Dr. John A. Allan

A collection of photos and other materials related to work and life of Alberta's first provincial geologist.
Photo captions were taken from a publication of the Research Council of Alberta.

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Fishing and rockbusting (1938)

Soil survey: Dr. Wyatt and Dr. Allan

Who wants to be a geologist anyway? (1940)

Nordegg to Howse Pass

Who wants to be a geologist anyway? (1940)

Nordegg to Howse Pass

Iron? (1941)

Soil Survey

Soils crew gets advice (1941)

Soils survey

Mount Allan (1948)

A mountain has been named after a noted Edmonton geologist. The Geographic Boards of Canada and Alberta announced the name of Mount Allan has been given to a 9,150-foot peak in the vicinity of the Kananaskis River in the valley which reaches from the Bow River to the Kananaskis. The peak was named after Dr. J. A. Allan, professor of geology at the University of Alberta.