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Stan Clark




[Tropical Valley expedition] (1931)


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