Edmonton is one of the largest northern urban centers in the world. Located in Canada, Edmonton is the capital city of Alberta. The city has a strong history as a trade center, and it served as the last major stop for the Klondikers during the Gold Rush. This is why we Edmontonions call our city "The Gateway to the North"

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Sunday, May 4, 2008

"There once was a man, and his name was Tedd"

I Have put these posts off for to long too. The Province of Alberta runs on Oil and natural resources. When you drive North into Edmonton the first thing you see is Gateway park which has a replica of Leduc #1. It was the rig that fist struck Black Gold in the early 1910's. Although Edmonton has the most diverse economy in Alberta, we still primarily are centered around oil.
It still amazes me that the first people who struck oil lived to tell about it. Alberta has numerous Sour Gas fields. Which is Natural Gas mixed in with a Sulfur compound. A slight whiff of it is enough to give you brain damage. The first people to strike oil were lucky on a few accounts.
This Derrik Replica was erected in honour of the "Tool Push" for Leduc #1.
To be Continued....


lavenderlady said...

well I for one, will be back to hear the rest of the story.

Benjamin Madison said...

Me too! This is very interesting.

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