Fonds 287 Grande Prairie District Old-Timers’ Association fonds

1919, 1928-2009. — 157 cm of textual records. — 64 photographs.

Agency History

The Grande Prairie District Old Timers’ Association was organized in September 1928, by a large enthusiastic meeting of the Pioneers in the Herald Hall in Grande Prairie. The goal was to be “a social and benevolent association,” and its objectives were “to cultivate a social intercourse among its members” and “create a fund for charitable purposes on their behalf”; “to collect and preserve in authentic form a library of… materials illustrative of the history of the Grande Prairie district”; “to rescue from oblivion the memory of its early pioneers and to obtain and preserve narratives of their exploits…”; “to promote the study of the history of the Grande Prairie District… “; “and in all appropriate matters to advance the interests and perpetuate the memory of those whose sagacity, energy and enterprise induced them to settle in the Grande Prairie District.”

P.J. Tooley chaired the first meeting when Mr. Wm. L. Caldwell was elected president, Mr. Henry Roberts Honourary President, and J.J.E. Clarke as secretary. The executive included a representative from each district: Mrs. Hugh Allen, Beaverlodge; Mrs. T. Edmund Cooke, Grande Prairie; Ellsworth Foy, Sexsmith; William Garrett, Glen Leslie; Geo. W. Jebb, Wembley; Hilmar A. Johnson, Northfield; James McFarlane, Lake Saskatoon; and John Oatway, Clairmont.

The district represented by the association is from the Peace River south to the Wapiti River, and from the Alberta-British Columbia border to Valleyview. These pioneer settlers came first over the “Long Trail” from Edmonton through Athabasca or Swan Hills to Grouard, Peace River, Dunvegan and south to the Grande Prairie, a distance of five hundred miles. In the fall of 1911, the Edson-Grande Prairie Trail was completed. This trail cut the mileage in half, but had more and steeper hills, and in a wet summer, weeks of slogging through the muskegs. Most of the travel on these difficult trails came to an end when the Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia Railway was built in 1916.

Membership in the Old Timers’ Association is made up of those who came in over the trails and their direct descendents. In the first two years of the organization, membership reached 327 members. That declined somewhat to an average of 158 members for the first ten years. Membership increased in the 60s and 70s so that the average was around 200.

One of the suggestions at the original meeting was that short stories of the lives of the old timers be collected and kept with the organization’s archives. This was enlarged in 1967, when as a centennial project the Association sent out 300 letters to its members requesting them to send in stories about their families during the pioneer days. In the fall of 1973, it was decided to combine all of the stories in book form, and in 1975 “Pioneers of the Peace” was published.

Custodial History

The records were deposited by the Old Timers’ Association in 2005, with accruals in 2009, 2010 and 2012.

Scope and Content

The fonds consists of executive records such as Constitution and by-laws, legal agreements and insurance records; membership lists and applications for original and succeeding members in the Old Timers’ Association; financial records beginning with the first cheque issued by the organization; correspondence and activity files; material related to special events; and files for the creation of “Pioneers of the Peace”, a book they published in 1976. There are also some copies of placemats used at the Old-Timers’ Banquets, and two over-sized posters, one listing the executive members over the years and one listing the scholarship donors and recipients.

Notes

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

 

Table of Contents

 

Series 287.01Executive records
Series 287.02Financial records
Series 287.03Correspondence and Activities
Series 287.04Membership records
Series 287.05Scholarship
Series 287.06Banquets and Special Events
Series 287.07“Pioneers of the Peace”
Series 287.08Art Work
Series 287.09Photograph Album

