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Alberta’s 100 Year License Plate History 1912-2012

Alberta's 100 Years of License Plate History 1912-2012 All issued of Alberta license plates from 1912 to current. Also included is an example of a pre 1912 owner provided license plate. From 1906 through 1911 you were issued a registration number but you had to provide your own plate. In addition plates are [...]

By | 2017-05-28T05:29:46+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Alberta History, Driving Tours, Heritage|0 Comments

Amber Valley – African-Americans Fleeing Jim Crow Laws Homestead In Northern Alberta

Amber Valley - African-Americans Fleeing Jim Crow Laws Homestead Thriving All-Black Settlement In Northern Alberta Whether it’s Markerville or St. Albert, Hussar or Vegreville, many Alberta towns owe their start to immigrants seeking a better life. Some were escaping unemployment or religious persecution in their homelands, but in the case of Amber [...]

By | 2017-06-21T23:06:25+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Alberta History, Community, Heritage|0 Comments

Alberta Heritage – Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway – ED & BC

Alberta Heritage - Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway - ED & BC Newspaper Clip: Lethbridge Herald, February 14, 1928 Image Source: Alberta Legislature Library Scrapbook Hansard Collection. The Dominion government granted a charter for the Edmonton, Dunvegan and British Columbia Railway (ED&BCR) in 1907 [...]

Alberta Cattle Country Documentary – Canada 1944 – National Film Board

Alberta Cattle Country Documentary - Canada 1944 - National Film Board 1944 | 8 Minutes This short 1944 documentary offers a portrait of ranching in the foothills of southern Alberta. Exciting scenes of great herds being rounded up and moved to summer feeding grounds suggest the large scale on which this business is run, [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:47:10+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Alberta History, Cattle Drive, Farming, Video|0 Comments

Calgary Stampede Week in Calgary – 1963 – Vintage Heritage Video

Calgary Stampede Week in Calgary 1963 - Vintage Heritage Video VIDEO - 1963 | 27 Minutes This short documentary offers a look at Stampede Week in Calgary and the show’s main performers – the cowboys and their horses. After the herds come thundering in, the focus shifts to one cowboy in particular, and [...]

Alberta Fire Brigade – Vegreville, Alberta – 1958 – Heritage Video

Alberta Fire Brigade - Vegreville, Alberta - 1958 - Heritage Video VIDEO - 1958 - 30 Minutes This story from Vegreville, Alberta, shows how a fire brigade that was the joke of the town became the "best doggone fire brigade in the West." What happened in Vegreville is shown as part of a [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:46:55+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Alberta History, Video|0 Comments

New Home In The West – Ukrainian Pioneers / Immigrants in Canada – 1943

New Home In The West - Ukrainian Pioneers / Immigrants in Canada - 1943 - Vegerville, Alberta This early film is about the Ukrainian Pioneer immigrants of central Canada. It begins by showing recreations of early pioneer life dominated by hand tools--including farming techniques, building techniques (notably the plastering using clay [...]

Canada Settlement of The Western Plains – Video Documentary – 1965

Canada Settlement of The Western Plains - Video Documentary - 1965 A wonderful 1965 documentary by the National Film Board of Canada showing the history of settlement across the Canadian West by comparing and contrasting the brutal dust bowl it was in the 1930s, to the bread basket it became, and it still [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:46:50+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Canada, Heritage, Settlement, Video|0 Comments

Canada 1871 – Beginning of the Canadian Pacific Railway – Transcontinental Railway – The Iron Horse

1871 - Beginning of the Canadian Pacific Railway - Transcontinental Railway - The Iron Horse - Canada The building of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) was fundamental in bringing the nation of Canada together. Find out more by watching this Telling Times short documentary

By | 2017-05-27T16:58:08+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Canada, Railway, Trains|0 Comments

Alberta Historical Walking & Driving Tours

Alberta Historical Walking & Driving Tours In partnership with communities across the province, the Alberta Heritage Survey Program has produced a series of walking and driving tour booklets. Tour Booklets Calgary: Atlantic Avenue Inglewood (PDF, 7.14 MB)  Calgary: Mission & Cliff Bungalow (PDF, 3.91 MB)  Calgary: Stephen Avenue and Area (PDF, 5.85 MB)  [...]

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