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Tag: Historical Villages & Forts

The Alcázar of Seville

You could easily spend hours just wandering the Alcázar looking at intricate details, tiles, artefacts and architecture in this UNESCO…

Ghouls Night Out

Haunted houses, zombies, tarot card readers, a ghoulish feast, medieval sword fights, witches, and so much more– it was an…

Sod Roof, Fort MacLeod

High end log cabins with sod roofs are making a comeback in Alberta. Their earthen design are environmentally friendly, attractive,…

Fort MacLeod

The history of Fort MacLeod is a history that intertwines the Blackfoot, the Métis, Fur Traders, Whiskey Traders, and the…

Campfire Coffee

Thick, strong, and strangely aromatic, campfire coffee was the staple of many cattle drives in the prairies and is still…

The Percherons of Bar U

“These horse may be from the original Bar U Percheron line. Most horses in this part of Alberta have some…

Bar U Ranch

In the middle of the Cowboy Trail, about 15km outside Longview, Alberta, is the Bar U Ranch — one of…

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…

Pioneer Truck Museum

» Part 1: Irricana, Pioneer Acres, Long House, and Irricana United Church » Part 2: Pioneer Acres, Pioneer Truck Museum,…

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