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Series 287.01Executive records. — 1929-1997. — 12 cm of textual records.The series consists of records relating to the administrative activities of the Old Timers’ Association, divided into four sub-series: Minutes, Incorporation, Insurance and Agreements..
SubSeries 287.01.01Minutes. — 1928-1996. — 7 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of records relating to the minutes of meetings of the association. The records include a minute book 1928-1953 and loose papers 1953-1991. Included in with the minutes are lists of officers, directors, members and some financial information.
SubSeries 287.01.02Incorporation. — 1929-1994. — 2 cm of textual records.The sub-series consists of records relating to the incorporation of the association and its continuance. The records include two versions of the Constitution and By-Laws (1929 and post-1971), and annual returns for the association from 1980 to 1994 with accompanying documentation including correspondence with the Alberta government, lists of officers, and financial statements.
SubSeries 287.01.03Insurance. — 1978-1980.The sub-series consists of records relating to insurance that was purchased by the Association.
SubSeries 287.01.04Agreements. — 1984-1997.The sub-series consists of records relating to agreements made by the Old Timers’ Association. The records include Joint Use Agreements between the Grande Prairie County Agricultural Society and the Grande Prairie and District Old Timers’ Association for the Old Timers Cabin in Evergreen Park.
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Series 287.02Financial records. — 1928-2002. — 12.5 cm of textual records.The series consists of cheque stubs detailing the expenses of the Old-timers Association from 1928-1986; a record of deposits from 1958-1979; an accounts ledger from 1980-1997; receipts 1982-2004, and financial statements from 1975-2003.
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Series 287.03Correspondence and Activities. — 20 cm of textual records.The series consists of correspondence which shows the activities of Old-Timers Association. The regular annual events were the Annual General Meeting in the late winter, the Old-Timers Picnic in July, and sending flowers to funerals of Old-Timers. Much of the material in this series relates to special projects such as collecting stories for “Pioneers of the Peace.”
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Series 287.04Membership records. — 1928-2010. — 78.5 cm of textual records.The series consists of records relating to application for and maintenance of membership in the Old Timers’ Association. The records include membership applications for original members, listing where and when the person was born, their occupation, when they came to the Grande Prairie District and to what location. Many of these applications have biographies or obituaries attached to them. The succeeding generations applications for membership include occupation, place of birth and birth date, which pioneers they are related to and how, and what trail they arrived on. There are also hand-written membership lists, member’s stories and a Record of Scrolls which were given to approved members in the 1970’s. Surnames of people whose pioneer stories that are in this collection:

A – Andress, Anderson, Alstad, Alms, Alexander, Abernethy, Albright, Allen

B – Binks, Brown, Baker, Blair, Brekken, Bienderra, Beatty, Benson, Balisky, Bezanson, Boyd, Bagnall

C – Carveth, Crerar, Campbell, Callion, Clark, Cleland, Connors, Cooke, Cranston, Card, Cameron, Carrell, Clifford, Clendennan

D – Donohue, Doal, Dixon, Dewar, Dunlop, Davis, Dubry

E – Elliott, edgar, Edgerton, Ellie

F – Foy, Foster, Fitzpatrick, Friberg, Ferguson, Fowler, Finch, Field, Falk, Forbes

G – Grant, Guertin, Graves, Gunn, Gutherie, Graham, Gudlaugson

H – Hovelebo, Heller, Horte, Hooks, Hardy, Hurley, Henn, Horneland, Hosker, Hoton, Henderson, Holton, Harris

I – Irish, Ireland, Innes

J – Johnson, Johnston

K – Kjareng, Kerr, Knechtel, Kenny, Konschak, Knezevich, Kynaston, Kozina

L – Lampert, Letang, Ludington, Lukey, Leslie, Lacy, Lozeron, Lee, Lazoruk, Lane, Lablond

N – Noyes

M – MacDonald, MacDonell, Macklin, Mair, Marek, Manning McAusland, McDonald, McFarlane, McQuarrie, Melsness, Mercer, Miller, Mills, Moe, Monkman, Moon, Moore, Morgan, Mosenko, Mund, Murchie, Myronyk

O – Oatway, Oliver

P – Patterson, Parks, Paul, Pederson, Peebles, Pellerin, Peschong, Pickering, Podulsky, Pool, Postman, Powell, Pratt

