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Hey RB

 

An interesting add on might be that after every post, you might want to point out something that happened in that particular year that clearly stands out.

Since your number of posts seem to represent a year. You are now sitting at 1937, so.............an example.... is the first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" was published in this year. Seeing as "The Lord of the Rings" is popular right now.

With this in mind, you should reach 2000 posts by Sunday night :lol: :lol: .

 

Something different.

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Hey RB

 

An interesting add on might be that after every post, you might want to point out something that happened in that particular year that clearly stands out.

Since your number of posts seem to represent a year. You are now sitting at 1937, so.............an example.... is the first edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" was published in this year. Seeing as "The Lord of the Rings" is popular right now.

With this in mind, you should reach 2000 posts by Sunday night :lol:  :lol: .

 

Something different.

I aims to edumucate and enterain... here's your first Alberta History Lesson from 1938 going up to 2000 it is then.

 

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POST #1938

 

http://www.assembly.ab.ca/lao/library/lt-gov/house.htm

 

In 1938, the Committee of Supply of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta passed a motion that had the final effect of closing Government House. Once again, economy was given as the reason. Some Members felt that since the Canadian federal government appointed Alberta's Lieutenant Governors, they should pay the related expenses. It was also noted that Ontario had closed its Government House in 1937. However, other Members felt that this action was taken by the Alberta government to "get even" with Lieutenant Governor John C. Bowen. In 1937, he had refused to give Royal Assent to three government bills. At any rate, Government House was closed in 1938, and Alberta's Lieutenant Governors had to seek accommodation elsewhere. In 1966, the provincial government acquired a new official residence for the Lieutenant Governor in the Glenora district of Edmonton.

 

From 1938 to 1942, Government House remained vacant. In 1942, during World War II, it was leased to North West Airlines which had contracts for the delivery of aircraft to the United States government to support the construction of the Alaska Highway. From 1944 to 1950, it was used as a convalescent home for wounded veterans. Government House was purchased by the federal government's Department of Veterans' Affairs in 1951 and was operated as a home for disabled veterans. It was during the 1950's that the conservatory, which was once a part of Government House, was demolished.

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