Archives Week a time to look back

This past week was Archives Week across the province and in the city of North Battleford. To mark the occasion, North Battleford City Historic Archives rolled out their latest display, entitled Bridge to the Future. The focus was the early 20th Century, and in particular the period 1905 to 1920, which saw remarkable growth. North Battleford gained city status during that time, in 1913. Photos and articles were collected from the newspapers of the era – the News, and the Optimist – which showcased what life was like during that time period. It included movies, theatre, fashions, buildings – including the new Saskatchewan Hospital – sports such as the North Battleford team looking to bid for the Stanley Cup and a particular focus on transportation and the railway. Archives Week is a highlight of the year for the city archives volunteers. This year, the volunteers spent hundreds of hours researching articles and putting the display together. It ran at Territorial Place Mall during the afternoon Thursday and will be on again on Saturday from noon until 5 p.m. Photos by John Cairns

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