R – Ray, Redmond, Roberts, Robinson, Ross, Rosser, Roning

S – Sandboe, Sanderson, Saul, Sawyer, Schaik, Schenk, Semak, Sexsmith, Sherk, Somerville, Smith, Spacil, Sproule, Stewart, Stoll, Storm, Stredulinsky, Sutherland, Swanson

T – Talbot, Thompson, Throness, Tissington, Tomshak, Tuffill, Twambly

V – Van Horne, Velve

W – Ward, Warden, Watcher, Watson, Webb, Webber, Wekved, Wellwood, White, Williams, Willianson, Wilson, Wishart

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Series 287.05Scholarship. — 1982-1997. — 10 photographs.This series consist of applications of scholarship hopefuls as well as 10 photographs of students.
 
Old Timers Assoc.List of Scholarship Donors and Recipients, 1975-2005
poster
Creator: poster
A list of the Old Timers’ Association scholarship donors and recipients from 1975-2005.
Location: 2009.060.02
 
Scholarship winners, 1992-1997
10 photo; color; 6 x 9
10 photographs of scholarship winners Laura Harrison, Pamelyn Remple, Diana Davidson, Candace Leiren, Tila Peletier, Heather Davidson, Wayne Jackson, Devon Sandboe, Stacey DeShipper and Susan Jenner.
Location: 0287.05.01-.10
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Series 287.061931 Picnic Poster. — 1931.Poster from the Oldtimers’ Picnic at Saskatoon Island with activities listed as swimming, races, refreshments, Old-Time fiddler & step dancer.
 
1931 Picnic Poster, 1931
poster
Poster from the Oldtimers’ Picnic at Saskatoon Island with activities listed as swimming, races, refreshments, Old-Time fiddler & step dancer.
Location: 0287.06.01
1935 Picnic Poster, 1935
Poster from the Oldtimers’ Picnic at Saskatoon Island.
Location: 0287.06.02
Placemat of the Edson Trail, 1935
Placemat of a map of the Edson Trail.
Location: 0287.06.03
Photocopies of newspaper articles., 1928
newspaper articles
2 photocopies of newspaper articles about the formation of the Oldtimers’, they appear to have been made to be used as placemats.
Location: 0287.06.04a-b
50 year anniversary placemats., 1978
3 placemats celebrating 50 years of the Oldtimers’ Association, in the centre there is a poem by Guy Ireland.
Location: 0287.06.05a-c
50 year anniversary placemats., 1978
placemat
3 placemats celebrating 50 years of the Oldtimers’ Association, in the centre there is a poem by Guy Ireland.
Location: 0287.06.06a,b
2 copies of placemats with drawings by Vern Volden, [ca.1980]
2 Placemats in “In Appreciation of 25 years dedicated service as secretary” with a drawing of Gerald Carveth.
Location: 0287.06.07a,b
 
