Collection jas-2539 - Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Fitzhugh photograph collection

James Oliver Curwood (the author) playing store with the George girls at Fitzhugh, Jasper Nationa... The George girls at Fitzhugh, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Children at Fitzhugh, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Engineer's camp at Fitzhugh, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Group of people (names unknown) at Fitzhugh, Jasper National Park, Alberta. View of Fitzhugh, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Mrs. F. J. George on horseback in Fitzhugh, Jasper National Park, Alberta. The George girls with their teacher Miss Easton at Fitzhugh, Jasper National Park, Alberta. The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Engineer's Camp at Fitzhugh, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Margaret and Mary George with a Scandinavian visitor at Fitzhugh, Jasper National Park, Alberta.
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Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society Fitzhugh photograph collection

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CA JAS jas-2539

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  • [1911-1927] (Creation)
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    Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society, collector

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32 photographs : b&w prints

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In the early 1960s the Jasper Yellowhead Historical Society began collecting photographs on various subjects pertaining to Jasper's history. These photographs relating to the town of Fitzhugh were gathered from various sources to form this collection.

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The collection consists of photographs of the town of Fitzhugh, its residents and visitors. Includes views of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway engineers camp on Snapes Hill. Also includes views of the town as late as 1927 when it was known as Jasper. People included are: James Oliver Curwood, Emerson Hough, Flave George Jr., Margaret George, Mary George, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. George, Miss Easton (governess), Ida Burnett, B.B. Kelliher, W.T. Carey, Miss Minnie Davidson, Mrs. J. S. Robson, Joan Robson and T. R. Buckham, Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Whyte and their children, Frank Sayer, Fred Cochrane, Jim Fahey, Jim Jefferson and Mr. Davis.

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Near the end of 1910 the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway established a divisional point at mile 112 (as measured from the Mcleod River), near a plateau between the Miette and Athabasca Rivers. It was called Fitzhugh after the vice-president and general manager of the railway, E. H. Fitzhugh. By 1911 the Canadian government had decided to make Fitzhugh the administration center for Jasper National Park. The town survey completed in mid 1913 was approved one year later. Development of the town began in earnest during the summer of 1913. The first change was to rename the town Jasper, the name by which it is known today.<br><br>Record No. ID94<br><br>

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