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We Knew Little of New Norway

For our next visit we’re going to move a little further north up Highway 21 from Ferintosh to the village of New Norway.  New Norway has a population of less than 300 people but has a lot of interesting old … Continue reading

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Pizza Night in Rowley

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you’ll know we are big fans of the town of Rowley, Alberta.  Founded in 1910, reaching its zenith in the 1920s, rediscovered as a setting for films and movies … Continue reading

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Flashback: Alderson 2010

Another in my series of lunch break postings from my phone… I remember the first time I visited Alderson. It was exactly eight years ago today. Armed with my “just over a year old” Nikon D90 (the same camera I … Continue reading

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STST2017: Fort Steele

I’ll bet you thought we were done with the Scratch the Surface Tour 2017, didn’t you?  Well, surprise!  There’s at least one more story to tell… It had been more than thirty years since I had visited Fort Steele, British … Continue reading

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Nordegg: The Video

While I should have been packing up the trailer so we can get on the road for the long weekend, instead I found myself in the basement putting the final touches on my video from our trip to Nordegg. I … Continue reading

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A Short History of Mitford

The story of Mitford, Alberta is not unique from many other towns that dotted the prairie landscape at the end of the 1800s.  It started with a dream, in this case the dream of one Tom Cochrane, who is apparently … Continue reading

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Big Loss in Tiny Orion

As 2016 draws to a close, there is little doubt it has earned a reputation for being a year of loss.  We’ve lost many notable musicians and other celebrities, some would say America lost its way with the election of … Continue reading

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