Monthly Archives: July 2010

Carmangay 100th Celebration Schedule

Carmangay 100th Celebration 2010. (Tentative schedule) Friday, July 30, 2010: 9:30-11:00 am              Fair entries taken @ Community Center 10:00 am-7:00pm         Carmangay Store Open @ Community Center…shirts, souvenirs,                                  DVD orders, etc for sale 1:00-5:00 pm               Judging of fair exhibits (closed to public) Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share […]

Bow Valley School No. 1409

Section 28 of the School Ordinance of 1884 provided the Northwest Territorial Council with the authority to establish school districts. By 1905, when the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were formed, there were 1409 school districts operating. The last school the Council set up was the Bow Valley School District No. 1409. The school name […]

Bow School No. 2107

Bow School, established on January 24, 1910, was located on the SW quarter of 2-17-17-W4. Directions today are: From Lomond, go North 5 miles on Highway 845, turn east on Highway 539 for 18 miles, turn south on Range Rd 171 for 2 miles. Latitude 50.39757, Longitude -112.22707. Bow School was located in Old Bow […]

Blusson School No. 1787

From Champion, go East 4 miles on Highway 529, turn north on Range Rd 232 for 4 miles, turn east onto Township Rd 160 (Coalmine Rd) for 1/2 mile. Latitude 50.31023, Longitude -113.06296, to arrive at the site of Blusson School. This school was established on April 13, 1908. It was located on the SE quarter […]

Blind Creek School No. 1881

Blind Creek School was established on September 10, 1908. It was located on the SW quarter of 14-21-25-W4. Directions today are: From Mossleigh – West on Hwy 24 for 3 1/2 miles, follow curve North for 3 1/2 miles, turn East on Twp Rd 212 for 2 miles, turn North on Rge Rd 252 for […]

The Village of Bow City

The Bow City townsite, likely summer or fall of 1914. L-R buildings: Bow City Hotel, background; General Store, Cook and Newton; Pool Hall with dance hall upstairs; Campbell Brothers hardware. (Glenbow Archives NA-1308-40) ————————————————————— Municipal inspector A.D. Fidler had no sooner bid farewell to Bow City before the residents of the community had renewed their quest […]

Memories Tumble- Along with the Walls! by Racille (Hummel) Ellis

On July 14th. 2010, Champion’s last ‘Chinese’ restaurant was torn down. As I saw the walls come down, memories filled my mind as these restaurants, or Cafes, as we called them, were such a part of our growing up in Champion. In the early years all small villages and towns, benefited from having Chinese cafes […]

Bancroft School No. 2271

The marker for Bancroft School is located on the SE quarter of 15-17-19-W4. Directions today are: From Lomond – North 5 miles on Hwy 845, turn east on Hwy 539 for 5 miles. Latitude 50.42657, Longitude -112.52487. The marker for Midway School is located on the NE quarter of 34-16-19-W4, with directions from Lomond – […]

The Bow City Hotel

A picture of the Bow City Hotel from a 1914 publication by the Bow City Board of Trade entitled “Bow City, Alberta, Canada – City of Natural Resources” One of the outstanding features of the Village of Bow City was the Bow City Hotel, which towered over the community at the peak of its prosperity. […]

Auburn School No. 1667

Auburn School, located on SE 12-16-25-W4, was established on June 29, 1907.  Directions today are: From Vulcan, go south four miles on Highway 23. Turn west on Township Road 162 for 3 miles. Turn south on Range Road 250 for 1 mile.  Latitude 50.32503, Longitude -113.30043 The school was built in 1908 by William Bowie, […]