The Way In ~ This Week in 1913

In the Sept. 16, 1914 newspaper, the Editor responds to “frequent and persistent enquiries from outside points…as to ways and means of reaching this country”. He mentions both the long trail through Athabasca Landing and Grouard, and of course, the Edson Trail, which he refers to as the short cut!

Map from the book "Pioneers of the Peace"
Map from the book “Pioneers of the Peace”
Sept 16, 1913
Sept 16, 1913


































For more information on the early pioneers to the Peace Country the Grande Prairie and District Oldtimers’ Assoc. has a website.



Written and researched by Kathryn Auger.


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