Collection jas-2569 - Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Construction photograph collection

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Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Construction photograph collection

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JAS jas-2569

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  • 1915-1948 (Creation)
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    Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society, collector

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61 photographs : b&w

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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 roads and facilities in the Jasper area were gathered from various sources to form this collection.

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The collection consists of photographs taken by G. Morris Taylor, F.A. Jackman and Joe Weiss of various roads, bridges and construction projects. Includes views of the construction of Pyramid Lake Rd (1915); widening of Mt Edith Cavell Rd (1935); Connaught Dr and the Yellowhead Highway (1941); repair and construction on the Icefields Parkway (1940's); construction of the garbage incinerator on Pyramid Lake Rd (1948); bridges (1940's); Maligne Lake Chalet (1931); Jasper townsite (1935); construction at the fish hatchery (1947); the bridge and road at Old Fort Point (nd) and the Rocky River diversion (1944 and 1946).

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Record No. ID225<br><br>

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