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Government Camp Oregon

Government Camp Oregon

By on Aug 26, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 0 comments

Government camp a bit of interesting history. (Below is what the sign read) In 1849 the US Army Mounted Rifleman traveled West on the Oregon Trail to establish posts along the Route and in The Oregon Territory. During their Journey on the Barlow Road from Tygh Valley, nearly two-thirds of the livestock perished while pulling 45 heavily loaded wagons. The regiment...

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The Didsbury Dugout | Sunnyslopes Dugout

The Didsbury Dugout | Sunnyslopes Dugout

By on May 3, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 2 comments

Didsbury Dugout or Sunnyslopes, AB Sandstone Shelter The meeting of golden wheat fields with crisp cobalt skies suggests that life around here goes on forever.  Looking out toward the flat horizon, you are never really sure if there is any life out there. Only the tilled lines sweeping over the distant hills indicate that you are not alone. This is where I find...

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Crescent Falls – Bighorn River Gorge

Crescent Falls – Bighorn River Gorge

By on Apr 25, 2017 in All Hikes, Campgrounds, Easy Hikes for Kids and Families, Points of interests | 0 comments

Crescent Falls previously known as Bighorn Falls Crescent falls is a spectacular two  level waterfall close to Nordegg on the Bighorn river.   This is not as much a hike as it is a point of interest stop.  In the winter you will have to park your vehicle at the top of the hill and hike down to the bottom. (approx 1/2 km) In summer you can drive it. There is a small...

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Rowley Alberta | A prairie Ghost town

Rowley Alberta | A prairie Ghost town

By on Apr 21, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 0 comments

Rowley Alberta: A prairie Ghost town Rowley came to be in the early 1910, Its population boomed to a few hundred by 1920. Now the town is a nice trip down memory lane.  During the summer the kids are hired to take tourists around and see the sites.  It is really a photographers dream! Here are some of the sights you can see in this historic town. Click here to find...

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Burmis Tree the most photographed tree in Canada

Burmis Tree the most photographed tree in Canada

By on Apr 21, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 0 comments

Burmis tree, the most photographed tree in Canada? What could be more Iconic than the Burmis tree?  The Burmis tree is a Limber Pine (Pinus flexilis) down in the Crowsnest pass just a few minutes west of Lundbreck Falls or 10 min East of Frank’s Slide on highway #3.  You can’t miss it!  Located on the North side of the road, this old tree died in the late 70’s.  It...

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Morrin Alberta | The Blooming Prairie

Morrin Alberta | The Blooming Prairie

By on Apr 21, 2017 in History, Points of interests | 2 comments

The Blooming Prairie also Known as Morrin. The first settlers had it right Blooming Prairie was what they called it after the first settlers and post office.  As far as the eye could see there was Prairie flowers, from the Crocus and blue bell to the wild rose and everything between, dancing in the wind.  But with the arrival of the railroad they thought they needed...

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