Tagalberta history

A Look At Community Life In Castor

A Look At Community Life In Castor

When we want to get a look at what the community of Castor was like in the early 20th century, one of the best sources of information is Morest L. Skaret, who wrote a book called Morey’s Bench: Stories from the Life and Times of Morest L. Skaret. In...

The Pioneer Estonian Flour Mill

The Pioneer Estonian Flour Mill

The Original Milltone During the early years of the Stettler area, before the railway came through and made travel much easier, a simple trip to get food was an all-day affair. Pioneers would have to travel to Red Deer to get supplies for the farm...

The Hamlet Of Prestville

The Hamlet Of Prestville

The Prestville Store To look back at the origin of the tiny community of Prestville, we must dive back in time to 1916, when a man by the name of Prest oversaw giving names to the communities along the railroad line. At the time, there were only a...

The Bartschies of Stettler

The Bartschies of Stettler

When we dive into local histories, some of the most interesting stories come from the regular individuals who called the community home for a time. Such is the case with the Bartschies brothers, who may have been born in Switzerland, but would head...

Breage Begins

Breage Begins

Early Log Home In Breage It was way back in 1902 that a man by the name of Matthew Brimacombe settled on land near what would one day be Vermilion. One year after he settled in the area, the community of Breage was born and he would become the first...

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