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Alberta Estonian Settlements

Alberta Estonian Settlement

Medicine Valley:
1899: First Estonian settlers arrive at Sylvan Lake
1902: Estonians settle at Medicine Valley
1916: 160 Estonian settlers farm 10,000 acres of land
1920s and 30s: 46 new Estonian settlers arrive in Medicine Valley
1948-1954: 58 Estonian immigrants arrive
1965: 74 Estonians living in Medicine Valley area
1990s: Approximately 10 Estonian families living in Medicine Valley

Other Estonian settlements in Alberta:
Sylvan Lake: 61 Estonians settled by 1903
Stettler: 171 Estonians settled by 1910
Big Valley: 15 Estonian families living here in 1905
Barons: 77 Estonians settled by 1908
Foremost: 9 Estonian homesteads started by 1912
Walsh: 12 Estonian families living here in 1907
Peace River: 30 Estonians living here by the 1920s

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