Globe and Mail: Ghost towns reveal forgotten past

Thanks to Mark Hume of the Globe and Mail for the opportunity to talk about Alberta’s ghost communities, and why it is important to remember them. Comments from myself and Dr. David C. Jones appeared in the article, “Ghost towns reveal forgotten past”, which ran in the March 1st Alberta print edition of the Globe […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]