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

 

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

  1. Hi, Bill!
    Many thanks–another great piece! In addition to the info on the Cantalini hotels (I can remember the bank deposit being brought in when I worked in the Bank of Montreal) I appreciated learning about the “Iron Confederacy”. I hadn’t realized such a confederation had existed–there are so many things I didn’t know about my Cree ancestors!
    Thanks again–
    Chuck Crockford

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