The file consists of a report on construction of a prefabricated barn on a farm in Didsbury in one day, with an album of photographs of the event. The album includes illustrations of other early Building Department projects.
Fonds consists of a Cardston District U.F.A. ledger recorded by Thomas A. Anderson, while he was the Secretary of the Cardston District U.F.A; as well as various farming booklets on the topics of seeds, irrigation and forest conditions; and panoramic photos from Annual Conventions for the United Farmers of Alberta and the United Grain Growers.
Thomas A. Anderson was a U.F.A. member who served as Secretary for the Cardston District Local in the 1920s.
Along with his brother, Thomas journeyed from Utah to Canada, arriving in the Cardston, Alberta area in 1897. Their father, Johannes Anderson, had arrived prior to then as one of the area's first settlers and Thomas’s wife, Mary Jane, had arrived with her family in 1892.
Thomas established a family homestead in 1900. In 1912, the Anderson family moved into Cardston for the children to attend school, but continued to farm their homestead. Thomas remained in Cardston for the duration of his life, passing away in April of 1948. The Anderson farm, which had grown to 320 acres, was deeded to his wife Mary Jane.
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Thomas A. Anderson’s records were in the custody of his wife Mary Jane, after his death in 1948; records removed from Lula J. (Anderson) Snow’s residence in Cardston in 2019; Tina Smith (great grand-daughter) and Valmae Snow (grand-daughter) moved records to Utah; Tina contacted UFHS November 2020 to donate records; records received by UFHS via mail.
Thomas A. Anderson / Cardston U.F.A.
Cardston District U.F.A.
United Grain Growers
United Farmers of Alberta
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