of McFarlane’s barn in about 1928 – 29
Location: 1992.01.07a
Jazzard & Ganzevelds Threshing on McFarlanes, 1928 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A photo of the Jazzard & Ganzeveld threshing outfit at McFarlane’s
Location: 1992.01.07b
Grande Prairie Firefighters, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Seventeen of Grande Prairie’s volunteer firefighters with their equipment and fire trucks.
Location: 1992.02.01
Homesteaders Leaving for Grande Prairie, 1911
1 photograph; b & w; 7 x 9
Homesteaders leaving Royal Temperance Hotel in Edmonton for the Grande Prairie District. The men were the Poole-Johnson-Carroll threshing crew. The man on the top of the load is C.O. Poole. Arnold Johnson is standing third man from the right.
Location: 1992.22.01
Pageant Queen and Attendants, ca. 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8 in.
A photograph of a young woman dressed as a Queen and surrounded by 2 guards and 2 pages.
Location: 1992.40.01
Billy Salmond, 1908 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Full-length studio portrait of Billy Salmond as a young man.
Location: 1993.01.1.2B
In the Swiss Alps, 1920 c.
1 postcard; colour; 3 x 5
World War I postcard of a small town in the mountains of Europe.
Location: 1993.08.4a
In the Trenches of WW I, 1916 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
World War I postcard of four men in sand-bagged trenches, their guns in front of them.
Location: 1993.08.4b
In the Trenches of WW I, 1916 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
World War I postcard of three men in a bunker with sand bags and armament visible in the foreground.
Location: 1993.08.4c
A Soldier’s Fur Coat, 1916 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
World War I postcard of a soldier dressed in a short fur coat.
Location: 1993.08.4d
King George VI, 1937
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Portrait of King George VI, father of Queen Elizabeth II, in royal attire.
Location: 1993.24.11
Queen Elizabeth II, 1955 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Edmonton during their 1959 tour of Canada.
Location: 1993.24.26
The Queen Mother, Elizabeth, 1937
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Portrait of the Queen Mother, Elizabeth in royal attire and tiara.
Location: 1993.24.37
King George VI, 1937
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Profile of King George VI in royal attire.
Location: 1993.24.38
The Queen Mother, Elizabeth, 1937
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Profile of the Queen Mother, Elizabeth in royal attire and tiara.
Location: 1993.24.39
Queen Elizabeth II, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Edmonton during their 1959 tour of Canada.
Location: 1993.24.40
Queen Elizabeth II, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Edmonton during their 1959 tour of Canada.
Location: 1993.24.41
Queen Elizabeth II, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Queen Elizabeth II at a football game in Edmonton during their 1959 tour of Canada.
Location: 1993.24.42
Queen Elizabeth II, 1959
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Edmonton during their 1959 tour of Canada.
Location: 1993.24.43
Montrose School, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Montrose School was built in 1917, with a third story added in 1922. It became an elementary school in 1929 when Crystal Park was built.
Location: 1993.40.1a
Grande Prairie High School, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Grande Prairie High School, built in 1929.
Location: 1993.40.1b
E.J. Woollven, Spanner’s Men’s Clothing Store, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
E.J. Woollven, the manager of Spanner’s Men’s Clothing Store from 1918-1944, in the entryway of the store.
Location: 1993.40.1c
First Provincial Courthouse, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Grande Prairie’s first Provincial Courthouse on the northwest corner of 99 Street and 101 Avenue.
Location: 1993.40.1d
Pembers Ltd. Furniture Store, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Pembers Ltd. Furniture Store on Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie.
Location: 1993.40.1e
Phyllis Woollven’s Home, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Phyllis Woollven’s home on 102 St. (Carriage Lane) between 1933-1944.
Location: 1993.40.1f
Laying Ties For The Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Crew laying ties for the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway, assisted by a crane on a flat rail car.
Location: 1993.46.1a
Building The Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Workers preparing the track for the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway in the early months of 1916.
Location: 1993.46.1b
Laying Ties For The Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Crew laying ties for the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway in front of the Kathryn Prittie Hospital at Grande Prairie.
Location: 1993.46.1c
First Train on the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Waiting for the arrival of the first train on the E.D. & B.C. railway, March 22, 1916.
Location: 1993.46.1d
Building The Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Crew preparing the track for the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway, assisted by a crane on a flat rail car.
Location: 1993.46.1e
Laying Ties For The Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Crew laying wooden ties in the snow for the construction of the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia railway.
Location: 1993.46.1f
Laying The Track For The Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Workers laying the track for the construction of the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway in the winter of 1915-1916.
Location: 1993.46.1g
Moving Materials For Construction Of The Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway, 1916
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
A crew of seven men moving track for the construction of the E.D. & B.C. railway in front of the Kathryn Prittie Hospital at Grande Prairie.
Location: 1993.46.1h
East Kleskun Ladies Aid Club, 1915 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5.5
Ladies from the East Kleskun Ladies Aid Club meeting at Tempest Post Office on Kleskun Hill. George L. Tempest opened this post office on the east side of Kleskun Hill in 1917 in this house which was built in 1913. In April of 1934, he cut the timbers for the new post office which is in the Grande Prairie Museum yard.
Location: 1993.50.01
Sports Day Parade, Grande Prairie, 1922
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
A group of men pulling a two-wheeled cart down Richmond Avenue, followed by the Grande Prairie Marching Band in the Sports Day Parade.
Location: 1993.61.1
Winter Sleigh Ride, 1923
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Team and cutter with two occupants on a snowy Richmond Avenue, in front of the Grande Prairie Hotel.
Location: 1993.61.2
Training for WWII, 1943 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
A fighter plane has dropped two bombs over tanks during a Canadian War Training Exercise.
Location: 1994.07.02a
Training for WWII, 1943 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 6 x 8
Tanks are driving amid bomb explosions during a Canadian War Training Exercise.
Location: 1994.07.02b
Chopping Permanet Ice, 1944
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Chopping permanent ice uncovered in August on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.07.03
No. 202, 66th Battalion, COEF Edmonton, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Group photograph of No. 202, 66th Battalion, CEF Edmonton, taken at Sarcee Camp in Calgary.
Location: 1994.09.01
The Boys from Peace River Crossing, 1915
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Group photograph of the boys from Peace River Crossing, members of the 66th Overseas Battalion, CEF, (Edmonton) Sarcee Camp, Calgary.
Location: 1994.09.02
Highway to Alaska, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Truck on the Alaska Highway in the middle of the Canadian Wilderness.
Location: 1994.10.1a
Scene Taken from the Alaska Highway, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Vista of river, lakes, mountains and clouds taken from the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.10.1b
The Alcan Highway to Alaska, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Two trucks on a hairpin turn on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.10.1c
Highway to Alaska, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
River and mountains along the route of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.10.1d
On the Alaska Highway, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Trucks and construction machinery in the hills of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.10.1e
Highway to Alaska, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Truck raising dust on a mountainous portion of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.10.1f
Entertaining U.S. Troops, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Margot Hutton-Potts and Erin O’Brien dancing a tap dance in the back of truck: Town greeting for entire train of U.S. troops for Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.11.1
Grading the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Heavy duty grader on section of the Alaska Highway skirting a mountain lake.
Location: 1994.12.1a
Peace River Bridge on the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Suspension bridge at Taylor Flats on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.12.1b
Trucking on the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Truck rounding hairpin turn on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.12.1c
View along the Alaska Highway, 1944 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 3 x 5
View along the new Alaska Highway through Canada’s wilderness.
Location: 1994.12.1d-e
Alcan Highway Rock Crusher, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Rock Crusher hauled to the end of the road in Alaska from the beginning in Dawson Creek.
Location: 1994.13.01
Hauling Gravel for the Alcan Highway, 1942
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Allan Merchant, truck driver, hauling gravel west of Dawson Creek.
Location: 1994.13.02
Alcan Highway Transport Truck, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Truck used to transport workers on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.03
Fort St. John Camp in Winter, 1942-1943
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Alaska Highway Fort St. John camp in winter.
Location: 1994.13.04
Construction of the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Heavy machinery at work constructing the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.05
Hauling Equipment for the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Allan Merchant, truck driver, hauling equipment for use on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.06
Allan Merchant, Truck Driver, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Full length casual portrait of Allan Merchant, truck driver.
Location: 1994.13.07
Alcan Highway Crane, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Operators on crane used for construction of the Alaska Highway
Location: 1994.13.08
Allan Merchant, Truck Driver, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Allan Merchant with the truck he drove while working on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.09
Starting Construction on the Taylor Bridge, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Construction equipment beside the Peace River at Taylor Flats.
Location: 1994.13.10
Alcan Highway Crane, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Cranes skidding logs at a highway construction camp.
Location: 1994.13.11
Alcan Highway Camp, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Wooden cabins at a construction camp along the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.12
Construction Equipment on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 2
Convoy of trucks and construction equipment on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.13
American Workers on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
American workers with trucks and crane working on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.14
Construction Equipment on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Piece of equipment used for construction of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.15
Head-On Collision on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Snowy wreck of two vehicles involved in a head-on collision on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.16
Bridge Construction on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Start of construction of a bridge in front of a construction camp on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.17
Black Bear on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Black Bear curious about the activities on the new Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.18
Alcan Highway Completed, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
The completed Alaska Highway, with cars parked at a viewpoint along the side of the road.
Location: 1994.13.19
Bridge Construction on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Construction equipment working on partially completed bridge on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.20
Suicide Hill, Alaska Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Sign for “Suicide Hill, 500 ahead.”
Location: 1994.13.21
Truck Accident on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
This construction truck has tipped over the side of a wooden bridge while the Alaska Highway was under construction.
Location: 1994.13.22
Tractor with Packer, Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Construction equipment at work on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.23
Farming Community along the Alaska Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
The grain elevators of a farming community are just visible behind a row of vehicles at the side of the newly completed Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.24
Spreading Gravel on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Gravel truck dumping gravel on the Alaska Highway near Dawson Creek, B.C.
Location: 1994.13.25
Rail Cars Delivering Goods for the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Rail cars meet construction trucks for the building of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.26
Rock Crusher Going North on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Rock crusher used for the construction of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.27
Dawson Creek Explosion, 1943
4 photographs; b & w; 2 x 4
Night flames and smoking remnants of the fire caused by an explosion of a cache of dynamite at Dawson Creek on Feb. 13, 1943.
Location: 1994.13.28a-d
American Army Tents on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
American army tents pitched beside Liard River Hot Springs along the route of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.29
Suicide Hill, Alaska Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Sign for Suicide Hill, 500 feet ahead on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.30
Dawson Creek Explosion, 1943
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Smouldering ruins of the explosion of a cache of dynamite at Dawson Creek on Feb. 13, 1943.
Location: 1994.13.31
Construction Camp on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Large camp with row housing and barracks at the side of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.32
Crane on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Curran & Briggs Crane used for the construction of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.33
Scenery Along the Alaska Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Rail cars, buildings and town as seen from the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.34
Tipped Rail Car, Dawson Creek, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Tipped rail car on the railroad during the construction of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.35
