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Old store, Chestermere Lake
Old store, Chestermere Lake
NA-2088-1

Chestermere Historical Society fonds

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Table of Contents

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Series 1 Minutes and administrative records. -- 1961-1974
Series 2 Family histories collected for Saddles, Sleighs and Sadirons. -- [gathered 1961-1971]
Series 3 Chestermere history collected for Saddles, Sleighs and Sadirons. -- [gathered 1961-1971]
Series 4 Photographs collected for Saddles, Sleighs and Sadirons. -- [ca. 1884-1940]

Inventory

Series 1 Minutes and administrative records. -- 1961-1974
M-4583-32Minutes. -- 1961-1970.
M-4583-33Minutes. -- 1970.
M-4583-34Minutes. -- 1970-1974.
M-8409Minutes and financial records. -- 1972-1994. -- Includes notes of Agnes Lester re local history (n.d.)
M-4583-35Guest list and promotional material for book launch. -- 1972.
Series 2 Family histories collected for Saddles, Sleighs and Sadirons. -- [gathered 1961-1971]
M-4583-1Family histories, last names beginning with A. -- Includes material related to Reverend William Attwood, and Irish, Danish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish settlers.
M-4583-2Family histories, last names beginning with B. -- Includes material related to Reverend Thomas Bennett, Robert Brown, and English, French Canadian, Scottish, and Ukrainian settlers.
M-4583-3Family histories, last names beginning with C. -- Includes material related to Irish, English, Danish, and Romanian settlers.
M-4583-4Family histories, last names beginning with D. -- Includes material related to English, Austrian, Scottish, and Welsh settlers.
M-4583-5Family histories, last names beginning with E. -- Includes material related to English, Romanian, Swedish, Scottish, and Ukrainian settlers.
M-4583-6Family histories, last names beginning with F. -- Includes material related to English and Scottish settlers.
M-4583-7Family histories, last names beginning with G. -- Includes material related to Charles Thomas Gilbetr, and English, Polish, and Scottish settlers.
M-4583-8Family histories, last names beginning with H. -- Includes material related to English, Norwegian, Scottish and Ukrainian settlers.
M-4583-9Family histories, last names beginning with I. -- Includes material related to English and Scottish settlers.
M-4583-10Family histories, last names beginning with J. -- Includes material related to Edward Jacques, James Jacques, and Danish, English, Romanian, Scottish and Swedish settlers.
M-4583-11Family histories, last names beginning with K. -- Includes material related to Charles Kinniburgh, and English, Scottish and Ukrainian settlers.
M-4583-12Family histories, last names beginning with L. -- Includes material related to Arthur Layzell, Daniel Lewis, and Black, English, Jewish, Scottish and Swedish settlers.
M-4583-13Family histories, last names beginning with M. -- Includes material related to Danish, English, and Scottish settlers.
M-4583-14Family histories, last names beginning with N. -- Includes material related to Austrian, Danish, English, Irish, Jewish, and Scottish settlers.
M-4583-15Family histories, last names beginning with O. Includes material related to Austrian, English, Polish, and Scottish settlers.
M-4583-16Family histories, last names beginning with P. -- Includes material related to Patrick "Paddy" O 'Sullivan, English, Norwegian, and Scottish settlers.
M-4583-17Family histories, last names beginning with Q. -- Includes material related to Berg Pallesen, Martin Pallesen, Thomas Palleson, and Danish, English, Irish, Polish, Scottish, and Ukrainian settlers.
M-4583-18Family histories, last names beginning with R. -- Includes material related to English, Irish, Scottish, and Ukrainian settlers.
M-4583-19Family histories, last names beginning with S. -- Includes material related to Patrick Sullivan and Austrian, Dutch, English, Scottish, Swedish and Ukrainian settlers.
M-4583-20Family histories, last names beginning with T. -- Includes material related to English, Scottish, Swedish, and Ukrainian settlers.
M-4583-21Family histories, last names beginning with U. -- Includes material related to English, Scottish, and Ukrainian settlers.
M-4583-22Family histories, last names beginning with V. -- Includes material related to Austrian settlers.
M-4583-23Family histories, last names beginning with W-Z.
Series 3 Chestermere history collected for Saddles, Sleighs and Sadirons. -- [gathered 1961-1971]
M-4583-24Churches. -- 1903-1968. -- Forest Lawn and Albert Park. Anglican, Lutheran, Roman Catholic and United Church histories.
M-4583-25Libraries. -- 1951-1972. -- History of Forest Lawn Library.
M-4583-26Schools. -- 1902-1972. -- Albert Park, Blackfoot Trail, Bow river, Conrich, Delaware, Kent, Pleasant Range, Rockland and Rockyview Schools.
M-4583-27Commerce and industries. -- 1912-1969. -- Re commerce in Forest Lawn, grain elevators at Bennett, Conrich and Norfolk, and oil exploration at Rocky View.
M-4583-28Postal and telephone services. -- 1909-1968. -- Re mutual telephone companies at Chestermere, Conrich, Forest Lawn, Freshfield and Shepard, and postal service in area.
M-4583-29Banks. -- 1957. -- First bank in Forest Lawn.
M-4583-30Clubs and societies. -- 1914-1969. -- Community associations, Brownies, Cubs, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Red Cross, United Farmers, United Farm Women and 4-H Clubs.
M-4583-31General history. -- [ca. 1800s-1960s]. -- Includes material related to Ernest Cashel (criminal).
M-4609Excerptsf from the Official Directory and documents re Forest Lawn Mutual Telephone Company. -- 1910-1955.
M-9269Plans for Canadian Northern Railway Station, Chestermere. -- 1913.
M-9589 Drafts and research notes used in preparation of the local history (1970s); and some personal papers of Gordon Soderberg (1950s). -- 1 cm of textual records.
Series 4 Photographs collected for Saddles, Sleighs and Sadirons. -- [ca. 1884-1940]

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NA-2025Views relating to Hubalta district of Calgary. -- n.d. -- 3 photographs.
NA-2043Prince of Wales group and farm life views, Calgary area. -- [ca. 1900-1923]. - 4 photographs.
NA-2054Forest Lawn, Shepard, Delia and Hanna views. -- [ca. 1884-1920s]. -- 13 photographs.
NA-2076Child with surveyor 's instrument. -- 1914. -- 2 photographs.
NA-2085Outdoor skating rink and milk wagon, Calgary. -- [ca. 1912-1920s]. -- 2 photographs.
NA-2086Blacksmith shop in Hubalta. -- [ca. 1890s-1912]. -- 1 photograph.
NA-2087Excavation in Albert Park area, Calgary. -- [ca. 1912]. -- 1 photograph.
NA-2088Views of Chestermere Lake. -- n.d. -- 4 photographs.
NA-2089View of train wreck at Hubalta. -- 1920. -- 1 photograph.
NA-2091Thomas J. Giles testing grain heads. -- [ca. 1940]. -- 1 photograph.
NA-4024View of Chestermere Lake. -- n.d. -- 6 photographs.
PA-1195Prince of Wales and posed cowboy. -- [ca. 1918-1922]. -- 2 photographs.
PA-1484Views of picnics at Shepard, early schools, Loyal Orange Lodge, Forest Lawn personalities, etc. -- [ca. 1900-1930]. -- 18 photographs.
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