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Drawing on over a century of family history in southeastern Alberta, Jonathan Koch chronicles the forgotten people and places of southern Alberta, Canada's Badlands region.

Kinnondale School District No. 2096

Kinnondale School (top left) and teacherage on original site in 1941. Koch family farm (formerly John Tibbitts) in foreground. (Koch family photo)

By the end of 1909, the land boom in the area northeast of present-day Lomond was in full swing. According to a 1937 study by G.H. Craig and J. Proskie entitled  “The Acquisition of Land in the Vulcan-Lomond area of Alberta”, more than half of the homesteads and pre-emptions taken in the Lomond District between 1905 and 1935 were claimed in the four-year period following the opening of the area for settlement in 1906.

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