Fonds 2003-034 - Florence Bohn collection

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Florence Bohn collection

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  • Graphic material

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  • 1955 - 1960, predominant 1957 (Creation)

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6 photographs : b&w

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Florence "Jamie" Bohn was born April 26, 1908 in Point Douglas, Minnesota to Amasa James and Katherine James (nee Whotley [sic]). Florence moved with her parents in 1910 to a homestead in the Brock, Saskatchewan district. She took her initial schooling in Brock, and later attended Normal School in Saskatoon. In January of 1935, Florence married Walter Valentine Bohn who, during his lifetime, worked at lumber camps, hauled equipment, built railway lines, and provided maintenance for Highway 3. The two had three children: Myrna, Fern, and Murray. Frances' career as a teacher took her to a variety of schools. She taught at Mervin and Atwater before her position at Beatty, Saskatchewan, and later taught at Fairy Glen School between 1962 - 1965. this period was followed by a five year position at Pleasantdale, Saskatchewan. Frances retired in 1970 after 31 years of teaching. She regularly took part in Superannuated Teachers conventions, and was active in the Wapiti Regional Library, the Melfort United Church, and the Beatty Half-Century Club.

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The collection contains scanned copies of black and white photographs belonging to Florence Bohn. The original dates for the photographs range from 1955 to 1960. Five photographs contain images of the Beatty schoolhouse and students. Historically important images include a photograph of Governor General Vincent Massey's visit to Melfort, Saskatchewan in 1955. The photographs were scanned ca. 2003 at 300 dpi with 16 million colours.

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Items donated by Florence Bohn to Melfort & District Museum.


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Digitized versions in on-site database.

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No restrictions.

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Copyright: Unknown

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On-site database, accession ledger, source file.

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No further accruals anticipated.

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