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A newspaper clipping headlined "Rationing of Tea and Coffee Goes Into Effect: Ounce of Tea or 4 of Coffee Allowed Each Person Weekly
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A moment in history: Aug. 3, 1942

On this day 80 years ago, Edmontonians were waking up to rations of coffee and tea.

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A crowd of happy people stand in front of a bus, one holding a rainbow umbrella aloft
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Edmonton Queer History Project looks to grow

After selling out all of its downtown tours this summer, the Edmonton Queer History Project (EQHP) is looking to expand to different areas in the city, starting with Old Strathcona.

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A newspaper clipping of a story with the headline "City hunts for artifacts"
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A moment in history: July 27, 1968

On this day 54 years ago, the hunt was on for artifacts from early Edmonton for the opening of Fort Edmonton Park.

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A newspaper clipping reading "Public Notice: Annual Civic Holiday," designated for Aug. 6, 1962
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A moment in history: July 20, 1962

On this day 60 years ago, Edmonton was getting ready to celebrate the August long weekend for the first time.

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A newspaper clipping of an opinion piece headlines "This is an odd deal"
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A moment in history: July 13, 1966

On this day 56 years ago, people were debating the future of Sir Winston Churchill Square, the site of much making and re-making over the years.

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A newspaper clipping with a photo of two men in fedoras looking over a gate, under the headline "St. Louis Expert Checks Edmonton Zoo"
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A moment in history: July 6, 1950

On this day 72 years ago, the city was sniffing out a location for a new zoo. As part of the search, the city invited a representative from the famous St. Louis Zoo to help advise on locations.

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Old painted signs on the side of the brick Phillips Building, one advertising insurance and another wholesale dry goods
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Weekend agenda: July 1-3, 2022

This weekend kicks off with Canada Day, of course, but besides those festivities and fireworks, this long weekend offers Pride on film, historical tours of trains and ghost signs, jazz and opera, outdoor eats, and an improv book launch.

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A newspaper clipping of an ad reading "50th Anniversary Celebration: Edmonton Exhibition, July 15-20, 1929"
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A moment in history: June 29, 1929

On this day 93 years ago, the city was preparing for the 50th anniversary of the Edmonton Exhibition. The Golden Jubilee promised a busy couple of days in July: horse races, a dog show, a street parade, and a hydrogen blimp over the city.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "New Swimming Pool To Be City's Largest"
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A moment in history: June 22, 1953

On this day 69 years ago, the city was planning to build the largest outdoor pool in Edmonton. The proposed $150,000 project in the Mill Creek Ravine would create a large central pool and "a separate diving tank, a wading pool and a large sundeck," the Edmonton Journal noted at the time. But Mill Creek's connection with swimming in the city goes back far longer than the 1950s.

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