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  • 1913 BOOMTIME BUILDINGS, LOST IN TIME
    The year 1913 marked the end Edmonton's first real estate boom. This article discusses a few of the buildings that went up in 1913, and that no longer exist " the Civic Block, Shaw Mansion, and Edmonton Gardens.
  • 60 YEARS OF BLACK GOLD
    The discovery of oil in Leduc in 1947 set off decades of economic prosperity in Alberta, leading to years of booming real estate construction. This article looks at the Leduc No. 1 oil well, and the Canadian Petroleum Discovery Centre built around it in 1997.
  • BEVERLY IN THE DEPRESSION
    Before it was part of Edmonton, Beverly was a working-class town. Because its residents worked mainly in the manufacturing industries, such as coal and meat packing, Beverly suffered tremendously during the Great Depression of the 1930s.
  • BUILDINGS FROM 1911 AND 1912 LOST IN TIME
    During 1911 and 1912, Edmonton was in the midst of a construction boom. Not all these buildings survive. This article discusses some of the lost buildings " the first Court House, the Tegler Building and the Canadian Pacific Railways Building.
  • HISTORY JUST BELOW THE SURFACE
    The history of the Edmonton area does not begin with the arrival of European settlers. Archeological digs around the Alberta Legislature hint at the rich history of these lands before the founding of the city.
  • HOW EDMONTON GREW IN THE EARLY 1960S
    This article recounts the challenges faced by Edmonton during the 1960s, when it sought to amalgamate the towns of Beverly and Jasper Place, and several other municipalities into its borders.
  • INDUSTRY ON THE RIVER
    Before the North Saskatchewan River flooded in 1915, the River Valley was home to considerable industrial development, with coal and gold mines, sawmills, a brewery, and power plant lining its banks.
  • OLIVER GETS THROUGH THE DEPRESSION
    As a working-class neighborhood, Oliver was hard hit by the Great Depression, which was devastating to the manufacturing sector. This article looks at the lives of the citizens of Oliver as they muddled through those hard times
  • THE CHALLENGES OF RAPID GROWTH
    This article, written in 2006, discusses Alberta's rapid economic growth and its implications for Edmonton, in terms of housing, employment and social factors.
  • THE GOLDEN AGE OF CINEMA IN EDMONTON
    The 1950s were a golden age for cinema in Edmonton and theatres such as the Roxy and the Empress were the highlight of the city's social and cultural scene.

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