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Scott Lilwall

Writer, The Pulse


Recent work by Scott

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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A newspaper clipping of an ad for Woodward's Wonderful Toyland
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A moment in history: Nov. 4, 1960

On this day 61 years ago, two Edmonton department stores were touting visits from Santa in a retail environment far different from what we see today.

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Newspaper clipping headlined: Future of Royal Alexandra Hospital Might be in Hands of University Says Ald. Malone
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A moment in history: Oct. 28, 1922

Ninety years ago today, a newspaper reported a city leader's wish to go slow on expanding the Royal Alexandra Hospital. But the Alex has continued to grow and grow to meet Edmonton's health-care needs

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An ad showing how real estate firms were throwing their support behind a rail line connecting Edmonton to St. Albert in 1912.
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A moment in history: Oct. 21, 1912

On this day in 1912, real estate firms were throwing their support behind a rail line connecting Edmonton to St. Albert.

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A clipping from Oct. 14, 1980.
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A moment in history: Oct. 14, 1980

On this day in 1980, Rossdale residents were saying a new space science centre would be "the end" of their neighbourhood.

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A clipping from Oct. 7, 1965.
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A moment in history: Oct. 7, 1965

On this day in 1965, the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce was showing tentative support for the city's grand urban renewal plans.

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