Category Archives: County Rural

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Municipal Heritage Project Open House

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Who are the forgotten dead of Vulcan County?

During the decade after 1916, settlers fled the drought-ridden plains of southeastern Alberta en masse. As David C. Jones outlines in his book, We’ll all be buried down here- The Prairie Drybelt Disaster of 1917-1926, homesteaders often alighted with few possessions, many carrying only “the shirts on their backs”. In some instances settlers were forced to part with […]

Sentinel Trees provide a glimpse into the past

Last summer, while researching the history of the village of Bow City, I came across an article referencing something called the “Sentinel Trees”. In a July 1984 Lethbridge Herald piece entitled “Cottonwoods among most favorite of trees”, the “Sentinel Trees” were described as a group of plains cottonwoods situated in the former Kinnondale district, north of […]

Let’s Keep in Touch

Area pioneers had left their family, friends and everything familiar behind. The loneliness they suffered in their new home was heightened by the lack of knowing what was happening where they had come from. A day looked forward to with anticipation was Mail Day at their nearest post office. Most often the post office was […]

ACAD students use Vulcan County History content for New Media projects

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‘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 […]

Talking across barb-wire

The Vulcan and District history book “Wheat Country,” published in 1973, gives this good description of a truly western innovation. The telephone played an important part in the development of the hamlet of Brant and the surrounding district. The Barb Wire telephone was the first form of communication. A part of a story from the […]

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

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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 […]

The History of Vulcan County

Inception: Homesteaders began to settle the area of what is now Vulcan County in the early part of the 20th century. Large numbers of farmers from Eastern Canada, immigrants from Britain and Western Europe, and many from the Central United States came to seek land and set up homesteads in the west. The earliest record […]