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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.

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Homestead at Harper Creek

Copy of an original photograph of Bill and Clara Sargent's log house on the homestead at Harper Creek.

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.

Cleggs Looking for Land

Left to right: F. W. Clegg, a friend, and J. H. Clegg by the Simonette River while looking for land.

Used in "Across the Smoky", p. 95.

Grande Prairie Post Office and Land Office

The Grande Prairie Post Office and Land Office during a homestead rush in 1926. The photograph shows several men camped on the boardwalk outside the office.

Used in "Edson to Grande Prairie Trail," p. 111.

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