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British Block collection

  • CA MED 840
  • Collection
  • 1912-1975

Fonds consists of: Topic and family/individual research files on the settlements, homesteads, history, and lifeways of the inhabitants of the British Block Area, including but not limited to Bingville, East Springs, Bray Lake, New Holland, Carlstadt (Alderson), Box Springs, Tilley East area,etc. (some material pertaining to resettled areas such as Buffalo, Medicine Hat, and Redcliff).

Consists of compiled material such as photographs, slides and negatives, interviews, questionnaires, diaries and journals, biographies, family histories, anecdotes, and reminiscences, newspaper clippings, some legal/operational/administrative documents relating to settler's ventures, Ruth Daw's notes, correspondence, and rough drafts, as well as copies of research materials compiled from archives and government sources.

Daw, Ruth

Combining at Harper Creek

Copy of an original photograph of Bill Sargent with tractor and combine in one of the fields of their Harper Creek homestead.

Clarke Family

Clarke family en route from High Prairie to Simonette in March 1936. Left to right: Don, Fay, Eileen, and Olga Clarke, and Hank Williscroft.

Used in "Across the Smoky," p. 244.

Immigration Hall, Grande Prairie

Man, child and car outside of Grande Prairie's Immigration Hall on Lots 19, 20 and 21 in Block 2, Plan 1836 BP in the Town of Grande Prairie.

Waiting to File on Land

Men camped outside the Dominion Lands Office at Grande Prairie, waiting to file on homestead land.

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