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Bardo

Bardo: Bardo is a town located east of Armena, and south of Tofield. People of Norwegian descent began settling here in 1894, after they received word this was a good place to farm. Most of the original settlers of this community, who immigrated here in the mid-90s, came from Norway via Minnesota. However, a few years later, a great number of settlers came directly from Bardo, Norway, and that's how the town of Bardo, in Alberta, got its name. The first post office here was called Northern, and it ran under that name from March 1898 through December 1904. After 1904, the name changed to Bardo and this post office operated until 1914. The Canadian Northern Railway established a line through Bardo in 1911. And with that followed further Scandinavian settlement in the area.

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