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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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A newspaper clipping of an ad, headlined "Hotel Cecil: Jasper Ave. Edmonton's Popular West End Hotel"
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A moment in history: June 15, 1914

On this day 108 years ago, the newly renovated Hotel Cecil was advertising itself as an inviting spot for "Edmonton's particular people" on the city's west end.

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A newspaper clipping with the heading "Public Notice" indicating an agreement between the Town of Edmonton and the "Edmonton Electric Lightning and Power Company"
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A moment in history: June 8, 1893

On this day 129 years ago, the Edmonton Electric Lighting and Power Company was looking to issue debentures to raise some cash. Learn more about the company that would become EPCOR.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Two Historic Buildings To Be Saved"
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A moment in history: June 1, 1967

On this day 55 years ago, the McDougall Memorial Church was deemed one of downtown's rare historic buildings worth protecting.

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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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