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Metis Wives and Children

Wives and children of the Metis threshing crew at Tom Sheehan's farm near Clairmont include Louise Webber, Mrs. Dave Capot and Mrs. Dan McLean. The babies are strapped into the traditional moss bags which took the place of diapers.

Albert Karkonate fonds

  • CA GPR 0047
  • Fonds
  • 1942-1965

The fonds consists of: documents regarding trap-lines 1899, 4543, (snaring permit 1807) and 7219; a series of licenses and receipts from various government departments for big game licenses and trap-line renewals, 1942- 1965; letters from the departments regarding renewal licenses; a market report from the Little Bros. Fur Sales Agency in 1950; receipts for groceries and dry goods; and documents evidencing his employment as a casual laborer with the Department of Highways, 1957.

Karkonate, Albert

Last Ferry Run

The last ferry run across the Smoky River on the day of the bridge's opening. A large number of spectators are gathered on both sides of the river. The completed Smoky River Bridge is visible to the right.

Used in "Across the Smoky," p. 349.

Smoky River Bridge Opening

The Smoky River Bridge opening parade crosses over and under the bridge. The float in the foreground is a covered wagon with the words "Grande Prairie or Bust" written on the canvas cover. The photograph shows crowds of people lining the parade route.

Used in "Bridges to the Past," p. iii.

Cree Family Guides

A photograph from a trip to Nose Mountain. Ann Roberts writes on the back: "Two Cree families accompanied us on our trip. They killed out meat--moose, deer, bear, porcupine and skunk--and picked cranberries and blueberries for us. They pitched our tents and packed our horses. Last, but not least they were our guides."

Cree Family Guides

From a trip to Nose Mountain. Ann Roberts writes: "Two Cree families accompanied us on our trip. They killed out meat--moose, deer, bear, porcupine and skunk--and picked cranberries and blueberries for us. They pitched our tents and packed our horses. Last, but not least they were our guides. The children usually rode three bareback on a horse. The babies were carried on their mothers' back."

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