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Journey to “Tap Town” – Forgotten Roadside History

It was once one of the most popular roadside attractions in the entire province of Alberta but today it is a mostly forgotten piece of local history. This is an overview of how the small town of Nanton, Alberta capitalized … Continue reading

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Touring the Alsask Radar Dome

If you have ever driven Alberta Highway 9 / Saskacthewan Highway 7 between Calgary and Saskatoon, you likely have noticed the large white object which sits just north of the highway right on the border between the two provinces. If … Continue reading

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The Mintlaw Viaduct

In this episode, we take our canoes out onto the waters of the Red Deer River and float down to check out an abandoned railway bridge which has not seen a train in almost forty years — the Mintlaw Trestle. … Continue reading

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The Abandoned Cameron Fire Lookout on Mount Burke

I have now visited the Cameron Lookout three times, the first in August of 2006, the second in August of 2011, and now again in 2020. After each visit the physical pain dissipates and the memories of the scenery have … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Ken Liddell

Is it odd to develop a connection with someone whom you never met? Ever since the Alberta Library made the archives of the Calgary Herald available online, I have spent hours going through old editions of the newspapers. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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