#FABTrip15: Bindloss, Buffalo, and beyond.

Leaving Empress, we journeyed westward, following the abandoned Royal Line onto our next stop, the hamlet of Bindloss. Located in Special Areas No. 2, Bindloss, according to ‘Place Names of Alberta’, is named after Harold Bindloss (1866-1945), a prolific British author of “western” novels, some of which were set in the Canadian West. No word […]

Update: Alderson up in smoke

An update on Alderson, the past remains of which appear to have gone up in smoke. It appears a prairie fire swept through the area around August 14-15, leveling what little was left of the former village. Following up on his comment in an earlier post, Forgotten Alberta reader, Greg, has forwarded a number of pictures […]

Alderson: The past remains

At Alderson, a former village along the Canadian Pacific Railway mainline, northwest of Medicine Hat, time and freight roll on – but the past remains. To echo the thoughts included within the preface to Empire of Dust (see below), it should be a historic site. There are stories to be told there. Split personality.  X” marks […]

Prairie Post: Former Bow City site to get a heritage marker

A great article below from the August 1, 2014 edition of the Prairie Post by Rose Sanchez detailing the contributions of many towards a successful heritage marker application for the village of Bow City. Former Bow City site to get a heritage marker The former site of what was meant to be a metropolis — […]

Bow City getting village status historical marker

Good news everyone! From the Brooks Bulletin, intrepid scribe Rob Brown informs the masses that the Province of Alberta has approved Vulcan County’s application for a historical marker at the site of the former Village of Bow City (reproduced below). A big thank you is owed to Liza Dawber and Vulcan County for their work approving […]