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Top Instagram shots from 2013 – #2

2. Historic Bassano, Alberta (2013)


Bassano has a proud history, and nowhere is this more evident than in the architecture found in the community. I grew up 30 minutes from here, and I had no idea until this summer what a collection of heritage buildings there were to be found in town. This is odd considering a year earlier we stayed at the Imperial Hunter Hotel, an old C.P.R. hotel chock full of historic artifacts from the days of Sam Whiting when Bassano was “the logical and recognized centre of Canada’s great inland empire“.




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Top Instagram Shots from 2013 – #6

6. The Hotel Tilley (2013)

Behold! The historic Hotel Tilley / Tilley Hotel, site of much of my misspent youth, and still a landmark in the former village of Tilley. I say former village, as Tilley was disorganized at the village’s request, and dissolved into Newell County effective August 31, 2013. The photos below were taken in July 2013 en route to Suffield and points southeast.


Next week: The countdown continues with photos 1-5.

Bow City – The village born unlucky

Many thanks to the Historical Society of Alberta, and the legendary Mr. Hugh Dempsey, CM, for the opportunity to share a decade’s worth of research on the former village of Bow City. Below is the piece in its entirety in the Winter 2012 edition of Alberta History:

Bow City Alberta History (Refresh if iFrame does not appear)