By Jo-Anne Christensen

This album is a set of soppy trips into Edmonton’s previous - a time while a dime was once all that was once had to see a film, and skated around the glassy floor of a frozen lake that's now gone.

These images illustrate many very important historic occasions and adjustments in Edmonton, from its fur-trading beginnings via many years of large progress. in the course of the lens of a digicam we revisit squaddies returning domestic from conflict; the 1st educate rumbling into city; the 1st institution, clinic, and company; the development of the Legislature and demolition of the unique castle; the desperation of the "Dirty Thirties"; and the good fortune of the preliminary oil boom.

More than 100 and fifty black-and-white photographs let us go back and forth again in time to revisit Edmonton’s progress and its humans. via those pictures, moments in Edmonton’s previous are captured without end, wealthy with information that symbolize the period. An Edmonton Album is the city’s reminiscence - in pictures.

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In the end, partisan politics was to be the deciding factor. Alberta's interim premier was Alexander Cameron Rutherford, the leader of the provincial Liberals, who strongly favoured Edmonton. Perhaps even more influential was the federal Minister of the Interior at that time. It was none other than Frank Oliver; the publisher of the Bulletin who had been an outspoken Edmonton booster for more than twenty-five years. Inauguration parade on Jasper Avenue, September 1,1905. COEAEA-253-1. 34 S$w faaww/M/hyn/ S^Mwm ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ Hotel buses and taxis wait for the train in Strathcona, 1906.

One feature worthy of note was a special "women only" room — said to be created for female customers who wished to deposit their real estate gains without their husbands' interference. The Imperial Bank of Canada, Jasper Avenue, circa 1912. COEAEA-10-283. " Jackson was, in fact, the first policewoman in all of Canada. This was considered so remarkable, Jackson's appointment was written up in newspapers as far away as Toronto (where they concluded that Edmontonian men must have been in short supply) and London, England (where the Daily Mirror described her duties as looking after "the morals and manners of Edmonton's young girls").

The McKernan Lake Line, and all others, eventually disappeared to make way for motor and trolley coaches. Streetcar service ended in Edmonton on September 2, 1951. I Streetcar #2,1908. COEA EA-10-1386. Tickets, COEA MS 188. 43 ✧✬✩✭✰✳✥✳ ✯✦ ✴★✥ ✷✡✹ ✷✥ ✷✥✲✥ J2^W &dm^m^o^i S^Ukwm he Hudson's Bay Company introduced steamboats to the North Saskatchewan River in the mid 1870s. These large, flat-bottomed vessels replaced York Boats, providing a more efficient means of shipping goods. Steamers played an important role in several areas of Edmonton's growth.

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An Edmonton Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were by Jo-Anne Christensen
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