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Stan Clark




[Tropical Valley expedition]


Guide and outfitter

Biographical Notes

Stanley H. Clark (d. 1957), born in Cainsville, Ontario, was a forestry supervisor, soldier, game commissioner, and rancher. In 1912 he became superintendent of the Rocky Mountain Forest Reserve. On returning from service in WWI, he established a large horse and cattle ranch on his homestead at the Entrance Ranch near Hinton, Alberta. Clark was also a guide and outfitter, and worked in that capacity on some of the Mary Gibson Henry expeditions to northern BC (1931-1935), as well as the Bedaux Canadian Subarctic Expedition (1934) of eccentric French millionaire Charles Bedaux. He later served as Game Commissioner of Alberta from 1931 to 1938.

Bibliographic Resources

"Rotarians Hear of Alberta's [sic] 'Tropical Valley' in Far North", Lethbridge Herald, 1935-10-15, p. 3
[unidentified book on Alberta guides and outfitter], p. 113-114
Ross Peck, "The Crew of the Henry Expeditions," in Life on the Trail: Stories of Guiding and Packing in North Eastern British Columbia, Living Landcapes, Royal BC Museum (2006): https://royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/exhibits/living-landscapes/prnr/life_trail/crew.htm