Christmas a Century Ago

If you managed to avoid the shopping crowds in Grande Prairie today, maybe you’ll have a moment to read this article about how the season was celebrated 100 years ago, when Grande Prairie was still very much an isolated, small settlement only for the hardiest of souls.

This paragraph is particularly interesting:

It is a pity but the rush of modernism, and in a country like ours the strenuousness of pioneering, are apt to crowd out many of the good old customs which were observed at this time, perhaps more particularly than at any other festive season of the year.

Some things haven’t changed so much after all!

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6 Responses to Christmas a Century Ago

  1. Your link doesn’t connect to the article. At least, it doesn’t work for me. You might want to check it. It’s possible it’s only me….

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