- 1892-1955 (Creation)
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14 cm of textual records
Name of creator
The Sheep Creek Agricultural Society was established in Okotoks, Alberta in 1892, and the first Okotoks Fair was held in October of that year. By 1900 there were 600 horses entered in various classes at the fair, and Okotoks became noted for its fine horses. The name was changed to the Okotoks Agricultural Society in 1905. Over the years the society held an annual fair, plowing matches and garden competitions, and sponsored sheep and calf clubs. The society was dormant for a period in the late 1950s. It celebrated its centennial in 1992.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Gifts of the Town of Okotoks and Gerald Gough, 1958, 1972.
Content and structure area
Scope and content
The fonds consists of Sheep Creek Agricultural Society minutes (1892-1897) and Okotoks Agricultural Society minutes (1938-1954), correspondence, newsclippings and prize lists for plow matches and fairs.
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No restrictions on access.
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Language and script notes
The material is in English.
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Title based on contents of records.
The microfilm is of the Sheep Creek minute book.
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- Sheep Creek Agricultural Society (Subject)
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Tuesday, October 23, 2018