On June the 10th, 1929, pioneer in Canadian Aviation Norman G. Forester took this photograph of the original, pre-Seaway Chrysler’s Farm Memorial from his Fairchild 71 bi-plane, as part of a photographic training mission for the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Captain Forester was inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame in 1973 with this citation:
The application of his superior skills win aerial mapping and his mercy flights to aid others, despite adversity, have been of outstanding benefit to Canadian aviation
Norman G. Forester passed away on October 4th, 1975 in Edmonton, Alberta.
Our thanks to Jack Stephens for making this photograph available to us and others and providing a rare glimpse into our past.