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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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Weekend of Exploring

We’re not sure what to call it.  Alberta GTC (Ghost Town Convention), Mini GTC, Abandoned Weekend.  Let’s be honest, whatever you call it doesn’t matter because to those who “get it” no name is required.  For those who don’t “get … Continue reading

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Another Loss to Fire: Keeler Hotel

  It’s becoming a ritual that is all too common lately.  This time the news comes from tiny Keeler, Saskatchewan where the old hotel was lost to fire on July 4, 2017. My personal history with Keeler is a pretty … Continue reading

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Canada 150

I am too young to have been around for the centennial in 1967.  I am too old to be around for the bicentennial in 2067.  Canada 150 is the closest I will get. As hinted at last week, we joined … Continue reading

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Simon’s Valley and Big Hill Springs

Just time for a quick post today before heading out again. This afternoon Tucker the Dog and I headed out towards Big Hill Springs Provincial Park for a short walk. We made a short detour to the memorial plaque dedicated … Continue reading

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