A Mother’s Lament-“A Boy of My Heart”

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 Royal…-A Nostalgic Look Back at the History of the Royal Hotel and some related historical stories about Medicine Hat

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


“Even the Devil Knows How to Ride”-The Outlaw Jesse James and His Distinct Connection to Medicine Hat

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.


A Proud Riverside Rat! A Historical Vignette of “Riverside” at Medicine Hat, Alberta

My fondest memories of growing up in Medicine Hat was the time our family lived on Riverside. These were my formative years (1950-1962) and I have vivid memories of spending the summers at the Heald pool and the winter months on the high board outdoor hockey rink with the “ancient” shack, where we would put on our skates and warm up after being out on the rink during the frigid winter temperatures. READ ON