Monthly Archives: July 2017

CAMT 2017: Alix Wagon Wheel Museum

Rolling onward, the Central Alberta Museum Tour moved to the small town of Alix and the Alix Wagon Wheel Museum. My personal history with the town of Alix was pretty limited.  Back in 1994, I worked on a road crew … Continue reading

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CAMT: Anthony Henday Museum

It was August 8, 2015 when I first drove by this museum and lost my mind. A museum…in an old railway station…with a caboose…and a WATER TOWER?!?! I don’t remember if it was closed that day or if I was … Continue reading

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CAMT 2017: PasKaPoo Historic Village and Smithson International Truck Museum

Now well into the afternoon of Day One, our small caravan of museum hunters worked our way even further north.  Our destination was Rimbey, Alberta. Back in early March, Emily was attending a horse seminar near Sylvan Lake and so … Continue reading

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CAMT 2017: Stephansson House

Our next stop on the Central Alberta Museum Tour saw us make a short ten minute drive north out of Markerville to the Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site.  I had originally thought about combining this post with the Markerville Creamery, … Continue reading

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CAMT 2017: Markerville Creamery

After leaving Dickson, our small group headed northeast towards the town of Markerville. Markerville was named for C.P. Marker who was the territorial dairy commissioner.  The first post office under the Markerville name opened in 1902, but the history of … Continue reading

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CAMT 2017: Dickson Store Museum

Emily and I got on the road at 8am and began working our way north up Highway 22 towards the first stop on the Central Alberta Museum Tour.  Our destination was the Dickson Store Museum.  Once we reached Highway 27, … Continue reading

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Central Alberta Museum Tour: The Introduction

It started simply enough.  Last year my friend Frank Lloyd made a comment about how it would be fun to get a group of like-minded individuals together and spend a weekend visiting a number of small museums. Frank is a … Continue reading

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