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History of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Lethbridge, Alta, incorporated as a city in 1906, is located 215 kilometres by road southeast of CALGARY overlooking the steep, coulee-dissected valley of the OLDMAN RIVER.

Nomadic BLACKFOOT claimed the Lethbridge area as their summer hunting territory prior to European contact. Significant European incursions into the area did not begin until 1869 when Montana traders built FORT WHOOP-UP, one of the most notorious whisky-trading posts in the Prairie West.

Large-scale coal mining became feasible in 1885 when the North Western Coal and Navigation Co, directed by Sir Alexander GALT and his son Elliott, completed a railway to their mine from Dunmore, near Medicine Hat, on the CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY (CPR). What began as a mining camp in the valley bottom became a town laid out on the prairie serving the fast-growing colliery workforce. Named Lethbridge in 1884 after North Western Coal's first president, William Lethbridge, the community was incorporated as a town in 1890.

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    A second rail link leading to the Montana border was completed in 1890. The CPR began to operate the Lethbridge-Dunmore line in 1897 and extended it...Read MORE...


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    The Flood, 1902, Lethbridge
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    Downtown Lethbridge (1910)
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  • 1916
    Lethbridge, a banking post-town and port of Alberta, Canada, on the Canadian Pacific and the Alberta Rs., about 109 miles W. of Medicine Hat. It is...Read MORE...


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    Galt Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta
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    St Michael's Hospital
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The Flood, 1902, Lethbridge
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Downtown Lethbridge (1910)
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Galt Hospital, Lethbridge, Alberta
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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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St Michael's Hospital
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    A second rail link leading to the Montana border was completed in 1890. The CPR began to operate the Lethbridge-Dunmore line in 1897 and extended it... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lethbridge, a banking post-town and port of Alberta, Canada, on the Canadian Pacific and the Alberta Rs., about 109 miles W. of Medicine Hat. It is... Read MORE...

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