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By Jo-Anne Christensen

This album is a set of soppy trips into Edmonton’s earlier - a time whilst a dime used to be 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 pictures illustrate many very important historic occasions and adjustments in Edmonton, from its fur-trading beginnings via a long time of large progress. in the course of the lens of a digital camera we revisit infantrymen returning domestic from warfare; the 1st teach rumbling into city; the 1st college, medical institution, and enterprise; 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 pictures let us shuttle again in time to revisit Edmonton’s progress and its humans. via those pictures, moments in Edmonton’s previous are captured without end, wealthy with information that represent the period. An Edmonton Album is the city’s reminiscence - in pictures.

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Hudson's Bay Company land sale, 1912. COEA EA-10-2929. Y. Griffin Packing Plant, circa 1912. COEA EA-500-241. 57 £&n &clm

By that time, there were an astounding forty-one cars in the province; but Joe Morris — claiming seniority — applied for, and was granted, licence number one. J The first car in Edmonton, 1904. COEAEA-10-2781. 41 S&n &clm*w^(W; SqUvum ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ Laying streetcar tracks on Jasper Avenue, 1908. COEA EA-500-57. 42 S$/n faclmtwifcm; S^Um^m✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ n 1892, Edmonton's first mayor, Matthew McCauley, travelled to Ottawa to obtain a charter for an electric street railway system.

The Classical Revival Style building, with its impressive granite, sandstone, and marble surfaces, was a great source of pride to Edmontonians of the time. It proved the ability of a "frontier town" to compete architecturally with much larger cultural, economic, and political centres. Opening of the Legislature Building, 1912. COEAEA-471-14. 60 ^xm- &

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