Fonds moth-24 - Town of High River fonds

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Town of High River fonds

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MOTH moth-24

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  • 1906-2001 (Creation)
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    High River (Alta.)

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2.38 m of textual records. -- ca. 65 drawings.

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Ispitsi, meaning "high trees" in the Blackfoot language, was a sheltered and wooded area where it was easy to ford the Highwood River, and was favored by First Nations as a wintering place. A series of trading posts and a stopping place named Spitzee or Highwood Crossing were located in the area in the 1870s. By 1893, when the Calgary and Edmonton Railway reached the settlement, it had already become an established community serving nearby farmers and cattle ranchers. On April 13, 1902, the Village of High River had its first meeting. In 1906, with a population of 626, it incorporated as the Town of High River. By the 2010s its population exceeded 11,000, with diversified residential, commercial, and industrial development, and its municipal government was providing a full range of urban services.

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Record No. 976-002-016, 977-065-124, 978-013-001, 981-003-001g, 981-099-001, 981-100-001, 981-103-001, 981-154-001, 983-042-001, 983-049-012, 983-071-(018, 023), 983-109-005, 984-079-(001-003, 008), 986-051-020, 988-044-001, 990-008-005, 990-101-005, 990-101-005, 994-001-(021, 022), 994-025-(004, 005, 010), 994-049-001, 994-062-001, 994-063-001, 001-042-017, 009-008, 010-011-001, 011-016 The fonds consists of transcriptions of village ratepayers' minutes (1902-1906); town council minutes (transcriptions, 1906-1914, originals, 1956-1972); by-laws (1914-1941, incomplete); tax rolls (1906-1963); Highwood Cemetery cash book (1911-1919); town map (ca. 1912); , subdivision plans (1893-1908); waterworks plans (1914), police docket (1934-1943), waterworks rolls (1936-1976), correspondence with families requesting relief under the Relief Resettlement Plan (1937-1940); casual labour payroll (1937-1940); and planning reports (1952-2002). High River (Alta.) High River (Alta.) Government Donated by the Town of High River, 2009, 2011. Map, cemetery cash book, and planning reports were donated the Town of High River, various citizens, and unknown sources, 1976-2010. Additions to the fonds are expected. There are no restrictions on access.

The fonds consists of transcriptions of village ratepayers' minutes (1902-1906); town council minutes (transcriptions, 1906-1914, originals, 1956-1972); by-laws (1914-1941, incomplete); tax rolls (1906-1963); Highwood Cemetery cash book (1911-1919); town map (ca. 1912); , subdivision plans (1893-1908); waterworks plans (1914), police docket (1934-1943), waterworks rolls (1936-1976), correspondence with families requesting relief under the Relief Resettlement Plan (1937-1940); casual labour payroll (1937-1940); and planning reports (1952-2002).

Donated by the Town of High River, 2009, 2011. Map, cemetery cash book, and planning reports were donated the Town of High River, various citizens, and unknown sources, 1976-2010.

Additions to the fonds are expected.

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