Category Archives: Vulcan Area

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“More Than Just the Mail” by Norma Aldred now available

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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 […]

“The Bishop’s Chair” with Ray Shaw

This installment features a story as told by Ray Shaw, of a ‘famous’ chair in the family dating back to the 1920s. Written and narrated by Ray Shaw, produced by Bev Knutson Shaw. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments […]

“The Great Haul” with Shaylyn Strauss

The fifth installment of the Vulcan County History Digital Story series features Shaylyn Strauss of Vulcan with her story about Slim Moorhouse and his “great haul” which has become renowned in Vulcan and area as well as for its appearance at the Calgary Stampede. Produced by Shaylyn, Bev Knutson Shaw, and Vulcan County History. Enjoy! […]

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

Silent Scenes from Vulcan in the 1950s

These videos have been published to youtube on PeteBosely’s channel.  The channel is run by David Bircham of www.silentalbum.com If you recognize any of the people or details, please comment below. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thigh Hills School No. 1593

The school district was established as Thigh Hills School District on December 27, 1906. The shape of the two hills on the map of early surveys showed a thigh-shaped formation. It seems that it may have been called Thigh Hill by everyone but the government. Directions from Vulcan – East 5 miles on Highway 534, […]

Vulcan School No. 1902

Excerpts from Don Jantzie’s article in “Wheat Country I – A history of Vulcan and District” The school that began its time as Ferrodale School No. 1902 in 1908 changed its name to Vulcan School in 1917. The changing of the name of the school district from Ferrodale No. 1902 to Vulcan No. 1902 was […]