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Tom Thomson in the Rockies?

One mystery Debra Hay, a Canadian art researcher living in England, is working to solve is whether Thomson painted in the Rocky Mountains. Until recently, it’s generally been accepted that Thomson never travelled to the Rockies, unlike many of his contemporaries, including members of the Group of Seven. But Hay believes that he did, and she also believes that she has the proof: namely five sketch paintings of the mountains dated between 1912 and 1914. Two of these sketches, one of which became known as the “Italian Tom,” include a large building. Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Flats tells two tales

Dead Man’s Flats tells two tales (published in the Rocky Mountain Outlook, by Rob Alexander, Thursday Dead Man’s Flats is the Bow Valley’s most unique place name and, while it is often attributed to a gruesome murder that occurred in … Continue reading

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The Loxleys and the War of 1812

The War of 1812 may seem very distant to us living in the Bow Valley of the Rocky Mountains, given that it took place in Eastern Canada and the eastern U.S., but our connection to that war will soon be … Continue reading

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