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Schenk family fonds

  • CA GPR 0256
  • Fonds
  • 1911-2000

The fonds consists of 51 cm of textual records, 115 photographs, 1 artwork by Robert Guest, and 9 forestry related maps. It includes: a series of photographs related to Jack Mantle showing early Grande Prairie and includes two photographs featuring soldiers from WW2; a series of correspondence from F.W. Schenk and photographs showing scenes from the Northern Alberta Railway (NAR) and various train accidents; a series of photographs, maps, employment records and daily journals from Dave Schenk during his career working for NAR and Alberta Forest Service; and a series of employment records from Melba Schenk during her time working as a weather observer for Alberta Forest Service.

The fonds has been arranged into the following series: Jack Mantle (1911-1940); F.W. Schenk (1917-1964); Dave Schenk (1924-2005); and Melba Schenk (1973-1977)

Schenk family

Campbell, Wilson & Horne Ltd.

The Campbell, Wilson & Horne warehouse beside the railroad track, Grande Prairie. This company was the forerunner to Horne & Pitfield. Three people stand in the doorway.

Grande Prairie 's Imperial Bank and Spencer Block

Imperial Bank, former building to the left of the newly constructed one, and Spencer Block, Grande Prairie main street intersection. A milk wagon and a note on the photo identifies the location of the "Crown Café". Note on the back, "With best wishes for a square meal from the Crown Café."

Romano Truant fonds

  • PAA paa-8152
  • Fonds
  • Copied 1975

Fonds consists of copied photographs dated 1921-1929 that depict aspects of Nordegg, Alberta including a boarding house, street views, cars, houses, and members of the Nordegg Canadian Legion.

Truant, Romano

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