“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor”: The Life and Times of An Infamous Medicine Hat Remittance Man-Horatio Hamilton Ross

The history of Medicine Hat is full of interesting characters but none were as colourful and had more “swashbuckling” adventures than that of Captain Horatio Hamilton Ross, who graced his presence in Medicine Hat at the turn of the century. 

For anyone interested in the history of Medicine Hat, his story and his unique connection to Medicine Hat is a story, which for many reasons, ought to be told.  READ ON

The “Sin Bin”-A Nostalgic Look Back at the History of the Assiniboia Hotel (Medicine Hat)

For anyone who grew up in Medicine Hat in the 60’s and 70’s, there was no more iconic symbol of the “Hat”, than the large neon sign that advertised the location of the Assiniboia Inn located at the corner of 3rd Street and South Railway.

No examination of the history of Medicine Hat would be complete without exploring  the history of the Assiniboia Hotel, and those who had the foresight and imagination to build this “classic” hotel, and create an enduring sign or symbol of prosperity which became in its time a recognizable landmark and a symbol of success for the place I still call home… Medicine Hat.  READ ON

 

The Keys to Successful Aging

As a historian and amateur genealogist, I have written extensively on various topics including articles relating to the history of the “Medicine Hat” and some of its more interesting characters and historical events. In addition to my passion for local history, I also enjoy the researching and writing from time to time about other topics which I find of interest. One such topic is “aging” and more specifically “retirement”. For those who are contemplating or who are in the early stages of this important aspect of life, here is a brief article, which is a slight departure from my usual “historical” offerings, which some may find of interest.

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“Over the Moon”-The Case of Edmund Joseph “Moon” Marcino vs. The Estate of Victoria Kolewaski

Having practiced law in Medicine Hat for over 35 years and as you can quite imagine, I was involved in many interesting cases. Here is a story I wrote several years ago which I have just updated. It is about a case which was the highlight of my legal career.
It is entitled, “Over the Moon”- The Case of Edmund Joseph “Moon” Marcino vs The Estate of Victoria Kolewaski.  READ ON