Tag Archives: prairie history

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 […]

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 […]

Champion’s Mr. Baseball

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Champion Celebrates

Anniversary Celebrations Through the Years Champion residents are gearing up for the Village’s centennial celebration, to be held in the summer of 2011. Anniversary celebrations are nothing new for Champion. Throughout the years, residents have gathered to reminisce, remember, and commemorate. Not even the Great Depression could stop Champion from having its July 1st celebration. […]

Passing Time: Marking Vulcan County

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Champion’s 100 Year Celebration

Next summer, 2011, marks the 100 year anniversary of Champion as a community.  A website has been set up by the 100 year celebration committee and can be seen at www.champion100years.com.   Please visit for information on the celebrations as well as great photo galleries from Champion’s history, a guestbook, and information on where to […]

‘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 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 […]