Several years ago, just before Christmas, I was charged with forwarding the personal possessions of a pioneering Albertan doctor and his family to the Royal Alberta Museum. Although Dr. Andrew Walter Park and his wife Amelia resided in Cochrane, their adopted daughter Lorna had been born to the Wall family of Glenbow (located in today’s… Continue reading Christmas Cards of Hope
Although historians and archaeologists study all aspects of life in the past, grief and loss are not common research topics. However, we can benefit from understanding how others coped with tragedy, since we all eventually suffer the heartache of losing someone close to us. The Wall family once lived in what is today Glenbow Ranch… Continue reading The Wall Family: Loss & Legacy
The official date for the release of Alberta’s Cornerstone: Archaeological Adventures in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park is just around the corner. Tuesday, May 3, 2022 is the Big Day!! You can ask for the book at your favourite local bookstore, order it online through !ndigo or Amazon, or attend one of Shari’s upcoming events and… Continue reading Book Release!
Miss Uphoff wafts briefly through the history of Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park like a ghost. She appears out of nowhere, suffers a tragic accident, and then vanishes from the historic record. Even her true name is unknown. On Thursday night, 21 March 1912, Miss Uphoff was travelling with her sister — Nellie — aboard the… Continue reading Ethel / Anna Uphoff
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
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