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Addison Kenzie Walker family fonds
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CA MED med-257
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- Walker (family)
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Addison Kenzie Walker began ranching on land adjoining Burstall, Saskatchewan, in 1903. He had been advised to live an outdoor life in the dry climate of Western Canada, because he had tuberculosis and treatment in Eastern Canada had been unsuccessful. 25,000 acres were selected for the family ranch. Several Blackfoot Indians assisted with the building of a log cabin, barns, corrals and a barbed wire fence. Cattle were driven 75 miles to the ranch in May, from the nearest railway station at Medicine Hat. Unfortunately, on the long trek to the ranch, a late blizzard struck and many cattle were lost. Mr. Walker persevered and in 5 years, despite several other setbacks, had become a successful rancher and had recovered his health. Mr. and Mrs. Walker had 3 daughters; Marjorie and Elizabeth, both teachers, and Edith. The girls and their mother lived on the ranch in the summer and fall, and then in Medicine Hat the rest of the year so that the girls could attend school. Mr. Walker passed away in 1932.
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The fonds consists of: handwritten letters (2) to D. White from "E.R." re: family history in the Medicine Hat area (1984); newsletter (3 pgs) containing article on pioneer life in Western Canada and Medicine Hat area (1978).
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Gift of Elizabeth Rogers, 1984.
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- Materials are in English.
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"Treasured Memories-History of Burstall and District"-local history.
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