Nine years after the railway arrived in Grande Prairie, it was extended west to what became the town of Wembley. The first passenger train arrived on November 18, carrying many people from Grande Prairie, who went to look over the new town and take part in the festivities. There was a huge supper and a dance. Most of the people stayed overnight and returned home on the freight train the next morning.
Researched & written by Kathryn Auger