Collection ath-2112 - Barbara Ashacker collection

Athabasca Ferry Cage Over Athabasca River, [Alberta] Alberta and Great Waterways Railway Alberta and Great Waterways Railway Athabasca Landing

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Barbara Ashacker collection

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CA ATH ath-2112

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9 photographs
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Barbara Ashacker is the daughter of Hubert Thorne and his wife Alvah (Lewis). She was born [1932]. She married Harold Ashacker and they had two daughters. They were divorced. Barbara became a school teacher and taught in Athabasca for a number of years before moving to Nanaimo.

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18.06 donated by Margaret K. Baker

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The fonds consists of photographs of : 1933 aerial view of Athabasca, Alberta & Great Waterways Railway (1927), Athabasca view from across the river [1910], cable cage, ferry, scows, and Vance house.
18.06: letter written to Barbara Ashacker which tells a story about her father, RCMP Sgt. Hubert "Nitchie" Thorne.

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Donated by Barbara Ashacker in 1985.
18.06 donated by Peggy Baker in 2018


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Barbara Ashacker is one of four people in conversation on cassette tape #27. She is speaking about her father, RCMP officer Hubert "Nitchie" Thorne. Record No. 85.400

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