“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 Wetaskiwin County, Alberta

Marker detail: The Calgary and Edmonton Railway proceeding north of Calgary in 1891 image, Touch for more information
Provincial Archives of Alberta, P3972
Marker detail: The Calgary and Edmonton Railway proceeding north of Calgary in 1891
1Alberta, Wetaskiwin County, Millet — Calgary and Edmonton RailwayAlberta's History
In 1879, it was assumed by many that the Canadian Pacific Railway would be built north-west across the prairies and pass Fort Edmonton on its way through the Yellowhead Pass. A small land rush took place about the fort, and the Edmonton Settlement . . . Map (db m214848) HM
2Alberta, Wetaskiwin County, Wetaskiwin — Railway StationHistoric Downtown Wetaskiwin
In 1891 the Calgary and Edmonton railway line was completed and Siding 16 was created. Later, because of a suggestion by Father Lacombe, it was named Wetaskiwin, which in Cree means "the place where peace was made." The trains that travelled . . . Map (db m206513) HM
3Alberta, Wetaskiwin County, Wetaskiwin — Wetaskiwin Court House/La Palais de Justice de Wetaskiwin
[English] Rapid settlement of western Canada after 1900 created an urgent need for new judicial facilities. The Wetaskiwin Court House was one of the initial group of public buildings constructed in Alberta after the shift from territorial to . . . Map (db m197022) HM
4Alberta, Wetaskiwin County, Wetaskiwin — Wetaskiwin Post OfficeHistoric Downtown Wetaskiwin
The red brick building that most people know as the Old Post Office was built by the Federal Government in 1911, but it wasn't Wetaskiwin first Post Office. Until the completion of the Calgary & Edmonton Railway line in 1891, mail was delivered by . . . Map (db m197029) HM
5Alberta, Wetaskiwin County, Wetaskiwin — Wetaskiwin Water TowerCanada's Oldest Working Water Tower — Continually serving its community for more than 100 years —
Driving towards Wetaskiwin from any direction, the 10-storey water tower is the first visible sign of the City. Like the prairie grain elevators, water towers have long been the signature landmarks of communities. Unfortunately, most of them have . . . Map (db m197030) HM
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Mar. 23, 2023