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Buford 4-H Horticultural and Clothing Clubs. (1967) Pioneer reflections. Alberta. Unknown.
The introduction by Grant MacEwan, Lieutenant-Governor of AB (1967) endorses the value of the information presented in this book. This book presents local history based on interviews with pioneer settlers.
Cockburn, J. A. (1909). Souvenir views of Alberta, the land of sunshine. Grand Rapids, Michigan: J. Bayne.
This resource is presently unavailable.
Coulton, Betty. (1962) The great lone land. Consort, Alberta. Unknown.
The author acknowledged that most of the information for this historical booklet was gathered from the folklore of the community of Consort, Alberta. Each entry is about life in pioneer days in rural Alberta.
Dempsey, H. A. (Ed.)(1959). The early west. Edmonton, Alberta: Historical Society of Alberta.
This collection of varied pieces provides interesting accounts of the early years of Alberta’s History. The book contains different accounts and tales relating to a variety of historical events. The authors contributing to the story range from an early recounting of the Frog Lake Massacre by an eye witness and member of the Wood Cree to a present-day historian’s retelling of the pursuit of a whiskey trader.
Historical Society of Alberta. (1969). Pioneer west no. 1. Calgary, Alberta: Author.
A collection of articles reprinted from early issues of Alberta Historical Review. They are articles about early life in Alberta, written by Albertans for Albertans. Articles include “Medical Pioneering”, “Edmonton Hunt”, “Fort Whoop-Up & the Whiskey Traders”, “The Barr Colony” & “Capture of a Wagon Train”.
Historical Society of Alberta. (1969). Pioneer west no. 2. Calgary, Alberta: Author.
Accounts regarding life in the mid-1800’s to the turn of the century include topics such as “Work and Adventures in the Crowsnest Pass”, “Historic St. Albert”, “Farming in the Okotoks-High River Area”, “Return of the Buffalo”, and “Off to the Klondike”.
Historical Society of Alberta. (1969). Pioneer west no. 3. Calgary, Alberta: Author.
This is a collection of accounts of early life in Alberta. They include “Early Admin. of Justice in Canada’s N. W.”, “Mennonite Settlements”, “Blood Reserve”, “Crowfoot”, “Blackfoot Chief”, “Lewis James Swift”.
Hurt, L. (1979). The Victoria Settlement: 1862-1922. Edmonton, Alberta: Alberta Culture, Historical Resources.
The Victoria Settlement began as a small village and trading post along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River, north and east of Edmonton. By 1900 it had become a rural community with a population of well over 100. This book provides a history of the Victoria Settlement from 1862 – 1922. While the chronicling of developments and events is predominantly from the perspective of the immigrants and other settlers of the area there is some information regarding the interaction between the early missionaries in the area and the Hudson’s Bay Company.
Owram, D. R. (Ed.)(1979). The formation of Alberta: A documentary history (Vol. III ). Edmonton, Alberta: Historical Society of Alberta.
This volume was created by the Alberta Records Publication Board of the Historical Society of Alberta. Its goal was to document the history of the events that led to Alberta’s Provincial status. By providing newspaper editorials, private correspondence, and material from before 1900, as well as officials and semi-official material, it gives some insight of the politics and stages that led up to Alberta becoming an official province.

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