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 […]
Prairie Post: Special marker makes note of prairie cemetery near Lomond
Check out the article by Rose Sanchez, appearing in the October 18 edition of the Prairie Post, on the efforts to preserve Taylor Cemetery, a few clicks west of Bow City. It can be viewed online at the Post website here.
Taylor Cemetery: “Consecrated, set apart, and dedicated forever.”
[Not a valid template] On October 1, 2013, I was honoured to be part of a dedication ceremony at Taylor Cemetery, located about five miles west of Bow City (which I have written about here and here). A ceremony was performed by Rev. Gordon Cranch of Vulcan; alongside a plinth and bronze plaque that had been installed […]
Bow City – The village born unlucky
Many thanks to the Historical Society of Alberta, and the legendary Mr. Hugh Dempsey, CM, for the opportunity to share a decade’s worth of research on the former village of Bow City. Below is the piece in its entirety in the Winter 2012 edition of Alberta History: Bow City Alberta History (Refresh if iFrame does not appear)
Who are the forgotten dead of Vulcan County?
During the decade after 1916, settlers fled the drought-ridden plains of southeastern Alberta en masse. As David C. Jones outlines in his book, We’ll all be buried down here- The Prairie Drybelt Disaster of 1917-1926, homesteaders often alighted with few possessions, many carrying only “the shirts on their backs”. In some instances settlers were forced […]