Fonds glen-2911 - Alexander Hugh McQuarrie fonds

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Alexander Hugh McQuarrie fonds

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GLEN glen-2911

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  • 1954-1958 (Creation)
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    McQuarrie, Alexander Hugh

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1 cm of textual records. -- 34 photographs

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Alexander Hugh McQuarrie, 1874-1966, was born in Toney River, Nova Scotia, and moved with his family to Saskatchewan in 1893. In 1903 he joined the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) as a bridge carpenter and in 1908 the Alberta Department of Public Works. He helped build a road to Whitecourt, and the Edson to Grande Prairie trail. McQuarrie was resident engineer in Grande Prairie, Alberta from 1922 to 1939. After retirement he lived in Edmonton, Peterborough and New Hampshire. He and his wife had three children, Betty (Hanna), Allan F., and A. MacRae.

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The fonds consists of reminiscences about Grande Prairie, Edson trail and bridge building; and photographs of Peace River region.

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Gifts of Allan F. MacQuarrie, 1962, and Alexander McQuarrie, 1956-1962.

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  • The material is in English.

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Record No. M 794;PA 44;Na 449;NA 526<br><br>

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