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[Everett Sheehan at Alamo Well]

  • CA GPR 0002-0002.01-0002.01.01-0002.
  • Item
  • Feb. 6, 1949
  • Part of Beth Sheehan fonds

Image shows Everett Sheehan crouching with his hand inside a depression in a rock. The caption beneath this photograph says “Indian Grinding Bowl at Alamo Well” This photograph was taken during the Sheehan’s trip to Organ Pipe Cactus Monument in Arizona and is located inside Beth’s journal from that trip.

[Paper Mask]

Item is an unused paper face mask with writing on it. It says “I had to wear a mask + gown to enter an isolation ward to get the vote of an Indian TB patient.”

[Letter to Kells Sheehan]

  • CA GPR 0002-0002.01-0002.01.01-0002.01.01.202
  • Item
  • Feb. 26, 1971
  • Part of Beth Sheehan fonds

This letter is written by Beth and Everett Sheenhan to their son Kells about what they had been doing in Arizona including attending a rodeo and having dinner with their neighbors. Their neighbors had lived on a reservation in Sells, Arizona (Tohono O’odham Nation) and told the Sheehans about Indigenous death rituals.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Image shows tipis in a camp below Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump. The description on the back of the postcard reads “View in the fall of the year, of a recreated, typical village camp scene, in the campsite below the buffalo jump. The buffalo jump lies west of and above camp. Donna Coulter Photographer. September 1986.”

Official Opening Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre

  • CA GPR 0002-0002.01-0002.01.01-0002.
  • Item
  • July 23, 1987
  • Part of Beth Sheehan fonds

A program from the official opening of the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre. Program includes a description of what the interpretive centre is and the Blackfoot story of how Head-Smashed-In (Estipah-Sikikini-kots) got its name.

The Christian Association gathered at Park Hall, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

  • CA GPR 0002-0002.01-0002.01.02-0002.01.02.001
  • Item
  • [ca. 1908]
  • Part of Beth Sheehan fonds

The Christian Association gathered at Park Hall, Niagara Falls, ca. 1908. The photograph includes the following people who all came to Beaverlodge Alberta to live, except those listed in brackets. Back row: Mrs. I.E. Gaudin, 2nd person; Mrs. Mac Miller, 6th; Mr. R. Lossing, end. 2nd row: Rev. Albert Truax, 2nd; Mrs. Albright Senior, 4th; (Miss Forrester, 8th; Mr. Tucker, 9th; Mr. Pratt, 10th). 3rd row: Mrs. Wilkie, 2nd; Mr. Wilkie, 3rd; (Guineviere Partridge, 5th); Mrs. Cranston. 4th row: Mr. Crabbe, 1st; Mrs. Elias Smith, 3rd; (Miss Hill, 4th; Mr. Fink, 9th); Mr. I.E. Gaudin, 10th. Front row: Darcy Gaudin, 3rd.

Family Photographs

The sub-series consists of negatives from the Flint and Sheehan families: Mr. & Mrs. Victor Flint, their home and their children at Lower Beaverlodge; Beth’s life in Toronto, where she worked as a secretary for 4 years; Beth & Everett Sheehan’s wedding and subsequent life on Ox Shoe Farm south of Clairmont; activities she was involved in such as CGIT camp at Saskatoon Lake, the Smoky River Bridge Opening, and some travel photos; and a few photographs of the Tom Sheehan family and activities on their farm near Clairmont, including five photos of the Metis Camp and wives and children of the workers who would come each year to help with the harvest on the Sheehan farm. There are also 14 photographs of friends (Walter & Elva Schmidt and family, Rev. Bev Johnston, Denice Cook Kent, Vince & Anne Racicot family, Art & Agnes Lawlor Sovereign, and Clarice Paul) and 19 photographs, some of which were developed from the above negatives, and some of the Sills family siblings as they grew older.

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Flint

Victor Flint, with his brother George, came to the Peace Country in 1909 with a group of people from Ontario, some of whom belonged to the Christian Association (not as missionaries) when he was 19 years old. In 1915 he married Frances Sills who had come west with Mabel (her sister) and Hugh Allen. They homesteaded south and west of Beaverlodge, but in the 1950s began to spend winters in Pasadena, California. In 1967 they moved to Pioneer Lodge in Grande Prairie. Frances passed away in 1968 and Victor in 1969, both at the age of 80.

George Flint and Parents

George Flint came to the Peace Country in 1909 with his brother Victor and a group of people from Ontario when he was 21 years old. In 1910 their parents, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Flint, joined them at Beaverlodge.

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