Collection jas-2541 - Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Maligne Lake Area photograph collection

Group near Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Group at Maligne Canyon, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Maligne Lake area, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Maligne Lake boathouse with canoe, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Log bridge over the Maligne River at Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Conrad Kain and James Shand Harvey in camp at Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Pack horses and teepee poles at Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Wooden bridge over the Maligne River at Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Parking lot at Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Medicine Lake, Jasper National Park, Alberta.
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Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Maligne Lake Area photograph collection

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JAS jas-2541

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  • 1911-[195-?] (Creation)
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    Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society, collector

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23 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 Maligne Lake and the surrounding area were gathered from various sources to form this collection.

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This collection contains photographs pertaining to the Maligne Lake and Medicine Lake areas. Many show the type of transportation available between the two lakes in the early days. Includes views of Lillian Taylor, Ed Brown, Bobbie Findley, Jimmy Findley, Murdoch McKinnom, Mrs. N. Findlay and Jim Rootes (1914); Conrad Kain and Shand Harvey (1911); Fred Brewster (July 1955) and Joe Fountain and Fred Brewster (July 1951).

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Record No. ID133<br><br>

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