At Big Hill Springs

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Description: Don A. Taylor (centre) and Donald (?) Allan (background), Bighill Creek, north of Cochrane, Alberta, July 1935 As early as 1935, John A. Allan recommended that a park be established to protect Big Hill Springs: 'This short valley containing tufa deposits is one of the most beautiful spots in Alberta east of the Rocky Mountains and I recommend that it be preserved as a park reserve for the pleasure of visitors.' The area subsequently became a provincial park in 1957. Taylor became the first Curator of Geology at the Provincial Museum of Alberta. Source: University of Alberta Archives #79-23-1511
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