Fonds 563 Lassiter Project Memory fonds

Lassiter Project Memories. — 1976. — 1 cm of textual records.

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Agency History

The Lassiter Project was created to encourage settlers to the Eaglesham area. Intially land was to given to veteran’s of WWII, but after ninety days, if the land was not taken, it was made available to the general public.

At the Lassiter Project Memories event, people who had settled in the area during this time were asked to fill in a crest that told of their time in the area. The crests portray a theme of mud, mosquitos, family and community.

The families who completed crests for the Lassiter Project memories project were Doris & Gerald Barry, Norm & Dolly Barnhardt, Alice & Bill Henry, Betty Clemo, Harold & Colleen Osberg, A.U Charest, Frank & Marjorie Greenfield, Betty & Eddie Trudel, Francis & Mary Newland, Nick & Mary Poohkay, Ken Grant, Ruth & Al Elhorn, T & E Harper, Gordon & Anne Donaldson, Art & Rose Schmitt, John & Marge Morgan, Donald & Esther Morgan and the Hicks family.

Custodial History

The records were donated by Greg Donaldson who lived on the Lassiter project with his parents, Gordon & Anne Donaldson. The records were deposited in South Peace Regional Archives in 2012.

Scope and Content

The fonds consist of papers in a crest format filled out by families who had lived on the Lassiter Project describing their time in the Eaglesham area.


Accession No. 2012.60
Title based on the contents of the fonds.
Information on the Agency History taken from the interview done with Nick Poohkay in 2007, fonds 329.
Related records: Donaldson family fonds 137; Lassister School District 4962 fonds.