“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Jasper, Alberta

Wideview of Gateway to a Community and a Park Marker image, Touch for more information
By Kevin Craft, September 12, 2017
Wideview of Gateway to a Community and a Park Marker
1Alberta, Jasper — Gateway to a Community and a Park
Strolling down the aisle, a conductor announces your destination. With steely squeals and a pish-sh-sh-sh of pent up steam, the locomotive glides to a halt. Descending the coach's stairs you step through the mist and arrive at Jasper Station. . . . Map (db m108634) HM
2Alberta, Jasper — Henry House
[English] Built by William Henry of the North West Company in 1811 to support David Thompson's exploration of the Athabasca Pass, Henry House stood at the head of navigation on the Athabasca River. When the pass became the principal . . . Map (db m202599) HM
3Alberta, Jasper — Jasper Information Centre/Le centre d'information de Jasper
[English] This building is one of the finest and most influential examples of rustic architecture in Canada’s national parks. Designed by A.M. Calderon and completed in 1914, it introduced a building tradition based on the use of local . . . Map (db m197059) HM
4Alberta, Jasper — The Overlanders of 1862 / Les Argonautes de 1862
[English] In 1862, the Overlanders, numbering about 250, left their homes in Canada for the Cariboo gold fields. They journeyed via Fort Garry and Edmonton, and thence, guided by Indians to the mountains and westward by the . . . Map (db m203692) HM
5Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper — Arthur Oliver Wheeler(1860-1945)
A preeminent topographical surveyor, Wheeler represented British Columbia on the commission which located and marked the boundary with Alberta between 1913 and 1925. His party surveyed and mapped the 1000 km-long mountain section, using photographs . . . Map (db m108876) HM
6Alberta, Jasper National Park, Jasper — David Thompson1770-1857
[English] Born in London, Thompson served both the Hudson's Bay Company (1784-1797) and the North West Company (1797-1815) as trader, explorer and surveyor. One of the world’s great geographers, he accurately mapped the main travel . . . Map (db m203686) HM
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Jan. 31, 2023