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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 […]

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 […]

“For Home and Country”: Champion Women’s Institute

When the Champion’s Women’s Institute (WI) disbanded in the 1980s, it was the longest running organization in Champion’s history. The first meeting of the WI had been held in Miller’s Hall on 14 July, 1915, with Mrs. Seal as the first president. In 1897, Adelaide Hoodless founded the first Women’s Institute in Canada, in Stoney […]

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 […]

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 […]


Genevieve L. Sales (Herald Vulcan Correspondent) Friday, July 8th, 1927 is a date that still lingers in the memory of many Vulcan and district residents; for that is the day that the town was struck by a tornado! They remember that Vulcan was celebrating Dominion Day one week late because July 1st had been rained […]

The Rabbit Drive*

A RABBIT DRIVE – by Mae L. Todd In the spring of 1925 the rabbits in the Thigh Hill and Reid Hill districts were exceedingly numerous so much so that the farmers in these areas to plan devious ways to eliminate them. Shooting them would not solve the problem; poisoning them was dangerous because of […]