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Curling History

The snow has flown, the ice is frozen.  Time for curling!  Here in the Peace Country, where ice and cold are free and plentiful for almost half of every year, curling has always been a major attraction.  Any little hamlet … Continue reading

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Vanishing Sentinals

The golden age of the towering prairie sentinel, the grain elevator, is long past now, but there are still some of the wooden mammoths that have somehow survived weathering, fire, and making way for the new. Some elevators are being … Continue reading

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12 Foot Davis

Henry Fuller “12 Foot” Davis was a man who seemed larger than life, but that’s not how he got the nickname.  That came from a lucky strike. Davis, originally from Vermont, was a man in search of adventure in the … Continue reading

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Author David Leonard

Dr. David Leonard is a historian and author of two books rich with information about times past in the Peace.  The Trail to Assumption, a work of fiction, is available now at the Dunvegan Interpretive Centre.  The second book is … Continue reading

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The Landslide Dam

Local residents may remember a mid-June morning in 1990 when, after a severe rainstorm and resulting floods, 32 acres of farmland plunged into the Saddle River about 12 km northeast of Rycroft.  The toe of the mass of earth powered … Continue reading

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The Cabin of the Bard of the Peace

If you are in the Fairview area, head out to the museum at Cummings Lake.  Among other buildings in the outdoor town-style museum, you’ll find the cabin once occupied by John Sweeny, The Bard of the Peace or The Poet … Continue reading

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