The history of Medicine Hat, Redcliff and the surrounding area provides some interesting and compelling stories, which for some brings back memories from yesteryear. My interest in genealogy and history often intersects with some amazing results. History is important!
Here is a story of a young man from Redcliff who paid the ultimate price on the battlefield of France and it is a story which should be told … .Lest We Forget!
It is entitled “A Mother’s Lament -Boy of My Heart” and places the horrific loss of a young patriot in greater historical context.
The Little Orange Schoolhouse on the Hill
-a short historical lesson/story
Here is a short personal story which you may find of interest READ ON
By William J Anhorn K.C. ICD.D
The Mad Hatter Historian
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If you grew up in the 60’s,70’s or 80’s in Mediicine Hat,you will remember the “Royal” as popular bar with regular entertainment both on and off the stage. But it had a much more storied past…..Here is a nostalgic look back in time at this hotel and some related stories about my hometown
-A Nostalgic Look Back at the History of the Cecil Hotel, Medicine Hat Alberta
The Cecil Hotel continues to be a historic landmark in the City of Medicine Hat and its history is worthy of a closer examination.
In the late 1890’s and early 1900’s, Medicine Hat was known as a “wild and wooly place” and many unique and interesting characters lived in or near or passed through the town. This is a story about one of the more notorious individuals that may have been a frequent visitor to Medicine Hat and it is another interesting chapter in its history.
-Lord Delaval James de la Poer–Beresford and the Mexican Ranch Near Brooks and his Interesting Historical Connection to Medicine Hat
An outcast by choice, Lord Delaval James de la Poer-Beresford, was an English/Irish nobleman, who far from living an aristocratic lifestyle in Ireland and England, became an infamous “remittance man” who was a frequent visitor to Medicine Hat in the early 1900’s. His life story has all of the “makings” of a Hollywood movie or best selling novel.
It is another interesting chapter in the history of Medicine Hat.
As is often the case, I went down another “rabbit hole”, which resulted in this brief historical episode.
Let me explain!
History Is important!
Here is another interesting chapter in the history of Medicine Hat. It is a story about a existing local street or roadway, which has imporant historical connection to the wild wild west!
This article was written and submitted in support of the nomination of Joe Fisher to the Medicine Hat Sports Wall of Fame.
Do you think he is deserving of such an honor?
I will let you be the judge!
Here is another interesting story that demonstrates the perseverance and courage of the early settlers of southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. It is another chapter in the history of Medicine Hat and the surrounding area. READ ON