Alberta History

Magazine featuring a variety of articles related to the history of Alberta.

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 2, Spring

From Denmark to Magrath
On May 7, 1942, I married Theodore Johann Jorgensen in the City Hall in Lubeck, Germany. My husband was a Dane, working as a civilian in Lubeck. The next day I received a notice from the Nazi authorities telling me that, because I had married a Dane,...
Newcomer's View of Calgary
When I bade my friends goodbye at Montreal in 1910 and boarded the train for Calgary, almost the last words said to me were: "Well, you are a brave girl to go away out to that western city all alone." I, myself, was not conscious of any bravery, for...
New Settlers
Editor's Note: In 1898, the Alberta Tribune, published in Calgary, was disturbed by the attacks being made regarding the desirability of Ukrainian settlers in western Canada. In particular, it objected to comments which were being made in the Ontario...
On the Edson Trail
Editor's Note: The author was a Methodist student minister who went to the Peace River district about June 1911 as an assistant to the Rev. Charles Hopkins. After serving at Dunvegan for five months he was moved to Lake Saskatoon, near the present...
"Women of Prayer Are Women of Power": Women's Missionary Societies in Alberta, 1918-1939
On Wednesday morning, the first of June in 1927, sixty delegates to the Alberta Conference Branch of the United Church Woman's Missionary Society enjoyed the fragrant scent of spring blossoms which filled Central Church in Calgary. At 9:30 a.m., their...