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Edson, Alberta, Canada

Edson, Alta, incorporated as a village then as a town in 1911. The Town of Edson is the distribution centre for a mining, timber and oil area 200 km due west of Edmonton. Named for Edson J. Chamberlain, president of the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY (1912-17), it was founded in 1910 as a divisional point for the GTP some 100 km east of the ROCKY MOUNTAINS. From 1911 to 1916 Edson served as the main point of departure for settlers of the Peace River Country (see PEACE RIVER LOWLANDS), via a wagon trail to GRANDE PRAIRIE. It also benefited from its position as the northern shipping point on Alberta's Coal Branch, a line opened by the GTP to tap coal deposits 60 km to the southwest.

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  • Edson, Alta, incorporated as a village then as a town in 1911.


  • 1921 - Church of the Sacred Heart established in Edson

    www.gcatholic.org

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    McLeod River, Edson, Alberta
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    Lions Tourist Reception Center - Edson
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  • 1951 - July, 1951 - Forestry Trunk Road completed from Coleman, Alberta, northward through Kananaskis Country to Hinton, Alberta and Edson, Alberta.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_(Day_Unknown)

  • News 1962 - 8 MEN BLOWN TO BITS IN PIPELINE EXPLOSION.
    Edson, Alta. (CP) - Eight workmen died and four were injured Tuesday when an explosion and fire tore a big natural gas pipeline to shreds at an...Read MORE...




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  • Edson, Alta, incorporated as a village then as a town in 1911.
  • 1921 - Church of the Sacred Heart established in Edson

    www.gcatholic.org
  • 1951 - July, 1951 - Forestry Trunk Road completed from Coleman, Alberta, northward through Kananaskis Country to Hinton, Alberta and Edson, Alberta.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_(Day_Unknown)
  • News  1962 - 8 MEN BLOWN TO BITS IN PIPELINE EXPLOSION.
    Edson, Alta. (CP) - Eight workmen died and four were injured Tuesday when an explosion and fire tore a big natural gas pipeline to shreds at an... Read MORE...

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