Even during Christmas week practicalities were in the forefront. This large ad appeared in both the Herald and Signal newspapers this week. It seems that knowing the railroad would reach Grande Prairie in 1916, farmers were holding grain to ship by rail rather than the arduous trip over the Edson Trail. The merchants of Edson placed this ad to encourage the shipment of grain during the winter, offering immediate cash .
researched and written by Kathryn Auger