Building a Good Life in the Badlands

Creator(s): East Coulee School Museum

When the Coal Mining Era of the Drumheller Valley in Eastern Alberta dawned with the discovery of coal in the area, many towns sprang up, such as East Coulee. The town burst into being after the railroad companies built a spur line into the area east of Drumheller. This Community Memories exhibit recounts how these courageous and determined settlers built a good life in the Badlands despite the hardships.

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