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Scott Lilwall

Writer, The Pulse


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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Edmonton Bulletin Ends Publication"
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A moment in history: Jan. 20, 1951

On this day 71 years ago, On this day in 1951, Alberta's first newspaper was going to press for its final few issues. The Edmonton Bulletin was established in 1880 by businessmen Frank Oliver and Alex Taylor.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "City rejects CN's pitch for help with Mac sale"
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A moment in history: Jan. 13, 1988

On this day in 1988, the city and CN were in a battle over the future of one of Edmonton's most famous buildings — the Hotel Macdonald.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "Rumors are circulating about sale of mansion"
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A moment in history: Jan. 6, 1977

On this day in 1977, rumours were flying about the future of the LeMarchand Mansion. As the Edmonton Journal reported at the time, the Land Titles office would only say the four-storey building at 115 Street and 100 Avenue was undergoing a "change of status," fuelling fears of demolition.

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A clipping from Dec. 16, 1957 depicting the Christmas tree in front of the Hotel Macdonald.
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A moment in history: Dec. 16, 1957

On this day in 1957, the Christmas tree in front of the Hotel Macdonald was put up for the holidays.

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A newspaper clipping with a headline reading "A wintry eviction from frail old hotel, thanks to complaint"
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A moment in history: Dec. 9, 1980

On this day 41 years ago, people living in the Dominion Apartments in Old Strathcona were facing eviction after the historic building was condemned.

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Two men with a truck marked USN under a headline Seattle to Alaska Trucks Reach City
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A moment in history: Dec. 2, 1946

On this day 75 years ago, a convoy of trucks from Seattle passed through Edmonton on their way to the Alaska Highway, a road whose development forever changed our city.

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A newspaper ad for The Cambridge Debate at the Pantages Theatre
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A moment in history: Nov. 25, 1926

On this day 95 years ago, a debate was advertised for the Pantages Theatre, site of many entertaining spectacles until the storied building's demise in the 1970s.

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An old classified ad, including one for the Edmonton Hotel, "the pioneer house of entertainment west of Portage la Prairie"
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A moment in history: Nov. 18, 1882

On this day 139 years ago, travellers were invited to spend a night at the newly expanded Edmonton Hotel, Donald Ross's ticket to making money more efficiently than the gold-panning that brought him to the city.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline Simple Services As Edmonton Honors World War Dead
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A moment in history: Nov. 11, 1931

On this day in 1931, as will be the case today, Edmontonians were observing two minutes of silence to mark Remembrance Day. But memories of the fallen were much fresher then, and war would continue to make its mark.

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