Family Roots: Editorial Comments for Spring 2017 Issue of Folklore

The following are my editorial comments for the Spring 2017 Issue of Folklore Magazine. To subscribe to the magazine and to become a member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, go here and complete this form. Also follow SHFS on Facebook. Cover Photo: Poundmaker picture and relatives. Cutknife. 18 June, 1942. Everett Baker Slides. One of the unique aspects …

Moving Tales: Editorial Comments for Winter 2016-2017 Issue of Folklore

The following are my editorial comments for the Winter 2016-2017 Issue of Folklore Magazine. To subscribe to the magazine and to become a member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, go here and complete this form. Also follow SHFS on Facebook. Cover Photo: At Bascom’s ranch – looking after Claydon 400 horse herd. Eastend. 8 October 1958. Everett …

Marking History: Editorial Comments for Autumn 2016 Issue of Folklore

The following are my editorial comments for the Autumn 2016 Issue of Folklore Magazine. To subscribe to the magazine and to become a member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, go here and complete this form. Also follow SHFS on Facebook. Cover Photo: Darlene S. & P-ZZ. South Fork. 1 July 1951. Everett Baker Slides. I have intently followed the …

Built Heritage: Editorial Comments for Spring 2016 Issue of Folklore

The following are my editorial comments for the Spring 2016 Issue of Folklore Magazine. To subscribe to the magazine and to become a member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, go here and complete this form. Also follow SHFS on Facebook. Cover Photos: Two photos of M.R. Murray using card catalogues in the library, CA 1940. University of Saskatchewan, …

Eclectic Paths to Knowledge Attainment: Editorial Comments for Winter 2016 Issue of Folklore

The following are my editorial comments for the Winter 2016 Issue of Folklore Magazine. To subscribe to the magazine and to become a member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, go here and complete this form. Also follow SHFS on Facebook. Cover Photos: “Little girl holding two cats, Browning, 1920s”; Source: Adrian Paton Images.  After taking a step back …

Connections and Conflict: Editorial Comments for Autumn 2015 Issue of Folklore Magazine

The following are my editorial comments for the Autumn Issue of Folklore Magazine. To subscribe to the magazine and to become a member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, go here and complete this form. Also follow SHFS on Facebook. Cover Photo: 230 pound pumpkin. North Fork. October 17, 1954; Source: Everett Baker Slides.  The three main articles in this …

Folklore on a Summer Afternoon: Editorial Comments for Summer 2015 Issue of Folklore Magazine

The following are my editorial comments for the Summer Issue of Folklore Magazine. To subscribe to the magazine and to become a member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, go here and complete this form. Also follow SHFS on Facebook. Cover Photo: Chalet staff – Cypress Hills Park. Cypress Hills. 27 August, 1948; Source: Everett Baker Slides.  Folklorist Kristin …

The Darker Side of Existence: Editorial Comments for Spring 2015 Issue of Folklore

The following are my editorial comments for the Spring Issue of Folklore Magazine. To subscribe to the magazine and to become a member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, go here and complete this form. Also follow SHFS on Facebook. Photo source: Adrian Paton Images.  Disaster, hardship, fear, death…these are topics that many of us are uncomfortable …

Apathy Causes Historic Buildings to Fall

Today Verb Magazine published “Why is Saskatoon so horrible at history?” by Ashley Gerling. Overall, I concur with most of the points made in the article. As an outsider from the eastern United States where historic architecture is not difficult to find, I am continuously horrified and puzzled by Saskatoon’s disregard for the few pieces of historic …