Boundary Historical Society Newsletter
May 8, 2022
Hello Members and Friends,
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there. Hope your day was a lovely one.
This spring has felt so slow and so cold – definitely doesn’t feel much like planting weather! I bunged up my leg in March and haven’t been getting around too well – hopefully it is on the mend. Bob and I have to go up to Jewel Lake and remove the window that we accidentally cracked for repairs. I’m hoping we might get to that this week but Bob has been extremely busy at the Boundary Museum building a door between the carriages and the fire engines and assembling the Haines cabin. I’m sure you are all looking forward to the re-opening of the Museum.
We received a $2000.00 grant in aid from our RDKB rep Danna O’Donnell. That is earmarked for use at Phoenix Cemetery. I need to get in touch with Son Ranch and see if we can hope to see our remaining 6 steps this year in order to complete the repairs to the stairs down into the Cemetery. Al Laary assured me that he and Desiree are still up for doing the repairs. Thanks to those fine folk at Jewel Creek Antiques – drop in and say hi when you are out that way.
Jo Ann and I drove up to the Cemetery to check out the boulder that has somehow rolled into the IOOF fence and broken it. We were hoping that maybe it could be pushed down the hill but there is a picket fence directly in its path. I’ve asked Mickey Keller-Nadon to ask for her husband Mike’s advice but haven’t heard back. Once we can get it out of there, we’ll have to have some repairs made to the fence. Jo Ann and I are hoping to get some painting done this year. I need some warmer weather to get me into gear!
Les Johnson has scanned the first 4 of the original 6 Reports. We would like to have the Reports made into a boxed set. Reports through 1 – 6 are small in size but rich in information. I think they would sell better if we sold them together. Les is waiting on me – I need to get reading and proofing the scans. That is one of our tasks for this year.
We are hoping to locate an older flat bed truck or just an older vehicle to enter into Greenwood’s Founders’ Days parade. We are booked in as a vendor and as a parade participant. Will be so good to get back to talking history. If you have any ideas about a vehicle, please let me know.
If you live in Grand Forks you may have noticed the scaffolding around Gallery 2 – the old Court House. They are undergoing some restoration work on the exterior and the windows. There will be a Heritage Conservation talk at Gallery 2 on Tuesday, May 10th at 7 pm and the Gallery has asked me to extend an invitation to all our members to attend. Hope to see you there.
I took some more pictures at Phoenix Cemetery but my camera chose to go on the fritz and I have to figure out what is wrong with it. I wanted to include a picture of Garth Edmond Boyce’s headstone. He is a relative of our member Joanne Robbie. I had a lovely meeting with Joanne as she and her husband were travelling through town. Jo Ann spotted his stone when we visited and I thought I got a picture but no luck – I’ll try again next time I am up. Al sent us a picture of the sign in sheets. Nice to know that the cemetery was visited even during the winter months.
Our next regular meeting is on Wednesday, May 18th at the City Park Campground at 1 pm. Bring a lawn chair if you’d like to attend. We are grateful to the Woodworkers for offering their room to us for our indoor meetings this past winter.