Fonds ath-1850 - Town of Athabasca fonds

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Town of Athabasca fonds

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CA ATH ath-1850

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  • 1898-1996 (Creation)
    Town of Athabasca

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40 cm of textual records. - 44 maps. - 1 microfilm

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The fonds consists a list of mayors and councillors from 1905-1955; microfilmed council minutes from Aug, 1912 to Feb. 1913, Finance Committee minutes from Dec. 1913 to Feb. 1914, and Town minutes and records when the town was under an administrator May 1921 to April 1926; a statement of town assets and liabilities for 1913 to 1916; a 1913 Building By-Law; the 1919 agreement with A.F.A.Coyne and Co. of London, England to supply natural gas to the Town of Athabasca; minutes of the Town of Athabasca, correspondence, financial statements, briefs and reports, town census (1951-1964,1983,1985), financial records, and taxation records; Court of Revision minutes for 1914-1944; 1938 and 1943 information on the Union of Alberta Municipalities; a 1952 survey by the Department of Economic Affairs; the 1965, 1981 and 1991 General Plans; 1958 and 1980's promotional material; 1986 75th anniversary logo; maps of river lot plans, subdivisions: including East Heights, Glenora and Stanley Park; 1912 cemetery plan; Engineering Department 1914 plans for waterworks system and sewers, sidewalks; Provincial Planning Board maps of Athabasca from the 1980's; 1980 and 1994 Land Use Bylaws, 1993 Impact Assessment on Economic Activity in Athabasca, Boyle and Lac La Biche; 1996 Area Redevelopment Plan.

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It is unclear how the archives acquired part of the fonds . Some records were donated by Family and Community Support Services in 1989, Jessie Rollings in 1987, Bob Tannas purchased item 87.50 and donated an item in 2002, Marilyn Mol donated in 1996 and Peter Driedger in 1997.


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Some records of the Town were destroyed in a fire on August 5, 1913. Map# 116 shows the main trail and the east and west trails into Athabasca. The west trail became known as the Whiskey Trail.<br><br>Record No. 85.22 (FFC & B0X 3), 85.75, 85.115, 85.139( Map# 3), 85.140 (Map# 4), 85.154 (Map# 18), 85.155 (Map# 19), 85.157 (Map# 21), 85.160 - 85.176 ( Maps# 24-40), 85.179 (Map# 43), 85.181 (Map# 45), 85.183-85.185 (Maps# 47-49), 85.188-85.192 (Maps# 52-56), 85.196-85.198( Maps# 60-62), 85.206 (Map# 70), 85.208 (Map# 72), 85.216, 85.221 (Map# 73), 87.06, 87.50, 87.71, 88.19 (Maps# 111, 112, 116), 89.01 (microfilm), 89.08, 89.11 (Map# 118), 89.23 (BOX 24 Files 116-120,122, Maps# 124,125,128); 89.38, 96.30, 97.23 ( Files 1,4,5), 04.11/1<br><br>

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