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History: Early Days of Medicine Hat

Reprinted from the September 1949 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

History: Early Days of Medicine Hat

Early Days of Medicine Hat
By W.H. McKay, Calgary, Alta.

‘Several people have asked me to write a story of Medicine Hat, its early days and early residents. The following is my effort to comply with their request. I hope it will do for them to read until someone comes along who is better qualified to do so than I.

I remember very little prior to 1888, so I will touch very lightly on a few things I remember before that year. I will also relate some of the stories that have been told to me by my parents, uncles and other oldtimers.’

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