Last weekend was a bad one for Carmangay. On Sunday this village of 250 was visited twice by fire, the scourge of many an old tyme prairie burg. The region’s infamous gales drove a blaze eastward across the tinder dry plains towards the town, prompting an evacuation of the community Sunday afternoon. The prairie fire […]
Alderson: Up in smoke?
Greg, a devoted reader of Forgotten Alberta, recently visited the Alderson townsite, and provided us with the following update: Spent a day there lately. A fire had recently burnt all of the grass and any remaining crumbling wood structures. The landscape was as powdery fine as the suface of the moon, punctuated by fresh new […]