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Stories tagged: 1960s

Subverting Edmonton

Rhonda Kronyk

When you think of Edmonton you likely don’t think of subversive acts. After all, we are conservative prairie dwellers who…

The Good Old Maple Leaf Athletic Club

Moly Milosovic

To call Edmonton a hockey city is obvious. Many little ones learn to skate before preschool, and an enthusiasm for…

Betty Stanhope-Cole and the mystery of the missing plaque

Brendan Thompson

Just east of the Capilano Bridge, there is a small park overlooking the Highlands Golf Club. It has a view…

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…

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A Kingdom in North Edmonton: Castle Downs, 1969-1979

Tim O'Grady

When I moved to Castle Downs nearly ten years ago, I saw a typical 1970s development: parks, schools, stores, churches,…

St. Josaphat Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral

Lawrence Herzog

Built partly by parishioners and volunteers during the dark days of World War II, St. Josaphat Ukranian Catholic Cathedral is…

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…

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…

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…

Edmonton’s Town Crier

Lawrence Herzog

“The weather is continuing clear,” he would bellow. “Big sale at Kresge’s. Eskimos play tonight. Present time is 12:08. Winds…