Allan Merchant, Truck Driver, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Allan Merchant, truck driver, and the truck he used on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.36
Co-operative at Dawson Creek, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Dawson Cooperative Union warehouse at Dawson Creek, British Columbia.
Location: 1994.13.37
Main Street, Dawson Creek, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
A muddy main street takes the Alaska Highway through a community en route.
Location: 1994.13.38
Houses Along the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Frame houses between the Railway and the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.39
Preparing to Build a Bridge, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Preparing the groundwork for a bridge across a stream on the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.40
Welcome Sign at Dawson Creek, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Welcome sign at the entrance to the town of Dawson Creek in the mid 40s.
Location: 1994.13.41
Crane on the Alcan Highway, 1942 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Curran & Briggs Crane used for the construction of the Alaska Highway.
Location: 1994.13.42
W.F. Bredin, 1900 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Formal portrait of William Fletcher Bredin, first member of the Alberta Legislature for the Athabasca District. He homesteaded at Bear Lake near Grande Prairie in 1909.
Location: 1994.16.1
The Thompson Family Ladies, 1911 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Five ladies from the Thompson family sitting inside a caboose. They traveled to the Peace Country over the Edson Trail in 1911. The walls of the caboose are lined with newspapers for insulation.
Location: 1994.16.2
Construction of the Mackenzie Highway, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Wes Stokke driving his CAT to break through the ice near the shore. They are crossing the Mackenzie River on their way home.
Location: 1994.18.1
Construction Crew Heading North from Notikewin, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Three CATs pulling equipment from the winter construction camp. Wes Stokke and “Art” watch from the sidelines.
Location: 1994.18.2
Mackenzie Highway Construction Crew, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The Mackenzie Highway construction crew looking for a place to cross a pressure ridge on the frozen Great Bear Lake.
Location: 1994.18.3
Clearing Land With a CAT, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Wes Stokke cutting brush out west of Wembley with a CAT.
Location: 1994.18.4
Pulling Three Binders With a CAT, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
Wes Stokke using a CAT to pull three binders during harvest. Hank, Mr. George and Uncle Wilf (from England) are on the binders.
Location: 1994.18.5
Clearing Snow With a CAT, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
A CAT with its brush cutter attachment being used to clear the farmstead of snow.
Location: 1994.18.6
Combining With The CAT, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 5
A IHC Diesel TD 35, 1938 CAT pulling a 1928 Holt Combine across the field. The Holt was last used in 1949.
Location: 1994.18.7
Yellowknife, N.W.T., 1940 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Mine in Yellowknife on the shore of lake or river.
Location: 1994.18.8
Grande Prairie Court House, 1925 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The first Provincial Court House in Grande Prairie was built in 1925. It was later moved across the street and used as the Public Library.
Location: 1994.28.1
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
An automobile drives down Richmond Avenue past Windsor Café and Porteous Hardware.
Location: 1994.28.2
Grande Prairie Parade, 1927
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Parade of decorated bicycles, horses and floats on Richmond Avenue passing by the Imperial Bank Of Canada.
Location: 1994.28.3
Champion Curling Team, 1930
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
The Peace River Block Men’s Curling Champions for 1930 were F. Harrington, Clayton Buchard, Constable Raymond, Jim Duncan (Baker, Druggist, Police & Printer).
Location: 1994.28.4
Father and Child, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Floyd South and his two-year old son Carlin wash their faces at the same out-door wash basin on their farm near Dimsdale, AB.
Location: 1994.32.1
Working Party at Camp, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Group of approximately 60 men in front of two long log houses.
Location: 1994.48.31
Working Party with Horses, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Nine teams of horses harnessed for work–could be a logging crew.
Location: 1994.48.32
Rev. Alexander and Mrs. Forbes, 1910 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Portraits of Dr. Alexander Forbes and his wife, Agnes Sorrel Forbes, who came to the Grande Prairie area as Presbyterian missionaries in 1910.
Location: 1994.58.02
William Grant, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 12
Enlarged snapshot of William Grant, who arrived in the Peace Country about 1905-1906. He wintered cattle on the east end of Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 1994.58.05
Drilling for Water, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
An early water well drilling outfit ready to drill for water in a field.
Location: 1995.29.08
Presbytery at Grande Prairie, 1920 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Presbytery gathered in front of McQueen Presbyterian Church includes Rev. T T Reike, Rev. WE Smith, Dr. Forbes, Dr. Simmons, Gavin Stephen, and Rev. Thompson.
Location: 1995.34.01
Gurtie Havalin, Carnival Queen, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Formal portrait of Gurtie Havalin, the Carnival Queen for the 1928 Northern Winter Carnival, with her scepter, crown, queen’s dress and cape.
Location: 1995.35.01
Northern Winter Carnival, 1928
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
A decorated sleigh pulled by two dark Clydesdales is part of the Winter Carnival parade on Richmond Avenue. City Laundry, Bank of Montreal and Morrison’s Cash Store can be seen in the background.
Location: 1995.35.02
Nelle Inez Swallow With Mistawasis Reserve Aboriginals, 1910 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Nelle Inez Swallow (nee Martin) on the Mistawasis reserve near Leask, Saskatchewan with some aboriginal companions, including a veteran of the Duck Lake Rebellion. Nelle was a teacher on the reserve in 1910. She moved to Grande Prairie in 1933 and died July 30, 1966.
Location: 1995.42.01
Mel Rodacker’s Old Timers, 1948-1949
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Clarence Sjerdal was born in Minnesota, USA, in 1904. He later moved with his parents to North Dakota. At the age of 13, he moved to Caada where the family made their home on Drayton Valley, AB. Going to school there, he met his future wife, Martha Anderson. They were married in 1925 and moved to Grande Prairie in 1943. Clarence worked for Canfor as lumber grader until he retired. He loved music, his violin was his favorite, playing for many dances and concerts. He played with Mel Rodacker’s Old Timers over the radio in1948-49.
Location: 1995.49.05
Clarence and Martha Sjerdal, {1995}
1 photograph; colour; 5 x 7
Clarence Sjerdal was born in Minnesota, USA, in 1904. He later moved with his parents to North Dakota. At the age of 13, he moved to Caada where the family made their home on Drayton Valley, AB. Going to school there, he met his future wife, Martha Anderson. They were married in 1925 and moved to Grande Prairie in 1943. Clarence worked for Canfor as lumber grader until he retired. He loved music, his violin was his favorite, playing for many dances and concerts. He played with Mel Rodacker’s Old Timers over the radio in1948-49.
Location: 1995.49.15
Canfor Fire, 1978
1 photograph; colour; 11 x 14
Night photo showing log piles burning at the Canfor Mill, October 18, 1978, Grande Prairie
Location: 1996.10.01
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1917 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
Aerial view of Grande Prairie looking east down Richmond Avenue in 1917, and showing Gordon & Thompson Garage, Bagley Bros. Livestock Dealers Locators, Real Estate And Livery, The first Imperial Bank Of Canada and other businesses.
Location: 1996.11.01
Gladys Moon, ca. 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 2.75 x 3.75 in.
Gladys (Kennedy) Moon, 1895-1975
Location: 1996.38.1a
Elizabeth Moon, ca. 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 3.5 in.
Elizabeth (McPhee) Moon, 1864-1946
Location: 1996.38.1b
Norman Hugh Moon, ca. 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 2.75 x 3.75 in.
Norman Hugh Moon, 1888-1975
Location: 1996.38.1c
Portrait of a Man, 1890 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Unidentified tintype full-length portrait of a man sitting in an armchair.
Location: 1996.52.01
Portrait of a Woman, 1890 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Unidentified tintype portrait of woman, dressed in late 19th century fashion.
Location: 1996.52.02
Case Float Carries The Case Eagles Baseball Players in G.P. Parade, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
The Case Eagles Baseball Team. Standing on the flost: Bill Lowe, Bernie Remple, Bill Donaldson, George Flood, Bob Card. Kneeling: Art Swanson, Ronald Watson, Duncan Stewart, Mel Rodacker on the tractor.
Location: 1997.09.01
Dave Bauman & Jim McLachlan, 1930-1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Dave Bauman & Jim McLachlan standing on a pile of logs in the winter.
Location: 1997.44.1
Logs piled for the Mill, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Winter road curving in the foreground with large pile of logs in the background.
Location: 1997.44.2
Log cut for Firewood, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Tree felled and sawn into lengths as if for firewood.
Location: 1997.44.3
Trimming the Tree, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 2
Tree has been de-limbed, and top of tree is being cut off before the log is taken.
Location: 1997.44.4
Cross-cutting a Very Large Tree, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Two men are using a cross-cut saw to fell a very large tree.
Location: 1997.44.5
Dropping a Few of the Small Ones, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Two men pose with saws and axes before a very large tree.
Location: 1997.44.6
Hauling the logs to the Mill, 1960 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 2
Loaded logging truck is crossing a log bridge, with river bank in the background.
Location: 1997.44.7
Logs Piled for the Mill, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 3
Large, snow covered pile of logs waiting for the mill.
Location: 1997.44.8
Getting the Logs Out through Muskeg, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Temporary “road” of logs and lumber used by a truck in the forest. It is stopped beside a pile of logs.
Location: 1997.44.9
Theatre Group, 1930 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Sixteen members of a theatre company gathered for an early theatre portrait.
Location: 1997.47.01
Edson Rail Yard, 1915 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 10
Edson Rail Yard with the town of Edson in the background.
Location: 1997.64.03
Edson main street, 1910 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 10
Main street of Edson at the time of the building of the Edson Trail.
Location: 1997.64.04
207th Leige Battery, RCA, 1916
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 16
Photograph of the 207th Leige Battery of the Royal Canadian Air Force taken at Aldershot.
Location: 1997.70.01
Radio Station CFGP, 1964
7 postcards; b & w; 4 x 6
Photograph of the new CFGP building surrounded by head and shoulders pictures of each staff member.
Location: 1998.02.26
Grande Prairie City Flour Mill, 1915 c.
1 paper copy; b & w; 8.5 x 11
Joseph & Catherine Voz beside the Grande Prairie Flour Mill, which they built in 1912. Machinery for this mill was hauled in over the Edson Trail and its generator produced the first electrical power for Grande Prairie.
Location: 1998.08.01
First Automobile at Grande Prairie, 1912
1 paper copy; b & w; 8.5 x 11
The first automobile at Grande Prairie attracted many passengers and spectators. Here, eight people go for a spin, to the envy of the surrounding crowd.
Location: 1998.08.02
Dog Sled at the Northern Winter Carnival, 1927 c.
1 paper copy; b & w; 8.5 x 11
A dog sled and team, watched by a crowd of spectators, are crossing Richmond Avenue during the Northern Winter Carnival.
Location: 1998.08.03
Catholic Mission at Grande Prairie, 1907 c.
1 paper copy; b & w; 8.5 x 11
St. Vincent’s Catholic Mission was located on the west side of Bear Creek approximately 1/2 mile south of the road to Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 1998.08.04
Air Mail Inaugural Flight, 1937
1 paper copy; b & w; 8 X 10
The inaugural flight of the Edmonton to White Horse airmail route refueling on a lake near Grande Prairie on July 5, 1937, watched by a crowd on the shore.
Location: 1998.08.05
Slave Lake Flood, 1935
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Scene of the Slave Lake Flood along the railway on a trip to Edmonton in 1935. At times the water was up several steps on the train coaches. To move, a man with a long pole sat up front to find the tracks so the train could move ahead. It took a long time to get to Edmonton.
Location: 1999.15.01
Slave Lake Flood, 1935
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
A photograph taken from the caboose shows the engine and train curving around a bend. Slave Lake has overflowed its banks right up to the railway track.
Location: 1999.15.02
Slave Lake Flood, 1935
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
Water surrounds both sides of the track, coming half-way telegraph poles in the ditch.
Location: 1999.15.03
Slave Lake Flood, 1935
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
The tracks in front of the train are completely covered with water; only the tall grasses beside the tracks show where the rails are.
Location: 1999.15.04
Grande Prairie Town Council, 1924
1 photograph; b & w; 10 x 12
Composite of individual photographs of Mayor Sharpe and Councilors Spicer, Stredulinsky, Crerar, Thomson, Shaver and Nelson.
Location: 1999.16.1
Hermit Lake School Student Body, 1918-1919
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 4
Class photograph of Velma Cranston and her class of fifteen students outside of Hermit Lake School .
Location: 1999.19.1
Group portrait, ca. 1910
1 photograph; b & w; 8.5 x 6.5 in.
Portrait of an unidentified group, possibly a class or family.
Location: 1999.43.01
Buffalo Lake School, 1938
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
School photograph of students outside Buffalo Lake School with Mary McDonald (later Nimmons) their teacher.
Location: 1999.52.01
School Hallowe’en Party, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 4
School photograph of students standing outside dressed up for Hallowe’en.
Location: 1999.52.02
Grande Prairie, Alberta, 1930 c.
1 framed print; b & w; 8 x 20
Panoramic view of the Town of Grande Prairie about 1930.
Location: 1999.76.11
Richmond Avenue, Grande Prairie., 1950 c.
1 postcard; b & w; 3 x 5
View down Richmond Avenue from the 101 Street intersection showing traffic and businesses c. 1950.
Location: 2000.73.013
Grande Prairie, 1975 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial of the western portion of Grande Prairie, showing business and residential sections c. 1975.
Location: 2000.73.014
Grande Prairie, 1975 c.
1 postcard; colour; 4 x 6
Aerial of a main portion of the city of Grande Prairie c. 1975.
Location: 2000.73.015
Grande Prairie Plywood Plant and Imperial Oil, 1960
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Aerial of the Grande Prairie Plywood Plant and the Imperial Oil Gas Station located north of 117 Avenue on Clairmont Road.
Location: 2000.73.016
Grande Prairie Street, 1919
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Street view of one block of Richmond Avenue, from the corner of 100 Street looking west.
