“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Lethbridge County, Alberta

Marker detail: The Mennonite community in Rosemary built this hospital in late 1939 image, Touch for more information
Royal Alberta Museum, Cultural Communities Collection, PH 75.1.27
Marker detail: The Mennonite community in Rosemary built this hospital in late 1939
1 Alberta, Lethbridge County, Coaldale — Mennonite SettlementAlberta's History
Mennonites have been moving to Alberta for well over a century. Mennonite settlement stretches back to 1894 when Mennonites from Waterloo County, Ontario, established a settlement at Didsbury. Didsbury’s first building was a narrow log immigrant . . . Map (db m201774) HM
2 Alberta, Lethbridge County, Lethbridge — Canadian Pacific Railway Union Station
In May 1905, Lethbridge signed its largest incentive agreement to bring the CPR's divisional point from (Fort) Macleod to Lethbridge. The City offered the company a 20-year tax exemption on 120 acres (48.6 ha) of land and 200,000 gallons (909,000 L) . . . Map (db m196966) HM
3 Alberta, Lethbridge County, Lethbridge — Firehall No. 1
Built in 1890 and manned by volunteer firefighters, the structure is the oldest brick fire hall in Alberta. The building was expanded and rebuilt on this site in 1908. Larger doors accommodated new equipment and additional space provided living . . . Map (db m196970) HM
4 Alberta, Lethbridge County, Lethbridge — Lethbridge Public Library / Southern Alberta Art Gallery
The employees of the Alberta Railway & Coal Company founded the “Miners Library” and established the earliest library in Lethbridge. In 1918 the local YMCA provided the first home for the Lethbridge Public Library. As the city grew, the citizens . . . Map (db m196972) HM
5 Alberta, Lethbridge County, Lethbridge — Lethbridge Viaduct
Rising 307 feet from the valley floor, this bridge, over which runs the Canadian Pacific Railway through the Crows Nest Pass, spans the valley in one mile and forty seven feet. Completed in 1909, it is the longest, highest bridge of its type in the . . . Map (db m196961) HM
6 Alberta, Lethbridge County, Lethbridge — Manual Training School / Bowman Elementary / Bowman Art Centre
On October 10th, 1912 the Duke of Connaught, Governor General of Canada, officially opened this building as the “Manual Training School”, the first in the Province of Alberta. Designed by architects H.M. and W.A. Whiddington, they used a combination . . . Map (db m196976) HM
7 Alberta, Lethbridge County, Lethbridge — Nikka Yuko Centennial Garden
Opened July 14th 1967 by their Imperial Highnesses’ Prince Takamatsu and Princess Takamatsu of JapanMap (db m100085) HM
8 Alberta, Lethbridge County, Lethbridge — The Construction of the Lethbridge Viaduct / La construction du Viaduc de Lethbridge
[English] This Canadian Pacific Railway viaduct, built between 1907 and 1909 across the Oldman River Valley, was an engineering triumph. More than 1,600 metres long and 95 metres high, this steel structure is the longest and . . . Map (db m196963) HM
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9 Alberta, Lethbridge County, Lethbridge, South Lethbridge — First Air Crossing of the Canadian Rockies / Première traversée des Rocheuses en avion
[English] On August 7, 1919, Captain E.C. Hoy made the first crossing of the Canadian Rockies by air from Vancouver following a route over Vernon, Grand Forks, Cranbrook, and through Crawford Pass. His Canadian-built Curtiss JN-4 . . . Map (db m201700) HM
10 Alberta, Lethbridge County, Lethbridge, South Lethbridge — First Coal Mine in Alberta / La première houillère de L'Alberta
[English] In 1872, on the western bank of the Oldman River at the present site of the Federal Mine, Nicholas Sheran opened the first coal mine in Alberta. He broke his own trails, found his own markets, and hauled coal by ox-team . . . Map (db m220697) HM
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Jun. 6, 2023