Friday, 8 October 2010

Three Sisters

 The Three Sisters, Canmore - On line of Canadian Pacific Railway

The iconic Three Sisters in the Rocky Mountains, things have moved on since 1908 when this card was posted for today you can even see them on a web-cam.  Our ancestors would be amazed.

The town of Canmore in Alberta was founded in 1883 as a railway division and mining town (coal) it is named after the Scottish emigrant Malcolm Canmore. The family that sent this card were also emigrants but from England.
Unfortunately the stamp and postmark have gone, no doubt to one of my Grandmothers grandchildren, but happily there are three other interesting marks. One, the card leaving Canada from The Gap post office near Calgary which in 1908 had only been open for two years and would close in 1916.  It is an interesting name I wonder in which Gap it was located. The exact date is unclear, March 10, 15 or even 16 perhaps however it landed in England in the port of Liverpool on 28 March 2008.

The message reads:
"Hoping this postcard finds you quite well as it leaves me cha?.  Hoping you like this. AW"

After the mining finished the town of Canmore went into decline  however when the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics were held the town hosted the Nordic events and has enjoyed good fortune ever since as a centre for tourism and sports. It is now one of the largest towns in Alberta.  The Canadian Pacific Railway has been rumbling through the centre of Canmore since 1884,
so how could I resist including one of Mayfair Cards' North American Odyssey reproduction postcards. Those mountains in the background could even be the Three Sisters, who knows.

Beth of The Best Hearts Are Crunch is our hostess of Postcard Friendship Friday


sarala said...

That part of Canada is truly lovely. Great postcards, old and new.

MuseSwings said...

Beautiful cards! I love the vintage photo cards.

Postcardy said...

Happy PFF.

Snap said...

Wonderful cards! Happy PFF!

MrCachet said...

Been to Baanf, and never to Canmore. I myself like the repro card as it reminds me of an advertising poster.

Linda said...
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Dorincard said...

Trois Grand Tetons was never approved as a name for these. :)

Maybe Liverpool 1908, not 2008.

Cool blogpost!