Location: 2000.73.017
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2000
1 photograph; b &w; 8 x 10
Close-up of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, with its white frame church with bell tower, when it was on Highway 43 near the Kleskun Hills.
Location: 2000.73.018
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 2000
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
View of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic country church against the backdrop of the Kleskun Hills.
Location: 2000.73.019
Hermit Lake School, 1931
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
View of Hermit Lake School and its fenced playground in the spring of 1931.
Location: 2000.73.031
Hemit Lake School, 1932
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Hermit Lake School with its new board walks approaching the school from two directions.
Location: 2000.73.032
Hermit Lake School Students, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Students in desks in the yard outside Hermit Lake School. A saddled horse is in the background.
Location: 2000.73.033
Winter Transportation to Hermit Lake School, 1930-1931
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
The Kennedys and the Craigs with the horse and caboose used for traveling to school in the winter.
Location: 2000.73.034
Hermit Lake School Class of 1931-1932, 1931-1932
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Class picture outside the school: Robert K., Malcolm McL., Raymond F., Jack K., Doug Mc., Helen C., Anna R., Marian Mc., Violet J., Ina R., Charlie C., Margaret R., and Bella C.
Location: 2000.73.035
Hermit Lake School Class of 1932-1933, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Class picture outside the school: Malcolm, Anna, Helen, Robert, Ina, Raymond, Violet and Jack.
Location: 2000.73.036
Hermit Lake School Class of 1930-1931, 1931
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Class picture outside the school: Doug, Mac, John, Jack, Raymond, Malcolm, Robert, Charlie, Margaret, Isobel, Ina, Anna, Edith, Margaret, Bella, Helen, Marian.
Location: 2000.73.037
Hermit Lake School Class of 1931-1932, 1932
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Class picture outside the school: Robert, Jack, Douglas, Helen, Anna, Marion, Raymond, Malcolm, Charlie, Violet, Ina, Margaret.
Location: 2000.73.038
The Girls of Hermit Lake School, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Girls of Hermit Lake School in 1932-1933: Mary, Margaret, Bella, Anna, Helen, Ina, Marian, Violet.
Location: 2000.73.039
Hermit Lake School Class of 1930-1931, 1931
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Class picture outside the school: Isobel, Margaret, Mary, Doug, Jack, John (hiding Raymond or Ray), Rob, Charlie, Anna (hiding), Ina, Edith, Margaret, Bella, Helen, Marian.
Location: 2000.73.040
Riding Horseback to Hermit Lake School, 1932
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
The older students at Hermit Lake on their horses: Mac, Violet and Raymond.
Location: 2000.73.041
The Boys of Hermit Lake School, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Boys of Hermit Lake School in 1932-1933: Jack, Ray, Robbie, Malcolm, Charlie, Bruce.
Location: 2000.73.042
Hermit Lake School Class of 1930-1931, 1931
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Class picture: Doug McLevan, Margaret Stewart, Isobel Kennedy, Mary Ross, Mac Printice, Malcolm McLevan, Jack Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Raymond Ferguson, Helen Craig, Anna Ross, Edith Stewart, Margaret Ross, Ina Ross, Marian McLevan, Violet Jebb, and Bella Craig.
Location: 2000.73.043
Hermit Lake School Class of 1932-1933, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Class picture outside the school: Malcolm, Raymond, Jack, Marian, Bella, Anna, Margaret, Helen, Mary, Ina, Robert, Violet, Charlie, Bruce.
Location: 2000.73.044
Violet, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Violet sitting on the steps at Hermit Lake School in the summer of 1933.
Location: 2000.73.045
Raymond, 1933
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Raymond with his horse in the yard of Hermit Lake School in the summer of 1933.
Location: 2000.73.046
Mr. & Mrs. Cranston, 1936
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Mr. & Mrs. Cranston ouside their log home in the winter of 1936.
Location: 2000.73.047
Hermit Lake School Class of 1930-1931, 1931
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Class picture: Margaret, Isobel, Mary, Mac, John, Jack, Doug, Robert, Raymond, Charlie, Malcolm, Edith, Helen, Ina, Anna, Bella, Margaret R., Marion, and Violet.
Location: 2000.73.048
“The Hermitage”, 1931 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Hermit Lake School teacher’s quarters, called “The Hermitage.”
Location: 2000.73.049
Hermit Lake Community Club, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Hermit Lake Community Club at the Cranstons in June of 1939.
Location: 2000.73.050
Last Day of School at Hermit Lake, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
The last day of the year at Hermit Lake School, June 30, 1939. The children are going home in the rain.
Location: 2000.73.051
Hermit Lake School Class of 1936-1939, 1939
1 photograph; b & w; 2 x 3
Rural class at Hermit Lake School for the school years of 1936-1937, 1937-1938, 1938-1939.
Location: 2000.73.052
Hermit Lake School Collage, 1929
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Collage of photographs showing the teacher (Miss Cox) and the students of 1929.
Location: 2000.73.053
Playing Catch, n.d
1 photograpg; b & w; 5 x 7
A Man in background holding a ball and a child in forground holding a dog
Location: 2000.73.073
Playing Catch, n.d
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Man standing with ball in hand and child holding a dog in foreground
Location: 2000.73.073
Baby Clinic, 1935 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Group photographs of mothers and babies on the lawn of an unidentified building, possibly a hospital or health clinic.
Location: 2000.73.074
Grande Prairie Fair Grounds, 1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 3 x 5
Crowds in the grandstands at a Grande Prairie Fair Rodeo or horse race. There is a “Drink Coca-Cola” sign in the alleyway between stands.
Location: 2000.73.075
A.H. McQuarrie, 1941
1 photograph; b & w; 5 x 7
Alexander Hugh McQuarrie, born at Toney River, Nova Scotia Sept.2, 1874, was the engineer on the Edson Trail. This photo was taken shortly after his retirement c. 1941; Mr. McQuarrie died in Edmonton, Alberta in November 1966.
Location: 2000.73.076
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Cochrane, n.d.
1 photograph; colour; 8 x 10
Mr.& Mrs. Robert Cochrane in the interior of their home
Location: 2000.73.077
Guy Ireland’s Barber Shop, 1940 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Interior of barber shop with Mr. Ireland asleep in a barber chair while he waits for more customers.
Location: 2000.73.078
Grande Prairie Athletics, 1950
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10
Team photo of the Grande Prairie Athletics hockey team with managers and a trophy.
Location: 2000.73.079
Dunvegan Bridge Under Construction, 1960
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
Dunvegan Bridge under construction in the summer of 1960.
Location: 2000.73.102
John Wilson’s Homestead, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
The first home of the Wilson family, as well as the first Dominion Land Titles Office in 1912, was on the west bank of Bear Creek north of 100th Avenue in Grande Prairie.
Location: 2000.73.103
R.D. Nevings Feed Barn, 1912
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
R.D. Nevings Feed Barn in Grande Prairie, Alberta,
Location: 2000.73.104
Hallowe’en Celebration, n.d.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Unidentified Hallowe’en celebration.
Location: 2000.73.105
Vermilion School of Agriculture, [1945]
6 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Six photographs showing the School of Agriculture in Vermilion, Alberta, and some of the students. This was a popular school for farm children raised in the Peace River Country.
Location: 2000.73.106-111
Northern Winter Carnival, 1929
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Two photographs of Richmond Avenue decorated for the Northern Winter Carnival in 1929.
Location: 2000.73.112-113
Kleskun Hill Park, n.d.
3 negatives; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Three negatives of Kleskun Hill Park north-east of Grande Prairie.
Location: 2000.73.114-116
Grande Prairie Garage, [1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Grande Prairie Garage, the Ford Dealership in Grande Prairie, was located on 100 Street and 101 Avenue, east across from the Federal Government building which housed the Lands office and the Post Office.
Location: 2000.73.117
Imperial Bank of Canada, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Imperial Bank of Canada, on the intersection of 100 Avenue and 100 Street, was built in 1920.
Location: 2000.73.118
The Bank of Montreal, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Bank of Montreal, on the corner of 101 Street and 100 Avenue, was flanked by City Laundry to the west and Grande Prairie City Hall to the south.
Location: 2000.73.119
The Royal Bank of Canada, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Royal bank of Canada, on the corner of 100 Avenue and 101 Street, was north across the avenue from the Bank of Montreal.
Location: 2000.73.120
St. Paul’s United Church, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
St. Paul’s United Church, on the corner of 102 Street and 100 Avenue, was built in 1926, after the emalgamation of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregationalist churches. Visable to the left is the original log McQueen Presbyterian Church.
Location: 2000.73.121
General Store, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 2 x 3 in.
Front platform of an unidentified General Store.
Location: 2000.73.122
Family Grouping In Front of Log Home, [1920]
2 negatives; b & w; 2 x 2 in.
Unidentified family group in front of log home.
Location: 2000.73.123
Art Craft Studio, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The Art Craft Studio, on Richmond Avenue, was the studio of photographer Rex Harper.
Location: 2000.73.124
Radio Announcer, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 35 mm
At the controls of a crystal radio set, with loudspeaker at the side.
Location: 2000.73.125
Sheehan Farm Home, [1930]
1 negative; colour; 2 x 3 in.
New home of Tom Sheehan at Clairmont, with the first homestead house to the right.
Location: 2000.73.126
Northern Winter Carnival, 1929
4 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Floats at the Winter Carnival include horse-drawn sleds for the children and horse-drawn advertising for Crummy Bros (“furnishing everything for the home except the baby), and delivery services.
Location: 2000.73.127-130
Muddy Streets, [1920]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Street level photograph of the muddy thoroughfare which was Richmond Avenue in the 1920s. Morrison’s Cash Store and Spicer’s Bakery are on the right, Royal Bank on the left.
Location: 2000.73.131
Richmond Avenue, [1925]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
View of north side of Richmond Avenue between 101 and 102 Street showing E.J. Lyne Meat Market, Capitol Billiard Hall and Barber Shop, Porteous Hardware, Windsor Café, a Milinary Shop and a Furniture Dealer.
Location: 2000.73.132
Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
The new Grande Prairie Municipal Hospital, built in 1929, shows a row of shiny new vehicles in front in the prosperous pre-Depression years.
Location: 2000.73.133
Grande Prairie, [1930]
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Northerly view of Grande Prairie with the water tower in the foreground and Richmond Avenue in the background. The Grande Prairie Creamery can be seen on 99 Avenue.
Location: 2000.73.134
Cruise on the River, [1950]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Three young people relax on the deck of a tugboat as it churns its way up the Peace River.
Location: 2000.73.135
Farmstead near Grande Prairie, [1920]
; ;
Hilltop view of a farmstead split by a country road. The house is on one side of the road, the barn and outbuildings on the other.
Location: 2000.73.136
Richmond Avenue, [1920]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Easterly view of Richmond Avenue showing James Drug Store on the left and City Laundry and Bank of Montreal on the right.
Location: 2000.73.137
Early Train, [1916]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
One of the early trains in Grande Prairie. People line the sides of the track and ride on the flatbed cars carrying lumber.
Location: 2000.73.138
Northern Winter Carnival, 1929
2 negatives; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Street scenes showing the decorated streets, the crowds, and a parade float during the Northern Winter Carnival.
Location: 2000.73.139-140
Crops as Tall as Men, [1930]
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Two unidentified men flanking a stook of oat bundles which is as tall as they are.
Location: 2000.73.141
Northern Winter Carnival, 1929
1 negative; b & w; 3 x 5 in.
Looking east down Richmond Avenue, the view is framed by the Northern Winter Carnival banner. On the left is the Royal Bank and Thompsons Hardware, on the right City Laundry and Morrison’s Cash Store.
Location: 2000.73.142
Dressed to Kill, 1914
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
The picture was taken in Kingman, Alberta, the men holding guns to resemble soldiers. L-R Milo Berge, Adolf Slind, Bennie Velve, Bennie Berge, Ingebrigt Evjen, Milo Fuglem, Dick Olson. Milo Berge, Bennie Berge, Bennie Velve and Ingebrigt Evjen came to the Peace country and acquired homesteads in the Valhalla area.
Location: 2000.73.143
J. B. Yule, Editor, [1939]
1 photograph; b & w; 8 x 10 in.
J.B. Yule was the editor of The Northern Tribune which began publication in 1932 and continued until 1939 when it was combined with the Grande Prairie Herald to become The Herald-Tribune after a fire destroyed the Herald’s plant.
Location: 2000.73.144
The Boe Family, [1980]
1 photograph; colour; 4 x 6 in.
The Gustave and Sophie Boe family moved from Minnesota in 1930 and brought a pump-organ with them to their homestead in Debolt. L-R in photograph(s) are their children: George Boe, Art Boe, Cora Welander, Eleanor McArthur, Alice Finch, Lorraine McKinley, Edna Champagne, Opal Nellis, Elmer Boe.
Location: 2000.73.145
Grande Prairie Parade, [1956]
8 slides; colour; 35 mm
Eight slides of a parade on 102 Street in Grande Prairie ca. 1956. Buildings in the background are those on the west side of 102 Street and include the Salvation Army Church on 102 Avenue, the appartments between 101 and 102 avenue, and the Russel Burgess home in between the apartments.
Location: 2000.73.148-153
Bear Creek Flood, [1955]
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Two slides of the houses in the Bear Creek valley under flood ca. 1955.
Location: 2000.73.154-155
Littleton Home, [1955]
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Two slides of the Littleton Yard on 102 Avenue and 102 Street in Grande Prairie. Crummy residence is visible in the background.
Location: 2000.73.156-157
Bridges at Taylor Flats, [1955]
2 slides; colour; 35 mm
Two slides of the bridges across the Peace River at Taylor Flats, British Columbia. One is the Suspension Bridge for vehicle traffic, and one is the curved railway bridge which was used for both vehicle and rail traffic when the first suspension bridge collapsed.
Location: 2000.73.158-159
Indian Guide with Bighorn Sheep Trophy, 1940 c.
1 photograph/postcard; b & w; 4 x 6
Location: 2000.73.160
Raymond Isaac Boyer, 1945
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Raymond Isaac Boyer, taken in Brussels May 5, 1945.
Location: 2000.73.161
Grande Prairie Athletics,
1 photocopy; b & w; 8 x 10
Group photograph of the Grande Prairie Athletics
Location: 2000.73.162
Balisky Family Harvesting, 1949
1 photograph; b & w; 14 x 18 in.
George Balisky and sons during harvest time 1949. From left to right: George, Calvin, Terry, Larry, Robert, Danny, Paul, and Ralph.
Location: 2000.73.169

