Collection jas-2552 - Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Athabasca Bridge Photograph Collection

Construction of the east approach on the Athabasca Bridge, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Construction of the west approach on the Athabasca Bridge, Jasper National Park, Alberta. West abutment excavation for the Athabasca Bridge, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Pump and derrick excavation from west abutment at the Athabasca Bridge construction, Jasper Natio... Boiler house and gravel dump at the construction site of the Athabasca Bridge, Jasper National Pa... Cement mixer at the north abutment site of the Athabasca Bridge construction., Jasper National Pa... Construction equipment, cement mixer, and gravel pile at the site of the Athabasca Bridge constru... North abutment at the construction of the Athabasca Bridge, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Athabasca Bridge gravel pit during construction, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Fill at the Athabasca Bridge construction site, Jasper National Park, Alberta.
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Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Athabasca Bridge Photograph Collection

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JAS jas-2552

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  • 1940 (Creation)
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    Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society, collector

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34 photographs : b&w prints

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The Jasper Historical Society was formed in 1963 by a group of interested members that included Fred Brewster, Constance Peterson as the first historian and Mel Taylor as the first president. The Society was later named the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society (JYHS). The Society was incorporated in 1977. Monthly meetings included guest speakers, films, field trips relating to local and national history. The objectives of the Society are to encourage the study of the history of Alberta in general and Jasper in particular; and to locate, preserve and mark the local points of historical interest. The first archives and Society office was established in the Municipal Library in 1974. Planning for a permanent Museum and Archives began in 1978; in 1985 a partially completed building on Pyramid Lake Road was purchased and renovated. The Archives moved into the lower floor in 1990; the Museum opened on the upper floor in 1992. The Jasper Yellowhead Museum and Archives reports to the Board of Directors of the Society.

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In the early 1960s the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society began collecting photographs on various subjects pertaining to Jasper's history. These photographs relating to the construction of the Athabasca Bridge were gathered from various sources to form this collection.

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The collection consists of photographs documenting the construction of the Athabasca Bridge (1940).

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The bridge over the Athabasca River, 2 kms east of Jasper was built in 1940. It was later dedicated to the memory of H.J. Moberly an early resident of the area.<br><br>Record No. ID287<br><br>

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