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Daughters of Shining Star, Part 2

Jenna Chalifoux

Read Daughters of Shining Star, Part 1 In August  of 1782, Fort York was captured by the French. Edward Umphreville and…

Daughters of Shining Star, Part 1

Jenna Chalifoux

There are many notable women in Edmonton’s history books. The ‘Famous Five’ may come to mind straight away, in addition to…

Happy Memories of the Centennial Children’s Library

Amy Wong

As the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Shelley Milner Children’s Library reopened in September 2020 to become a new beautiful space…

Walking Back in Time: A Stroll Through my 1960s Jasper Place

Greg Bounds

This past year, while staying close to home during the COVID-19 pandemic and enjoying more neighborhood walks, my thoughts have…

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…

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,…