2 photographs of Gerald Carveth., [ca.1980]
2 photo; color; 8.5 x 11
2 photographs of Gerald Carveth sitting in a chair.
Location: 0287.06.08a,b
2 Photographs of the Oldtimers’ Cabin, [ca.1980]
2 photo; color; 10 x 13.5
2 photographs of the construction on the Oldtimers’ cabin. On the back is written “building the Oldtimers rest area at the new fair grounds, Summer 1982.”
Location: 0287.06.09,10
Series 287.07“Pioneers of the Peace”. — ca. 1973-1980. — 15 cm of textual records.The series consists of records relating to the production of the “Pioneers of the Peace” book in 1975 through the stages of planning, writing and proofreading, and finances and sales . The “Correspondence” file includes correspondence with the printer and Alberta Culture, a 1974 Alberta government news release for the Retional History Award, planning documents relating to the photographs and artwork appearing in the book, a 1975 statement of books sold, handwritten financial statement from January 1976, and 1976 invoices from the Order of the Royal Purple for banquet expenses and for the society’s incorporation fee. The “Planning documents” file includes a document from a History Book Workshop, correspondence soliciting submissions, a handwritten submission for Truman and Hubert Manning, planning notes, notes on sources, lists of names of pioneers arriving in various years, an sample proof page, and a document outlining Suggestions re. Proof Reading. The “Financial records” files include bank statements, returned cheques, advice to customer forms, and deposit slips for the Old Timers’ Book Fund, and a book sales book. The “Copy” files include a copy of the book with proofreading marks.
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Series 287.08Art Work. — [ca. 1984]. — 1 artistic drawings.The series consists of art work of Euphemia McNaught and Betty McRae. 4 of the drawings are done by Euphemia with the drawing only around outside edge and center remaining empty. The theme on all the drawings have a western feel with horses, oxen, wagons and cabins. The drawings by Betty Mcrae are 2 pencil drawings, 3 copies of the Old Timers Cabin 1984 and 3 copies of a drawing of deer overlooking mountains and a cabin.
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Series 287.09Photograph Album. — [ca. 1910-1915]. — 52 photographs.The fonds consists of an album with photographs taken by William D. Albright. The pictures depict early pioneer life in the Beaverlodge and surrounding area. There are photos of early travel, farming, social gatherings amoung the pioneering families. There are also typed descriptions of the photographs done by the photographer.
 
