By Jo-Anne Christensen
This album is a set of soppy trips into Edmonton’s previous - a time whilst a dime was once all that used to be had to see a film, and skated around the glassy floor of a frozen lake that's now gone.
These photographs illustrate many vital historic occasions and alterations in Edmonton, from its fur-trading beginnings via many years of super progress. during the lens of a digicam we revisit squaddies returning domestic from warfare; the 1st teach rumbling into city; the 1st university, health center, and company; the construction of the Legislature and demolition of the unique citadel; the desperation of the "Dirty Thirties"; and the luck of the preliminary oil boom.
More than 100 and fifty black-and-white photographs let us go back and forth again in time to revisit Edmonton’s progress and its humans. via those images, moments in Edmonton’s previous are captured perpetually, wealthy with info that represent the period. An Edmonton Album is the city’s reminiscence - in pictures.
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They wanted to know that there were 100,000 bags of cement in its piers, and two million feet of lumber. 4 million rivets to hold it all together. And that o expansion plates compensated for the fact that the bridge was as much as twenty-four inches longer in the heat of summer than it was in the dead of winter. There were many facts and stories involving Edmonton's great bridge; but the one that captures people's imaginations came not out of the construction, but out of a traffic jam in April of 1935.
Eighteen months later, he was killed in action at the battle of Passchendaele. He was not yet thirty years old. In 1967, Alex Decoteau was named to the Edmonton Sports Hall of Fame. Alex Decoteau in uniform, 1911 COEA EA-302-82. Alex Decoteau in his Shamrock Athletic Club vest, 1912. COEA EA-10-=2072. 54 S&n wawitynfawi S^Um^nt GLIMPSES OF THE WAY WE WERE Edmonton City Dairy, 1912. COEAEA-10-1359. 55 ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ O S&n (bdwuw^an< S^/^m, n May 13, 1912, hundreds of people lined up for a ticket draw, hoping for the numb one that came with first choice of 1,500 lots released for sale by the Hudson's Bay Company.
An Edmonton Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were by Jo-Anne Christensen