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Cottonwood Grove School No. 1412

Cottonwood Grove School, established on October 11, 1905, was often referred to as Loma School because the Loma post office was just across the road. Emil and Susanah Steiner came from Switzerland, arriving here in 1904. They waited for settlers with enough children to start a school. They donated a corner of land on the […]

Memories Tumble- Along with the Walls! by Racille (Hummel) Ellis

On July 14th. 2010, Champion’s last ‘Chinese’ restaurant was torn down. As I saw the walls come down, memories filled my mind as these restaurants, or Cafes, as we called them, were such a part of our growing up in Champion. In the early years all small villages and towns, benefited from having Chinese cafes […]

Passing Time: Marking Vulcan County

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‘Carmangay is turning 100’ Facebook Group

The year 2010 marks Carmangay’s 100th year as a community.  This summer, from July 30th to August 1st will be a celebtration and a ‘birthday party’ for Carmangay.  All current and past residents are encouraged to take part in the event.  As a precursor, a Facebook group has been set up with over 100 current […]

The Forgotten Alberta Blog

Jonathan Koch, whose family has farmed in the Badger Lake area Northeast of Lomond for over 100 years, has been posting material to a blog he created called Forgotten Alberta for a couple of years.  The blog also includes historical content from the neighboring areas to East such as Bow City and Kinnondale, though there […]

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 […]