Girouxville, Alberta T0H 1S0
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
N 55° 45.223 W 117° 20.293
11U E 478772 N 6178721
Quick Description: Located on Main Street, Secondary Highway 744 is the small rural post office for Girouxville, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 11/10/2011 9:18:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMD2K1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
Views: 3

Long Description:
"Originally the community was known as Fowler, a name given by the railway when it first opened a train station at the settlement. The name was changed in 1915 after one of the first settlers "Giroux". The First post office opened in 1917. The Cree Indian lived in the area and had called it "umstosee owuskee" meaning "Frenchman's Land". In 1941 a Credit Union was incorporated followed by a Co-op store. In 1951 Girouxville was incorporated as a village."

Post Office Type: Rural

Province/Territory: Alberta

Historical Significance: No - Modern building

What brought you here?:
Passing through for work

Location has a philatelic display: Not Listed

Friendly and helpful service: Not Listed

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