Monthly Archives: March 2010


Located about thirty-five miles southwest of Brooks and twenty-five due south of Bassano, Kinnondale was, for a short time, the hub of what is now eastern Vulcan County. Kinnondale was named after John Crawford McKinnon of Bruce, Ontario, one of the region’s first settlers. After homesteading in 1908, McKinnon opened the first store in the […]

Travers Reservoir before Little Bow Provincial Park

This photograph is from the Krystalowich family archives in Vulcan, but the exact date is unknown.  This is the site that would later become Little Bow Provincial Park.  Though a lot has changed, it is still a beautiful and unique place on the prairie. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via […]

The Forgotten Alberta Blog

Jonathan Koch, whose family has farmed in the Badger Lake area Northeast of Lomond for over 100 years, has been posting material to a blog he created called Forgotten Alberta for a couple of years.  The blog also includes historical content from the neighboring areas to East such as Bow City and Kinnondale, though there […]