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Situated along the Medicine River west of Red Deer, Markerville is the historic heart of Icelandic Alberta.  The district was first named Tindastoll by the early Icelandic settlers.   Tindastoll  or loosely translated as "mountain chair" in Icelandic, was named for its location within sight of the Rock Mountains. 

Stephansson House is the original site of the poet Stephan G. Stephansson's homestead, established with his wife Helga and their family.  this Heritage Trail audio feature presents historian Lisa Mort-Putland speaking about Stephansson's journey to Alberta, the building of the Stephansson house and its restoration as an important historic site. 
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