Last April, I had the opportunity to visit Sounding Lake and area — something I’d wanted to do for a long time. Both cairns our small group visited are situated on privately-owned and leased crown land. We relied on our host to seek permission from the landowners and ranchers who lease the land to allow […]
Tag: Alberta History
Recently, one of our historical society projects was completed. The shingles on this old roof were getting pretty worn out. Last summer, the Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society put out a call for donations help in maintaining this church, built in 1914, one of Hughenden’s first buildings. Community members and folks that used to live here and […]
Abandoned Around Here – A Photo Blog
History is everywhere, especially in these old farm sites. Explore safely and respectfully, but do explore.
Our Current Projects
Our mission is to create and contribute to projects that preserve the history of the Amisk-Hughenden, Alberta area. Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society The Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society currently works to maintain the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Hughenden, Alberta. The society would also like to restore the vintage signage on the south wall of what was R.P. […]
Kids Survive the Darnedest Things
They knew just where to look, for Jim Murphy had dreamed a dream that night. In the dream he saw the child and recognized the terrain.
Following a $50,000 fire which destroyed seven buildings here Sunday, body of E.J. Swenson, for 14 years manager of the Whyte and Orr hardware store was found in the smoking ruins of the store.
The Old Stone House
I love this story about the stone house that was restored by a landowner who cares deeply about history and heritage. This story first appeared in Memories and Milestones 1905-2005. It was written and submitted by Ed Carson, the man responsible for the painstaking restoration of this sturdy old building. Thank you, Ed! Darryl and […]