Local Pioneer History - Debolt, Alberta
Posted by: wildwoodke
N 55° 13.227 W 118° 01.423
11U E 434875 N 6119801
Quick Description: This sign, located at the Pioneer Museum and Huebert Memorial Park, was put up in remembrance of the early pioneers of the village of Debolt, Alberta.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 12/25/2011 11:55:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMDCPX
Text from the plaque:
"Erected in memory of the 1919 to 1922 pioneers, namely: Stevenson, Bowman, Mehlum, DeBolt, Voshall, Tilley, Turner, Clarke, Young, Oyler, Levalley, Sheltreau, Nielsen, Gallagher, McLarty, Stanton, Leonard and Broomfield.
These few families and single persons were the nucleus of the first permanent settlement. They motivated the establishment of other first, such as the first public school, first community hall, and first protestant church east of the Smoky.
Though enduring many hardships, they never lost sight of their vision that this district could become a populated area where folk might live in a friendly rural setting.
Their devotion to the land, courage, faith and hope enabled them to withstand the rigorous pioneer life and thus established the first permanent settlement, which we now commemorate in its 50th anniversary year, 1969. "
Type of Marker: Cultural
Sign Age: Other
Parking: There is parking nearby
Placement agency: Village of Debolt
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