Monthly Archives: August 2011

More From McIntyre

Hugh McIntyre, of Pipestone, Manitoba, visited the Peace Country back in 1912, keeping a diary of his journey (more about that here).  His impressions of this area are fun to read with the buffer of time and progress between us … Continue reading

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Answers to Spirit River Quiz VI

Just to review, here were the questions from Quiz VI: 1.  What were Spirit River pioneers talking about when they spoke of “grey backed fellows”? 2.  What did Native Americans refer to as “The Great Spirit River?” 3.  Where does … Continue reading

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Back to School Practice

Have you got little ones who are a bit hesitant about the big Back to School event?  Maybe this idea will help ease them into the routine. Everyone loves an adventure!  Take your kids on a field trip: pack lunch … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Town Spirit!

One year ago today the blog Town Spirit was born.  It was launched with aspirations of becoming an extension of the Spirit River, Alberta community; a sort of coffee shop where people could take a moment and read something interesting … Continue reading

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Secret Agents Scouted Spirit River

In 1912 four men set out from Pipestone, Manitoba to the Dunvegan area.  Many did: advertisements proclaiming the opportunities to be found in the golden Peace Country were easy to come by at the time, and a real picture of … Continue reading

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Spirit River Quiz VI

This one is a bit of a hodgepodge: 1.  What were Spirit River pioneers talking about when they spoke of “grey backed fellows”? 2.  What did Native Americans refer to as “The Great Spirit River?” 3.  Where does the Peace … Continue reading

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