SubSeries 001.08.04  Historical Buildings Photograph collection. — 1976-1987. — 412 photographs.578 photographs of old buildings and landmarks in the Grande Prairie area: barns, homes, churches, schools, Edson Trail.

“Cap” Bradley’s Home, 1976
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
“Cap” Bradley’s home and farm machinery, taken in the fall of 1976. This building was burned by the Forestry Department.
Location: 2001.03.001-003
Harry Card Home, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Harry Card home built in 1912 and later owned by Gordon Thompson. Nels Meyers of Glen Leslie dove-tailed the logs when he built the house for J. Linstrom, who sold it to Harry Card.
Location: 2001.03.004
Bryenton House, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
The Bryenton house.
Location: 2001.03.005
Bert Tieman Farm, 1976
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Bert Tieman farmstead at Buffalo Lakes. Photos include the pumphouse, farm home, barn, and shop.
Location: 2001.03.006-009
Walter McFarlane Home, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Walter McFarlane house built in 1914.
Location: 2001.03.010
L.J. Turner Home, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
L. J. Turner home built in 1911.
Location: 2001.03.011
E.H. Manning Home, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
E.H. Manning house built in 1915.
Location: 2001.03.012
Cameron Brothers Home, 1976
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Cameron brothers house built in 1925.
Location: 2001.03.013
Padulsky Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Padulskey’s original house built in 1916.
Location: 2001.03.014
West of Cutbank Lake, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Unidentified and collapsed historical building west of Cutbank Lake.
Location: 2001.03.015
Farnsworth Home, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
The original Farnsworth house at LaGlace built about 1915.
Location: 2001.03.016
Tesar Home, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Tesar house northwest of Clairmont.
Location: 2001.03.017
Wales Blacksmith Shop, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Wales blacksmith shop east of Grande Prairie.
Location: 2001.03.018
Bert Tieman Farm, 1984
5 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Bert & Miriam Tieman’s farm home, barn and outbuildings near Buffalo Lake.
Location: 2001.03.019-023
George Best Barn, 1984
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Frame barn owned by George Best. Property of Orton Biendarra at the time the photo was taken.
Location: 2001.03.023-024
Buffalo Lakes Store, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Store at Buffalo Lakes owned by Bob and Thelma Smith just before they retired and closed the store.
Location: 2001.03.025
Dunvegan Mission, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Dunvegan Mission House in 1984.
Location: 2001.03.026
Pat Rooney’s Barn, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Pat Rooney’s barn–this was the stopping place at Bezanson to feed and stable the horses.
Location: 2001.03.027
Beaverlodge Hospital, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Beaverlodge Hosital, on the hill overlooking the townsite.
Location: 2001.03.028
Wales Farm, 1984
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings belonging to the Wales family, includes Charlie Wales’ dad’s implement shed, and Grandfather Wales house at Glen Leslie.
Location: 2001.03.029-30
George Ames Home, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
George Ames’ house at Bezanson.
Location: 2001.03.031
Rivertop School, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Rivertop School at South Bad Heart.
Location: 2001.03.032
Bad Heart Straw Church, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Straw bale church built at Bad Heart by Father Dales of Sexsmith.
Location: 2001.03.033
Charlie Stewart Home, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Charlie Stewart Home near Bezanson.
Location: 2001.03.034
Kleskun Lake Ranch Building, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Kleskun Lake Ranch building.
Location: 2001.03.035
Harry Card Home, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Harry Card’s original home. They bought Harry Watcher’s house in Grande Prairie and moved it out to the farm. Gordon Thomson bought the property about 1980.
Location: 2001.03.036
Harry Hoag Farm, 1984
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Harry Hoag’s farmhouse and barn in the Bad Heart area. Note the plaster on the west end and south walls.
Location: 2001.03.037-039
Teepee Creek United Church, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Teepee Creek United Church kitty corner from the cemetery.
Location: 2001.03.040
Bill Pinsch Farm, 1984
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
House and outbuildings on the Bill Pinsch farm near Teepee Creek. Note the case tractors, threshing machine and longer than usual wagon box.
Location: 2001.03.041-043
Christie’s Farm, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Graineries and wagon wheels on Christie’s farm
Location: 2001.03.044
Heart Valley, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
View of Heart Valley taken from Bald Hill in 1985, and the log cabin built in the Heart Valley area by Charlie Edey in 1933.
Location: 2001.03.045-046
Struhan’s Farm, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Abandoned log cabin at Struhan’s farm north-east of Bezanson.
Location: 2001.03.047
Charlie Edey Home, 1985
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Views of Heart Valley and the Charlie Edey home and garden in Heart Valley.
Location: 2001.03.048-51
Heart Valley Presbyterian Church, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Heart Valley Presbyterian Church built in 1925. Cemetery in the background of the church.
Location: 2001.03.052
Hollingsworth Home, 1984
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Hollingsworth home at Teepee Creek with stagecoach in the yard.
Location: 2001.03.053-54
Reiswigs in Peora, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Pat Reiswig’s Barn (still used by nephew Irving Reiswig in 1985), and Harold Reiswig’s General Store at Peoria, built in 1942 and still operating and selling gas out of the pump in 1985.
Location: 2001.03.055-56
West Vale District, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Ken Monroe’s home at West Vale and Central Hall, built at the top of the Kakut River and moved to the present site.
Location: 2001.03.057-58
Sutherland Farm, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Mac Sutherland’s house (originally the Boyd home built about 1920) and Grande Prairie Dry Cleaners moved to Sutherland’s property to be used for grain storage.
Location: 2001.03.059-60
Baldy Swanson Home, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
School housed moved to the outskirts of Grande Prairie, where it became a home for Baldy Swanson, a local character and town drunk.
Location: 2001.03.061
Fred Abbott Home, 1983
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Fred Abbott’s home on the Bear Creek and Richmond Avenue. This was the last home in the Bear Creek Valley, cleared out to make way for Muskoseepie Park.
Location: 2001.03.062
Grizzly Bear Museum, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Museum at Wanham, on what used to be called Grizzley Bear Prairie.
Location: 2001.03.063
Herman Klukas Home, 1984
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Herman Klukas home near Bad Heart. This house was built by his father and mother.
Location: 2001.03.064-65
Mountain Trail School, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Mountain Trail School on the way to the Air Force Base on Saskatoon Mountain.
Location: 2001.03.066
Unidentified Pioneer Home, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Unidentified home, perhaps on the Oatway farm.
Location: 2001.03.067
Murray Oatway’s Barn, 1984
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Murray Oatway’s barn.
Location: 2001.03.068
Chledowski Farm Yard, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Chledowski farm yard east of Clairmont.
Location: 2001.03.069-70
Andy Hudec Property, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Home on Andy Hudic property, possibly built by Medley Pollick.
Location: 2001.03.071
Across the Road from Peterson’s, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Abandoned log home across the road from Carl Peterson’s.
Location: 2001.03.072
Morken’s Farm, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Jim Morken’s neat row of graineries taken on a moody day in August, 1985.
Location: 2001.03.073
Carl Peterson’s Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Carl Peterson’s barn, built about 1918. Drying onions in August 1985.
Location: 2001.03.074
Perly Pollack Buildings, 1985
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Pearlly Poelick’s house, barn and outbuildings taken in 1985.
Location: 2001.03.075-78
Jimmy Duncan Farm, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on Jimmy Duncan’s farm in 1985. The cottage roofed building was a pump house.
Location: 2001.03.079-80
Morken Farm, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Jimmy Morken’s chicken house and the old Forrest Falk house on Jimmy Morken’s land in August 1985.
Location: 2001.03.081-82
Ewart Ellis Land, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Ewart Ellis land contains barn and sheds built about 1920 and the old Kleskun Lake School House, now being used as a garage.
Location: 2001.03.083-85
Eric Ismond Farm, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Barn and outbuildings on the Eric Ismond farm east of Clairmont.
Location: 2001.03.086-87
Jimmy Duncan’s Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Jimmy Duncan’s barn in August 1985.
Location: 2001.03.088
Jimmy Morken’s Grainery, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Grainery built by Forrest Falk in Jimmy Morken’s yard.
Location: 2001.03.089
Eric Ismond Home, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Home of Eric Ismond, built in 19??, and “Ismond’s Roadrunners” wind vane.
Location: 2001.03.090-91
Langdon Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Langdon home built in 1928.
Location: 2001.03.092
The Edson Trail, 1985
7 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Portions of the Edson Trail are still visible in 1985, at Walter and Minnie Head’s ranch across the Smoky River. Walter Head, Alice Fortier, Don Patrick and Doug Clarkson exploring the trail, including about where the Ferry Crossing was on the Smoky River in 1908. In the background, the old Bezanson townsite.
Location: 2001.03.093-99
Tesar Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Tesar Barn
Location: 2001.03.100
Field Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Early home of (C.W. and Edith?) Field.
Location: 2001.03.101
Bousfield Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Bousfield home.
Location: 2001.03.102
Osborne Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Osborne home on the banks of the Wapiti.
Location: 2001.03.103
Unidentified Log Home, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Unidentified log home and outbuilding southwest of Wembley.
Location: 2001.03.104-05
Breitkreutz Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Home of Herman & Amelia Breitkrutz, on NE 7-70-8-W6, in the Wembley area. Now owned by Marvin Stephen.
Location: 2001.03.106
Larson’s Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Lavern Larson’s barn, northwest city limits. Originally (built?) by Schneiders.
Location: 2001.03.107
Christie’s Farm, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Christie farm in the Hermit Lake area: large wooden grainery with 6 bins; barn and windmill; barn and lean-to.
Location: 2001.03.108-110
Ken Peebles Farm, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on Ken and Irene Peebles property: Hunter’s home; Signal station moved from Grande Prairie; outbuildings.
Location: 2001.03.111-113
Rodney Elvestad Farm, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
House at Rodney Elvestad’s built by Lee Borden.
Location: 2001.03.114
Scheopp’s Farm, 1985
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Building on Scheopp’s farm southwest of Wembley. Collection includes a water pump, house and outhouses which may or may not be on the same farm.
Location: 2001.03.115-118
Fred Thompson’s Yard, 1986
8 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Barn in Fred Thompson’s yard in 1986. Collection includes house, garage and outbuildings which may or may not be in the same yard.
Location: 2001.03.119-126
Ed Tofer Farm, 1986
6 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Ed Tofer home, barn and outbuildings. Collection contains photographs of old trucks (still running) which may or may not be in the same farmyard.
Location: 2001.03.127-132
Anderson Farm, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Anderson Farm in the Hermit Lake area include Ken Anderson Sr. home, barn and outbuildings.
Location: 2001.03.133-134
Walter & Minnie Head Farm, 1986
6 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on Walter & Minnie Head’s farm northwest of the airport include house, barn, garage, poleshed and outbuildings.
Location: 2001.03.135-140
East Kleskun School, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
East Kleskun School and teacherage before they were moved to Kleskun Hills Park.
Location: 2001.03.141-142
John Pinsch Farm, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings in the John Pinsch farmyard include an old school (Kleskun Hill?) and an old home.
Location: 2001.03.143-144
Jack Lupton House, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Jack Lupton house built in 1930.
Location: 2001.03.145
Trail Caboose, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
This caboose made several trips to BC. Note the lightening damage to the tree.
Location: 2001.03.146
Spring Creek Church, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Spring Creek Church and Spring Creek Cemetery sign.
Location: 2001.03.147-148
E.D. Brown house, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
E.D. Brown House.
Location: 2001.03.149
Gibney’s Farm, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Gibney farm include a log garage and a frame house.
Location: 2001.03.150-151
O. B. Harris Barn, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
O.B. Harris Barn.
Location: 2001.03.152
Fred Thompson Yard, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on Fred Thompson yard include an old house and a log barn.
Location: 2001.03.153-154
Ernie Watt Home, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Ernie Watt home south of Grande Prairie.
Location: 2001.03.155
O. B. Harris Barn, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
O. B. Harris barn.
Location: 2001.03.156
Flying Shot Lake Church, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Flying Shot Lake Church on the west side of the lake.
Location: 2001.03.157-158
Rintoul Home, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
The Rintoul home.
Location: 2001.03.159
Lindsay School, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Lindsay School
Location: 2001.03.160
Evergreen Park, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
First building on the Evergreen Park property.
Location: 2001.03.161
Alf Richard’s Property, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Alfred Richard’s barn built in 1928 by Joe Tissington, and log building on Richard’s property.
Location: 2001.03.162-163
Dr. Carlisle’s Office, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Originally this building was Dr. Carlisle’s office on Richmond Avenue, but was a residence when the photograph was taken.
Location: 2001.03.164
Unidentified Buildings, 1986
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Unidentified buildings include a home with Grace Snow, Soren Selzvold and Doug Clarkson on the front step; two outhouses labeled “necessities of the past” and a log home with cottage roof.
Location: 2001.03.165-168
Skarberg Buildings, 1986
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Skarberg property include a two-storey frame house, a log barn and outbuilding, and a plywood-sided garage.
Location: 2001.03.169-172
McLevin House, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
McLevin House is of frame construction with a cottage roof and front porch.
Location: 2001.03.173
Nordby Yard, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Nordby yard north of Buffalo Lakes contains a large frame barn and outbuildings.
Location: 2001.03.174-175
Bill Belfry Yard, 1986
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Bill Belfry yard contains grainery, log shed, and red frame barn.
Location: 2001.03.176-178
Gulick Farm, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Cabin at the Gulick farm in Heart Valley now being used as a chicken house.
Location: 2001.03.179
Bezanson Catholic Church, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Large frame, hall-type shed which was originally the first Catholic Church in the Bezanson area.
Location: 2001.03.180
Teacherage at Lindsay School, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Former teacherage at Lindsay School.
Location: 2001.03.181
Mike Koholyk Buildings, 1986
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Mike Koholyk land include log garage, frame house, log house, building with four diamond shaped window.
Location: 2001.03.182-185
Webster Log Cabin, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Log cabin in the Webster area.
Location: 2001.03.186
Dave Barr Barn, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Dave Barr barn.
Location: 2001.03.187
John Duda Yard, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings in the John Duda yard include a collapsing large frame barn, windmill and outbuildings.
Location: 2001.03.188-189
Cranston Farm, 1986
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the former George Cranston farm include a large red frame barn, a small log building with a cottage roof, and a two -storey brick home. Property belonged to Rowles family when the photographs were taken.
Location: 2001.03.190-192
Toman Barn, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Toman barn.
Location: 2001.03.193
Bill Harle Barn, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Bill Harle barn.
Location: 2001.03.194
Dimsdale Barns, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Unidentified large frame barns west of Dimsdale.
Location: 2001.03.195-196
Herb Blimke Barn, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Herb Blimke barn.
Location: 2001.03.197
Bien Farmstead, 1986
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Bien Farmstead north of Buffalo Lakes include a log barn with slab roof, a log garage, and a log home with front gable.
Location: 2001.03.198-200
Barn West of Beaverlodge, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Barn west of Beaverlodge, possibly the Walter Willis place.
Location: 2001.03.201
Stewart Scott Home, 1990
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Stewart Scott house where Herbert Kimble lives in 1990.
Location: 2001.03.202-203
Irvine Steinke Home, 1988
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Irvine Steinke log house, previously owned by his uncle, also the workshop, blacksmith shop and harness repair shop on the yard.
Location: 2001.03.204-206
Paschetag Barn, 1990
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Paschetag barn on the lake bottom at Kleskun Hill.
Location: 2001.03.207
Ken Dixon Home, 1989
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Ken Dixon’s house in 1989.
Location: 2001.03.208
Jean Lozeron Homestead, 1989
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Old home on Jean Lozeron homestead with a stone cairn which reads, “July 1, 1983. Dedicated to the foresight and spirit of Jean Lozeron who homesteaded and turned the first sod on July 1, 1913. J.P.L.”
Location: 2001.03.209-211
Mrs. Pete Eagar Family Yard, 1989
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Log barn in the yard of the home where Mrs. Pete (Lenore?) Eager grew up.
Location: 2001.03.212
North of Buffalo Lakes, 1989
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Outbuildings in yard north of Buffalo Lakes.
Location: 2001.03.213
Mike Duda’s Barn, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Mike Duda’s barn in 1987.
Location: 2001.03.214
Norman Family Home, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Old house on the Norman farm in 1987.
Location: 2001.03.215
Herb Blimkie Barn, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Herb Blimke barn where Triple L Trailer Court is now.
Location: 2001.03.216
Bill Donaldson Farm, 1987
