History

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A newspaper clipping that shows a bi-plane upside down for unexplained reasons. The clipping reads, "To Peace River in 3 hours To Calgary in 2 hours."
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A moment in history: Feb. 21, 1920

On this day in 1920, a short-lived Edmonton airline run by a transportation magnate was preparing to take to the sky.

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Three wrestlers in colourful costumes face off in the ring.
arts history

Filmmaker gets bruised to explore indie wrestling culture

Omar Mouallem says few know that what became Stampede Wrestling held its first-ever event in Edmonton in 1948.

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A newspaper clipping that reads, "Pope to spend extra day here."
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A moment in history: Feb. 14, 1984

On this day in 1984, planning for Pope John Paul II's three-day visit to Edmonton was in full swing.

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A newspaper clipping that shows a photograph of the Chateau Lacombe in a distorted vision. The headline reads "Leaning Chateau?"
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A moment in history: Feb. 7, 1975

On this day in 1975, the Chateau Lacombe was depicted in some creative photography.

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A newspaper clipping that reads, "Pamphlets cost him 6 months"
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A moment in history: Jan. 31, 1940

On this day in 1940, an Edmonton man was sentenced to hard labour for passing out communist literature.

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A newspaper clipping that reads, "The Edmonton City Dairy"
history agriculture

A moment in history: Jan. 24, 1919

On this day in 1919, one of Edmonton's largest dairies was courting delegates from the United Farmers of Alberta.

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A newspaper clipping that reads, "Plan New Test Here of Air Raid Sirens
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A moment in history: Jan. 17, 1962

On this day in 1962, Edmonton tested its system created to warn residents of an impending nuclear attack.

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Newspaper clipping showing a story from 1891 with a headline that reads, "Annual School Meeting."
history schools

A moment in history: Jan. 10, 1891

On this day in 1891, Edmonton's first school board considered if it needed a new school for the growing settlement.

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Newspaper clipping showing a rendering of two skyscrapers beside a headline reading "AGT Tower Leaves Coliseum To Go: Plans for New Complex Show 'No Limit to City's Growth'" plus a view of Edmonton's proposed skyline.
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A moment in history: Dec. 20, 1966

On this day in 1966, Edmonton discussed proposals for two new skyscrapers in the heart of the city.

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