This news item from the December 24, 1931 paper tells about an initiative of the Grande Prairie businessmen to have the road cleared all the way to Beaverlodge. There had been a lot of blowing snow, and apparently parts of the road were drifted in, making them impassable. I think it likely that getting people into town to shop at their stores would have been one reason for this unusual measure.
We’ll end our postings for this year with an ad from the same paper, with Christmas wishes to all.
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger