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Stories tagged: 1920s

The Legislature Maces

Bruce Cinnamon

In its simplest terms, the mace represents the authority of Her Majesty the Queen to create law and to rule…

Edmonton’s Candied Past

Lawrence Herzog

Right from the beginning, Edmonton has had a sweet tooth. Newcomers from European countries brought with them a love for…

Shapeshifting: The Men’s Faculty Club, the Faculty Women’s Club, and Gender at the University of Alberta

Sally Scott

As the century continued, Edmonton entered a heyday of its own, including the opening of the University of Alberta in…

Beatrice Carmichael – The Grand Dame of Edmonton Opera

Peggy Donnelly

Known to her students and close friends as Auntie Van, Beatrice Carmichael was a classically trained musician from Chicago, who…

New Life for Old Wood

Lawrence Herzog

The floor in Jesse Watson’s Calder bungalow is stamped with words like “wheat” and “barley,” clues to a fascinating past….

Nick Mischi: Dulcimer Master

Lawrence Herzog

Necolai “Nick” Mischi was eight years old in 1915 when he fell in love for the first time. It happened…

These Bricks are Real Clinkers

Lawrence Herzog

Kilns used to produce bricks in the early 20th century didn’t have the ability to heat evenly, and those placed…

A Place for Women: The Wauneita Society at the University of Alberta

Sally Scott

In 1908, Alberta premier Alexander Rutherford’s dream came to fruition. The University of Alberta was formed in Strathcona, and class…

The Prins Family and the Dutch in Beverly

Lawrence Herzog

Jacob and Aafje Prins helped more than 800 Dutch newcomers settle in Canada and the hospitality of their big white…

Edmonton: A World Class Dump, Part One – Grierson Dump

Dr. Russell Cobb

Waste may be as old as humanity, but the idea of trash is a relatively modern concept. In the first…

The Mountifield House

Lawrence Herzog

Designed by renowned local architect James Edward Wize and built in 1905, the Mountifield House was one of Oliver’s earliest…

Mike’s News Stand

Lawrence Herzog

For 70 years, Mike’s News Stand was an Edmonton institution. For most of that time, it operated from a storefront…