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Beth Sheehan fonds
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"The Boston" Stopping Place

Homesteaders heading for the Peace Country outside of "The Boston", one of the Stopping Places on the Long Trail.

"Turn Back the Pages"

Turn Back the Pages: Clairmont 1908-1992 is the history of the community of Clairmont (originally called Twin Lakes) written by Beth Sheehan in 1992. The book contains the history of the hamlet/village and its schools, churches, organizations and sports, illustrated by stories of local characters, maps, photographs, art work and clippings from the Clairmont Independent newspaper.The sub-series consists of the research files (including people, government, businesses, events) used to create the original book, newsclipping files for Clairmont from 2011-1908, the 1992 manuscript of the book “Turn Back the Pages”, and a file for the update of the book, dated 1999-2005. There is also a 20 page document from the Provincial Archives of Alberta detailing all the records with material about Clairmont in their holdings, a hand-out on How to Prepare a Local History by Hugh Dempsey, and a copy of the published book. The photographs in this sub-series are dated from 1915-2004, and record the changes in the hamlet in almost 90 years. They include early hamlet scenes, farm buildings, schools and children, the Krimmer Mennonite congregation and the cemetery; and the buildings, businesses, homes and street scenes in the town and country, and views from outside of Clairmont as the area became more developed.

214 Place

Grande Prairie's only office tower, 214 Place, was built in the early 1980's.

Alberta Forest Services Helicopter

A Province Of Alberta helicopter is on its way to Kakwa Forestry Tower. Nearby are the Porcupine Forestry Cabin and Indian "house" graves.

Bear Creek Reservoir

Bear Creek Reservoir, originally the water supply for the town of Grande Prairie, is now used for recreational activities such as canoeing.

Beaverlodge River in Flood

In 1935, there were floods all over the Peace Country, including the Beaverlodge River in between the town of Beaverlodge and Crescent Grove Farm.

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