Monthly Archives: March 2011

World War I Letter

A letter written in France during the last summer of the First World War mentions a homestead in Spirit River as a matter of fact post-war future…  Does anyone know what happened to William John McLennan?  Did he make it … Continue reading

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Spirit River Area Quiz

How much do you know about the history of the Spirit River area?  Dare to try a short quiz? 1. Who was the first white person to see what we know as Dunvegan, and when? 2. Who were the first … Continue reading

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Fantastic Bald Eagle

An enormous eagle leaves its moose dinner for a moment, making for a fantastic shot! Photos by Carolyn Brown

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Spirit River Designer is On Her Way

From the Grande Prairie Herald Tribune, here is an article about a Spirit River woman you might know who is on her way in the fashion industry.  There’s a picture, too, and she looks every inch the designer. Obviously she … Continue reading

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Kate Brighty Colley, Pioneer Nurse and Author

Who knew the Spirit River area was so rich with writers?  Here is yet another pioneer woman who had a pen in her hand, this time Public Health Nurse (later superintendent of Public Health Nurses) Kate Brighty Colley.  Her book … Continue reading

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An Unsolved Mystery

The bodies of two men were found in the ashes of the farmhouse just northwest of Grande Prairie.  A few days later, four more bodies were found on a neighbouring farm.  They had all been murdered, and the weapon was … Continue reading

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