Fonds 0387 - Lake Saskatoon Agricultural Society fonds

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Lake Saskatoon Agricultural Society fonds

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CA GPR 0387

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  • 1930-1931 (Creation)
    Lake Saskatoon Agricultural Society

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1 cm of textual records.

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(1912-[ca. 1935])

Administrative history

The Beaverlodge and Lake Saskatoon Agricultural Society was founded in 1912, with Esdale Gaudin as the first President and Herman Trelle as the first Secretary-Treasurer. Founding members of the society also included James McFarlane, W. G. Johnson, and A. Sherk and Sons. By 1914 Rede Stone, Paul Flint, Charles McNaught, and W. D. Albright were also involved. The Society held its first fair at Lake Saskatoon in 1912, fall fairs from 1916 to 1931, and seed fairs from 1916 to 1932. In 1919 the Society became the Lake Saskatoon Agricultural Society, giving the Beaverlodge area the legal option to form its own society.The venue of the fairs was changed to Wembley when much of the Lake Saskatoon settlement moved there in 1926. The Lake Saskatoon Agricultural Society became defunct likely in the mid-to-late 1930s.

Custodial history

According to a notation on the front cover of the Entry Book, the records were given to Mrs. Pearl Longson of Beaverlodge by Mr. Abbott of Beaverlodge. Later, the records were donated to Grande Prairie Public Library with the Isabel Campbell collection. In 2008 the Library donated them, as part of the Gerald V. Carveth collection, to South Peace Regional Archives.

Scope and content

The fonds consists of records relating to the operation of the Agricultural Society and the annual exhibition and fair. The records include administrative forms relating to members and accounts for 1930 and 1931, an entry book (ca. 1930), and blank competition entry forms.

The fonds is divided into two series: Administrative records and Competition records.

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In 2008 the Library donated these records, as part of the Gerald V. Carveth collection, to South Peace Regional Archives.


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  • The material is in English.

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Accession number: 2008.008

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South Peace Regional Archives

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  • English

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