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History Check Mobile App Goes Live in Less than 1000 Days!

With little fanfare, no media coverage & tremendous support, what promises to be northern Alberta's biggest Heritage & Tourism project soft launched at the Prince of Wales Armouries & Heritage Centre on September 24th, 2017. "History is not always accessible to all Albertans" and "History Check ... is going to make it easier for everyday [...]

Scow Boats, Heavy Haulers on the Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada

Scow Boats, Heavy Haulers of the Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada Today I had the privilege of seeing off the Keepers of the Athabasca as they left Smith going to Athabasca on a canoe trip that thousands (if not more) have done before. This vignette tells of the endurance test the voyageurs went through. [...]

By | 2017-06-30T00:52:33+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Alberta History, Athabasca River, Canada, River Boats|0 Comments

Canada Day 150 – One Person’s Perspective By Sheila Willis

My Perspective ~ Canada Day 150 By Sheila Willis I have really struggled with the 150th Birthday of Canada.  Being a historian, the writings of the past are good examples of some of the subtle ways that Indigenous peoples have been disregarded and disrespected in the past - this aside from the residential [...]

Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada – Community Heritage

 Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada - Community Heritage Peace River, Alberta  - Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada - Community Heritage Date of Photo/Image:    Unknown date & location History Check App Alberta's Ultimate Heritage & Travel Companion App  Launching Summer 2017 If you can supply [...]

By | 2017-06-21T22:36:59+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Alberta History, Businesses, Community, Heritage|0 Comments

Opening of Desmarais Indian Residential School, Wabasca, Alberta, 1959 – Bigstone Cree Nation

Opening of Desmarais Indian Residential School, Wabasca, Alberta, 1959 - Bigstone Cree Nation Bigstone Cree Nation  - Opening of Desmarais Indian Residential School, Wabasca, Alberta, 1959 Date of Photo/Image:    December 8, 1959 History Check App Alberta's Ultimate Heritage & Travel Companion App  Launching Summer 2017 If you [...]

By | 2017-06-21T22:39:47+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Alberta History, First Nations, Indigenous|0 Comments

Saddle Lake First Nation Peoples Travel to Red Deer Indian Industrial School – Methodists – Circa 1900-1920

Saddle Lake First Nation Peoples, Parents & Children, Travel to Red Deer Indian Industrial School - Methodists - Circa 1900-1920 Saddle Lake First Nation Peoples - A group of students and parents from the Saddle Lake Reserve (Alberta), en route to the Methodist-operated Red Deer Indian Industrial School, Alberta, Date of Photo/Image:   [...]

By | 2017-06-21T22:42:55+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Alberta History, First Nations, Indigenous|0 Comments

Alberta Hutterites – Hanging Onto Their Identity For Centuries – 1964

Alberta Hutterites - Hanging Onto Their Identity For Centuries - 1964 1964 | 28 Minutes The followers of religious leader Jacob Hutter live in farm communities, devoutly holding to the rules their founder laid down four centuries ago. Through the kindness of a Hutterite colony in Alberta, this film, in black and white, [...]

History of Borden Park – City of Edmonton Alberta Canada

History of Borden Park - City of Edmonton Alberta Canada Borden Park has been an important Edmonton attraction for over a century. Established in 1906, the 22 ha park was first named East End City Park, but was re-named for Sir Robert Laird Borden (1854-1937), the eighth prime minister of Canada (1911-1920), after [...]

By | 2017-05-29T16:10:49+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Alberta History, Community, Edmonton, Heritage, Parks|0 Comments

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

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