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Bill Donaldson home and barn near Bear Lake in 1987.
Location: 2001.03.217-218
Kaut Home, 1987
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Kaut home on the east end of Bear Lake in 1987. This house was originally a church. Carved into the brick beside the front door, “R.B. Kaut Can. Sent. 1867-1967”.
Location: 2001.03.219-221
Hip-Roofed Barns, 1987
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Two unidentified hip-roofed barns in excellent shape. Each has a symbol carved in to the side. So similar in outlook that they could have been made by the same builder.
Location: 2001.03.222-223
George Balmer Home, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
George Balmer house in 1987.
Location: 2001.03.224
North of Buffalo Lakes, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Unidentified home north of Buffalo Lakes. Could be the same yard as photo labeled 2001.03.213–same description and hand-writing on back.
Location: 2001.03.225
Alf Gilbey Farm, 1987
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
House and outbuildings on the farm of Alf Gilbey west of Clairmont.
Location: 2001.03.226-227
Andreuik Farm, 1987
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
House, barn and outbuildings on the farm of the Andreuik family. Photograph describes it as “five miles west of Clairmont”, but could also be the farm north-east of Bear Lake. Barn also seen in 2001.03.222.
Location: 2001.03.228-230
Westvale School, [1980]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Westvale School in the Heart Valley area, Birch Hills County.
Location: 2001.03.231
Lake Saskatoon School, [1980]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
First school in the Lake Saskatoon area, often called the Cutbank Lake School as it was in between the two lakes.
Location: 2001.03.232
Heart Valley School, [1980]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Heart Valley School built in 1942.
Location: 2001.03.233
Grainery Styles, [1980]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Two unidentified graineries built in two separate and unique styles–one “duplex” style and one “mini-elevator”.
Location: 2001.03.234
Wilson Farm, 1988
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Barn on the Wilson farm in 1988, decorated with cartoon drawings of horse and cowboy. It was previously owned by Bill Godfrey family.
Location: 2001.03.235
Mike Kohalyk Home, [1980]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Mike Kohalyk house in the Crystal Creek area built in the 1920s.
Location: 2001.03.236
I.O.D.E. 2nd Appearance Shop, [1980]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
IODE second-hand clothing store on 99th Avenue in Grande Prairie.
Location: 2001.03.237
Alberta Provincial Police Building, [1980]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Old Alberta Provincial Police building, now a residence, on north side of 99th Avenue bewteen 98th and 97th Streets.
Location: 2001.03.238
Podolsky Yard, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Outbuildings in the Podolsky farm yard in 1986.
Location: 2001.03.239-240
Jenny McNally Home, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Jenny McNally’s house in 1986.
Location: 2001.03.241
Douglas Clarkson Farm, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Log grainery on Doug Clarkson’s farm in 1987.
Location: 2001.03.242
Bill Harle Farm, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Low frame ban on Bill Harle’s farm at Five Mile.
Location: 2001.03.243
Cliff Huber Farm, 1987
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Two homes on the Cliff Huber farm in the Hermit Lake area, one a sturdy log home, the other a home which was located where the Co-op parking lot now is and moved to Cliff Huber’s farm.
Location: 2001.03.244-245
Doug Clarkson Home, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Douglas Clarkson home in 1987.
Location: 2001.03.246
Jim Storm Home, [1980]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Abandoned log and shingled house which was the Jim Storm family home.
Location: 2001.03.247
Anson Wagar Home, [1980]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Log home with hugely overhanging roof and log buttresses which was the Anson Wagar home.
Location: 2001.03.248
Ellis Turner Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Two-storey log house which was the home of the Ellis Turner family at DeBolt.
Location: 2001.03.249
Soren Selsvold Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
One and a half storey log home belonging to Soren Selsvold south of Crooked Creek.
Location: 2001.03.250
Lake Saskatoon Consolidated School, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Lake Saskatoon Consolidated School converted into a residence on the northwest shore of Lake Saskatoon.
Location: 2001.03.251
Lake Saskatoon Legion Hall, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Lake Saskatoon Legion Hall converted into a garage and shop on Secondary Highway 724 between Wembley and LaGlace.
Location: 2001.03.252
Barn West of DeBolt, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
This barn west of DeBolt was built by Mr. Heeble, possibly in the late 1920s.
Location: 2001.03.253
Lake Saskatoon area, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Red-shingled barn on the edge of a small lake in the Lake Saskatoon area.
Location: 2001.03.254
Barn on Richmond Hill, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Hip-roofed log barn along the roadside on Richmond Hill.
Location: 2001.03.255
W.J. Rottacher Farm, 1985
7 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Bill Rottacher farm at Peoria include a barn with a bell shaped roof built about 1933; the first Seventh Day Adventist Church built in 1930 and moved to the farm to be used for a machine shed after the new church was built; double car garage; and various sheds and outbuildings.
Location: 2001.03.256-262
Ewart Ellis Farm, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Ewart Ellis farm include a log and frame hip-roofed barn built in 1918, an elabourate machine shed built by Mr. Ellis in the 1920s, and a log garage which was once the Kleskun Lake School.
Location: 2001.03.263-265
Charlie Harris Farm, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Charlie Harris farm include a cottage-roofed square bungalow; a hip-roofed log barn; and a frame building labeled the “Charlie Harris Cleaning Plant”.
Location: 2001.03.266-268
Jim Duncan Farm, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Log outbuildings on the Jim Duncan farm ca. 1985.
Location: 2001.03.269
Des Stark Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Barn on the Des Stark farm built by Ott Patterson in 1916.
Location: 2001.03.270
Dentist Office, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Home with a pentagonal entrance is now a residence on 96th Avenue between 100 and 108 Street. It was once a Dentist’s office on Clairmont Road and Richmond Avenue. Note the extra windows for good lighting.
Location: 2001.03.271
Miller’s Taxi Stand, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Building which was once Miller’s Taxi Stand on Richmond Avenue now at Tony Doll’s farm
Location: 2001.03.272
R. Ladwig Home, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
R. Ladwig log house built ion 1928 now used as a hog barn.
Location: 2001.03.273
Carl Peterson’s Barn, 1985
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Carl Peterson’s log barn, built in 1919, with onions drying on the south side.
Location: 2001.03.274
John Pinsch Farm, 1985
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Two buildings on the John Pinsch farm at Kleskun Hill are the former Webster (formerly Twilight) School, and an L-shaped bungalow moved in from Grande Prairie.
Location: 2001.03.275-276
Eckstein’s Barn, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Mr. Eckstein’s barn built about 1930. It was torn down in 1991.
Location: 2001.03.277
Log Barn at Kleskun Hill, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Unidentified log barn with hip roof in the Kleskun Hill area.
Location: 2001.03.278
Lowe Family Home, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Abandoned two-storey-frame house which was once the home of the Lowe family at Scenic Heights.
Location: 2001.03.279
McNalley Home, [1990]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
McNalley house at 9316-104 Avenue was once the Lumburn Store.
Location: 2001.03.280
Russian Plaster, [1990]
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Exterior finish commonly known as “Russian Plaster” on a square log home in the George Struhan yard and on an unidentified round log home. Plaster adhered to wood strips on the square log home much better.
Location: 2001.03.281-282
Wegh Family Farm, [1990]
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
House (built about 1945) and shop on the farm of Richard and Nellie Wegh just north of Cadotte Hill on the Wanham Road. Shop was moved to the farm and has decorative shingling on the gable end which may identify it as a community building.
Location: 2001.03.283-284
Reiswig Farms, [1990]
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Reiswig farms at Peoria include a 1940s bungalow built by Peter Reiswig and a shed built by Fred Reiswig in the 1930s.
Location: 2001.03.285-288
Wagar Farm, [1990]
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Wagar farm include a uniquely-styled log home belonging to Anson Wagar and a frame house and barn built about 1928.
Location: 2001.03.289-291
Joe Boyd House, [1985]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Joe Boyd house.
Location: 2001.03.292
Johnson Home, [1985]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
“Big Face” Johnson’s house.
Location: 2001.03.293
Lowe Farm, Scenic Heights, [1985]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Outbuildings in the Lowe family farmyard at Scenic Heights.
Location: 2001.03.294
Bert Delaney Barn, [1985]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Hip-roofed log barn built by Charlie Raisin in the 1920s. Bert Delaney owns it now.
Location: 2001.03.295
Jack Penny Home, [1985]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Jack Penny’s home built by Bensons in 1915. It was moved twice and believed stolen once!
Location: 2001.03.296
Lloyd and Katherine Olley’s, [1985]
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Lloyd & Katherine Olley’s log cabin on the old farm–a winding trail through the hay meadow leads to the cabin.
Location: 2001.03.297-300
Alex Monkman Farm, [1985]
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
House and barn on Alex Monkman’s farm on the south shore of Cutbank Lake. A note on the photo says the house has been moved three times.
Location: 2001.03.301-302
Seth Sutherland Home, [1985]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Abandoned two-storey frame house which was once the home of the Seth Sutherland family.
Location: 2001.03.303
Breitkreutz Home, [1985]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Herman & Amelia Breitkreutz house built in 1947 of vertical logs and stucco on the NE 7-70-8-W6.
Location: 2001.03.304
Ken Peebles Farm, [1985]
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on Ken & Irene Peebles’ farm include a large hip-roof frame barn; a house built by Mr. Hunter, manager of the Royal Bank in Grande Prairie; and a building which was originally a signal station on Richmond Avenue and 116 Street.
Location: 2001.03.305-307
North of Valhalla Centre, [1985]
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Barn north of Valhalla Centre.
Location: 2001.03.308
Rodney Elvestad Farm, [1985]
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Gambrel-roofed barn and Lee Borden home on the farmstead of Linda & Rodney Elvestad.
Location: 2001.03.309-310
Anderson Farm, 1986
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Vintage vehicles on the farm of Ken Anderson include a grain truck stamped Alberta Wheat Pool, Calgary; and two pick-ups from the 1940s which were still running in 1986. There is also a photograph of a unique pole fence.
Location: 2001.03.311-314
Walter Head Barn, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Walter Head barn north of the airport.
Location: 2001.03.315
Hip-roofed Barn, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Hip-roofed barn (possibly Larson’s) northwest of Grande Prairie.
Location: 2001.03.316
Fred Thompson Yard, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Log garage in Fred Thompson’s yard.
Location: 2001.03.317
Bousfield Home, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Bousfield log house with cottage roof and gable, located west of Grande Prairie.
Location: 2001.03.318
Ed Tofer Farm, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Gambrel-roofed barn and sheds on Ed Tofer’s farm in 1985.
Location: 2001.03.319-321
Forrest Falk Farm, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Abandoned home and grainary on the Forrest Falk farm in 1986.
Location: 2001.03.322-323
Chledowski Farm, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Small home and outbuildings in the Chledowski farmyard.
Location: 2001.03.324-325
Perly Pollack Farm, 1986
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Abandoned buildings on Perly and Medley Pollack farm include a small frame house, a log house, a gambrel-roofed log barn and a garage with large double doors.
Location: 2001.03.326-329
Oatway Farm, 1986
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Oatway farm include the original cottage-roofed house converted to a garage; a large gambrel-roofed barn built in 1926; the new two-storey frame house on a full basement built in 1926; and the hog barn built in 1926.
Location: 2001.03.330-333
Walter Roberts Home, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Large frame house with a double dormer in front which was built for the Walter Roberts family. It is now on the Olderskog farm east of Grande Prairie.
Location: 2001.03.334
Jock McDonald Home, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Jock McDonald house built east of Grande Prairie in 1922.
Location: 2001.03.335
Kleskun Hill Home, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
House on Kleskun Hill.
Location: 2001.03.336
Hay-Roofed Barn, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Log barn with hay on the roof for insulation in the DeBolt area.
Location: 2001.03.337
Shofners Farm, 1987
8 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Shofner farm at Northmark include granaries, gambrel-roofed log barn, log sheds and double doored garage, frame barn, miscellaneous outbuildings, and a squared-log home. The farm was established by the Rodolski family.
Location: 2001.03.338-345
Mike Duda Farm, 1986
5 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Mike Duda farm include the old “honeymoon” cabin which was made of logs split by a whip saw; a three-bay frame machine shed; double-car log garage; and a gambrel-roofed log barn.
Location: 2001.03.346-350
Anson Norman Farm, 1986
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Anson Norman farm include the original log homestead house; an old log shed converted to a modern machine shed; a single car garage; and a gambrel-roofed frame barn.
Location: 2001.03.351-354
Herbert Kimble Farm, 1986
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Herbert Kimble farm at Crystal Creek include the well house with the hand pump in front; a gambrel-roofed log barn; and a garage built by Stewart Scott.
Location: 2001.03.355-357
Floen Farm Buildings, 1986
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Floen Farm buildings still standing on the Anson Norman property in 1986.
Location: 2001.03.358-359
Welter Barn, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Barn west of Sexsmith identified as the Welter Barn.
Location: 2001.03.360
Johnny Fester Home, 1986
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Log house built by Johnny Fester in 1928.
Location: 2001.03.361
Hessler Farm, 1986
7 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Hessler farm at Northmark include a log garage; large collection of wooden granaries; a frame machine shed; a small frame house which looks like a teacherage; a large, log outbuilding; and a one and a half storey house (frame or sided) with a greenhouse on the side.
Location: 2001.03.362-368
Raymond Cooke Farm, 1987
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Raymond Cooke’ house and barn situated on Richmond Road (Highway 43) on the way to the airport. The Cookes were early pioneers, coming in over the Edson Trail.
Location: 2001.03.369-370
William Caldwell Farm, 1987
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
buildings on the William Caldwell farm include a granery, a gambrel-roofed barn described as a two-storey chicken house, and a two-storey home with attached garage and a wrap-around porch. Mr. Caldwell came to Grande Prairie about 1910.
Location: 2001.03.371-374
Moody Home, Bezanson, 1987
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Moody’s house and outbuildings, built about 1918, on the flat overlooking the Smoky River east of Bezanson.
Location: 2001.03.375-376
Trapper’s Cabin, 1987
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Trapper’s cabin on the trail between Valhalla (Spring Lake) and Gordondale.
Location: 2001.03.377-378
Ewen Fisher Homestead, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Ewen Fisher homestead shack south of Crooked Creek. It was built about 1933.
Location: 2001.03.379
Jack Dirom Farm, 1987
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Jack Dirom farm west of Clairmont include a two-storey frame house with front dormer and porch; a gambrel-roofed barn with wings; and a three-bay frame machine shed. Mr. Dirom came into the Clairmont area in 1928.
Location: 2001.03.380-382
Bulhofner Farm, 1987
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Bulhofner farm at Northmark include a 1 1/2 storey frame house; granaries and gambrel-roofed log barn on the edge of a coulee; and various log outbuildings.
Location: 2001.03.383-386
Northmark Community, 1987
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings at Northmark include the Northmark Community Hall and a small cabin which looks like a teacherage.
Location: 2001.03.387-389
William Godfrey Farm, 1987
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
William Godfrey farm has a two-storey frame house with dormers and two porches, and several frame sheds. Farm had been purchased by the Wilson family when these photos were taken.
Location: 2001.03.390-392
Bill Donaldson Farm, 1987
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the William Donaldson farm include a two-storey house with asphalt siding; a gambrel-roofed barn and several outbuildings including a biffy.
Location: 2001.03.393-395
Alf Gilbey Farm, 1987
4 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the Alf Gilbey farm include a small abandoned frame house with porch, a hand-pump that was still pumping water, and several outbuildings.
Location: 2001.03.396-399
George Balmer Farm, 1987
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Buildings on the farm of George Balmer west of Clairmont include a small frame house with a cottage roof, a gambrel-roofed barn with side wings which was still being used, and the usual “necessary small building” in the yard.
Location: 2001.03.400-402
Curly Pittman Farm, 1987
3 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Farm established by Curly Pittman includes a gambrel-roofed barn (built in 1929) and windmill, a two-storey frame house with porch and side addition built in 1929, and a well-built biffy in the yard. The farm, located 5 miles west of Mercer Hill, was later purchased by H. Andreuik.
Location: 2001.03.403-405
Moody Home, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Moody house on the banks of the Smoky River east of Bezanson was built in 198 and the victim of three floods in 1935, 1972 and 1982.
Location: 2001.03.406
Charles Turner Home, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Charles Turner home on the west bank of Bear Creek.
Location: 2001.03.407
Flavius Brooks Homestead, 1987
1 photograph; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Flavius Brooks homestead house built in 1916 on the Pipestone Creek road, on the NW 29-70-8-W6.
Location: 2001.03.408
Jack Hunter’s Barn, 1987
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Jack Hunter’s house and barn east of the Catholic Church on Highway 34.
Location: 2001.03.409-410
Patterson’s Farm, 1975
2 photographs; colour; 3 x 5 in.
Patterson’s farm south on 100th Street in Grande Prairie when it was still an active farm with a house, barn, horses and cattle. This later became Patterson Place sub-division.
Location: 2001.03.411-412

