#FABTrip15: St. Julien School

St. Julien School was named for the First World War battle of St. Julien, part of the Second Battle of Ypres, which took place in Belgium during the spring of 1915. The Second Battle of Ypres was significant as it marked the first time chlorine gas was used by German forces to inflict mass casualties […]

#FABTrip15: Esther elevates the discussion

  According to Place Names of Alberta, Esther was named after Anna Esther Landreth, daughter of the community’s first postmaster, Yens.B. Olsen, in 1914. A townsite bearing the same name was established here in 1926 alongside the newly constructed C.N.R. rail line. #Alberta #Canada #ghosttown #abandoned #elevator #explorealberta #mybadlands #FABTrip15 @gregfarries A photo posted by Jonathan […]

#FABTrip15: The heart of New Brigden

In 1925 the Canadian National Railway began to construct a branch line west from Loverna, SK to Hemaruka, AB. By 1926 it had reached New Brigden. The railway brought grain elevators, a hardware store, grocery stores, restaurant and other services to New Brigden. A water tower was also erected to provide a reliable water source […]

#FABTrip15: We stop at Sedalia

Old Sedalia P.O. opened in 1911, and moved to the new townsite in 1926. The New Sedalia post office continues to operate almost 90 years later at the corner of 1st and Main. #Alberta #Canada #postoffice #history #FABTrip15 #mybadlands @gregfarries A photo posted by Jonathan Koch (@forgotten_alberta) on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:26pm PDT Further east […]

#FABTrip15: Little Gem to Naco

“NACO – District first settled in 1910. C.N.R. arrived in 1925, second Alberta Wheat Pool elevator in province erected. J.J. Doolans store, 10 More businesses, another elevator, public and high school were quickly established. Highest population 70. Last business closed in 1954 and last resident left in 1963. Erected and dedicated to everyone who called […]