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Stories tagged: 1920s

Evidence and Story – Archaeology in Edmonton

Gareth Spicer

It has been said by many apt communicators that the grand, generalized and often repeated message is the most effective…

Oliver’s Beer Castle

Lawrence Herzog

Since then, the 1913 building and an adjacent red brick office addition, built in 1924 and added to in 1955,…

Brewmonton – A YEG Brew History Primer

Ryan Stephens

Whether or not you’re one to personally enjoy the sudsy beverages, Edmonton has been shaped by a brewing and distilling industry that has…

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!: A Brief History of Winter Fashion in Edmonton

Laurie Callsen

As one of the largest Northern Canadian urban centres, Edmonton is known for its long, sometimes harsh winters. For centuries,…

Tracks into the Past

Lawrence Herzog

The Canadian Northern Railway (CNoR) arrived in Edmonton in 1905 and laid tracks into downtown just north of 104th Avenue…

1920s WWI commemorative shield found

Lori Clark

One of the most unique artifacts on permanent display at Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum is a large bronze…

Crawford Block

Lawrence Herzog

Over its 102 years, the main floor of the building has served as a tent and awning store and was…

Portraits of a Time

Lawrence Herzog

They were in the right place at the right time, and these pioneer photographers left behind a remarkable visual record…

Edmonton’s Pioneer Photographers

Lawrence Herzog

Just as importantly, the earliest archivists and some government leaders understood the enormous value of this visual history, and had…

Edmonton: The Great Escape

Mary Pinkoski

On August 1, 1926 there is a story that the barking of a small dog startled an elephant named Mary…

Gyro Playgrounds Live On

PearlAnn Reichwein & Paulina Retamales

Sally Stewart and Peggy Brown met at Kitchener Park playground in 1936. Sally had just moved into a new house,…

The Strange Disappearance of Felicia Graham

Kathryn MacLean

The School Board, citing her persistence for fair compensation as being indicative of depression, suggested that she had jumped from…