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Edmonton: A World Class Dump, Part Three – Salvage Men, Coal Mines, and a Futuristic Weir

Dr. Russell Cobb

In the middle of the twentieth century, G. S. Woodward was one of a handful of Edmontonians who plied the…

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…

Kisiskāciwani-sīpiy – Swift Flowing River

Jenna Chalifoux

Rising out of the Rocky Mountain glaciers, flowing ever eastward toward Hudson Bay, the North Saskatchewan River has meandered across…

The Year of the Alaska Highway: 1942

Katherine Koller

When the world went to war again in 1939, Edmonton was an agriculture, coal mining and railway center of 90,000…

Yearbook Ads – Douglas Printing

Curio Studio

Over the course of Curio’s working relationship with the Royal Alexandra Hospital, we discovered a tucked-away archive of old yearbooks…

June 29, 1915 — Edmonton’s River Valley Floods

Sally Scott

On June 29, 1915, the North Saskatchewan River flooded Edmonton’s river valley. The river had flooded before, of course, but…

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…

Portraits of a Time

Lawrence Herzog

They were in the right place at the right time, and these pioneer photographers left behind a remarkable visual record…