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Little Chicago / Royalties: An Oil Boomtown in Alberta

 
Looking west over the bustling town of Little Chicago/Royalties
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A map of Canada showing where Little Chicago/Royalties was located
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Map of the Turner Valley Oilfields
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Aerial photo of the Turner Valley Oilfields
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Hell's Half Acre, Turner Valley
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Hell's Half Acre, Turner Valley
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Horses at an oil derrick
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Unidentified wooden oil derrick and sheds
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Five men and one woman watch water spilling from a well case in the front of a drilling rig
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Gas flare burning in the Turner Valley Oilfields
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Gas flare in the Turner Valley oilfields
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Turner Valley oilfields
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A crew constructing a 40 inch tall oil storage tank
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Unloading a sand drill
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Little New York (later Longview), 1936
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Front page of the Calgary Herald
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The Little Chicago Remembered Committee talks about the beginnings of their town
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View of Little Chicago looking north to Black Diamond.  Some skid shacks are visible.
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