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Scott Lilwall

Writer, The Pulse


Recent work by Scott

A newspaper clipping with the headline "Royal Will Become Fourth Curling Club To Instal Artificial Ice Facilities Here
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A moment in history: March 23, 1953

On this day 69 years ago, the Royal Curling Club announced it was getting artificial ice instead of going with refrigeration.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "City history gets mixed treatment from council"
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A moment in history: March 16, 1978

On this day in 1978, Edmonton's city council was considering a plea from the Edmonton Voters Association to save the rail station at 109 Street and Jasper Avenue from demolition.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "Government House Possible Museum"
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A moment in history: March 9, 1944

On this day in 1944, Alberta's leaders were talking about turning Government House into a provincial museum. If the idea had come to fruition, it would have been another in a long list of different roles the building has played over its controversial history.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Larger Premises for the City Post Office: Department Acts On Recommendation From Board Of Trade and Secures Offers of Premises"
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A moment in history: March 2, 1906

On this day 116 years ago, the city's postal workers were calling for a bit more room. The desire for a bigger post office was enough to draw Canada's post office inspector, A.W. Cairns, to tour the city, and led to the construction of an impressive building.

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A newspaper picture of a crane over a building, with a caption starting with the words "Demolish landmark"
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A moment in history: Feb. 23, 1962

On this day 60 years ago, the Empire Block was falling to the wrecking ball, making way for the 12-storey Empire Building that would take its place on the corner of Jasper Avenue and 101 Street.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Free Port" Suggested At New City Airport
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A moment in history: Feb. 16, 1956

On this day in 1956, ideas were flying about for Edmonton's proposed international airport. The "free port" proposal was one of the many ideas floated. While the plan to make Edmonton a kind of duty-free zone never took off, it indicated the excitement surrounding the potential of the new airfield.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "$170,000 Arena Extension To Be Started April 1; Capacity Will Be Increased To Almost 8,000"
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A moment in history: Feb. 9, 1949

On this day in 73 years ago, the wheels were in motion for $170,000 worth of renovations to Edmonton's longest-standing arena, including more seating, new restrooms, and a concession stand.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Floodlights Are Dimmed, Empire Is Closed for War"
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A moment in history: Feb 3, 1943

On this day 79 years ago, the Empire Theatre — one of the city's most storied venues — was taking on a new role.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "Lack of interest kills Chinatown hopes"
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A moment in history: Jan. 27, 1977

On this day 45 years ago, supporters of a plan to revitalize Edmonton's Chinatown district were on the verge of giving up.

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