From The Vault Friday: Snow Plane License

Image: Highway Traffic Board License Registration Certificate, from SPRA 142.

Welcome to the South Peace Regional Archives’ first “From the Vault Friday!” Join us every Friday as we highlight interesting materials from the collections. This project was made possible by an Access to Holdings Grant from the Archives Society of Alberta and will continue throughout 2021.

Todays “From the Vault Friday” features a snow plane taxi & ambulance license from the Harold Peebles fonds (Fonds 142). The license was issued to Harold Peebles c. 1947. It cost $21.00, which is approximately $265.29 in 2021 currency. Harold used the snow plane to run a taxi and ambulance service. The snow plane worked well in the winter months, when few Peace region roads were ploughed.

Harold was born in Flinton, Ontario on August 14, 1899. He came to the Peace Country with his family in 1912. In 1915, Harold and his father George enlisted in the Canadian Army, followed by his younger brother Arthur near the end of the war. During WWII, Harold operated a canteen for the Legion.

For more information about Harold Peebles, visit Fonds 142: Harold Peebles fonds.

For more information about Peebles’ WWI service, visit the WWI Soldiers Memorial.

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