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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 [...]

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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 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+00:00May 27th, 2017|Alberta History, Video|0 Comments

FRHS Walks – FORHS Walking Tour App for Rutherford House and Surrounding Edmonton Community

FRHS Walks - FORHS Walking Tour App to explore fun, informative and interactive historical walking tours connecting Rutherford House to the surrounding community. FORHS has the first Walking Tour up in the FRHS Walks App - and watch for future additions coming soon! Get Started! -- take a leisurely 30-minute walk through campus and [...]

Alberta Storytellers – Preserve Community History – Historical Stories

Alberta History Storytellers - Every family photo has a story attached to it. We encourage you to share your story, preserve your family heritage - share your story with@HistoryCheckApp. Our project relies on Albertans, like yourself, taking the time to share - your participation is important. Take the time to tell your heritage story [...]

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