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Memory Mondays – Water-based Activities

This month’s #MemoryMondays post is featuring photos of water-based activities! These photos all come from the WDM’s Barton Collection of photos, which follows multiple generations of one family from a farm near Floral, just outside of Saskatoon.

It seems that the Barton family frequently visited Beaver Creek in the summer to swim, picnic, fish, and have fun. All five of this month’s photos were taken at or near Beaver Creek between 1921 and 1956.


A boy showing off his catch at Beaver Creek. July 15, 1956

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A group of people on the “shore” of an artificial swimming pool at Beaver Creek, 1932.

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Diving off a log into the river. This photo is from an unidentified location along the South Saskatchewan River, likely near Beaver Creek. August 14, 1921.

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A group on a bridge overlooking Beaver Creek. June 10, 1923.

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A large group swimming at Beaver Creek. July 22, 1945.

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  • I knew Lance Barton, and know Dennis Barton. They were great folks, and I could be wrong, but I thought that I had been told that the wonderful pictorial treasure trove. of the Barton’s farm family life was collected by Lance’s mother. Thank goodness for her interest in photography to record such a record of everyday life so long ago. Salt of the earth people.

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