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Millet, Settlement

The town of Millet got its name from August Millet, a fur trader who did contract work with the Hudson's Bay Company and the Northwest Mounted Police at Fort Saskatchewan. He provided quality breed horses for the mobile mounted unit of the North West Mounted Police. At the same time Millet was also working with the well-known Roman Catholic missionary, Father Albert Lacombe, and served as his canoe man on long river trips. He was known as Father Lacombe's great travelling companion.

The town of Millet received its name in 1891 when Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) president, Sir William Van Horne, asked his good friend, Father Lacombe, to name railway stations from Lacombe north on the new Calgary-Edmonton line. Father Lacombe produced a list and included his travelling companion's name, August Millet. The town of Millet stands as a memorial to one of central Alberta's outstanding pioneers.

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Cities and Towns of Central Alberta

Lumber Crew

Lumber Crew

Railway Yard in Millet

Railway Yard in Millet