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.
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.
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
Here is another interesting story about another iconic Medicine Hat landmark
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