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Stories tagged: 1950s

Ghosts of Camsell – Update

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

When Ghosts of Camsell went live in late March, I had no idea what to expect. I was definitely nervous…

Vintage Royal Alexandra Hospital Nursing program

Milestones – Vintage Yearbook Ads

Curio Studio

  Over the course of Curio’s working relationship with the hospital, we discovered a tucked-away archive of early 20th century…

The Ghosts of Camsell

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

The history behind the Indian Hospital is certainly haunting. During those two decades it was primarily used as a tuberculosis…

When Trolleys Came to Edmonton

Lawrence Herzog

For 70 years, electric trolleybuses travelled the streets of Edmonton. Between 1939 and 2009, they provided the city with an…

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…

Edmonton’s Town Crier

Lawrence Herzog

Note: at the time depicted in this story as well as when it was written, Edmonton’s CFL team was known…

The Father of Edmonton’s Traffic Circles

Lawrence Herzog

He established the practice of “neighbourhood unit” planning. And, borrowing a popular urban design feature from his native land, he…

Friday Nights: Love & Music at the Rainbow Ballroom

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

Every Friday a thousand teenagers would line up under the red neon sign to hear local bands like The Lords…

End of an era: Goodbye, Avenue Theatre

Mike Ross

The word was given by general manager and talent buyer Steve Derpack, who explained on Facebook that it’s “primarily a…

Edmonton's Old City Hall

Edmonton’s 1957 City Hall

Lawrence Herzog

Edmonton’s second City Hall was a news-making building right from the beginning. Completed in 1957 as one of Canada’s first…