A man hand-threshing, [ca. 1910]
1 photo; b & w; 12 x 18
Hand threshing photo taken at Beaverlodge Experimental Station. Used to take out stock of pure seed. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-63. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.01
Old Town of Beaverlodge, [ca.1910]
1 photo; b & w; 9.5 x 17.5
The old town of Beaverlodge from the southwest showing left to right: Anglican church, one of I.E. Gaudin’s warehouses, Mr. Gaudin’s combined store and home, Beaverlodge school. E.A. Smith’s restaurant and R.C. Lossing’s script house, where the first post office was kept. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 51. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-23. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.02
Threshing at Stoney Point, [ca.1910]
1 photo; b & w; 5.5 x 12
Threshing at Stoney Point in the spring of 1911, oxen on sweep power. First threshing outfit in the Beaverlodge District. Separator belonged to a company of 25. Sweep owner belonged to O. H. Johnson. O. Johnson on thresher, Sam Sargent on power outfit and Clarence O. Pool on right. Pioneer Series A. 8. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-32. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.03
Mr & Mrs. William Pierce with child, [ca.1910]
1 photo; b & w; 11 x 17
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. (Billiy) Pierce, of Beaverlodge, and Daisy. Mr. Pierce came to Beaverlodge in 1909. Pioneer Series 34. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-44. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.04
First school in Beaverlodge, 1911
1 photo; b & w; 9 x 13.5
The first school in Beaverlodge erected June 1911. Pioneer Series A. 12. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-27. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.05
E.A. Smith with his Ox, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 12 x 17.5
“Charlie”. One of the oxen with which E.A. Smith had his stenuous trail trip in the winter of 1910-11. The old ox was never the same again but served well for years after and was finally bought by the author William Albright in 1913. used a year on the farm and then slaughtered for beef. Mr. Smith holding him. Even after all those years he was difficult to fell. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 40. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-48. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.06
Pioneers ready to leave Edmonton for Beaverlodge, 1911
1 photo; b & w; 9 x 12
Leaving Edmonton Feb. 14, 1911 are O. Pool hauling grain separator, Bob Steel’s team and behind him Bert Elcome. In the background is the Royal Temperance Hotel. Pioneer Series A. 15. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-31. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.07
A Northern Prairie Schooner, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 10.5 x 16.5
A Northern Prairie Schooner. Settlers on their way to Pouce Coupe via Edson in the winter of 1913-14. Photographed at Beaverlodge. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 15. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-10. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.08
Gaudin’s Store in Beaverlodge, [ca. 1913]
1 photo; b & w; 9 x 14.5
Mr. Gaudin’s first store in Beaverlodge, N.E. 36-71-9/W6th. D’arcy Gaudin in foreground. Pioneer Series A. 9. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-25. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.09
Home of Red Stone, [ca. 1913]
1 photo; b & w; 8 x 12
Home of the late Rede Stone, one of the three first permanent white settlers in the Beaverlodge neighbourhood. Mr. Stone sqatted and afterwards homesteaded along the Beaverlodge River, about two miles west by southwest of the new town of Beaverlodge, in which he lived. He retired just prior to his death in the State of Washington, where he had gone repeatedly for eczema treatment at Soap Lake. Pioneer Series 59. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-15. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.10
Robert Steele’s Homestead, [ca. 1913]
1 photo; b & w; 8.5 x 14.5
A man with 2 horses, two building, piles of logs and some fence. Pioneer Series A. 14. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-19. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.11
Field Day at Beaverlodge, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
A Field Day at Beaverlodge (May 24th) in the early years. A line of people with a farm seen in the distance. Pioneer Series 48. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-37. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.12
Hudson Bay Trading Post, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Hudson’s Bay Co. trading post west ofSaskatoon lake. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 45. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-51. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.13
Clarence F. Lossing heading on the Edson Trail, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Clarence F. Lossing starting out for Edson in the winter of 1913-1914. Frieght racks loaded with baled hay, sacks of chop and grub stake. Some of the feed would be cached at convenient stopping places en route awaiting the return trip. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 14. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-12. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.14
Threshing Crew at Beaverlodge, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
The Beaverlodge Industrial Company Ltd.’s threshing outfit at Rede Stone’s. Puchased 1914 and freighted in over the Edson Trail. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 50. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-29. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.15
Charles McNaught & Mr. Finnegan on the Edson Trail, [ca. 1913]
1 photo; b & w; 9 x 11
Charles McNaught on a hill on the Edson Trail. Mr. Finnegan driving snatch team of horses. Pioneer Series A. 11. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-11. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.16
R. C. Lossing’s stable with horses, [ca. 1913]
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Some of the Gladu band of range horses which R.C. Lossing was looking after on a share basis winter of 1913-14. Some had never seen the inside of a stable. Mr Lossing’s stable in background. Photo by W. D. Albright, Pioneer Series 33. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-16. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.17
