Stories from the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village Archives
FORGOTTEN CHRONICLES of the FRONTIER HOTEL INDUSTRY IN COWLEY
Hotels in Pincher Creek, Pincher City and Lundbreck have retained a higher historical profile than those located in the C.P.R.’s eighth siding. This article hopes to re-capture some of the former glory associated with Cowley’s hotel heritage.
THE COWLEY BRANCH of the UNION BANK OF CANADA
Most early settlers were truly pleased to have frontier commercial outlets such as the Union Bank of Canada's branch in Cowley.
THE COWLEY BUSINESS ENDEAVOURS of JAMES H. SCHOFIELD
James Schofield is best remembered for his many business contributions in Pincher Creek itself, but he was also active in Cowley's merchant scene.
LUNDBRECK TRADING COMPANY: IN BUSINESS SINCE 1898
This article on the sale of the Lundbreck Trading Company appeared in the Thursday, March 22nd, 1973 issue of our weekly newspaper, The Pincher Creek Echo.
LUNDBRECK’S WINDSOR HOTEL
The eye-catching Windsor Hotel was a much-patronized Lundbreck landmark for well over half a century.
LAIDLAW’S GROCERY STORE, PINCHER CITY
Prairie Canadian towns and settlements abound with frontier tales of their early businesses. Laidlaw’s Grocery Store, located north of the railway tracks in the midst of Pincher City, now known as Pincher Station, was one such example.
THE ALEXANDRA HOTEL IN PINCHER CITY
For close to a quarter of a century, the Alexandra Hotel in Pincher City was a local landmark representing economic connections with the settlement’s ranching and railway industries, as with the social and political chronologies from both Pincher City and Creek. Little has been previously published on this busy place of commerce.
LUNDBRECK’S EARLY ATTEMPTS AT VILLAGE INCORPORATION
One of the intriguing yet little known aspects of Lundbreck’s political heritage was its attempts to incorporate as a Village.
LUNDBRECK AREA FARMERS
In this article, we take a look back at the contributions of a few of the pioneers from the Lundbreck area.
FRONTIER CONTRIBUTIONS OF A FEW EARLY COWLEY BUSINESSES
Also slated during the pioneer era as the Eighth Siding, the settlement of Cowley featured a collage of thriving businesses.