Category Archives: Lomond Area

History of Lomond and area.

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“School Days” with Betty Smith

Betty Smith recalls her early days at Armada and Burnetta Schools, including the famous Christmas Concerts and music festivals. 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

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

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Where are the old schools now?

Vulcan County had within its limits, 123 school districts. Of those districts, six never had a schoolhouse. For most, it was because they were included in Consolidated School Districts. For one, Pasture Land, it was formed only after the County began, for taxation purposes. The histories for the others, from A to Y, have now […]

Yetwood School No. 2072

Yetwood School was established December 9, 1909 southwest of Lomond. Cecil Smith and Harry Bly hauled the lumber from Carmangay. Harry’s dad and Jim Bailey built the schoolhouse on SW 17-15-20 W4. Directions from Lomond – South 6 miles on Highway 845, turn west on Highway 529 for 4 miles; Champion – East 19 miles […]

Travers School No. 3996

Established on December 7, 1920, Travers was never a consolidated school, though it did absorb the pupils from surrounding districts as those schools were closed. At one time Travers town was the main town on the C.P.R. railway line going northwest from Medicine Hat. It is believed to have been named after one of the […]