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By Brian Brennan

The massive good fortune of Brian Brennan's neighborhood bestseller development a Province left readers clamouring for extra. Alberta Originals is Brennan's reaction to the call for, that includes sixty extra major and influential Albertans.

From philanthropists to neighborhood characters, artists to oil-patch executives, Alberta Originals is full of those who made a special contribution to the social, financial, cultural, and political foundations of Alberta. all people used to be an unique who introduced his or her power and imaginative and prescient to the shaping of a province that has a heritage of embracing the weird and entrepreneurial.

Brian Brennan presents a clean examine those province developers, highlighting little-known information from the lives of The recognized 5, "Bible Bill" Aberhart, Frank McMahon, Catharine Robb Whyte & Ernest Manning.

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It began as a house called Bonheur, built by Edwin Stanton, Captain Stantons grandson. While operating this house as Bonheur Lodge, Ed's wife Flora took in a few guests each summer while Ed ran the Stanton's store. 22 The view is looking east. Resorts of Port Stanton W I L D W O O D INN A general view of Wildwood in the 19305, The parking arrangements were typically casual for the era. P. 24 A more formal ig6os view of the main entrance with an outside telephone booth now added for the convenience of the guests.

This site is also where Captain Tom Stanton built his first log house in the iS/os/5 From Port Stanton to Maple Grove ROEHI/S H O T E L ( T O R P I T T ) All the resorts on the northwest end of Sparrow Lake - RoehPs Hotel, Torpitt and Grandview, as well as Maple Grove, were established on what was originally RoehPs property* The RoehPs resorts, - RoehPs Hotel (later Torpitt) and Grandview had their beginnings because of the energy and initiative of Mr Otto Roehl (1862-1955)* His father, Otto Sr*, (18051874) had emigrated from northern Germany in 1860 to join his brother William who, some years earlier, had settled where Torpitt Lodge is today* Otto's father and uncle each purchased 100 acres from the Crown and together these two tracts stretched from Duck Bay to Deep Bay* As the first settlers on the northwest side of Sparrow Lake, the brothers established homes and began farming* Their joint land was eventually owned by Otto Roehl and to this day some of it remains in the family* On the Severn River as well as near the Lake, the RoehPs farm was also an ideal camp site* By the i88os fishermen, and no doubt some hunters, were requesting permission to stay on the RoehPs property* The first visitors were the Erhardt brothers, Fred and Leonard, from Pittsburgh who camped on RoehPs pasture where the Torpitt golf course was later developed* Fred first came in 1883 and Leonard joined him in 1886* During a personal conversation in 1990 with Abby Cox shortly before he died, Abby, a long time resident of Sparrow Lake and the original proprietor of nearby Maple Grove, said that at first Fred Erhardt fished from a small birchbark canoe which he had made by a local Indian* Up until the mid-19405 the Erhardt brothers came every year to Sparrow Lake.

Wood boats like these are a rarity today. e. with the planking overlapped. Resorts of Port Stanton B A Y V I E W - W I L D WOOD A 1980$ postcard advertising the amalgamated BayviewWildwood as a year round resort only a short distance north of Toronto, The large building in view is a renovated Wildwood. W I L D ECHO A very early picture-postcard with two inserts; one of the launch Mustang which had an inboard engine and was owned by Charles Musson, a Port Stanton cottager25 and the other a cottage on Helens Island which was owned by the Butler family.

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