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Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Archives and Special Collections

Adaskin, Murray

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Murray Adaskin, 1906-2002, was a musician, composer and professor. He was a violinist on the musical staff of Canadian Pacific, 1930-1941, and leader of a chamber group the Banff Springs Hotel Trio. He and soprano Frances James, 1903-1988, were married in Banff. From the late 1940s onward, Adaskin played, composed and taught extensively before moving to Victoria, British Columbia in 1973.

Adie, John

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John Adie grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario and moved to Calgary, Alberta ca.1911. Adie was a signmaker who had a workspace on 8th Avenue in Calgary and lived at the YMCA. In 1914 Adie and his three younger brothers, along with other members and residents of the Calgary YMCA joined the Canadian Army. John Adie and two of his brothers were killed in action.

Aked, Elizabeth Aleen

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Aleen Aked was born in England in 1907 and moved with her parents to Ontario in 1910. Aked attended the Ontario College of Art and completed her degree with honours in 1928. Aked travelled to Banff and Lake Louise with her parents in 1939 and documented her activities in a photograph album. Aked died in 2003.

Alberta Rockies Mountaineering Society

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Alberta Rockies Mountaineering Society was established in 1980 to celebrate Alberta's 75th anniversary by coordinating climbs of seventy-five Alberta mountains.

Aldridge, W. H.

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Walter Hull Aldridge, b.1867, was a Canadian mining engineer employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway

Alexander, William A.

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William A. (Bill) Alexander, 1909-1973, was a teacher and school principal at Banff, Alberta, Canada for forty years. He retired in 1969

Allan, Mary

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Mary Thomson Allan, 1913-1989, was a poet and homemaker at Banff and Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mary Thomson was born in Banff, where her mother, Jeannie Thomson, ran the Cave and Basin Teahouse. In the 1980s Allan was involved in the Save the Cave and Basin Committee. Allan wrote poetry starting in the 1930s. A number of her poems were published in periodicals and anthologies during the 1950s to 1970s, and a selection, titled "The Inward Trail", was published posthumously in 1992. "Banff Collections and Recollections" was in process when Allan died and editing was continued by her daughter, Jannis Hare.

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