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Bezanson family fonds
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- Source of title proper: Title based on the contents of the fonds.
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- Bezanson (family)
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0.5 cm of textual records. -- 116 photographs.
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The photographs were brought to the Peace Country by the Bezanson Family at the time the Old Bezanson Townsite was declared a historical site. They were left in the care of Janet Sarmaga, who later deposited them with the Grande Prairie Museum. In 2000 the records were transferred to the Grande Prairie Regional Archives.
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The fonds consists of a copy of the booklet, "Looking Ahead in the Peace River Country to the Building of a City," and photographs of the Bezanson family's life in the Peace: A.M. Bezanson's first trip in 1906, Teepee Ranch and all the activities there starting in 1908, Walter McFarlane's survey crews which arrived in 1909, his trip into the Peace by automobile with A.J. Davidson in 1913, the making of the roads and townsite of Bezanson, the activities on the Smoky River, plied by the riverboat, "The Beaver," and scenes from across the south Peace. There is also a sizeable collection regarding the McFarlane family at Buffalo Lake.
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- The material is in English.
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Record No. 123<br><br>
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- Bezanson (family) (Subject)