Edmontonians in the Spotlight – James Keith Simpson Part 1

1846 Fort, Edmontonians In The Spotlight

Was there a time when you saw true leadership? Was there a time you showed it? James Keith Simpson was his own man. There are many stories we could tell about him but there are just as many stories we can’t tell. We don’t know how he met his wife, or how he came to become a stepfather to her …

Edmontonians in the Spotlight – James Keith Simpson, Part 2

1846 Fort, Edmontonians In The Spotlight

Welcome back to our Spotlight Blog Series, where we shine on little-known Edmontonians, such as James Keith Simpson. In our last installment, James was brought up within the Hudson’s Bay Company power structure. This was a time when one of the largest companies held a waning trade monopoly over most of what is now the world’s second largest country and beyond. …