F. One Amazing Little Man ‘Pop’ Jones

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E. Remembering Grandparents

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D. A Walk through the Wild Years

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C. John Lawson Haight

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B. A Raft in the River

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A. Building Norwood

 
 

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A History of Street Names

A History of Street Names

Jon Weller…

In a plebiscite held on April 6, 1914, Edmonton became a city of numbers. The debate had been consuming the city since the beginning of the year with long winded arguments on either side vying for council’s time.
Prior to 1914, Edmonton was a confused city. The majority of roads in Edmonton, including

If you build it they will come: the development of parks in Alberta Avenue

If you build it they will come: the development of parks in Alberta Avenue

Jon Weller…
The grass is starting to show itself again, small spots of green amidst a sea of brown melt are a refreshing sight after another long winter. Soon it will be time to enjoy the warm spring days and the parks will start to fill up with people playing, walking and sitting idly to

Fighting for the Sanctity of our Homes: A Story of Ill-Fame

Fighting for the Sanctity of our Homes: A Story of Ill-Fame

Jon Weller…
It was a cool spring evening in 1908, but tempers in Council’s chambers were high. Mr. L. Norman, a printer for the Edmonton Bulletin, was speaking on behalf of the Norwood Vigilance Committee, “We are fighting for the sanctity of house homes and if council will depute the power to us we will

Governor General’s Award

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Governor General’s Award

By: Darren Boisvert
On December 9th and 10th, historians, teachers and public officials gathered in Ottawa for the 2012 Governor General’s History Awards celebrations. The awards are Canada’s top honors in the field of history and heritage. Rat Creek Press Managing Editor and Ave We Had History Producer Darren Boisvert was in attendance to receive…

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