SubSeries 001.08.05  Historical Forestry Photograph collection. — 1970-1990. — 554 photographs.

Mencke Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
48 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Mencke family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.03.01-48
Yates Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
28 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Yates family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.04.01-28
Rodacker Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
4 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Rodacker family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.05.01-04
Steeves Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
25 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Steeves family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.06.01-25
Nilsson Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
28 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Nilsson family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.07.01-28
Hrychiw Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
2 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Hrychiw family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection. Second photograph is of George Steven’s sawmill in 1950-1951.
Location: 1997.15.01-02
Hrychiw Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
13 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Hrychiw family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.16.01-13
Card Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
19 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Card family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection. Photo No. 10 is of the Buffalo Lakes Sawmill in 1915.
Location: 1997.17.01-19
Oilund Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
33 prints; slides; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Oilund family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.20.01-21
Haugseth Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
21 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Haugseth family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.21.01-21
Schenk Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
14 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Schenk family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.24.01-14
Pisanello Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
4 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Pisanello family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.27.01-04
Stark Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
63 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Stark family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.30.01-63
Cooke Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
14 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Cooke family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection. Photos 7-11 are of the Edmund Cooke Sawmill at Kakut Lake, 1941.
Location: 1997.31.01-14
Bickell Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
5 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Bickell family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.32.01-05
Grotkowski Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
12 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Grotkowski family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.33.01-12
Cissell Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
153 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Cissell family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection. Photo No. 11 is of the Canfor Mill at Grande Prairie in 1945; no. 22 is of George Cissell camp at Buck Lake c. 1940; no. 37 is of scow for pulling log boom on Buck Lake, 1939.
Location: 1997.34.001-153
Leggatt Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
20 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Leggatt family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.35.01-20
Moore Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
44 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Moore family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.39.01-44
Lowe Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
6 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Lowe family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.40.01-06
Yates Family Logging Photograph, 1930-1950 c.
1 photograph; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photograph from the Yates family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.41.01
Bauman Family Logging Photographs, 1930-1950 c.
9 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6
Early logging photographs from the Bauman family for the 1997 “Forestry Capital of Canada” display and collection.
Location: 1997.44.01-09

