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Champion Mechanical Horse circa 1940 – 50s

 

When the railroad came to Fairview in 1928 Walter Hemstock, an early pioneer in the area, built  a general store on main street. The store was later taken over by son Joe Hemstock. When the Mechanical Horse was brought in it soon became a very popular ride for children. Joe would always have a pocket full of dimes to make sure anyone could ride!

Champion is on display at the museum and still operates. We have had many children ride it as well as a few adults that remember riding him many years ago.

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Portable Pump Organ(1939-1940)

Used by the Anglican church when services were held in private residences. It folds down to a large suitcase size.

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Quilt

Quilt depicting the journey of Father James McLeod and family from Clyde Alberta to Waterhole in 1912. The family left Whiteriver Ontario with all their belongings loaded on a railcar bound for Edmonton on March 26, 1912. Quilt was made by Minerva Horton in 1968.

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Mission at Dunvegan

Scale model of the Mission at Dunvegan. Includes complete interiors. Modeled by Reg Archer.

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Barco Gas Powered Tamper

Used to compact dirt. Weighs between 100 to 200 pounds and can jump as much as a foot high depending on soil conditions.

 

Fairview Rodeo Poster 2018

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