Category Archives: History

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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Turner Valley and High River

My mother was visiting us for a couple of days while she was on vacation.  We took advantage of one of my mid-week days off to go for a drive and check out some sights south of Calgary back on … Continue reading

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McDougall Church: Gone

We were coming home from a long weekend of fun.  I had just turned off of the TransCanada Highway onto Morley Road, both to escape the Victoria Day traffic as well as because Waze always suggests that route when navigating … Continue reading

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