The fonds consists of a published pamphlet: A Cameo of the West : story of the pioneers of the Sturgeon River district. - [Namao] : U.F.W.A. Local No. 61, 1936; and a collected pamphlet: The magpie menace / by Kerry Wood - Red Deer : K. Wood, c1949.
The Namao U.F.W.A. Local No. 61 was one of the earliest Locals of the United Farm Women of Alberta, located just north of Edmonton. In 1949, when the United Farm Women of Alberta became the Farm Women's Union of Alberta, the local organization became the Namao F.W.U.A.
A portrait of UFA MLA Samuel Allen Carson of Namao. Inscription on reverse reads: "S. A. Carson / Sturgeon"
S. A. Carson and J. Paul"1882 History of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Carson and Family as recorded by their son and granddaughter" in A cameo of the West : story of the pioneers of the Sturgeon River district, 1879-1900 (Namao, Alta.: Namao U.C.W/Namao F.U.A. Local No. 539, 1936) p 23 - 26. http://www.ourfutureourpast.ca/loc_hist/toc.aspx?id=1216
Alberta -- Politics and government
Carson, Samuel Allen
[ca. 1921 - 1935]
Samuel Carson was born in Ontario ca. 1870, and moved to the Namao area where his father had bought land ca. 1883. Carson ran as a UFA candidate in the 1921 Alberta general election, defeating incumbent Liberal John Boyle. Carson won the seat again in 1926 and 1930, and retired from politics in 1935. Carson was a trustee and later chairman on the Namao school district for thirty years.