Download e-book for kindle: An Edmonton Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were by Jo-Anne Christensen

By Jo-Anne Christensen

This album is a set of soppy trips into Edmonton’s earlier - a time whilst a dime used to be all that was once had to see a film, and skated around the glassy floor of a frozen lake that's now gone.

These pictures illustrate many very important ancient occasions and adjustments in Edmonton, from its fur-trading beginnings via a long time of large progress. throughout the lens of a digicam we revisit infantrymen returning domestic from battle; the 1st educate rumbling into city; the 1st college, health facility, and enterprise; the construction of the Legislature and demolition of the unique castle; the desperation of the "Dirty Thirties"; and the luck of the preliminary oil boom.

More than 100 and fifty black-and-white photographs let us go back and forth again in time to revisit Edmonton’s progress and its humans. via those pictures, moments in Edmonton’s earlier are captured ceaselessly, wealthy with info that signify the period. An Edmonton Album is the city’s reminiscence - in pictures.

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But the Low Level was functional and utilitarian and looked the part. In contrast, the High Level Bridge was an immense, highly publicized engineering marvel that would place Edmonton shoulder-to-shoulder with other bridge cities. In fact, at the time of its completion in 1913, only three other bridges in Canada exceeded it in size. The High Level was designed to accommodate all forms of traffic; passenger vehicles and pedestrians on the lower deck, trains and streetcars above. And perhaps because it was so difficult at the time to fathom that such a massive structure could actually stand, people were hungry for statistics.

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