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The Athabasca Landing Trail.

On 'the lonesome trail'

The grimy, dirty, beautiful, rugged path that connected Athabasca to the world.

Petroleum station in Athabasca

This little light of ours

Athabasca Landing, site to one of the first petroleum wells in Alberta.

Gold panning

River of gold

See a glimmering in the dirt along the Athabasca River? It could be gold.


Living in honey central

A peek into the hives of Athabasca's beekeepers.

The Meanook Station's gates in September 2016.

The Meanook mysteries

This area's history in shooting stars, local lakes and Cold War research.

The jail cell door in the Verhaeghe Law Office

Behind the bars

The story of how local lawyers ended up with jail cells in their basement.

Hands being guided to make pottery with Athabasca clay.

Athabasca mud

The clay that ties people, traditions and the land together in Athabasca.

The radio room in the basement of a house on 54th Street

The broadcast baron's lair

A little-known studio in a house and its broadcast endeavours.

The Buffalo Room at Athabasca's Grand Union Hotel, in 1910.

The underground party scene

Beneath your feet is a room full of history and memories of past parties.

The public, community woodfire pizza oven in Athabasca.

What's cookin' in Wood Heights?

The small Town of Athabasca's got its own public woodfire pizza oven.

An old photo of Athabasca, complete with its graveyard in its original spot.

When bodies roamed the earth

Remains from old cemetery moved to new spot - most of them, anyway.

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