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Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, and is located on the North Saskatchewan River, near the geographical centre of the province. Commonly known as the "Gateway to the North," it is strategically situated on an economic divide between the highly-productive farmlands of central Alberta and a vast, resource-rich northern hinterland.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Main St., looking East, Edmonton, Alta.
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St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica
10044 - 113th St., Edmonton, ALBERTA
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10044 - 113th St., Edmonton, ALBERTA
Established 1917
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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1795 - Fort Edmonton built. Edmonton was established in 1795 as a Hudson’s Bay Company post.

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1873
EDMONTON, a fortified village in the North West Territories, in lat. 53° 45' N., Ion. 113° 20' W. It is built of red earth, enclosed by high pickets, aid entered by battlemented gateways. Its vicinity is rich in coal and gold, and other minerals.
Lovell's gazetteer of British North America; J. Lovell; Montreal, 1873
1885 - ON THE WARPATH - The Edmonton People Panic-stricken, Many of Them Seeking Safety in Flight.
...Dispatches from Edmonton, via Calgary, received here to-day, indicate that affairs there are not on an encouraging state. The settlers are thoroughly alarmed, because of the overbearing conduct of the Indians and half-breeds, who threaten to

RISE AN BURN THE TOWN.

Scouts have been sent out to scour the country for fifty miles around to learn the extent of the dissatisfaction. General Strange, with his column, is making all haste to Edmonton, and is expected to reach there by Friday. The government, in the absence of news, ordered Colonel Smith to proceed at once to Edmonton, with his battalion, and at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the battalion began their tedious march north...

The Edmonton mail has arrived, and the correspondence shows that there was a panic there a week ago for several days before, and an outbreak was expected. Parties had been quietly preparing for trouble, some by removing their families to Fort Saskatchewan; others by getting their guns and... Read MORE...


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1910 - July 3 - Grand Trunk Pacific Railway inagurates a daily passenger service from Winnipeg to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and Edmonton, Alberta.

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1916
Edmonton, a banking town and outport of Alberta, Canada, on the Saskatchewan River and 180 miles N. of Calgary. Its vicinity is rich in coal and minerals (gold, silver, platinum). Pop. in 1901, 2626. Edmonton was for a short time the starting-point on the " Edmonton Route" for the Klondike. It has an important fur trade and contains a meteorological station.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
1917 - St. Joseph’s Cathedral Basilica established at Edmonton

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Edmonton
Edmonton, Alberta, incorporated as a city in 1904, population 932,546 (2016 c) 812,201 (2011 c). Edmonton is the capital of Alberta, and is located on the North Saskatchewan River, near the geographical centre of the province. Commonly known as the "Gateway to the North," it is strategically situated on an economic divide between the highly-productive farmlands of central Alberta and a vast, resource-rich northern hinterland.
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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Edmonton:
1. West Edmonton Mall:

Start your Edmonton adventure at one of the largest shopping malls in North America. West Edmonton Mall features over 800 stores, an indoor water park called World Waterpark, an indoor amusement park known as Galaxyland, a mini-golf course, an ice rink, and even a sea lion habitat.

2. Fort Edmonton Park:

Immerse yourself in history at Fort Edmonton Park, a living history museum that takes you back in time to explore Edmonton's past. It features historical buildings, costumed interpreters, and interactive exhibits.

3. Edmonton Valley Zoo:

Spend a day with the animals at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. It's home to over 350 animals from around the world, including tigers, lemurs, and red pandas.

4. Muttart Conservatory:

Escape to the lush greenery of the Muttart Conservatory. This botanical garden features four distinct glass pyramids, each showcasing a different climate zone and a variety of exotic plants.

5. Art Gallery of Alberta:

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