Fonds 128 - Fort Smith. Town Council fonds

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Fort Smith. Town Council fonds

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128

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  • 1959-1967 (Creation)
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    Fort Smith (NT)

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1 folder of textual material

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The Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) established the Fort Smith post in 1874. Fort Smith was the administrative centre of the Mackenzie District until Yellowknife became the Territorial capital in 1967. On April 4, 1963, the Advisory Committee of the Local Improvement District of Fort Smith organized a vote that granted village status to Fort Smith as of January 1964. Town status was obtained as of October 1, 1966, and the Fort Smith Village Council became the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Fort Smith.

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This fonds consists of mimeographed copies of typed minutes from meetings of the following: Advisory Committee of the Local Improvement District of Fort Smith (November 1959 to March 1964); Council of the Corporation of the Village of Fort Smith (April 1964 to September 1966); Council of the Corporation of the Town of Fort Smith, (October 1966 to December 1966). In addition, there is a copy of a brief: "The Choice of a Capital for the Northwest Territories," dated November 1965.

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