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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 1, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta The Alberta town with the Flowing Gas Well Lots now oft the market for the First Time The COMING CHICAGO of CANADA is c L L i IT a TTOTJ Coleridge is the of the law of the mrvival of the Some years before the advent ol railways it became necessary to the headquarters of the Northwest Mounted from Fort Mae leod to a point more ciintml to tiv and Fort Walsh was it being more suitable from all poSftts On the arrival of the in which the on the was transferred to Maple the nearest point on the and the headquarters to A small town soon sprang up oh the banks of the Saskatchewan which was named Medicine It was about this time that attention was drawn to the immense fields of domestic coal lying to the west but some distance to the south nt a point then known as It was here that the freight teams hauling supplies from Fort Bentoh used to load up with coal for their return The town of Ifacleod also drew its supply of coal from this The Belly river was not found practicable as a navigation proposition so that coal could not be transfjrrcdfrom themineto the main line of the hence a railway built from the mine to the mainline joining at a point called Dunmoro now known as Coleridge This a narrow guage road until the year when it was changed to the standard guage and parsed from private ownership to possession the This is ancient but 5s sufficient evidence to prove that the town of Coleridge is the natural railway outlet for the unmber of coal mines now being operated in Southern Tlie The vast district tributary to Coleridge may be truly spoken of as natural result of changesin the settling up of a and the not only of its own imnifiiate but of the wealthy agricultural districts lo the A glance at the map wiB convince anyone of the advantages possessed by this It is the gateway to the rich agricultural fields surrounding Loth Finehor to the foot of the mountains by a branch line with and also Great by way of the Great and further west ihe cxly apparent developed coal fields of the Crows Nest Pass towns at and on prairie at also the exten sive lumer areas from Fernie the enormous exports of fruit ip the JCbotenay Branching off at from which point the main line con necting withSpokane diverges the put in direct com munication with and other Coast points by the shortest passible From this one cau easily eStiirale the immense railway traltfc winch will he handled by way of ColericVu Coleridge Business Openings COLERIDGE WANTS 1 a Good General UpToDate Hotel Flour Plauing Tile and Brick as the finest brick clay in the provinceis present in great quantities at the very edge of the Furniture almost unlimited market with very best quality of timber at Furniture is now be ing hauled from two or three thousand miles as dend a excellent water and good barley will offer excellent proposition to any man with ability and some Coleridge f a Lumber Coleridge wants a Blacksmith and Machine There is an excellent opening at Coleridge for a Farm Implement Coleridge wants several AS AX INVESTMENT Coleridge otters you in town lotin cither the Business or Indent ial section a proposition that will increase in value three hundred per cent two Such an assertion is based on have commenced of the roundhouse handsome station and will have yard room to occommodate over This extensile trackage is occasioned by the fact that the immense quantity of freight for the Washington as well as Southern British will now be transhipped through This alone mflicient tojustifyan immediate in real estate but acccai panying this we have the impetus given the town by the many new industries which are locating at Coleridge in preference to other from the fact that Colerirlge has the shipping facilities in the and unlimited supply of natural gas and a home We want you to write for Free Townsite Plan to the Secretary The vast prairies surrounding Coleridge are world famed for their fer tility and one of the most prosperous farming in Alberta lies immediately to Ihe south of this and id called the JOSEPHSBURG whose reputation indus and been a byword for and Coleridge is the ship point for of of grain which will be mirketerl this The climate of Coleridfe and vicinity is moderate in slmnwr in i For instance last was an exceptionally severe one in yetat Coleridfe tl SNOW had disappeared hv and baseball was id the while spectators in shirt sleeves witnessed tbe Tliis is also true of the month of Thoiv is abundance of Inasmuch as there have been very indications of pertrclcmn the have a at fcoring for gas is present in large A ten inch gas well hus I and has a flow and 650 pounds sufficient to supply and heat for a mere tfcCnsands of This feature alone not only interests business but is attracting the attention of the manufacturer who takes into consideration fuel for nearly and in the most occn omicnl of water from the mountains at the best shipping facilities in Western Canada for mnin and branch and and a most enjoynble wivh of sunshine in every month of the Readers of this who interested in Coleridge should forliat of Coleridge business opportunities which will be supplied in by addressing Care of Atlas Advertising ;