File ath 17.05 - Thomas and Helen McLean Photo Collection

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Thomas and Helen McLean Photo Collection

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McLean, Thomas and Helen

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CA ATH ath 17.05

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39 black and white photographs of the Town of Athabasca and a Calling Lake fish plane, dates ranging from the 1940s - 1950s. AA no. 19184 - 19223

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(Thomas (1912-1979), Helen (1919-2011))

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Thomas Roy McLean, born in Edmonton in 1912, was the youngest of three children born to Leroy McLean and his wife. Thomas worked in a creamery while studying to be an electrician and radio specialist. In 1938 he married Helen Leicht of Hay Lakes, AB. They moved to Athabasca in 1941 to work in the Athabasca Creamery. In 1947 Thomas opened "Radio Electric Service". Helen's brother, Herman Leicht, joined the business in 1949. Thomas and Helen had two children: Corinne and Wayne. Thomas died in 1979 and Helen in 2011.

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Wayne McLean

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Photographs from the 1940s - 1950s of the Town of Athabasca and a fishing plane at Calling Lake, AB

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Wayne McLean



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