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A newspaper clipping from 1930, featuring seven women and their coach, under the headline "The World's Greatest Basketball Team."
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A moment in history: May 6, 1930

Look back at the world-famous success of the Edmonton Grads, who won championship after championship in the first half of the 20th century, captured in clippings collected by Vintage Edmonton.

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A newspaper clipping from 1972, headlined "Edmonton, Calgary rapid transit coming"
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A moment in history: April 29, 1972

A rapid transit link between Edmonton and Calgary was just around the corner in 1972, and it still is! We reflect via Vintage Edmonton's treasure trove of clippings.

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A newspaper clipping from 1929, headlined "Cost will be near $75,000, report shows"
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A moment in history: April 22, 1929

On this day in 1929, indicates Vintage Edmonton, officials were discussing the costs of building the 97th Street Subway, an underpass that shows the challenges of turning railroad towns into car-centered cities.

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Cover art for La place, a stylized map with a pin
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Podcast pick: La place

La place, our podcast pick for this week, dives into the history of various places in Alberta, and it's currently digging into the Edmonton region.

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A newspaper clipping from 1895, reading "Fresh Vaccine at the post office drug store, G. H. Graydon"
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A moment in history: April 15, 1895

Fresh vaccines — available at drugstores today and way back in 1895! Learn more in our trip back in time courtesy of Vintage Edmonton's newspaper clippings.

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A moment in history: April 8, 1957
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A moment in history: April 8, 1957

On this day in 1957, the acoustics were getting tuned up at the brand-new Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, says a clipping from Vintage Edmonton.

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A moment in history: April 1, 1933
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A moment in history: April 1, 1933

A look back at how Frank Oliver was remembered when he died, with the help of newspaper clippings from Vintage Edmonton

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Podcast pick: Canadian History Ehx
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Podcast pick: Canadian History Ehx

Fill your ears with hours of stories of our past from Canadian History Ehx, our podcast pick of the week.

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A moment in history: March 25, 1952
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A moment in history: March 25, 1952

On this day in 1952, some were less than enthused about space scientists discovering the source of the Northern Lights, suggests an Edmonton newspaper clipping gathered by Vintage Edmonton.

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