From the Vault Friday: Snaring Permit

Image: SPRA 1969.39.124d

Todays “From the Vault Friday” features a snaring permit from the Albert Karkonate fonds (Fonds 047).

Albert Karkonate, born c. 1900, was a trapper near Pipestone Creek. His address is listed as Sylvester Post Office. He was the registered owner of trap-line #1899, described as follows:

Commencing approx. center east bdry. Sec. 11-59-8-W. 6th and following old pack trail to approx. center W. bdry. Sec. 4-60-R.8 thence following height of land NE to headwaters unnamed Cr. And down east side said creek to Kakwa R.; thence east on south side of Kakwa R. to Prairie Creek approx. center west bdry. Sec. 24-61-6-W.6th. Thence up west side Prairie Cr. to center E. bdry. Sec. 12-60-7-W.6th; thence due south 3 ½ miles to SW cr. Sec. 30-59-6-W.6th; thence SW direct to point of commencement.

Mr. Karkonate also possessed a snaring permit for Trap-Line #7219, in the area of Entrance, Alberta in 1946, and a license for trap-line 4543. Later he was a casual laborer for the Department of Highways in the Province of Alberta in 1957.

From the Vault Friday is a social media campaign that highlights interesting materials from the collections of the South Peace Regional Archives. This project was made possible by an Access to Holdings Grant from the Archives Society of Alberta.

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