Thank goodness for the Pass’s history lesson, because as per the great map leading my way, there was once a town name Maple Leaf in this area; well until 1957 when it was incorporated into the town of Bellevue, yet… Read More ›
From Rum Runners to Shoot-outs, exploring the cultural heritage of The Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta…Part 4 of 5
Frank Slide would become Canada’s most devastating rock slide and the quiet little community of Hillcrest Mines would become known as Canada’s worst mining disaster; both within a minutes’ drive of each other. In 1902, Charles Hill, fondly known as “Chippy”,… Read More ›
From Rum Runners to Shoot-outs, exploring the cultural heritage of The Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta…Part 2 of 5…
Considering the entire Crowsnest Heritage Route is approximately 20 kilometers long, it did not take me long to venture from the town of Coleman to the town of Blairmore, one quick jaunt on Highway 3 and I was back driving down… Read More ›
From Rum Runners to Shoot-outs, exploring the cultural heritage of the Crowsnest Pass in Southern Alberta…Part 1 of 5…
Okay, I’m guilty…aside from being awed at the spectacle of Frank Slide that envelopes both sides of Highway 3 in Crowsnest Pass, I must admit that I had never stopped in any of the towns that incorporate the Pass; well… Read More ›
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