Jasper National Park, Canadian Rockies
About This Web Site
This web site consists of photographic images of Jasper National Park by Ray Rasmussen. It was developed with several interests in mind:
* to introduce Albertans & Canadians to the richness and variety of the landscapes of their homeplace
This webpage is dedicated to the citizens from long ago who convinced a National Government to protect this and our other great national and provincial parks and to all those conservationists who work with great honesty and dilligence to encourage governments to provide protection of our scenic landscapes and to protect the species that depend on these landscapes for their survival. Notably the following organizations are worth your support:
This webpage is also dedicated to the memory of Nurse Edith Cavell. The lake in most of thess shots and the mountain in the distance are named for an English nurse who was shot by the Germans during world war I for assisting prisoners to escape from occupied territory. The firing squad carried out the execution at dawn on October 12, 1915. Nurse Cavell was wearing her white nurse's uniform. The words she spoke to her last visitor, an English chaplain, became almost as famous as Admiral Horatio Nelson's at Trafalgar. "I know now that patriotism is not enough," she said. "I must have no hatred and no bitterness towards anyone." The naming of the lake and one of Jasper's most prominent peaks for Nurse Edith Cavell speaks to the closeness of the Canadian and English peoples. It is also interesting in that few peaks in the Rocky Mountains are named for women – so this name was a breakthrough when women still did not have the vote in Canada and England.
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