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Here are detailed file-by-file descriptions of the contents of specific fonds and/or links to scanned documents.

Grade 8-11, Waterton School, 1931
Grade 8-11, Waterton School, 1931
Includes George Annand and Frank Goble.
NA-4090-2

Waterton Centennial Oral History Project collection

To view brief history of project and summary of contents click here.

Inventory

  Interviews with Waterton Lakes National Park pioneers. -- 1995. -- 24 audio cassettes. -- 2 cm of textual records. -- Arranged alphabetically by name of interviewee.
RCT-892-(1-2) George Annand. -- June 16, 1995. -- 2 audio cassettes. -- Re family history, dairy in the Park, Depression years, relief camps, wars, fishing, surveying the international border, archaeology, Kainai, supplies into park, natural resources, human-wildlife relations, wardens, 1930s personalities, accidents in the park, drownings, fires (1922, 1934, 1935), and homesteading. Scanned Document View outline. Scanned Document View transcript.
RCT-892-3 Betty Baker (nee Annand). -- June 14, 1995. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Re general aspects of life, childhood on homestead at Belly River, early dairy in the Park, and the Depression years. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-(4-5) Doris Burton (nee Riggall). -- July 13, 1995. -- 2 audio cassettes. -- Re early homesteading, women on the frontier, cultural diversity, lifestyle, family history in the Waterton area, personlities, flood of 1908, outlaws, First Nations, and ranchers. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-6 Jack "Jonny" Ekelund. -- June 26, 1995. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Re reminiscences of early Waterton and area, horses and ranching, sawmills, Oil City and Forum Lake, buying hay from the Blood Reserve, grain handling in Oregon and Twin Butte School. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-7 Vern Gairns. -- June 3, 1995. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Re childhood memories of the Park, employment, fishing, war years and Depression, Park personlities,and eye witness account of boat accident causing death in 1954. Scanned Document View outline.
M-9664-2a Frank Goble. -- May 16, 1995. -- Note: This interview was not recorded. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-(8-9) Nora Hahn. -- August 3, 1995. -- 2 audio cassettes. -- Re family history, early homesteading life in 1917, Waterton personalities, the Park (issues, businesses, changes), origin story of Lost Horse Creek and Coppermine Creek, wildlife changes, historical buildings, cultures in the surrounding areas, and folk remedies. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-10 Nellie Hadfield and Marge Harwood. -- June 3, 1995. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Re reminiscences of local characters and their adventures together. Harwood taught at St. Paul's School on the Blood Reserve before moving to Waterton. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-(11-12) Byrd Hill and Bob Hill. -- July 26, 1995. -- 2 audio cassettes. -- Re 1929 Geological Survey, map making, surveying, outlaws, bootleggers, historical personalities, Bertha McCarthy (midwife), Hutterites, changes in wildlife and attitudes, and homesteading. Scanned Document View outline.
M-9664-2b Tom Jenkins. -- August 11, 1995. -- [no audio cassettes due to malfunction and resulting poor quality]. -- Re ranching history of area, family history, personalities, issues for land owners, management of land, wildlife, grasses, and outlaws. Scanned Document View ouline.
RCT-892-13 Frank Johansen. -- July 21, 1995. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Re family history, Mormon pioneers in the Cardston area, irrigation and Church ranch land distribution, Aunt Luela Nielson (early Park resident), cottage leases, issues with Parks Canada, Rotarians and the Peace Park Assembly. Scanned Document View oultine.
M-9664-3 Biography of Sarah Luela Nielson ("Aunt Lu") by Mable Johansen Palmer and Joyce Johansen Linebarger. -- July 1988. -- 40 pages Scanned Document View now.
M-9664-2c Ed Mitchell and Cheryl Mitchell. -- June 20, 1995. -- Note: This interview was not recorded. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-(14-15) Nellie Murphy (nee Riviere). -- May 24, 1995. -- 2 audio cassettes. -- Re her early days in the Park (buildings, businesses, personalities, community activities, anecdotes), changes in Waterton (environment, wildlife, fees), the Depression, medicine, midwifery, ethnobotany, and human-animal relationship. Includes discussion of Banff National Park, and Ya Ha Tinda where Nellie lived with her husband Cliff Murphy (warden). Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-16 Dorothy Reist (nee Barnes). -- June 3, 1995. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Re famly history, passage from England in 1920, arrival in Waterton in 1924, her father Bert Barnes, warden duties, early Waterton (school, social activities), life at the Belly River Warden cabin, social events, the Depression, 1935 fire, drownings, flood and illness. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-(17-18) Andy Russell. -- May 29, 1995. -- 2 audio cassettes. -- Re his knowledge and opinions of the Park as an adjacent land owner and environmentalis, trail-riding concession in the Park, reminiscences of old time trappers and other Park personalities. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-19 Jim Scott and Agnes Scott. -- July 14, 1995. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Note: There is no outline for this interview.
RCT-892-20 Wayne Sommerfeldt. -- June 28, 1995. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Re family history, Cardston and Mormons, life at Oil City site in 1932, logging burn area, lifestyle, poaching, Dirty 30s, human-bear co-existence, businesses in the Park in the 1930s, community activities, and changing attitudes to the environment. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-(21-22) Oaklie Thompson and Ruby Lacey. -- July 12, 1995. -- 2 audio cassettes. -- Re trail building and maintenance in Glacier National Park (USA), Belly River area, Joe Cosley's arrest, Mountainview area farming, ranching, blacksmithing, transportation, wildlife, arrival of Mormon pioneers in the Cardston district, women on the frontier, the Depression and war years. Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-23 Ila White (nee Terrill). -- July 6, 1995. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Re descriptions and anecdotes of homesteading life in the Twin Butte area, the post officer and store her parents ran in Twin Butte, and activities in Waterton Park (camping, berry picking, fishing). Scanned Document View outline.
RCT-892-24 Helen Woolf. -- June 1, 1995. -- 1 audio cassette. -- Re reminiscences of people, places and events in Waterton from 1927 to 1995. Includes the 1964 flood, the first dance hall, tourisn, and early families. Scanned Document View outline.
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