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Board of Trade, Grande Prairie, Alberta. (1927). Facts worth knowing about the famous Grande Prairie district in the Peace River country. Grande Prairie, Alberta. The Herald.
Describes the advantages of the Peace River country from a settler’s point of view.
Campbell, Clyde, Campbell, Meryl. (1988). Challenge of the homestead: Peace River letters of Clyde and Meryl Campbell 1919-1924. Calgary, Alberta: Historical Society of Alberta.
Private letters of Clyde Campbell and his wife Meryl provide insights into pioneer life. They offer insights of firsthand experiences of early settlers in the Peace River district, including the formation of a community.
Donaldson, Anne. (1985). Homestead memories. Grande Prairie, Alberta: Focus Publishing Ltd.
The Alberta government broke up 100,000 acres of land in the Peace River area to provide Alberta war veterans with farms. This story shares the experiences of one veteran’s family while homesteading in Eaglesham, Alberta.
Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce. (1948). Grande Prairie. Grande Prairie, Alberta: Author.
Describes the agricultural, wholesale distributing, retail shopping, educational, judicial, governmental, cultural and sports of the Peace River district of Grande Prairie in the year of 1948.
Historical Society of Alberta. (1978). Alberta history cumulative index, 1953-1977. Calgary, Alberta: Author.
This resource is an index to the contents of the first twenty five volumes of Alberta History (journal).
Hammer Jackson Co. (1918). Edmonton to Peace River and the North Country. (5th issue). Edmonton, Alberta: Douglas Co.
Guide from 1918 describing life in Edmonton, Peace River and North Country for the benefit of tourists and potential settlers.
MacLean, Hec. (Ed.) (1970). Waterhole and the land north of the Peace. Fairview, Alberta: Waterhole Old Timers Association.
This book is a compilation of biographies of early setters. The aim of the book was to retain stories of the early families of the district of Fairview, Alberta.
Peace River Board of Trade. (1928). The Peace River country: The last great west. Peace River, Alberta: Record Printing Co.
This is a booklet of information in condensed form on the topography, development and opportunities for settlement in the famous farming district in Western Canada. It was written in 1928 for the purpose of supplying information to answer the questions most commonly asked by intending settlers to the area of Peace River.
Sexsmith to the Smoky Historical Society. (1980). Wagon trails grown over: Sexsmith to the Smoky. Sexsmith, Alberta. Author.
A history book of the area of Sexsmith, including the histories of as many residents of the area, both old and new, as possible.
Strathern, Gloria M. (1988). Alberta newspapers, 1880-1982. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Press.
Contains newspapers published in Alberta between the years 1880-1982, arranged by geographic areas.
Canadian newspapers--Alberta--Bibliography
Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 1988