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Collection C0200 - John Senycz's Lost Lemon Mine collection
ACU GBA C0200
John Senycz's Lost Lemon Mine collection
- 1926-1989 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
6 cm of textual records
Name of creator
John Senycz of Calgary, Alberta, formerly of Bellevue, Alberta, began collecting information about the legendary Lost Lemon Mine in 1953. According to the legend, a gold deposit was found in the Livingstone Range of southwestern Alberta in 1870 by two prospectors known as Lemon and Blackjack. They quarreled, and Lemon killed Blackjack and then became insane. The incident was observed by two First Nations persons who agreed to keep the location secret. The search for the mine continues to be a preoccupation of amateur prospectors.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gift of John Senycz, 1989.
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Scope and content
The collection consists of correspondence, and published and unpublished articles about the Lost Lemon Mine. Includes photocopied information dated as early as 1892.
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Conditions governing access
No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
No finding aid.
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Thursday, May 10, 2018