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Preserving Our History - Telling Our Stories
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The rural community of Appleton was a vibrant settlement back in the 1930s - they had a school, an active community club, even a championship-winning women's basketball team!

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A collection of photographs, or indeed any records, may tell a much larger story than it appears to first glance.

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Private William Goldie of Grande Prairie was thought to have deserted. The reality was a very different story.

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J.B. Yule tours Hythe farms in 1943... and meets a goose that roosts on a pig overnight! The arrangement sounds rather uncomfortable for both parties.

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Upon arriving in Grande Prairie in January 1949, Mrs. Wong made no comment on how she liked her new community... but the cold bothered her!

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With its modern shelving and fluorescent lighting, Bird's Store was considered "most citified" by Grande Prairie reporters in 1941.

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The Grande Prairie Herald did their part to keep John and L---- together! I wonder if John heeded her warning...

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How would this editor have reacted to being told that a shipment of squirrel skins was arriving by post to pay for a newspaper subscription?

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A completely debt-free municipality seems to have been as unusual in 1920 as it is today.
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