By Jo-Anne Christensen
This album is a suite of soppy trips into Edmonton’s previous - a time while 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 images illustrate many very important ancient occasions and adjustments in Edmonton, from its fur-trading beginnings via a long time of large progress. during the lens of a digital camera we revisit infantrymen returning domestic from struggle; the 1st teach rumbling into city; the 1st institution, clinic, and company; the development 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 development and its humans. via those pictures, moments in Edmonton’s previous are captured perpetually, wealthy with information that symbolize the period. An Edmonton Album is the city’s reminiscence - in pictures.
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This was 1904. It would be one year before Alberta joined Confederation, and fully another year after that before the province's new government passed The Automobile Act, requiring operator's licences. 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.