Series F 680-2 - Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan series

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Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan series

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F 680-2

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  • [197?]–2015, predominant 2008–2013 (Creation)
    Easton, Larry and Dorothy, 1938-

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5515 photographs : 316 GB (tif, jpeg, crw, CR2, xmp)

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Lawrence Francis (Larry) Easton was born on the family farm near Wawota, Saskatchewan, on August 24, 1938, to Francis Russell and Leah Isabel (Griffin) Easton. He received his early education at Wawota, graduating from Wawota High School in 1958. He later attended the School of Agriculture, University of Saskatchewan (1958-1960) and completed the Electronics Engineering Technologist course at Saskatchewan Technical Institute, Moose Jaw, in 1964. He was employed as an engineering manager with SaskTel in Regina until his retirement in 1997.

Dorothy May Bird was born at Wawota on May 3, 1941, to Francis Carlton and Mable Irene (Myers) Bird. She received her early education in Wawota and later attended Success Business College in Regina. She was employed by SaskTel, the Salvation Army, the federal government, and the provincial Department of Labour and Employment, Apprenticeship and Trade Certification. Dorothy Bird married Larry Easton on April 22, 1961 in Wawota. Together, they have two children: Mark and Michelle.

Since the 1970s, Larry Easton has been an active photographer. He has been a member of the Regina Photo Club for thirty years and in that time has held various positions on its executive. He is the only member of the Club to receive its Prestige Award for photographic achievement. Easton is also a member of the Prairie Region of Photographic Arts, and is a director for the prairies on the Canadian Association for Photographic Art. He has received numerous competition awards and recognitions for his photographic works. As well, his works have appeared in Prairies North and West World magazines, in projects for Saskatchewan Tourism and the Regina Chamber of Commerce, and in educational books.

Larry and Dorothy Easton collaborated to provide the photographic works for the 2008 publication, Legacy of Stone: Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings, written by Margaret Hryniuk and Frank Korvemaker. The publication received the Saskatchewan Book of the Year award from the Saskatchewan Book Awards in 2009.

Larry and Dorothy Easton currently (2019) reside in Regina.

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Larry and Dorothy Easton donated these records to the Regina office, Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 2015: 2015-112 (April 11, 2015).

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This series consists of records created, accumulated and used by Larry and Dorothy Easton of Regina, Saskatchewan, in the creation of digital photographic images that appeared in the 2014 book "Legacy of Worship: Sacred Places in Rural Saskatchewan", written by Margaret Hryniuk and Frank Korvemaker. The digital photos were created primarily between 2008 and 2013, but there are also scanned copies of photographic slides created in the late-1970s through mid-2000s. Images are primarily in JPEG and TIF format. Cameras used included a Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the scanner used (to 2001) was an Epson V600 Photo.

For the "Legacy of Worship" project, Larry and Dorothy Easton photographed numerous churches, synagogues, and other places where religious activities took place throughout Saskatchewan. These buildings and sites are located in or near: Aberdeen; Abernethy; Admiral; Alameda; Albertville; Allan; Alvena; Aneroid; Ardath; Arlee; Arlington Beach; Arran; Asquith; Avonlea; Aylesbury; Balgonie; Bankend; Bateman; Batoche; Battleford; Bengough; Big Beaver; Blaine Lake; Blumenfeld; Bresaylor; Broadview; Brooksby; B-Say-Tah; Buchanan; Buffalo Pound; Bulyea; Cadillac; Calder; Candiac; Cando; Cannington Manor; Canora; Cantal; Carievale; Carnduff; Carpenter; Ceylon; Chamberlain; Churchbridge; Clavet; Claybank; Coderre; Conquest; Courval; Craven; Crystal Springs; Dana; Darmody; Davidson; Davin; Delmas; Dilke; Divide; Dnieper; Dollard; Donwell; Duck Lake; Duff; Dundurn; Dunleath; Duval; Dysart; Earl Gray; Eastend; Eatonia; Edenwold; Edgeley; Elbow; Ellisboro; Esterhazy; Eyebrow; Fairlight; Fenwood; Ferland; Fish Creek; Fletwode; Flintloft; Foam Lake; Forget; Fort Qu'Appelle; Fosston; Francis; Frank’s Lake; Froude; Gainsborough; Glenside; Glentworth; Goodeve; Gorlitz; Gouldtown; Govan; Gravelbourg; Gray; Grayson; Grenfell; Gronlid; Hafford; Hamton; Hawarden; Hazel Dell; Hendon; Herbert; Herschel; Heward; Hodgeville; Holdfast; Horizon; Humboldt; Hyas; Imperial; Indian Head; Insinger; Invermay; Ituna; Jackfish Lake; Jansen; Jaroslaw; Jedburgh; Kamsack; Katepwa; Kayville; Keeler; Kelliher; Kenaston; Kennel; Ketchin; Killaly; Kipling; Kisbey; Krasne; Kronau; Krydor; Kuroki; Kutawa; Lafleche; Lake Alma; Lakenheath; Lang; Lapine; La Ronge; Lashburn; Leader; Lebret; Lemberg; Leross; Limerick; Lipton; Lisieux; Lizard Lake; Lloydminster; Loreburn; Lumsden; MacNutt; Madge Lake; Maidstone; Manitou Beach; Mankota; Manor; Mantario; Maple Creek; Marcelin; Marieton; Markinch; Maryfield; Marysburg; Maxstone; Maymont; Mazeppa; McCord; Meacham; Meadstead; Melville; Midale; Milestone; Mission Lake; Mitchelton; Moffat; Montmarte; Moose Jaw; Moosomin; Mossbank; Muenster; Naicam; Neidpath; Neudorf; Norquay; North Battleford; Oakshela; Odessa; Ogema; Orkney; Ormiston; Orolow; Otthon; Oxbow; Palmer; Parkerview; Patunak; Pelican Narrows; Pelly; Penzance; Peterson; Pike Lake; Plenty; Ponteix; Preeceville; Prelate; Prince Albert; Prongua; Prud’homme; Punnichy; Qu'Appelle; Quinton; Rama; Ravenscrag; Regina; Regina Beach; Rhein; Riceton; Richard; Robinhood; Rockglen; Rosthern; Rowatt; Rush Lake; Saltcoats; Samburg; Saskatchewan Beach; Saskatoon; Sceptre; Scotsguard; Sedley; Shamrock; Sheho; Silton; Simmie; Simpson; Sintaluta; Smuts; Southend; Southey; Spalding; Speers; Spring Valley; Springside; St. Brieux; St. Denis; St. Hubert; St. Joseph’s Colony; St. Victor; Stanley Mission; Stockholm; Stony Beach; Stornoway; Stoughton; Sturgis; Tarnopol; Theodore; Togo; Trossachs; Tway; Val Marie; Vanguard; Vawn; Veregin; Verwood; Viscount; Vonda; Wakaw; Waldheim; Wapella; Watrous; Watson; Wauchope; Wawota; Weyburn; Whitesand; Whitewood; Whitkow; Wilcox; Willowbrook; Windthorst; Wishart; Wolseley; Wood Mountain; Wroxton; Wynyard; Yellow Grass; Yorkton; Young; Zehner; and Zelma.

No sub-series assignment has been applied to the records in this series.

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Other codes: Photographs DR-7046 to DR-12556.

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