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History of Alberta

Beautiful Alberta (21 minutes)

Spirit of Alberta
From tranquil countryside to urban excitement, Spirit of Alberta captures the diversity and natural beauty of this vast, extraordinary land. Spending a summer on the roads of Alberta, KSPS Public Television photographed its splendor from the Waterton Lakes National Park to the Peace-Athabasca Delta and beyond.
Produced in 1999. (1 hr 17 mins)

Alberta, Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
By John Blue, B.A. (1924)
A TV Series based in Alberta
Books by John McDougall
His books are all about growing up in Alberta and surrounding areas when his father was a missionary to the local Indian Tribes. It is said he could speak 2 Indian languages before he could speak English. One of his books Wa-pee Moos-tooch or "White Buffalo", The Hero of a Hundred Battles is a tale of Life in Canada's Great West During the Early Years of the Last Century.

Calgary, Heart of the New West

Moving to Alberta
This is a web site that is targeted at people wishing to move to Alberta and thus provides a good overview of the Province. You can also view an Interactive map of Alberta which includes some videos.
Some information about Banff.
Peter Lougheed

Statement Respecting the Earl of Selkirk's Settlement of Kildonan Upon the Red River in North America: It's Destruction in the years 1815 and 1816; and the Massacre of Governor Semple and his Party (pdf).
Peace River
Some information about the Peace River
Books by Gertrude Balmer Watt
Stories about Alberta
Alberta Histories of Published Local Histories
Assembled by the Friends of Geographical Names Society as part of a Local History Mapping Project in 1995 (pdf)
Survey of Barrhead
Prepared by Industrial Development Branch, Department of Industry & Development, Government of the Province of Alberta (pdf)
Early History of Calgary
By Lawrence H. Bussard, B. A. (1935) (pdf)
A town in the Canadian Prairies of southern Alberta
Canadian Agriculture for High Schools
Authorised by the Department of Education for Alberta (1928) (pdf)
University of Alberta
Gateway Newspaper and lots of old copies on the Internet Archie

Echoes in the Halls
An Unofficial History of the University of Alberta by the Association of Professors Emeriti of the University of Alberta (1999) (pdf)
The Coleman Journal (pdf)
Another 1773 or so copies can be read on the Internet Archive

Through the Mackenzie Basin
A Narrative of the Athabasca and Peace River Treaty Expedition of 1899 by Charles Mair (1908) (pdf)
The Assiniboine River and its Forts
By George Bryce, LL.D. (1892) (pdf)
A History of the Cochrane Area
By Donald Edward Brown (1951) (pdf)
The Wetaskiwin Times
Alberta, Thursday, December 10, 1925 (pdf)
Discover Crowsnest Heritage
Issue 1 of Heritage News (2010) (pdf)
Letters of Lovisa McDougall 1878 - 1887
Edited By Elizabeth M. McCrum (1978) (pdf)

An informative introduction to Edmonton, Alberta

Memories of Early Walsh and Graburn
This book was commenced as a centennial project of the Walsh branch of Alberta Women's Insitutes. It contains a collection of the memories of Margaret Fulton. It was started in 1966 with much interest and cooperation from residents of the district (Maple Creek, Sask., Fort Walsh, Alb., & Graburn, Alb.) (pdf)
Frontier Days in Alberta
Sunfire Publications Limited (1992) (pdf)

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