History

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Oilers just one win from Stanley Cup"
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A moment in history: May 25, 1987

On this day 35 years ago, the Edmonton Oilers were one win away from their third Stanley Cup. But clocking that final win wouldn't come easily.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "Speedway Oval Opener Promises Something 'New'"
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A moment in history: May 18, 1963

On this day in 59 years ago, the Edmonton Speedway was prepping for the city's first stock car race.

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A legal notice from a newspaper, headlined "An Important Label Infringement Case Decided in Favor of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass'n of Saint Louis, U.S.A. by the Supreme Court of Alberta"
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A moment in history: May 11, 1911

On this day 111 years ago, it became clear that Edmonton's first brewery was in big trouble for copying Budweiser beer.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Public Library Site Before City Council"
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A moment in history: May 4, 1909

On this day in 1909, Edmonton's city council was looking for a site for its first library. While the library was established in 1913, it would take another 14 years for it to find a permanent home.

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Newspaper clipping for "I Remember Mana" at the Empire Theatre on Saturday, April 27, 1946
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A moment in history: April 27, 1946

On this day in 1946, about 1,500 theatre-goers turned out to see 'I Remember Mama' at the Empire Theatre. The production was the 59th for the Edmonton Community Theatre which was previously known as Edmonton Little Theatre.

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A newspaper clipping that starts out saying "A large number of settlers from all parts are staying at the Immigration Hall, among them being families from Maine and California."
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A moment in history: April 20, 1905

On this day 117 years ago, some of the new arrivals at Immigration Hall were saying the building was starting to show its age.

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The Stopgap Coffee space inside the John T. Ross Residence
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Stopgap Coffee offers a place to gather in historic Edmonton home

Stopgap Coffee has set up shop in the John T. Ross Residence, a historic home in the Oliver neighbourhood that gives the café's owners a chance to "nestle within a community."

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Newspaper clippings with the headline "River Valley Use Disputed"
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A moment in history: April 13, 1963

On this day 59 years ago, a showdown was brewing within the city government over the fate of the river valley, culminating in a big fight over a plan to build half a dozen freeways through the middle of the city.

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A newspaper clipping headlined "New General Hospital Wing Planned To Cost $1,900,000 and a photo of the construction headlined "Hospital Wing To Provide 200 More Beds
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A moment in history: April 6, 1951

On this day 71 years ago, the foundation had been laid for a $1.9-million expansion of the Edmonton General Hospital, which has been in service since 1896.

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