Fonds F1287 - J. Angus McKinnon fonds

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J. Angus McKinnon fonds


  • 1893-1971, predominant 1893-1959 (Creation)

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27 cm of textual records. -- 15 photographs. -- 1 audio reel

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John Angus McKinnon, 1898-1978, was born in Dalemead, Alberta, the son of Lachlin McKinnon, 1865-1948, who came to Alberta from Ontario in 1886, and Sara Whitney, 1876-1959. His parents established a ranch near Dalemead, and in 1921 formed the L.K. Farm and Ranching Co. to involve their thirteen children in the large holdings which they had amassed.

J. Angus farmed at Dalemead until his retirement to Calgary in 1954. He served as president of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, governor of the University of Alberta and as a member of the Bow River Flood Commission.

He published his memoirs as The Bow River Range, 1898-1974 / John Angus McKinnon. - Calgary, 1974.

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Gifts of J. Angus McKinnon, Margaret Colwell and Mrs. W.D. Storey, 1955-1979.

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The fonds consists of draft of J. Angus' memoirs, Bow River Flood Commission records (1952), and photographs of the McKinnon ranch and family. Includes recorded tape used at Calgary Stampede horse exhibit (1971).

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      The material is in English.

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      An interview with his brother, Charlie H. McKinnon, is also at Glenbow.

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      Wednesday, March 07, 2018




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