Marion Moodie

Marion Moodie, one of the earliest residents in the area that is now Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, epitomizes the Albertan nurse — a devoted and essential professional. From the age of 12, Marion wanted to be a nurse. In 1891, when she was 24, her family moved from Quebec to Glenbow. On their isolated ranch,… Continue reading Marion Moodie

Dr. A. Walter & Amelia Park

Health care workers are heroes: dedicated, courageous, and altruistic. These qualities are exemplified by Dr. A. W. Park, a pioneering doctor in southern Alberta, who arrived in the region before the province was even created. Born in Ontario and a graduate of McGill University, Dr. Park (Walter to his friends) set up his practice in… Continue reading Dr. A. Walter & Amelia Park

Ernest & Alice Silvester

In today’s Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, sandstone was quarried for important government buildings. At the turn of the last century, the people who came to work at Glenbow were strong, industrious and determined. The Silvester family exemplified these traits. The Silvesters were a striking couple. Ernest (Ernie) was over 6 feet tall and more than… Continue reading Ernest & Alice Silvester

Hugh & Christy Ann McLean

Located in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park are the remains of Glenbow Quarry. The Quinlan-Carter company ran this sandstone quarry during its heyday, from 1909 to 1912. Hugh McLean was their community-minded carpentry foreman. Hugh had come west in 1890, and while homesteading near Edmonton, he had built churches and schools, as well as wooden bridges… Continue reading Hugh & Christy Ann McLean