First Automobile to Beaverlodge, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 8.5 x 13
Claimed to be the first car at Beaverlodge. Raymond (Boody) Sprague can be seen at the corner of building and Jim Bauman over the top of the steering wheel. Pioneer Series A. 16. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-53. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.18
First Bridge in Beaverlodge, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 7.5 x 11.5
The first bridge built across the Beaverlodge. Built by donation work just before a new bridge was erected by the Department of Public Works. Pioneer Series A. 6. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-33. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.19
Beaverlodge Sub-Station, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 9.5 x 17.5
Early view of the site of what became the Beaverlodge Sub-Station. Photo by W. D. Albright, Pioneer Series 19. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-35. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.20
Rede Stone’s Home, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 9 x 12
Home of the late Rede Stone, one of the three first permanent white settlers in the Beaverlodge neighbourhood. Pioneer Series 60. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-14. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.21
Beaverlodge Station’s shelter belt, [ca. 1918]
1 photo; b & w; 10.5 x 17.5
Beaverlodge Station’s shelter belt in the early days. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 24. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-36. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.22
Ralph and Harry Carrell, [ca. 1918]
1 photo; b & w; 7 x 11.5
A photo of two men’s heads on top of small bodies captioned ” How the Carrell boys (Ralph and Harry) are supposed to have come into the Peace River country from the State of Washington.” Pioneer Series A. 1. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-45. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.23
Mrs. W.D. Albright and her father R. C. Lossing, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Mrs. W.D. Albright with her father R.C. Lossing and daughter Eileen, arrived at Beaverlodge, October 26, 1913, after a month’s journey from London, Ontario. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 12. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-13. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.24
Grouard, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 10.5 x 17.5
A ferry and the edge of the water at Grouard, the west end of Lesser Slave Lake, in October 1913. The railroad was then expected to pass through Grouard and the author has resisted in Edmonton a temptation to invest in a lot of two at $300.00 each. Photo by W.D. Albright, Gen Grouard 1. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-9. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.25
Bear Head Stopping Place, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17
Leaving Bear Head stopping place on the Grouard – Peace River Trail. October 1913. Mrs. W.D. Albright and H.C. Lossing on democrat. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series – 7.Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-7. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.26
Grouard Trail, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Mrs. Albright with her father and baby Eileen on the Grouard Trail, October 1913. A very muddy road had been covered with snow in mid-October, then froze into a crust which sometimes bore th ehorses and sometimes did not. This was not one of the worst places for in those days it was not safe to stop for picture taking. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 4. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-6. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.27
Grist Mill on Camp Creek, [ca. 1917]
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Grist mill on Camp Creek the Beaverlodge Industrial Co. Ltd. Built in 1915. In 1919 this was sold. George Flint using the upper storey as a residence in Beaverlodge. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 54. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-30. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.28
Four Oxen Ready to Plow, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17
Four oxen going out to plow at Sam French’s wsterhole, October, 1913. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 25. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-49. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.29
Moving a Portable Steam Engine, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17
Moving the portable steam engibe of the Beaverlodge Industrial Co. Ltd. Freighted in from Edson in 1914, this engine was used for threshing, gristing and sawing wood. It is still in use in 1929. (with oxen) Photo by W. D. Albright, Pioneer Series. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-28. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.30
William Albright’s homestead, 1914
1 photo; b & w; 12 x 17.5
Hay camp on the “race course” afterwards the author’s homestead, about 1914. E. A. Smith beside the tent, horses and oxen ties at the rack manger. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 29. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-18. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.31
Navigating the Grouard Trail, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Negotiating a mud hole on the Grouard Trail, October 1913. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 8. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-8. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.32
Mail stuck on the Grouard Trail, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11 x 17.5
His majesty’s mail stuck in the mud leaving Lebeucen’s stopping place on the Grouard Trail, October, 1913. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 6. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-5. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.33
Stopping place on the Grouard-Peace River Trail, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 9 x 17
Stopping place on the old Grouard-Peace River Trail showing spruce forest. Pioneer Series 1. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-1. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.34
Interior of Lebeucen’s Stopping Place, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17
