Why “The Neutral Hills”?

Here’s an article that was run in the year 1919 in the Edmonton Bulletin. It recounts the story, told by an elder to the author, of Manitou’s creation of the Neutral Hills in response to the constant warring of First Nations tribes. This article is located on page 269 of The Lantern Years: Buffalo Park to Neutral Hills.

Hilltop view of Sounding Lake
“…he scattered sweetest flowers on all the hills and made them bloom with beauty.”
Crocuses on a southern slope.