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Category: Drumheller

Bathhouse, Atlas Coal Mine

La Niña’s favourite non-ghost story told at the Atlas Mine is set at the bathhouse windows (pictured above in the…

Lamps for Coal Miners

Going to the Altas Coal Mine brought back many stories from my childhood in Nova Scotia. The mines were damp…

Pit Ponies, Atlas Coal Mine

Before electric or motorized coal cars, pit ponies were the muscle used to haul coal cars to and from the…

Atlas Coal Mine, East Coulee

WANTED: COAL MINERS Hardworking men needed to work the pits from 1911-1979. Must not require daylight. Must not panic in…

Willow Creek Hoodoo Trail

Call them tent rocks, hoodoos or Ma’Tapiiks (Blackfoot), these interesting rocks pepper sections of the badlands of Alberta. The photo…

Wayne, Alberta

Welcome to Wayne, population then 2490, now 27. Coal once dominated these hills, which is evidenced by the number of…

Dorothy, Alberta

If you wander south through the badlands, past the Tyrrell Museum, past the Hoodoos, and past the Atlas Coal Mine,…

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