Category Archives: Champion Area

History of Champion and surrounding area.

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“The Immigration of David Rupp”

The next installment of the Vulcan County History Digital Story Series features Ann Rupp narrating the story of David’s immigration to Canada. Produced by Bev Knutson Shaw and Ann Rupp. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Champion’s 100th Anniversary Weekend Schedule

This Canada Day weekend will also be the 100th Anniversary of Champion celebration. Below is a schedule of events, and follow the link to www.champion100years.com for more information and how to take part in this historic event. Open publication – Free publishing – More 100 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share […]

“Learning to Drive” with Jean Jordan

The fourth installment of the Vulcan County History Digital Story series features Jean Jordan of Champion with her story about learning to drive in a field in 1946. Produced by Jean, Bev Knutson Shaw, and Vulcan County History. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about […]

“Power Comes to Champion” with Dorothy Degenstein

The third installment of the Vulcan County History Digital Story Series features Dorothy Degenstein of Champion, and her story of electricity arriving in Champion. Produced by Dorothy, Bev Knutson Shaw, and Vulcan County History. Enjoy! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to […]

ACAD students use Vulcan County History content for New Media projects

Story Source: http://vulcancountyhistory.com/2010/11/yale-school-no-1749/ Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

The Champion Chronicle

Back when Champion was a booming metropolis, the town’s residents got their news from The Champion Chronicle. The first issue of The Champion Chronicle rolled off the presses in 1919, and every week for almost 30 years it kept Championites up to date on local happenings and international events.   The Chronicle featured stories of […]

‘Telephones’ with Racille Ellis

The second installment of the Vulcan County History digital story series features Racille Ellis and her story about the early telephones on the prairies. Produced by Racille and Bev Knutson Shaw. Enjoy and stay tuned! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to […]

‘School Bells and Children’s Yells’ – A new book on Vulcan County’s Rural Schools

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From Cleverville to Champion- by Kelly Pasolli

In 1905, Martin Clever, one of a stream of settlers from the U.S., Eastern Canada and Britain, homesteaded on the section of land where Champion is now located. Mr. Clever decided that his land would be a good location for a new country store that could serve the new settlers in the area, so he […]

The Coalmine Road

Between the years 1907 and 1965, there were 58 registered and numbered coal mines located in the Champion Coal Fields, an area which included the banks of Wolf Coulee (near Carmangay). Twenty-four of those mines were located along what is now known as the Coalmine Road (Township Road 160). Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post […]