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Caroline, Settlement

Caroline, Alberta is located west of Innisfail, Alberta. In the early days, it was believed that Caroline was the scene of many buffalo hunts. In 1904, settlers began to arrive and settle the land. In 1908, H. A. Langley settled near the South of the Raven River where he opened the first store and post office. The post office was named after his only daughter, Rebecca Caroline Langley. The village later became known as Caroline as people addressed their mail with the name.

The government and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) began to advertise the land between Calgary and Edmonton. Many settlers arrived and set up tents, underground dugouts, log houses and shacks. The clearing of land, which was covered with poplar and willow trees, was done by ox and saw. In 1954, the village of Caroline got electricity. On January 30, 1952, Caroline officially became a village.