Alberta: How the West was Young __ Multi section study of the history of
Alberta. There may be something here for nearly every grade level. - illustrated
- From abheritage.ca -
Edmonton History __ "Boomtown. Perhaps no other term suits Edmonton so well.
Although no stranger to hardship, over the course of 200-some years, the city
has ridden high on the crest of several economic waves." A look at the history
of the city. - illustrated - from edmontonalberta.net -
Government of Alberta: History __ A brief history of Alberta from the First
Nations, fur trade, Missionaries, oil and gas, to today. - From gov.ab.ca -
The History of Agriculture in Alberta __ "How did agriculture become the
industry just described, in such a new land and in such a relatively short time?
The first white man to cultivate the soil in what is now Alberta was Peter Pond,
a fur trader who established an isolated post near Lake Athabasca. In 1779 he
was raising vegetables in his small garden. More than half a century later, in
1857, the explorer Captain John Palliser travelled the southern Prairies and
pronounced the land and climate unsuitable for agriculture. Soon after that,
settlers began to move into the area and Palliser's contention was disproved."
Learn what followed. - From Government of Alberta -
History of Alberta __ Here is a unique perspective on the history of Alberta. It
is also the history of the family of a homesteader. You will begin with
prehistory and continue to present time in a series of click-to-read articles.
While much is 'family' history, there are details and events which might not be
found in more 'official' and generalized versions. - By D. Garneau -
History of Alberta __ "The early history of Alberta is closely tied to the
fur trade, and the rivalries associated with it. The first battle was between
English and French traders ..." An encyclopedic article. - from wikipedia -
Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta __ "Maverick: a unique
character, an inspired or determined risk-taker, forward-looking, creative,
eager for change, someone who propels Alberta in a new direction or who alters
the social, cultural, or political landscape. - Aritha Van Herk, author" Learn
who they were and what they contributed. - illustrated and animated - From