Stories, Memories and Thoughts for Edmonton ...
We love to hear the stories that people remember from their youth, especially those tales about where they grew up.
Since the best and most interesting history are the stories told by one person to another, we want to try and record some of them before these little slices of history are lost forever.
If you have a tale, reminiscence or other thoughts to tell of Edmonton, about the places you knew when young, we would like to include them here.
If you're interested, we have some Guidelines about the stories that we would like to place here - please see our Story Guidelines.
Our first story about Edmonton:
Landmark: Creation of the Province of Alberta
Location of Marker (approximate):
Lat 53.5341, Lon -113.5050
Creation of the Province of Alberta
The province of Alberta, formerly part of the North-West Territories, was created on
September 1, 1905, and inaugurated at
Edmonton on that same day by Governor General Earl Grey and
Prime Minister Sir Wilfred Laurier. Provincial status was the culmination of a struggle for
self-government in the territories, led by F.W.G. Haultain. The first Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
was G.H.V. Bulyea and the first Premier was A.C. Rutherford.