Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 1, 1907, Lethbridge, Alberta
fa. ^ 1 � r ,^ 1 T The Alberta town with Flowing Gas Well ts n w the the First X S CALLING- YOTJ the �urvival of the Coleridge is the* result of the law of evolution, Attest. Some years before the advent of the rallwnys It became necessury to move the headquarters of tho Northwest Mounted Police from Fort Mar-leod to a point more centre! to tho work, and Fort Walsh was selected, it being more suitable from all pofata of view. On the arrival of the C. P. R. .n 1883, which skirted the hills on tho north, the police post was transferred to Maple Creek, the nearest point on the railway, and the headquarters to Region. A small town soon sprang up on the hanks of the Saskatchewan which was named Medicine Hat. It was about this time that attention was drawn to the immense fields of domestic coal lying to tho west but some distance to the south at a point then known as "Coalhanks." It was here that the freight teams hauling supplier from Fort Benton used to load up with coal for their return trip. The town of Macleod nlso drew its supply of coal from this mino. The Belly river was not found practicable as a navigation proposition so that coal could not be transferred from the mino to the main line of the C. P. It, hence a railway was built from the mine to the mainline joining at a point called Dunmoro Junction, now known as "Coleridge" This was a narrow guage road until tho year 1801, when it was changed to the standard guagt and passed from private ownership to possession f the C.P.R. This is ancient history, but Is sufficient evidence to prove that the town of Coleridge is the natural railway outlet for the iar uumber of coal mines now being operated in Southern Alberta. trict The vast district tributary to Coleridge may bo truly spoken of as ejejmma^*�e�ej*� �** . natural result of changes- In the settling up of a country, and the doves* opments, not only of Its own iraustdlate district, but of the 'mmenaely wealthy agricultural districts to tho west. A glance at the map will convince nnyone of the strutogetic i.dvtt"tnges possessed by this town. It Is the gateway to the rich agricultural fields surrounding Kcth-bridge, Maclnod, Pinchor Cr.Mk, *.*r? to the foot of the mountains c�.f> aecting by a branch line with (V.r6*tnn, Raymond, and also 0rent Fells Montana, by way of tho Cresit Northern. nT1 further west the o�ly apparent dovelopod coal nobis of thf Crow's Nost Pass towns tit Frank, Coleman, Michel, Fertile, and on the prairie at Lundbrcck, nlso tho eaten sive luml>er areas from Pernio wi�at,n�rt the enormous exports of fruit in the Kooteney country. nectlng with Spokane diverges to the south, one)Is put In direct communication with Spokane, Port bind, Seattle, and other Coast points by the shortest passible route. From this one can ea-Uy cstin-ute the Immense railway traffic winch will be handled by way of Colorid^� Spokane W 1 a Good General Store, Up-To-l)ate Hotel, Flour Mill, Plnuing Mill, Tile and Brick Works, as the finest brick cloy in tho province is present in great quantities at the very . edge of tho town, Furniture Factory, almost unlimited market with very beat quality of timber at hand. Furniture is now being hauled from two or three thousand miles as dead freight, n Rrewery, excellent water and good barley wilt offer an. excellent proposition to any man with ability and home capital, Coleridge wants a Lumber Yard, Colcridgo wants a Blacksmith and Machine Shop. There is mi excellent opening nt. Coleridge for a Farm Implement dealer. Coleridge wants several elevators. AS AN INVESTMENT Coleridge offers >ou in a town lot In either tho Business or Itesideiit Inl section a proposition that will increase in value throe hundred per cent within two >ears. Such an assertion is based on facts. The CP.It. have commenced the const ruction of (ho roundhouse awl handsome station and will have yard room U* iii-eommodute over 1.000 mrs. Tliis extensive trackage Is loued by the fact that the hnmeii** i)unnt iiy of freight for Southern Alhertn. the Oregon, Washington Country, as well as Southern British Columbia. will now be traushipped through Coleridge. This alone i� su flic lent to Justify nn Immediate Increase in real estate values, but accompanying this we have the impetus given tho t own hy t he many tunv indust rirs which nro Inrnliiii? at Color in preference to other towns, from tho fart that CnferitlRc has tho hegL shipping facilities in tho west, and ji unlimited Hupply of natural fas and a home market. We want you to write for Free Townsite Plan to the Secretary The vast prairies surrounding Coleridge are world (anted for their fertility and productiveness, one of tho most prosperous farming m UUuiEts In Alberta lies Immediately to south of this town, end U called the JOSEPHSBURO SETTLEMENT, whose reputation 'or thrift, industry, and success, has been a by* old for years, and Coleridge is the shipping point for thousands of bushels of grain whirh will ho marketed this year. The climate of Coleridge and vicinity is moderate In summer ami in winter. For instance last winter was an exceptionally severe one in � the west, yet at Coleridge tie snow had disappeared hv Kohrun.'y *th, and baseball was played in the rpen while spectators in shirt sleevos witnessed the game. This is aUo true of the month of March. There is abundance of rainfall. Readers of this paper, who ssej interested in Coleridge should write for list of Coleridge business opportunities which will he supplied in detail, gratis, by addressing DEPARTMENT 120, Caro / Inasmuch as there huvo !ieou very piumisiug iudicutions of pctreleuiu the C.P.n. have a IQO.OOO plant at Coleridge, fooring for ol Natural gas is present in large nu-M tit-k. A ten inch gas well hus I eei. dilven and has a flow and rt50 pounds pros wire, sufficient to supply light, r < vcr and beat for n mere nu�hing, s� tfeCnsands of penph This feature alone not only interests bus) attracting the attention of the men, but is manufacturer w h o takes Into consideration fuel for nearly nothing, and in the most eet n- gus, afmmlatKe of water from the mountains omicnl form, at hand, tho best shipping fnci U ties in Western Canada for main and brunch lines, ami unliutftod h'cul market. and a most enjoyable climate, with plenty of sunshine in every month of tho year. 'Atlas Advertising Agency.