SubSeries 001.08.06  Museum Activities Photographs collection. — 1970-1990. — 2,454 photographs.001.08.06.01Board of Directors photographs 1970-2001The sub-sub-series consists of photographs of the activities of the Grande Prairie Museum Board of Directors. Subjects include individual and group photographs of the Board of Directors, fund-raising activities, the Grand Opening of the first museum in 1970, recipients of the Isabel Campbell award, and photographs of society members at various events.

Executive photographs, [1995-2003]
24 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
24 individual and group photographs of the Grande Prairie Museum Board of Directors from approximately 1995-2003.
Location: 0001.08.06.01.01.01-24
Fund-raising Activity photographs, [1997-2002]
28 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
28 photographs showing fund-raising activities between 1997 and 2002, including the PT Cruiser fund-raiser the first year that car was produced; car crazy auctions; dinners in the Tempest House; quilt raffles; college business student fund-raisers; and other activities.
Location: 0001.08.06.01.02.01-28
Grande Opening Photographs, 1970
5 photographs; colour; assorted
5 photographs of the Grande Opening in 1970 showing Premier Harry Strom, MLA Winston Backus, museum president Mel Rodacker and museum volunteer Ida Rowe.
Location: 0001.08.06.01.03.01-.05
Isabel Campbell Award photographs, 2001-2003
16 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
16 photographs of the recipients of the Isabel Campbell award between 2001 and 2003. This collection includes general photographs of the annual general meetings at which the awards were presented and there are photographs of other award receipients in the Administration–Volunteers photographs.
Location: 0001.08.06.01.04.01-.16
Membership photographs, 2002
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
5 photographs of the AGM meeting room in 2002. Photographs of the membership at the AGMs are also included in the Isabel Campbell Award photographs and in the Museum Volunteers photographs.
Location: 0001.08.06.01.05.01-.05

001.08.06.02  Administration photographs [1970-2005]The sub-sub-series consists of photographs of the physical building and expansion projects, the 2005 Capital project and fundraising, the building of the Heritage Discovery Centre, the Museum Expansion, wedding in the Heritage Village, staff at the museum, volunteers in general with specific files for Isabel Campbell, Bert & Miriam Tieman, Doug Clarkson, Frank Stoll, and Alec Masse.

Administration Office photographs, [1970-2003]
24 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
24 photographs showing the Administrative offices at the Grande Prairie Museum over the years.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.01.01-24
Physical Plant photographs, [1970-2003]
95 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
95 photographs showing the various buildings and growth of the Grande Prairie Museum over the years.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.02.01-95
Capital Project 2000 photographs, 2000-2005
27 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the capital project to fundraise for the Heritage Discovery Centre in Centre 2000 and the expansion to the original museum building in Muskoseepi Park. Photographs show various cheque presentations and special events.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.03.01-.27
Heritage Discovery Centre photographs, 2000-2005
136 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the Heritage Discovery Centre at Grande Prairie’s Centre 2000. The photographs show planning stages, construction, displays, and the grand opening.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.04.001-.136
Museum Expansion photographs, 2003-2005
47 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the expansion to the main museum building in Muskoseepi Park, undertaken in the early 2000s. The photographs show construction, displays, and the grand opening.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.05.01-.47
Museum Staff photographs, [1990-2005]
77 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of museum staff engaged in various activities and at events.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.06.01-.77
Museum Volunteers photographs, [1970-2003]
90 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of museum volunteers at events and working at the museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.07.01.01-.90
Museum Volunteer Isabel Campbell photographs, [1990-1995]
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of museum volunteer Isabel Campbell at her home (presumably), receiving an award from the Historical Society of Alberta, and signing copies of “Challenge of the Homestead”, a compilation of her parents’ letters.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.07.02.01-.04
Museum Volunteer Bert Tieman photographs, [1980-1984]
6 photographs; colour; assorted
Photographs relating to museum volunteer Bert Tieman. The photographs show relatives of the Tiemans visiting from Holland in the museum’s heritage village and Bert and Miriam Tieman’s 50th Anniversary celebration.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.07.03.01-.06
Museum Volunteer Doug Clarkson photographs, 1990-1998]
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of museum volunteer Doug Clarkson. The photographs show Doug receiving awards and working at the museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.07.04.01-.12
Museum Volunteer Frank Stoll photographs, [1990-2000]
27 photographs; b & w; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of museum volunteer Frank Stoll. The photographs show Frank working on equipment, receiving an award, Frank and Irene’s 50th Anniversary celebration, and Frank’s curator emeritus party.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.07.05.01-.27
Museum Volunteer Alec Masse photographs, [1990-2000]
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of museum volunteer and board president Alec Masse. The photographs show Alec in costume and at his farewell party.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.07.06.01-.04
Heritage Village Wedding photographs, [1980-2000]
13 photographs; colour; assorted
Photographs of various weddings held at the McQueen Presbyterian Church in the Grande Prairie Museum heritage village.
Location: 0001.08.06.02.08.01-.13

001.08.06.03  Collections Department photographs [1970-2005]The sub-sub-series consists of photographs of artifacts inside and outside the museum, the Heritage Village and gardens over the years and throughout the seasons; individual heritage village buildings from their original locations through restoration or construction and final site in the Heritage Village (includes blacksmith shop, Campbell Cabin, Firehall, Forestry Cabin, Hermit Lake School, McQueen Presbyterian Church, Pipestone Creek Store, Tempest House, the Windmills and the Collections Equipment Storage); permanent displays from the first museum to the 2005 renewal; temporary displays (Pioneer family of the Month, Quilts Galore, Dolls and Teddy Bears).

