Peterson Papers now have permanent home

By Scott Hayes  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Hinton Historical Society and the Northern Rockies Museum of Culture and Heritage recently celebrated the completion of its extensive cataloguing effort of the full collection of Tom Peterson’s research papers. Peterson, popularly known as Jasper’s historian, had a vast knowledge of the people, the events, the geography and the geology of the Jasper-Hinton area going back a century. “He was really active in organizing different tours with the historical society and just making different trips out into the area just to learn more about the history of it,” said Devon Fraser, the museum’s temporary archivist. “The collection covers everything from the early Aboriginal history of the area to David Thompson’s explorations through various fur trade explorers, and all the way up to…

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