Fonds PR0728 - Bow Island Mutual Telephone Company fonds

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Bow Island Mutual Telephone Company fonds

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    • 1935-1978 (Creation)

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    0.24 m of textual records. – 5 maps

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    Administrative history

    The Bow Island Mutual Telephone Company was incorporated under The Companies Act on April 7, 1936 and served an area around Bow Island, Alberta. Specifically, it included Townships 8, 9, and 10, Ranges 9, 10, and 11, West of the 4th Meridian (8,9,10-9,10,11-W4). Alberta Government Telephones (AGT) assumed provision of communication services in the area on February 26, 1973, though the Bow Island Mutual Telephone Company's business was not concluded until 1978.

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    Fonds consists of the business records of the Bow Island Mutual Telephone Company and includes minutes, certificates, agreements, annual reports, telephone statistics, correspondence, subscriber accounts, financial records, subscriber lists, advertising publications, and maps.

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    Mr. Clarence Thurston deposited these records in the Provincial Archives of Alberta in 1979. Mr. Thurston was the Secretary-Treasurer for the Bow Island Mutual Telephone Company.


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        The material is in English

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        Access Conditions: None

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Records of various other telephone companies are also located at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.

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        The region serviced by the mutual telephone company is represented according to the Alberta Township Survey (ATS) system.

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