Interior Artefact photographs, [1970-2003]
87 photographs; colour; assorted
Photographs of various artefacts in the Grande Prairie Museum, those housed inside.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.01.01-.87
Exterior Artefact photographs, [1970-2003]
82 photographs; colour; assorted
Photographs of various artefacts in the Grande Prairie Museum, those housed outside.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.02.01-.82
Heritage Village photographs, [1990-2005]
37 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Overall views of the heritage village at the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.01.01-.37
Blacksmith Shop photographs, 1988-[2000]
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the blacksmith shop in the heritage village of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.02.01-.10
Campbell Cabin photographs, [1995-2000]
55 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the Campbell Cabin in the heritage village of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.03.01-.55
Firehall Replica photographs, [1984-2000]
13 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the replica firehall in the heritage village of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.04.01-.13
Forestry Cabin photographs, [1977-2000]
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the forestry (Big Mountain) cabin in the heritage village of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.05.01-.05
Hermit Lake School photographs, [1977-2000]
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the Hermit Lake School in the heritage village of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.06.01-.12
McQueen Church photographs, [1977-2000]
24 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of McQueen Presbyterian Church in the heritage village of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.07.01-.24
Pipestone Creek Store photographs, [1992-2000]
55 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of Pipestone Creek Store in the heritage village of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.08.01-.54
Tempest House photographs, [1974-2000]
17 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the Tempest House in the heritage village of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.09.01-.17
Wendt Barn photographs, [1999-2000]
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the Wendt Barn in the heritage village of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.10.01-.07
Windmill photographs, [1975-2000]
17 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the windmill at the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.11.01-.17
Hudson’s Bay Post photographs, [2000-2002]
9 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the Hudson’s Bay outpost in the heritage village of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.03.12.01-.09
Permanent Display photographs, [1970-2000]
86 photographs; colour; assorted
Photographs of permanent displays at the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.04.01-.86
Rodacker Gallery Displays photographs, [1995-2000]
56 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of temporary displays in the Rodacker Gallery of the Grande Prairie Museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.01.01-.56
External Temporary Displays photographs, [1980-2000]
26 photographs; colour; assorted
Photographs of temporary displays by the Grande Prairie Museum at various locations.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.02.01-.26
Quilts Galore photographs, [1995-2000]
19 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the “Quilts Galore” display.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.03.01-.19
Dolls, Dolls & Teddy Bears photographs, [1995-2000]
34 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of the “Dolls, Dolls & Teddy Bears” displays.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.04.01-.34
National Aboriginal Day photographs, 1998-1999
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
Photographs of Aboriginal display and presentations.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.05.01-.10
Clarkson Family Display photographs, 1992
23 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
23 photographs relating to the Clarkson, Carveth and McDonald families celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in May 1992.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.06.01-.23
Leslie Family Display photographs, 1992
16 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
16 photographs relating to the Leslie family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in June 1992.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.07.01-.16
Patrick Family Display photographs, 1992
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
10 photographs relating to the Patrick family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in July 1992.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.08.01-.10
Sherk Family Display photographs, 1992
19 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
19 photographs relating to the Sherk family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in August 1992.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.09.01-.19
Oliver Family Display photographs, 1992
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
10 photographs relating to the Oliver family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in September 1992.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.10.01-.10
Monkman Family Display photographs, 1970-2001
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
10 photographs relating to the Monkman family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in October 1992.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.11.01-.10
Watt Family Display photographs, 1992
11 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
11 photographs relating to the Watt family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in November 1992.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.12.01-.11
Spry Family Display photographs, 1993
14 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
14 photographs relating to the Spry family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in May 1993.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.13.01-.14
Sheehan Family Display photographs, 1993
20 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
20 photographs relating to the Sheehan family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in June 1993.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.14.01-.20
Patterson Family Display photographs, 1993
27 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
27 photographs relating to the Patterson, Oatway and Pratt families celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in July 1993.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.15.01-.27
McFarlane Family Display photographs, 1993
17 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
17 photographs relating to the McFarlane family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in August 1993.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.16.01-.17
Stoll Family Display photographs, 1993
14 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
14 photographs of the Stoll and Clubine families celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in September 1993.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.17.01-.14
Pool Family Display photographs, 1994
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
12 photographs relating to the Pool family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in May 1994.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.18.01-.12
Somerville Family Display photographs, 1994
11 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
11 photographs relating to the Somerville family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in June 1994.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.19.01-.11
Lozeron Family Display photographs, 1994
13 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
13 photographs relating to the Lozeron family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in July 1994.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.20.01-.13
Crerar Family Display photographs, 1994
11 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
11 photographs relating to the Crerar family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in August 1994.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.21.01-.11
McRae Family Display photographs, 1994
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
8 photographs relating to the McRae family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in September 1994.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.22.01-.08
Boyd & Cooke Family Display photographs, 1995
11 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
11 photographs relating to the Boyd and Cooke families celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in May 1995.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.23.01-.11
Tissington Family Display photographs, 1995
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
8 photographs relating to the Tissington family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in June 1995.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.24.01-.08
Rodacker Family Display photographs, 1995
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
6 photographs relating to the Rodacker family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in July 1995.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.25.01-.06
Balisky Family Display photographs, 1995
14 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
14 photographs relating to the Balisky family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in September 1995.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.26.01-.14
Macklin Family Display photographs, 1996
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
12 photographs relating to the Macklin family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in May 1996.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.27.01-.12
Throness Family Display photographs, 1996
10 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
10 photographs relating to the Throness family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in June 1996.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.28.01-.10
McNaught Family Display photographs, 1996
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
8 photographs relating to the McNaught family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in July 1996.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.29.01-.08
Tomshak Family Display photographs, 1996
9 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
9 photographs relating to the Tomshak family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in August 1996.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.30.01-.09
Moon Family Display photographs, 1996
4 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
4 photographs relating to the Moon family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in September 1996.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.31.01-.04
Rycroft Family Display photographs, 1997
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
12 photographs relating to the Rycroft family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in July 1997.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.32.01-.12
Ward Family Display photographs, 1997
18 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
18 photographs relating to the Ward family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in August 1997.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.33.01-.18
Powell Family Display photographs, 1997
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
12 photographs relating to the Uri Powell family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in September 1997.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.34.01-.12
Biendarra Family Display photographs, 1998
14 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
14 photographs relating to the Biendarra family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in July 1998.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.35.01-.14
Ireland-Funnell Family Display photographs, 1998
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
12 photographs relating to the Ireland and Funnell families celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in August 1998.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.36.01-.12
Heller Family Display photographs, 1998
16 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
16 photographs relating to the Heller family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in September 1998.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.37.01-.16
Anderson-Norman Family Display photographs, 1999
12 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
12 photographs relating to the Anderson and Norman families celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in July 1999.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.38.01-.12
Wales Family Display photographs, 1999
15 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
15 photographs relating to the Wales family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in August 1999.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.39.01-.15
Johnston Family Display photographs, 1999
8 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
8 photographs relating to the Johnston family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in September 1999.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.40.01-.08
Cameron Family Display photographs, 2000
9 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
9 photographs relating to the Cameron family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in Summer 2000.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.41.01-.09
Gudlaugson Family Display photographs, 2000
6 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
6 photographs relating to the Gudlaugson family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in summer 2000.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.42.01-.06
Wilson-Lowe Family Display photographs, 2000
11 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
11 photographs relating to the Wilson and Lowe families celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in Summer 2000.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.43.01-.11
Binks Family Display photographs, 2001
9 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
9 photographs relating to the Binks family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in Summer 2001.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.44.01-.09
Tofer-Knechtel Family Display photographs, 2001
9 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
9 photographs relating to the Tofer Knechtel families celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in Sumer 2001.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.45.01-.09
Kerr Family Display photographs, 2001
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
5 photographs relating to the Kerr family celebrated with a Pioneer Family of the Month Display and opening tea in Summer 2001.
Location: 0001.08.06.03.05.46.01-.05

001.08.06.04  Programming Department photographs [1970-2005]The sub-sub-series consists of photographs related to programming at the Grande Prairie Museum: school programs, special events such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Aboriginal Day, Living Village, Dominion Day, Heritage Day, Harvest Festival, Lantern Tours, Fiddlers’ Jamboree, Heritage Fair, Museum Recognition Day, and parades. There are also one-time events such as Elderhostel and Fashion Shows.

School Program photographs, [1992-2002]
50 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
50 photographs of museum staff carrying out school programs such as dinosaur program, washing clothes, log cabin building, fur and feathers, and group activities.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.01.01-.50
Special Events photographs, [1984-2002]
52 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
52 photographs of general special events at the Grande Prairie Museum and programming staff at events away from the museum.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.01.01-.52
Parade Floats photographs, [1985-2005]
76 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
76 photographs of Grande Prairie Museum parade floats in the County Fair Parades, Santa Claus Parades.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.02.01-.76
Fiddlers’ Jamboree photographs, [1985-2001]
56 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
56 photographs of the annual Fiddlers’ Jamboree organized by the Grande Prairie Museum. The event began in the community room at the museum and outgrew increasingly larger facilities until they began to hold it in the Grande Prairie Regional College Theatre about 2000.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.03.01-.56
Heritage Fair photographs, [1996-2004]
77 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
77 photographs of the annual Heritage Fair organized by the Grande Prairie Museum for schools and school children in the Peace Country.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.04.01-.77
Aboriginal Day photographs, 1992
5 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
5 photographs of the Aboriginal Day activities in 1992. This event coincided with National Aboriginal Day in June of each year. Photographs in the Temporary Displays–Aboriginal Day file relate to this collection.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.05.01-.05
Living Village photographs, [1990-2003]
78 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
78 photographs showing costumed interpreters in the Heritage Village at the Grande Prairie Museum. Living Village was usually held on Mother’s Day in May and acted as the Opening Day for the year, but events throughout the summer became “living village” events as well.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.06.01-.78
Father’s Day Event photographs, [1992-1999]
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
7 photographs of Father’s Day events include dancing in the community room, the antique car display and the crazy car auction.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.07.01-.07
Museum Recognition Day photographs, [1989-1992]
16 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
16 photographs of Museum Recognition Day, which the Grande Prairie Museum held for a few years to promote the importance of museums and their volunteers. Photographs show museum volunteers working a variety of capacities in the Heritage Village.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.08.01-.16
Dominion Day photographs, [1988-2002]
33 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
33 photographs of Grande Prairie Museum activities on Canada Day, formerly known as Dominion Day. Activities include children’s games and programs in the park, drama in the park, costumed interpreters and the living village. The “parade” photographs in the Special Events series also relate to this category.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.09.01-.33
Heritage Day photographs, [1991-2003]
43 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
43 photographs of Heritage Day activities at the Grande Prairie Museum on the long weekend in August. Activities are mostly of the “living village” variety.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.10.01-.43
Harvest Festival photographs, [1987-2002]
76 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
76 photographs relating to Harvest Festival activities at the Grande Prairie Museum each September. Activities include rope-making, threshing, singing, church services, and farmers markets, culminating in the Harvest Supper in the evening.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.11.01-.76
Fashion Show photographs, 1989-1992
36 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
36 photographs of fashion shows put on by the Grande Prairie Museum from 1989-1992, using donated artifacts from the Collections Department as well as borrowed costumes. Mary Feldburg was the M.C. of the 1992 show, and the script which accompanied that fashion show is included in the Programming Series of the fonds.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.12.01-.36
Lantern Tour photographs, 2000
7 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
7 photographs of the year 2000 Lantern Tours program. This program was a collaboration between the Grande Prairie Museum and the Grande Prairie Regional College in which first year drama students researched, wrote and performed 10 minute skits in the Heritage Village buildings. The program originated about 1998 continued for many years.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.13.01-.07
Elderhostel photographs, 1990
19 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
19 photographs relating to an Elderhostel Program supported by the Pioneer Museum Society’s Board of Directors. The program included tours, lessons in hot air ballooning and water-colour painting, and entertainment at Minnie & Walter Head’s cabin on the Wapiti.
Location: 0001.08.06.04.02.14.01-.19

001.08.06.05  Archives Department photographs 1999-2000The sub-sub-series consists of photographs of the stakeholders’ meetings in 1999, publicity for the Archival Records Survey, construction at the museum to provide a space for the Archives office, moving artifacts to provide room for archival storage, and people instrumental in starting the archives.

Archives photographs, 1997-2000
15 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
15 photographs relating to the establishment of an Archives at the Grande Prairie Museum. Scenes include the initial stakeholders meeting in 1997, the archival records survey in 1999, and the renovation of the shop in the Grande Prairie Museum to provide office and storage space.
Location: 0001.08.06.05.01-15

001.08.06.06  Associated Organizations photographs [1995-2000]The sub-sub-series consists of photographs of projects and meetings with the Spirit of the Peace Museums Network and other museums in the BC and Alberta Peace Country.

Spirit of the Peace photographs, 1995-1999
9 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
9 photographs showing Spirit of the Peace projects which the Grande Prairie Museum participated in: 1995 Regional project, the 1996 Highway Signs project, 1997 Spirit of the Peace video; and 1999 Treaty 8 Display.
Location: 0001.08.06.06.01.01-09
Alberta Museums Association photographs, 1985
3 photographs; colour; 4 x 6 in.
3 photographs of an Alberta Museums Association meeting at the Grande Prairie Museum in 1985. Grande Prairie Museum was a founding member of the Alberta Museums Association.
Location: 0001.08.06.06.02.01-.03

SubSeries 001.08.07Grande Prairie Museum Guest Books. — 1970-1987. — 16 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of guest books signed by visitors to the museum and museum events.