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A clipping from 1940, depicting how the city's lone power plant was working hard to kick into high gear after being cut off from Calgary.
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A moment in history: Sept. 16, 1940

On this day in 1940, the city's lone power plant was working hard to kick into high gear after being cut off from Calgary.

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A clipping from 1942 depicting how a broken trolley line kept some theatre-goers stuck on the south side of the river.
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A moment in history: Sept. 9, 1942

On this day in 1942, a broken trolley line kept some theatre-goers stuck on the south side of the river.

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A clipping from Sept. 2, 1904.
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A moment in history: Sept. 2, 1904

On this day in 1904, construction was set to begin on the McKay Avenue School.

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Image of a clipping from August 26, 1975 about Edmonton eyeing the land to its northwest for possible future expansion.
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A moment in history: Aug. 26, 1975

On this day in 1975, Edmonton was eyeing the land to its northwest for possible future expansion.

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A moment in history: Aug. 19, 1972
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A moment in history: Aug. 19, 1972

On this day in 1972, organizers in Edmonton were attempting to scare up more money for the city's 1978 Commonwealth Games bid.

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A clipping from August 12, 1933 depicting how Edmonton police were cracking down on jaywalkers in the city.
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A moment in history: Aug. 12, 1933

On this day in 1933, Edmonton police were cracking down on jaywalkers in the city.

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A clipping from July 29, 1950 depicting how the Army and Navy department store was opening on Whyte Avenue.
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A moment in history: July 29, 1950

On this day in 1950, the Army and Navy department store was opening on Whyte Avenue.

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A newspaper clipping with the headline "Canadian music high on '67 plans"
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A moment in history: July 22, 1965

On this day in 1965, Edmonton's public library was building a music collection for its soon-to-be-built new downtown building, we find in our latest vignette suggested by Vintage Edmonton.

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A moment in history: July 15, 1919
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A moment in history: July 15, 1919

On this day in 1919, the city commissioner suggested turning part of the Rice Street Fish Market into public gardens.

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