Item is-jas-pa 18-53 - Jasper's lobstick tree, Jasper National Park, Alberta.

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Jasper's lobstick tree, Jasper National Park, Alberta.

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JAS jas-2562-is-jas-pa 18-53

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1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 cm

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Constance Peterson (Barton), 1905-1988, was born near Chilliwack, B.C. Constance and Mel were married in 1935 and moved to Jasper in 194l where Mel was employed by the Canadian National Railways as a trainman. Their three children, Tom, Dorothy, and Mary were raised in Jasper. Mrs. Peterson conducted research in a number of areas including exploration, settlement, business and commerce, social life, tourism, genealogy, Jasper personalities, and the Yellowhead corridor.

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Lobstick or Lob tree, on the bank of the Athabasca River, below the cemetery, east of Jasper. Believed to have been cut by Michael Gauthier, who lived at Henry House Flats, for the meeting in 1872 of Walter Moberly, C.P.R. surveyor and Sanford Fleming, Engineer/Chief of C.P.R. The latter was traveling from the east, and Moberly from the west.<br><br>

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