67. Clogs

67 - clogs

ca. 1924

Peace River Museum, Archives and Mackenzie Centre

These clogs were made in Holland and brought over by Evert ‘Ed’ Van Tamelen in 1924 and were worn by him when he farmed in the Peace Country. Clogs were traditionally worn to protect the feet while farming and were good for working in soft earth as the broader base helped distribute weight more evenly. Ed also worked at the curling rink, and in 1940 worked for Bill Plaizier on his farm on Judah Hill. He later moved into town and worked at the Victory Hotel