Collection jas-2537 - Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Tete Jaune Cache Photograph Collection

Tete Jaune Cache townsite, British Columbia. Flood at Tete Jaune Cache, British Columbia. Tete Jaune Cache Townsite, British Columbia. Tete Jaune Cache townsite, British Columbia. Foley, Welch & Stewart Supply Depot, Tete Jaune Cache, British Columbia. Foley, Welch & Stewart Supply Depot, Tete Jaune, British Columbia. Building scows at Tete Jaune Cache for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, British Columbia. Scowing on the Fraser River near Tete Jaune Cache, British Columbia. Boats on the Fraser River, British Columbia. Foley, Welch & Stewart Supply Depot, Tete Jaune Cache, British Columbia.
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Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Tete Jaune Cache Photograph Collection

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JAS jas-2537

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  • 1910-1972, predominant 1910-1913 (Creation)
    Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society, collector

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22 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 1960's the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society began collecting photographs on various subjects pertaining to Jasper's history. These photographs relating to the town of Tete Jaune Cache were gathered from various sources to form this collection.

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The collection consists of photographs of Tete Jaune Cache and area. Includes views of the town (1910-1913); the flood (1913); the Foley, Welch & Stewart Supply Depot (Aug 1912); various boats on the Fraser River (1912); and Buster Stopping House at Yellowhead Pass (1910-1911). Also contains photographs taken at a later date showing what was left of the town (196-? and 1972).

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Tete Jaune Cache started out as a tent town playing a major role in the construction of the two national railways (1910?), Canadian Northern and Grand Trunk Pacific. It was located at a natural crossroads at the head of navigation for the Fraser River. In it's hayday it had a population of 300 people. The Messer, Foley, Welsh and Stewart Dump (supply depot for railway construction) was located there. The original site of Tete Jaune Cache is now under the waters of the Fraser River. However a community with the same name is located nearby.<br><br>Record No. ID176<br><br>

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