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A. J. Watt family fonds

  • CA GPR 0144
  • Fonds
  • 1886-1992

The fonds consist of personal papers in the form of genealogy records, income tax returns and correspondence; farm records consisting of income receipts and crop statements; hand-written recipes; a collection of booklets: coupon premium catalogues, cookbooks and household remedies; and some clippings on the Royal family from 1921-1938.

A.J. Watt family

Alexander Forbes fonds

  • CA GPR 0127
  • Fonds
  • 1909-1925

The fonds consists of records of the planning for and the construction of the Presbyterian churches at Glen Leslie and Bezanson and photographs presumably assembled by Mrs. Forbes relating to their journey to the Peace Country and church and community activities, buildings, and people in the Grande Prairie area.

Forbes, Alexander

Andress family fonds

  • CA GPR 0159
  • Fonds
  • 1913-1926

The fonds consists of a copy of the diary of Martha Andress as they traveled over the Edson Trail from August 29 to October 7, 1912; and 24 photographs of the Andress family, Allen Petty, and events and scenes in the Grande Prairie area between 1913 and 1926.

Andress family

Andrew Moe family fonds

  • CA GPR 0170
  • Fonds
  • 1880-1951

The fonds consists of six separate recollections of the experiences of Andrew Moe as recorded by his son, Arvid Moe, and six photographs.

Moe family

Ann Macklin fonds

  • CA GPR 0177
  • Fonds
  • 1911-1947

The fonds consists of colour copies of 96 photograph album pages which have been laminated and bound into an album for display in the Grande Prairie Museum; and 90 digitized scans of photographs which have been printed. Subjects of the photographs include the trip to Clairmont by caboose in 1916, Trevor Farm and animals, photographs of people and groups in the Clairmont area including United Farm Women and the I.V. Macklin family, Fletcher and Anna Bredin and their farm Twin Shacks, road gangs building the Dunvegan Hill Road, Ann as a child and teenager on the farm, a trip to Aurora Ontario, students at Grande Prairie High School and Grande Prairie Business College ca. 1935, and a pack trip to Nose Mountain in 1935 with two Cree families as guides and providers.

Macklin, Ann

Anne Popowich fonds

  • CA GPR 0349
  • Fonds
  • 1938

The fonds consists of an excerpt from Anne's journal, "My Journey to This Rich New Rich Land" which tells the story of her journey with her mother, Suzanne Kapusta, to Canada in order to meet her father, Andy, on a homestead in 1938. Chapter 2 tells about the family's decision to come north to the Flying Shot Lake area where Ann and John farmed and raised their family.

Popowich, Anne

Bezanson Family fonds

  • CA GPR 0155
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1983

The fonds consists of a collection of photographs donated by the Bezanson family when the Bezanson Towsite became an historical site ca. 1986; and a collection found in a Seattle rooming house in the 1970s. There is some duplication in the collection. They include photographs of Bezanson’s first trip into the Peace Country in 1906, their homestead on the Smoky River from 1908-1913, his 1913 trip over the Edson Trail in a 1912 Cadillac with an Edmonton Realtor named Davidson, the creation of the hamlet of Bezanson at the junction of the Smoky and Simonette Rivers, and a collection of Peace Country scenes dating from 1910 to 1930.

Bezanson, Ancel Maynard

Big Bend Historical Committee fonds

  • CA GPR 0532
  • Fonds
  • 1981

The fonds consists of family histories, school and church histories, community services and activities histories and miscellaneous writings, news clippings and correspondence used for producing The Big Bend, a community history book covering the areas of Blueberry Creek, Blueberyy Mountain, Fourth Creek, Ksituan, Silver Valley, and Whitburn.

Big Bend Historical Committee

Bill LeMarquand fonds

  • CA GPR 0118
  • Fonds
  • 1926-1992

The fonds consists of records relating to the LeMarquand family in the Jersey Islands, ships’ records for Bill’s immigration to Canada, papers from his homestead at Thorhild and his farms at Wanham, and news clippings detailing his volunteer career after retirement. The sound recordings include an oral history of Mr. LeMarquand and some communications from the family in the Jersey Islanders. The photographs are of Bill with his first automobile in 1940 and of Bill in retirement, when he received the Volunteer of the Year award.

LeMarquand, Bill

Billy Salmond fonds

  • CA GPR 0043
  • Fonds
  • 1906-1958

The fonds consists of six photographs and personal papers, including a permit to cut hay on Dominion Land; Kingston Business College workbooks relating to his education; a hotel register and account book from the Salmond Hotel; an envelope advertising Grande Prairie's Fourth Annual Agricultural Fair 1913; a 1916 program for an event in Spirit River; and some miscellaneous business account books and papers. In the series of 265 postcards, there are many with personal messages to Mr. Salmond.

Salmond, William McCausland

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