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.
7. Scenes from Kinnondale, Alberta
Six on the list features two older photos taken in the former Kinnondale district of northeast Vulcan County. The first is entitled “Along the road to Amethyst (2010)” a reference to a former school district and post office once located north of Hwy. 539. The photo below, “The Lunt Place (2007)”, is the former homestead of Joseph and Annie Lunt, who helped found and sustain the Kinnondale community during three decades of drought and hardship. The Lunts left Kinnondale in 1953.
8. Eddie gets ready to head down the Ranchville Rd.
We’re back to Forgotten Alberta Road Trip 2013 for #8, which as you can see, is an attempt at video. We were due west of the Cypress Hills at this point, and within sight of the Sweetgrass Hills to the south as Eddie readied himself to head down the Ranchville Road.
9. Red Rock Coulee (2005)
Red Rock Coulee, south of Seven Persons, is truly one of Alberta’s hidden gems. The photo was taken in 2005, which was also the last time I was there. I’m hoping to get back there again this summer on the 2014 Forgotten Alberta Road Trip.