Saskatchewan Council for Archives and Archivists - AN EXHIBITION
Main Street, Saskatchewan

Prince Albert

Prince Albert - named for Queen Victoria's consort by Reverend James Nisbet, the first Presbyterian missionary to the west, who founded the community in1866. [click images to enlarge]


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Cairn commemorating the arrival of Reverend James Nisbet. [187]
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North West Mounted Police barracks (no longer standing), 1886. [188]
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Dredging for gold, 1905. [189]
   
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c. 1911. [190]
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c. 1907. [192]

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At the end of the horse and buggy days cars also line up to meet the train at the station. [193]
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Central Avenue looking north, a view of the west side of the street, ca. 1950, showing Woolworth’s and the Avenue Hotel, old landmarks now gone. [194]
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The east side of Central Avenue looking north shows two-way traffic, ca. 1950, now changed to one-way. The Princess Café is still a landmark. [195]

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Circa 1950, a traffic cop in the centre of Central Avenue once directed the flow of cars on the busy corner where Kresge’s once stood. [196]
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St. Paul’s School with teachers and students in the early days, across the street from the first Sacred Heart Cathedral (1892-1914). Above the Cathedral portals stands a bronze statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a gift from the people of Montmartre, France. This statue stands above the entrance of the present Cathedral built in 1914. [197]

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