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Stories tagged: 1930s

Early Market Gardens in Edmonton

Katherine Koller

Surrounded by rows of towering tomato, cucumber and pepper plants in a greenhouse near Edmonton, I marvelled at tapas from…

History of the Edmonton Branch of the Canadian Handicrafts Guild, 1911-1966

Brandi Goddard

Craftwork, as a hobby, has seen a resurgence of popularity recently. Knitting for example, has become a social act with…

Alfred Carrothers: Early Edmonton’s Crooked Confidence Man

Dr. Aidan Forth

The owner of any historic home will wonder about the generations that have lived within its walls. When I recently…

Woodward’s & the $1.49 Day Tradition

Lawrence Herzog

As a kid, I remember the downtown Woodward’s store as a treasure trove of sights, sounds, and smells. It was the…

Margaret Crang: the AOC of #yegcc circa 1933

Bruce Cinnamon

When Margaret Crang won a seat as an alderman in the 1933 municipal election, she set the record as the…

The Porter: Building a Better Canada for All

Donna Coombs-Montrose

The Canadian National Railway Pullman train bustled through the Rocky Mountains on the way from Vancouver headed for a stop…

The Last Black West: Oklahoma Freedmen Seek Refuge in Alberta, Part 2

Dr. Russell Cobb

Read The Last Black West: Oklahoma Freedmen Seek Refuge in Alberta, Part 1. As we noted in Part 1, early…

The Ice Age in Edmonton

Lawrence Herzog

There is a fascinating series of photos in the Hubert Hollingworth Collection at the City of Edmonton Archives which shows men…

Forest Heights: A Hidden Pocket of History

Allie Quigley

I grew up in Forest Heights, a neighbourhood in southeast Edmonton, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. The neighbourhood is known…

A Brief History of the Edmonton Jewish Community

Debby Shoctor

Edmonton, Alberta was first incorporated as a town in 1892. At that time, there were about 700 permanent residents. Founded…

Alice Mailhot Ross: Canada’s first female architect?

Cheryl Mahaffy

Growing up, Alice Mailhot set her sights on being an engineer like her father. Perhaps Zepherin Mailhot’s life in frontier…

Edmonton’s Dearly Departed Funeral Parlours

Lawrence Herzog

Funeral homes and crematoriums can be found scattered around Edmonton today, but through most of the 20th century, downtown was…