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Stories tagged: 1930s

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…

McKernan’s Lost Lake

Katherine Koller

Although the lake is no longer visible, its “ghost” is discernable on early maps and in the form of flooding…

Little Mosque in the Park

Shaylene Flanagan and Carolee Pollock

How did a mosque come to be in Fort Edmonton Park? Where did it come from? Why does it look…

There Were No Safety Nets, Part 2: Edmonton’s Italian Community, 1921 to 1945

Adriana A. Davies

With the ending of the First World War, the Government of Canada amended the 1910 Immigration Act.[1] The 1919 amendment…

Edmonton: A World Class Dump, Part Two – Feel the Burn: Edmonton’s Curious Love Affair with Incinerators

Dr. Russell Cobb

Perhaps the desire to burn our waste comes from a primeval desire to cover our tracks. And our smells. Incineration…

The History of the Latta Bridge

Jane Gibson

As you approach the bridge from the east, on the south side you will catch a glimpse of a tall…

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…

Metis Matriarch – Thelma Chalifoux

Jenna Chalifoux

Our mothers are more than just a physical person, just as our houses are more than just a structure to…

Mind the Gap – Working Women in Edmonton’s history

Natalie Zacharewski

In the book Women: Her Character, Culture and Calling published in 1890 the author writes; Woman the half of humanity, and…

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….

The Kinnaird Bridge: Connecting the Past to the Present

Jane Gibson

If you travel along 82nd Street approaching the west end of Kinnaird Park at 112 and 111 Avenues, you will…