This is a personal page put together mainly as a supplement to
my camping page. Links to other pages are included here first so
you don't just have to look at my photo album.
Fort Edmonton A new,more complete site developed for the City
of Edmonton Parks & Recreation Department.
Edmonton Archaeological Investigations at
Hudson's Bay Company Fort Edmonton
- The City of
Edmonton Archives has lots of historical photos and material.
My grandparents homesteaded here a hundred years ago, so this one
had to be included.
Some Quick Notes on 1995's Harvest Days
Once a year the dedicated volunteers and staff of Fort Edmonton
pull out all the stops for their annual Harvest days festival. Fort
Edmonton park is a place where I have been offered a job as a
farm-hand, seen marching suffragettes (Complete with a bowler
hatted heckler.), talked to the Ship's Carpenter who builds the
York boats, and looked under the hood of a 1941 Mercury. ( Why
does it have two water pumps.) Some of the latter is obviously
guy stuff, my friends an my wife disappeared about the time we got
the Ship's Carpenter started on what went on during this year's
York boat trip down the North Saskatchewan which reporter Bill Sass
wrote up in the Edmonton journal. Yes,Bill really did serve as
ballast. Wooden boats tend to take on a bit of water during a rainy
two week trip so it was "Stand over here, Bill,so we can bail 'er
We found our wives later at the farmer's market.
The thumnail images below and the picture of the two cowboys at
the chuckwagon on my camping page were taken by Roy Schmaus during Fort
Edmonton's Harvest Days in late August,1995. They will look best on
a 256 color browser.
Members of the South Edmonton Rotary Club threshing grain
the old-fashioned way.
This lady is roasting a chicken over hot coals,with her
campfire to the left, on 1895 Street.