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Acme Feeder Association

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The Acme Feeder Association was established in the 1950s to purchase livestock for its members to feed. The association then cooperatively sold the animals to obtain the best possible price. The organization had members from the Acme and Linden areas of Alberta.

Adams, Annie

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The Adams family came to Alberta ca. 1903 and farmed in the Swalwell and Cochrane districts. Annie Adams and her husband had at least four children, Annie, Nancy, Etta and Ida. Nancy, 1884-1971, married Walter David Patterson. Etta married William L. Lockhart. Ida married Roy Bishop. William's sister, Ardella May Lockhart, married George Rutter Austin. They had at least one child, Ronald George Austin, 1941- . R.G. Austin later changed his name to Keath Austen.

Allen, Hugh

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Hugh Wright Allen, 1889-1972, born in Stella, Ontario, was educated as a school teacher and employed as a chemist before deciding to come west. In 1911 he married Mable Sills, and they moved to the Beaverlodge district of Alberta's Peace River country, where they farmed. In the 1926 provincial election he was elected as United Farmers of Alberta member for Peace River. A major concern of this constituency was the construction of new railway lines to develop the north. Allen remained in office until 1935, the last two years as Minister of Lands, Mines and Municipal Affairs. He then began a new career in the Peace's agro-economic development. Through his efforts, the Alberta Livestock Cooperative was formed in 1940 and he served as the first president. From 1946 to 1964 he was on the board of directors of the United Grain Growers. In 1964 he sold the farm and retired to Grande Prairie with his second wife, the former Mrs. Lulu Sherk Edgerton. He was inducted into the Alberta Agricultural Hall of Fame in 1967.

Armey, Adam

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Adam Armey, 1878-1959, was born in Napanee, Indiana, USA where he was educated and received a teaching certificate. In 1900, he emigrated to Stavely, Alberta and worked at the Stewart Brothers Saw Mill in the Porcupine Hills. He homesteaded near Nanton in 1906, cutting and hauling logs to the mill in winter. He raised horses and cattle as well as farming grain. In 1918, he married Mrs. Lucy Kewley and they had two children, Harcourt "Cork" and Aileen (Scott), as well as a son from Lucy's previous marriage. The family moved to Vancouver in 1938. Adam served in many organizations. He was the first secretary of the American Society of Equity, Broadway Local Union No. 2549 in 1906 and later served as president. He was also involved in a number of organizations in the Broadway District. Harcourt served with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in the Korean War and in Germany in the 1950s.

Associated Screen News

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Associated Screen News was established in 1920 as a subsidiary of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) to produce films. It operated until 1958. The Banff Highland Gathering was initiated in the 1920s by the CPR and continued for at least four years, and were documented by Associated Screen News.

Bad Boy

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