Mud fireplace at Lebeucen’s stopping place where the Albrights waited three days for Mrs. Albright’s father to return from Grouard. Note roll-up laid out ready for retiring. Photo W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 2. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-3. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.35
Interior of Lebeucen’s Stopping Place – 2, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 9.5 x 17
Interior of Lebeucen’s stoppin gplace on the Grourard – Peace River Trail, where Mr. and Mrs. Albright waited three days in mid October, 1913, for Mrs. Albright’s father to return from Grourard, whence he was taking a passenger (A. Truax). Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 3. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-2. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.36
Cow at Lebeucen’s Stopping Place, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Cow at Lebeucen’s stopping place whose milk was purchased for the baby. October 1913. Photo by W. D. Albright, Pioneer Series 17. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-4. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.37
Golden Eagle, 1913
1 photo; b & w; 11.6 x 16
Golden Eagle with a spread of 6’9″ shot by the photographer north of the Peace. It hovered repeatedly over the democrat as though thinking of plucking Eileen Albright from her mother’s arms. Finally when it was within twenty of thirty feet from the ground the photographer shot it from his seat on the luggage in the rear end of the democrat, bringing it down with a broken wing. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 11. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-6. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.38
Going to Church on a Freight Rack, 1910
1 photo; b & w; 8.5 x 14.5
From front to back of sleigh Don Cranston, Mrs. Ruth Carrell, Effie Flint, Mrs. Don Cranston, J.O. Johnson, Mrs. Harry Carrell (Annie), Mr. Arnold Johnson. Winter of 1910-1911. Pioneer Series A-2. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-22. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.39
Going to a Meeting, [ca. 1913]
1 photo; b & w; 9.5 x 15.5
Going to a meeting with oxen on a democrat. L-R Mrs. Mary Smith, Mrs. Mary Lossing, Elias A. Smith, Mrs. Eva Albright, William Albright. Photo taken by Mrs. I. E. Gaudin, Pioneer Series A-7. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-20. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.40
Moving of Freight, 1913-1914
1 photo; b & w; 10.5 x 17.5
The way twenty-thousand dollars worth of merchandise was freighted in for Iriving E. Gaudin of Beaverlodge, 260 miles over the Edson Trail 1913-1914. Albert Miller just arrived at the warehouse. Photo by William D. Albright, Pioneer Series 16. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-26. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.41
Four Belles of Beaverlodge, [ca. 1918]
1 photo; b & w; 7.5 x 8.5
The Misses Ruth Johnson, Anna Johnson, Effie Flint and Irene Walton. Pioneer Series A. 3. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-40. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.42
Beaverlodge in 1915, 1915
1 photo; b & w; 11. 5 x 17
Snow storn at the first of May buried the Experimental garden plot, label stakes of which portrude, but snow went away without frost, ielding ideal moisture conditions, and a bumper crop was harvested. Buildings left to right are: house of Robert C. Lossing (Postmaster), restaurant of Elias A. Smith and store of Irving E. Gaudin. Mr. Albright was working Mr. Lossing’s land on shares at that time. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 31. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-24. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.43
Stringing Telegraph Wire, 1915
1 photo; b & w; 12 x 18
Stringing the telegraph wire past Beaverlodge in 1915. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 46. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-34. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.44
Shingling Robert Lossing’s House, 1915
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Shingling the roof of Robert C. Lossing’s log house in the spring or early summer of 1915. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 43. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-17. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.45
Ladies Tug of War, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 8 x 13.5
2 teams of ladies having a tug of war in a field with a group of men looking on. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series A. 13. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-38. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.46
Girl Playing Basketball, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 8.5 x 14
Four ladies playing basketball. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series A. 13 1/2. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-39. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.47
Quincey Lewis in a Field, 1915
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Quincey Lewis in a crop probably of winter wheat, on N.W. 36-17-10. 1915. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 26. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-43. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.48
A Yorkshire Pig, 1914
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Purebred Yorkshire sow purchased by author from Robert C. Lossing and fattened summer of 1914, on soaked oats and barley. Dressed weight 539 pounds. 13 inches solid lean and fat on top of sholder. Photo by W.D. Albright, Pioneer Series 41. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-47. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.49
Main Street Grande Prairie, [ca. 1915]
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 17.5
Early view of Grande Prairie. Pioneer Series 29a. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-52. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.50
Irving E. Gaudin’s Store in Clairmont, 1916., 1916
1 photo; b & w; 11.5 x 18
Irving E. Gaudin’s departmental store erected in Clairmont, 1916. Pioneer Series 32. Original image held by Glenbow Archives NB-15-50. Contact Glenbow for permission to use.
Location: 0287.09.51
Pioneers of 1909 or Before, March 1960
1 photo; b & w; 15.5 x 20
L-R Mrs. Jennie (Twombly) Goodwin, Mrs. Rotchie (Twombly) McRae, Harry Tuffill, Mrs. C.O. Pool, John O. Johnson, James Somerville, Gordon Sherk, Mrs. Alice (Sutherland) Lozeron, Mrs. Lulu (Sherk) Allen, Marley Sherk and Mrs. Elsie (Monkman) Boyd.
Location: 0287.09.52
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