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Collection C0123 - Trails of the Prairie Provinces Research Project collection

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Reference code

ACU GBA C0123

Title

Trails of the Prairie Provinces Research Project collection

Date(s)

  • 1962 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

12.5 cm of textual records

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Name of creator

Biographical history

In 1962 Thomas Petty, a Glenbow Foundation staff member, was commissioned to gather historical data about trails used by native peoples, pioneers, early traders, hunters, North-West Mounted Police (NWMP), and others in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Scope and content

The collection consists of research files, and final reports, including maps, on the trails of each province. The reports document the Blackfoot Trail, Boundary Commission Trail, Calgary-Edmonton Trail, Fort Walsh-Qu'Appelle Trail, Macleod Trail, Missouri Trail, Old Wives Trail, Peace River-Yukon Trail, Red River Settlement Trail, Red River Trail, Whoop-Up-Fort Benton Trail, and other trails.

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No restrictions on access.

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The material is in English.

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No finding aid.

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Related units of description

A large number of maps that are referred to in the texts are available in the Glenbow Library.

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