“My mother was born in a tent on 115th Avenue and approximately 88th Street. In those days it was just a big field covered with bushes. The tents were made with a wooden bottom and a platform for the floor and a tarpaulin top. They had a stove in the tent. The chimney went right up through the top and they lived there winter and summer. There was a community water pump to get water. They had many, many neighbors. It was quite a helpful community and my Uncle John was born there first, and my mom was born afterwards in 1912.”

City of Edmonton Archives  EA-75-333

Wartime Housing Parkdale City of Edmonton Archives 1945 EA-75-333


Grandpa and Grandma Engley


Uncle Alf

Life during the war

Uncle Sandy


Looking Back

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