Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 27, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta
LETHBRIDGE HERALD SPECIAL PUBLICITY NUMBER MAGRATHi i I The GARDEN! CITY for the largest yitld of Xorth Dakota, tried an ex- Whttt, ST bus, to the acre hav- ing been grown by Mr. R, W. Bradthaw in 1907. Mr. also holds the Cold Medal awarded by the Grain Growers' Association for the best sample of wheat grown from registered seed. .This speaks well for the grain-growing .possibilities .of the district. Xo better or. more convincing1 perimeut in flax year and he has proved that this crop, can be grown very successfuly here. He obtained 24 bus. to the acre. He sold the flax for a bushel. Mr. AVymau expres- ses his opinion that this crop be an excellent one to grow here and many of the farm- ers are talking1 of sowing some this vear. SOME MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL OF THE LETH- BRIDGE BOARD OF TRADE 1908 wyy of showing 'the possibilities j May Crow Tobacco of the district tor agricultural; Tobacco is another crop which i purposes could be described than! some Of tite farmers are talking ja visit to the Agricultural Droving, should a'big cigar i etyvtfair which was held last fall.; factory be established in LetU- Ti was. a marvellous, revelation j Tobacco was grown T wonderful possibilities of HE FIRST impression ,a the-district. There could be no visitor receives upon the doubt left in the minds "visited the Fair that this. countr would soon be seeing Magrath is co-itroT-txl 'Tlia irurts and vegetables i was laid out in acre lots and. that were hitherto deemed impos- nearly every citizen has a five-; of being produced in this This makes it possible part of the world. There were very successfully in Lethbridgej about 7 years ago by an Italian who brought some seed with; him from his najfcive country. 1 acre lot. Field roots also grow to an' enormous six.e in this district. of the largest roots that the writer has ever seen being on exhibition here this fall. i Good School Facilities has always been a feature rip'e apples.' The first prize was Magrath has excellent school- grath, and from this it has :de-: won by Fred Blunimell. with six facilities. The High School pu-j rived the name of "The Garden lunre'beauties. j pils can study for a second class' City.'" The town is beautifully' _, j certificate. The present school; for the residents to go into gar- _ ruany entries of apples, not crab j deuing quite extensively. This apples either, but fine, large, situated on a creek with the ver 7lw Land of Watermelons peculiar name of Pot Hole.- The mammoth squash, pump- Whence the creek derived its i kins, watermelons and vegetable i? large and convenient, but the pnmber of new pupils' that have been admitted this vear has name is but a matter of conjee-, marrows were the features of the overtaxed its capacity and i ture. The townsite is as level Fair. One of the watermelons as a table top and -is surrounded j was over 20 ins. -long and 84 in. by a beautiful country, somewhat in diame'ter. "We "have heard rolling. The population is about many people say that it was im- a new- school will shortly be built. The number of teachers has also been. increased, and a further increase will be made after the holidays. A Bank for the Money The Bank of Montreal has a branch here and it is rumored that they will fine new; 1.200 inhabitants. Considering -possible to raise this fruit here. that nine years ago there was But it" they could have paid a not a house in the town its to some of the gardens ill gress has been Avouderfnl. The Of which contained 30 A. R. I. Co. irrigation canal watermelons growing in the open j buildino here in was the means of the town's and fully would have; birth, aud a very good irrigation quicjkly changed their views." A system has always been supplied; splendid exhibition of fully rip- the town. The canal was first. ened sweet corn would also have i grath at its best. It is during' iised for irrigating the grain convinced the doubters who have this mouth that the foliage ofi fields, but it now is principally: always maintained that we are i the trees entices the visitor with- used for gardens nnd beet grow- too near the north and the sea-Jin their grateful .shade and the At Its Best In July The month of Julv sees Ha-; PUBLIC SCHOOL AT MAGRATH ing. The town was named after tlie manager of the company a that time, 3Ir. C. A. Magrattt who is now representative in th House of Commons "for this-rid ing. Coal Near At Hand There are several seams of coa dose proximity to' the town Tarying1 in thickness from 2 1-2 feet to 5 feet. Only one of these seams is being- worked at present 'fhis is about 6 miles north o] towa supplies coal to the town and also to the Blood In- dian Agency- Many improve- ments l have been _ made to this mine recently as the coal is of very good quality it may be a good inducement to manufactitrr ers Plentiful Excellent water is obtained by drilling wells. The depth is very uniform, varying fronx to 9T feet. .'Magrath is connected with out- side points by the A. R. I. Railway which furnishes a daily train service. A Great Yield of Wheat Magrath also holds the record sons were too short for the suc- cessful growth of this c.ereal. The j ripe tomatoes were.another pleas- ing feature of this Fair and the large cucumbers came in for much praise. num- erous exhibit of small fruits, such as curraiits. blackberries, gooseberries, -raspberries, etc. It was a little too late in the' sea- son, for strawberries, which: are grown quite extensively. The numerous exhibits of both sheaf and threshed, showed that this district, could not be beaten for the raising of cereals. A Prize Oat District Wl Ackrbyd "obtained the many beautiful gardens please j the eye with their riot of gorg- J eous beauty. This is only the j: beginning: people have only gun in the last year or so to; pay attention to the growing ofj trees, shrubs, etc. I Tree Bears Cherries There is, in one of the gardens' several cherry trees which have i been planted .for some :f ew years. >ir. Gibb, the owner, informs the j writer that they have never fail- j every year since I the second "year they were plant- j ed. The varriety of the cherries; is unknown, but they are large.! _. _ j black and juicy, with a Terr good liighest nunioer of points flavor. j. _1 Jl _ _fr For a standing 10-acre field of oats in the resets qf the competi- tion in the c whole; of Alberta were wints :the AckrbVd j were the highest in the list. It I peafcs well for 'that Medal for the then score j ptpoints for i ;Flax Ir i Wyman, a new settler i The_...agricultural possibilities of this part of the .the writer is thoroughly convinced, have not begun to be realized as yet. Teryflittle has been SOWB in the. way of experiments, But what little has been done has always proved, to be a good suc- cess, successful beyond the et perimenter'sk hope in nearly ev- err case. 'Some day we shall wake up and realize the fact that we have one of the in the world. WOWTHWilT DOMINO MODERN WAIVIHOUK C. G. K. NOURSE E. U. 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