27 years ago, Edmonton was struck by a F4 tornado that killed 27 people, injured over 300, and caused more than $332.27 million in damage. Inspired by the overwhelming community response to the disaster, former mayor Laurence Decore called Edmonton a “City of Champions.” Unfortunately, the slogan has lost its original meaning over time as many associated it with the local sport franchises. Few widely-known tributes exist, including a song by the Rural Alberta Advantage and a privately-grown memorial tree.”

Illustrating oven capacity in new electric stoves, Edmonton, 1949

Illustrating oven capacity in new electric stoves, Edmonton, 1949

1973 Klondike Days parade, Jasper Ave, Edmonton, with Disco Shoes and the Commodore in the background

Couple crossing a river, Lovett, Alberta, 1916

Fort Macleod’s Anonymous

A young man smoking sits in front of a yard gate, Fort Macleod, Alberta, 1940s-1950s

This is one of 54 photos in the album “Fort Macleod’s Anonymous”. Most are shot in Fort Macleod, Alberta in the late 1940s. The donor of the photos purchased them at a garage sale in Pincher Creek. Who are these people? What are they doing? Who were the photographers? What are these places and buildings? Please share your knowledge and help us reclaim your community’s history!

Fort Macleod’s Anonymous
A young man in work clothing poses outdoors with his eyes closed, Fort Macleod, Alberta, 23 June 1948

Fort Macleod’s Anonymous

A young man in work clothing poses outdoors with his eyes closed, Fort Macleod, Alberta, 23 June 1948

Looking West Down 4th Avenue South From 9th Street, Lethbridge, AB, 1920-22.

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Whiskey time!

Three men and a bottle of whiskey. Lovett, Alberta. From the Godby Family fonds, PR2009.0441/16.