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Stories tagged: childhood

Ah-Yin’s Chinese Persons’ Street or Amy’s Chinatown

Amy Wong

I want to share my personal history of growing up in one of Edmonton’s Chinatowns in the 1970s. The Chinatown,…

Westmount School

Lawrence Herzog

Built on land that was part of the old Norris farm and purchased from the family for $3,200 in July…

The Spruce of Mill Creek School

Christina Hardie

Since time immemorial, indigenous peoples have lived with the land upon which Mill Woods is built. Words like Sakaw, Meyokumin…

Long live the Pits!

Christina Hardie

You won’t find the Pits marked on any map, and many people who live nearby simply refer to the area…

Me and Lee

Dr. Gregory Ramshaw

I had convinced myself that the captain of the Edmonton Oilers, the hard-nosed defensive defenseman, Number Two, Lee Fogolin and…

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…

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 Pits of Mill Woods

Christina Hardie

I grew up in South East Mill Woods. My back gate opened into a sprawling wheat field, scattered with dense…