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“What’s Your Fort Edmonton Park Story “ Robert Oranchuk

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Every summer I take a “staycation” at Fort Edmonton Park for a few days. It’s a great opportunity to unwind, learn some of the great history this city has, and meet some of the most colourful and passionate interpreters ever. Here is a picture I took of a couple of them on a stroll down 1905 Street.

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Look Who’s Forty – Fort Edmonton Park in the 1970s

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By Marla J. Daniels This year, Fort Edmonton Park celebrates its 40th anniversary. This summer, we’ll be talking and blogging about the Park’s history and its future. Did you catch the 00s, 90s, and 80s? Fourth stop: Fort Edmonton Park in the 1970s! Fort Edmonton Park grew out of the vision and efforts of a group of early pioneers who …

The McDades on 1885 Street 1988

Look Who’s Forty – Fort Edmonton Park in the 1980s

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By Marla J. Daniels This year, Fort Edmonton Park celebrates its 40th anniversary. This summer, we will be talking and blogging about the Park’s history and its future. Third stop: Fort Edmonton Park in the 1980s! In the decade of the 1980s, Fort Edmonton Park added many new features and reached the international stage and screen. Four movies were filmed …

History Well Told: Bill Thompson

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In this, Fort Edmonton Park’s 40th anniversary, we find ourselves reflective. Join us for our History Well Told series and meet some dear departed interpreters of the past. This week’s remembrance comes from longtime park interpreter John Dolphin.  Fort Edmonton Park is mourning the passing of a great gentleman, at the end of April this year. William G. Thompson, simply Bill to us, …

History Well Told: Garth Milvain

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In this, Fort Edmonton Park’s 40th anniversary, we find ourselves reflective. Join us for our History Well Told series and meet some dear departed interpreters of the past. I remember ˜Uncle Garth.’ For many years during the ˜90s and early ˜00s, the cowboy camp was a fixture on the east end of 1885 Street. The cowboys (Garth, Tom, Billy, Bob, Colleen) …

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History Well Told: Bill Smyth

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In this, Fort Edmonton Park’s 40th anniversary, we find ourselves reflective. Join us for our History Well Told series and meet some dear departed interpreters of the past. I remember Bill Smyth. I remember fondly how his eyes would crinkle when he smiled, which he invariably did while talking about 1885 Street’s Methodist Church and Raymer’s Jewellery, or while quietly disclaiming …

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History Well Told: George Stout

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In this Fort Edmonton Park’s 40th anniversary, we find ourselves reflective. Join us for our History Well Told series and meet some dear departed interpreters of the past. I remember George Stout. When I first arrived as a young interpreter, I was introduced  to a fine older gentleman who helped run the Bulletin Building on 1885 Street. George Stout, a journalist …