A glorious summer sojourn in the Special Areas

  Founded about 1925, the now extinct settlement of Naco, Alberta derived its name from a town and former military post on the Arizona – Mexico border. According to the font of all knowledge, Wikipedia, the word “Naco” means “nopal cactus” in the extinct Ópata language of Sonora in Mexico. Wikipedia also states that “nopal” […]

#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 […]