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LEVEL OF DESCRIPTION: Fonds
No.: PR2143
TITLE: Leduc County Fonds
CREATOR: Leduc County
DATE RANGE: 1899-1974
EXTENT: 23 m of textual records. -- 10 reels of microfilm. -- 4 maps.
ADMINISTRATIVE
HISTORY/BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH: In 1883, the Northwest Territorial Council passed the Municipal Ordinance, allowing for the establishment of local government areas. In response to this ordinance, many townships -- typically comprised of 36 sections of land --, organized to form herd districts (1883), fire districts (1886), and statute labor districts (1887). In 1897, all three ordinances amalgamated with the passing of the Local Improvement Ordinance. Local improvement districts maintained public works such as road building, management of fires, noxious fumes, and animals. A 1903 amendment of the Local Improvement Ordinance allowed local improvement districts to include between 3 and 6 townships. In 1912, with the passing of the Rural Municipality Act, the Province of Alberta created the Department of Municipal Affairs. The Act allowed 9 townships to apply for incorporation as a rural municipality as long as the land contained 1 person/square mile. Under this provision some local improvement districts organized as municipalities while others chose to continue as local improvement districts. In 1918, the Government of Alberta required the organization of all local improvement districts into municipalities with the Municipal Districts Act. The municipal history of Leduc County began in 1944 when the Municipal Districts of Blackwood #488, the Municipal District of Liberty # 489, and the Municipal District of Pioneer # 490 merged and became known as Leduc # 489. In 1945 the Municipal District of Leduc # 489 was renumbered as the Municipal District of Leduc #75. In 1964, the Municipal District of Leduc #75 and Leduc School Division #49 formed into a county known as Leduc County #25 in 1964. At this time numbers changed for all municipal districts throughout the province of Alberta. In 1998, Leduc County No. 25 changed its name to Leduc County.
CUSTODIAL HISTORY:In 1968, 1970, and 1990 Leduc County donated material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
SCOPE AND CONTENT: The fonds consists of cash books, receipts, expenditures, general assessments, tax rolls of the former local authorities of Leduc County as well as country records relating to elections, transportation, public health, public works, agriculture, and safety. In addition, the fonds contains 4 maps illustrating land boundaries for Leduc County. The fonds also includes tax assessments, registers, and cashbooks dating from 1899- 1974 from the following schools: Beaumont School District #741: NE 27-50-24-W4, 1902- ? Berrymoor School District # 3860: 36-49-5-W5, 1919- [1945] Blackmud School District No. 3829: 31-49-23-W4, 1910- ? Brownlee School District #4078: 22-13-1-W4, 1921- ? Buck Lake School District # 3220: 14-46-6-W5, 1915- 1955. Busenius School District #1824 (North Busenius): SW-30-49-22-W4, 1908 - 1954 Charest School District #51: SE 20-50-23-W4, 1901- ? Clearwater School District #740: SW-15-50-24-4, 1902- 1959 Coal Lake School District # 771: SE-14-48-24-W4, 1902- [1945] Cohne Dale School District #2144: 1-50-26-4, 1910- ? Conjuring Lake School District #1758: 1-48-26-W4, 1908 - ? Dahlgreen School District # 516: 27-49-26-W4, 1899- ? Demers School District #3990 (Rolly View): SW 33-49-23-W4, 1920 - 1938 Dnister School District #2716: 31-48-1-W5, 1912- ? Elrose School District #4564 (Avon Moor): 11-5-1-W5, 1931- ? Falconer School District #4154 (Sunnybrook): 1-49-2-W5, 1922- ? Fredericksheim School District #478: 2-48-24-W4, 1998- ? Fruitland School District #2719: 11-5-1-W5, 1912- ? Genesee School District #3343: 34-50-3-W5, 1916- ? Golden Glow School District # 1800: SW-17-48-24-W4, 1908- 1953 Great West School District No. 486 (Willow Ridge): 24-50-25-W4, 1899- ? Greenthal School District #479: 36-48-25-W5, 1898- ? Halicz School District #1500: 28-50-26-W4, 1906- ? Heimdal School District #2359: 4-49-23-W4, 1911- ? Howard School District #4667: NW-12-50-W-W4, 1935- ? Humble School District # 532: 30-48-26-W4, 1900- ? Jordan Hill School District # 720: 28-49-25-W4, 1902- ? Kulm School District #557: 32-48-27-W4, 1900- ? Lake Centre School District #4643: 16-48-27-W4, 1934- ? Leduc School District #297:26-49-25-W4, 1893- ? Looma Vista School District #1724: SW-18-5-21-W4, 1907- 1950 Maple Hill School District # 3591(Mud Creek): 9-50-22-W4, 1918- [1950] Maywood School District #3951: 1-46-5-W5, 1920-1954 New Sarepta School District # 1548 : NW-24-49-22-W4, 1906-1950 Onion Creek School District #4637: NE 6-49-5-W5, 1934- 1942 Parkdale School District #350: 24-49-24-W4, 1895- ? Pendryl School District #4185: SE 1-46-5-W5, 1924- [1954] Plante School District #481: NE 34-49-24-W4, 1899- 1946 Port View School District #4207: SW 33-49-2-W5, 1924- ? Riverford School District #3602: 23-50-27-W4, 1918- ? River Bend School District #2438: 23-20-9-W4, 1911- ? Rolly View School District #3990: SW 33- 49-23-W4, 1922- ? Rose Hill School District #459: 1-50-27-W4, 1898- ? Strawberry School District #2306: 18-50-1-W5, 1910- 1961 Strawberry Ridge School District # 4491: 7-49-3-W5, 1930- [1958] Spruce Hill School District #4796: 27-46-5-W5, 1937-1955 Spruce Dale School District #314: 29-50-25-W4, 1894 -? Telford School District # 1355: NE-10-48-26-W4, 1905- 1953. Telfordville School District # 1745: 17-49-1-W5, 1907- ? Templeton School District #1789: 20-50-2-W5, 1908- 1952. Thorsby School District #4462: 14-49-1-W5, 1930- ? Warburg School District #2230 (Sunnybrook): SE-1-48-3-W5, 1910- ? Weed Creek School District #2339: 36-48-1W5, 1910- ? West Union School District #753: 4-49-25-W4, 1902- ? Willow Creek School District #529: 28-49-27-W4, 1900- 1951 Wonce School District #1800 (Golden Glow): 17-48-24-W4, 1908- ?
RELATED RECORDS: For more information on school districts in Alberta, please see other school district and county fonds descriptions at the Provincial Archives of Alberta.
GENERAL NOTE: Information for biographical sketch sourced from: William Peter Baergen, Pioneering with a Piece of Chalk: The One-Room Country Schools of Alberta 1885-1982, 2005. Eric J. Hanson, Local Government in Alberta, Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1956. Bert Wolfe, Understanding Western Canada's Land Survey System, Saskatchewan UP, 1978. Land described according to the Alberta Township System (ATS).
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