From the Vault Friday: A Short Route to Grande Prairie

Todays “From the Vault Friday” comes from the DeBolt & District Pioneer Museum Society fonds (Fonds 116).

This week we are featuring an excerpt from the Peace River Pilot in January, 1910. It is a map proposing a short route to Grande Prairie from Entwistle on the Grande Trunk Pacific Railway. This was when a shorter route from Edmonton to the Grande Prairie was being explored. The trail was a project of some urgency because of the attraction the Peace Country had as the “Last Best West.” It was engineered by A.H. McQuarrie, and completed in a few short months in 1911. A copy of the map was also included in Edson to Grande Prairie Trail, published by the DeBolt & District Pioneer Museum in 1988.

Read more about the DeBolt & District Pioneer Museum here.

From the Vault Friday is a social media campaign that highlights interesting materials from the collections of the South Peace Regional Archives. This project was made possible by an Access to Holdings Grant from the Archives Society of Alberta.