Category Archives: History

A Visit to the Former Grain Elevator Row in Warner, Alberta

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Bowden Hotel Lost to Fire

It’s a new year but the same old story — another old building lost to fire. This time it was the hotel in Bowden, Alberta. I wasn’t able to locate any history as to when the building was built nor … Continue reading

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Once Upon A Christmas at Heritage Park

We set off with a couple of vintage postcards and a map of Heritage Park from the early 1970s as we explore “Once Upon a Christmas” and get into the spirit of the season.

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Sun Dek Motel in Medicine Hat, Alberta

On July 2, 1966 a woman named Maude wrote a postcard to a couple in New York state. More than fifty-five years later it found its way into the hands of DanOCan and started him unraveling a mystery that spans … Continue reading

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Another Elevator Gone

We’re shocked. We shouldn’t be because this happens all the time. Overnight we lost the grain elevator in Rouleau, Saskatchewan to fire. Famous for being painted as “Dog River”, the elevator was an important background set piece on the TV … Continue reading

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