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Bow City’s well runs dry

Just as Bow City’s civic fathers were launching a campaign to promote the Village to investors here and abroad, events a world away would have a deleterious effect on the “City of Natural Resources”. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the […]

The Alberta Land Company

As the Canadian Pacific Railway was busy sinking money into its two million acre irrigation project on the north side of the Bow, other similar schemes on the south side of the river hoped to capitalize on the growing demand for irrigated lands. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit […]

The Bow City Hotel

A picture of the Bow City Hotel from a 1914 publication by the Bow City Board of Trade entitled “Bow City, Alberta, Canada – City of Natural Resources” One of the outstanding features of the Village of Bow City was the Bow City Hotel, which towered over the community at the peak of its prosperity. […]

The day the Inspector came to Bow City

The temperature poked around the 20 degree mark on May 2, 1914- the day municipal inspector A.D. Fidler came to town. Prior to his arrival, the stars seemed to be aligning for the little settlement on the banks of the Bow. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with […]

The Pittsburg of Canada – Part II

Abandoned structure next to steel grain bin in “downtown” Bow City (September 2009). With a mine at Bow City in full operation since 1909, the Prairie Coal Company Ltd. began to realize some success in promoting its properties to investors in North America and the United Kingdom. In 1910, nearby homesteader Daniel Scroggie opened a […]

The Pittsburg of Canada

Caption included with photo: “This block of coal, being from top to bottom of the seam, was banded with wood at the mine, hauled 25 miles to Brooks C.P.R. station over prairie trail taken to Regina over freight train unloaded on to a wagon, hauled to the exhibition grounds and placed on stand, bands removed […]

Bow City Townsite

Survey of the Bow City townsite, circa. 1910-11 with additional concept plan for W1/2 10-17-17 W4 by Canadian Pittsburg (sic) Realty Company. Provincial Archives of Alberta Once a mine had been opened along the south bank of the Bow River, Bow City Collieries Ltd. began to focus their attention on promotion of the townsite it […]