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Perron Family Home – 10 Mission Ave St. Albert

This image shows the Perron house (built in 1901) at 10 Mission Drive. From left to right: housekeeper, Anna (née Perron) Shaver, Fleuri Perron, Ella, Lina Perron, Romeo or Alfred (died in childhood) and Alex

Circa 1900s

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Fleuri Perron General Store – St. Albert

Text taken from Alberta OnRecord:

Image depicts the general store that was built by the Brosseau brothers in 1892, then bought and operated by Fleuri Perron until it burned down in 1919. It was located on the south-west corner of Perron Street and Mission Avenue. Fleuri Perron is seen wearing a suit and standing in the centre of the photograph.

Circa 1890s-1910s

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2nd Perron Street Bridge (Built 1876)

The following text come from Alberta OnRecord: Image shows the second bridge over the Sturgeon River, built in 1876 to replace the first bridge built by Albert Lacombe, OMI in 1862. The reconstruction cost $700.00 and was done by M. Majeau and Harnois. A toll was charged for horses and vehicles. The bridge was purchased by the government for $300.00 in 1886 and replaced by the steel bridge in 1913. Pelletier’s house and workshops can be seen in the background, far left.

Circa 1900 (Looking East)

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Circa 1900s (Looking North)

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Edmonton Interurban Railway

Raymond Brutinel and the Montreal Syndicate’s Edmonton Interurban Railway

The Edmonton Bulletin, August 18, 1909 (5 P.M. EDITION), Page 8, Item Ar00819

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The Edmonton Bulletin, August 20, 1909 (5 P.M. EDITION), Page 1, Item Ar00121

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The Edmonton Bulletin, August 27, 1909 (3 P.M. EDITION), Page 10, Item Ar01007

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Saturday News, August 28, 1909, Page 1, Item Ar00104

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The Edmonton Bulletin, September 9, 1909 (5 P.M. EDITION), Page 1, Item Ar00109

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The Edmonton Bulletin, September 11, 1909 (3 P.M. EDITION), Page 8, Item Ar00808

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The Edmonton Bulletin, March 16, 1910 (5 P.M. EDITION), Page 1, Item Ar00108

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Meanwhile, Brutinel looks to Prince Rupert, B.C.

The Edmonton Capital, March 30, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00106

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The Edmonton Bulletin, May 4, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00120

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The Edmonton Bulletin, May 4, 1910, Page 2, Item Ar00210

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The Edmonton Capital, May 4, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00118.png

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The Edmonton Bulletin, May 12, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00118

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The Edmonton Bulletin, May 13, 1910, Page 3, Item Ar00314

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The Edmonton Bulletin, May 18, 1910, Page 8, Item Ar00803

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The Edmonton Bulletin, May 25, 1910, Page 12, Item Ar01208

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The Edmonton Bulletin, May 28, 1910, Page 5, Item Ar00502

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Interurban to Lake Wabamun considered…

The Edmonton Bulletin, June 2, 1910, Page 5, Item Ar00505

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Criticism hits the news…

The Edmonton Bulletin, June 4, 1910, Page 3, Item Ar00311

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The Edmonton Bulletin, June 11, 1910, Page 9, Item Ar00902

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The Edmonton Capital, June 18, 1910, Page 2, Item Ar00207

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The Edmonton Bulletin, September 26, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00122

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The Edmonton Municipal Improvement League, led by Joe Clarke, voices their opposition the the Edmonton Interurban Railway based on the fact that the railway’s charter would allow it to mine (and distribute) coal. The league argued that this would give the railway a monopoly on coal over other coal producers.

The Edmonton Capital, November 11, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00122

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The Edmonton Capital, December 5, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00113

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The Edmonton Capital, December 6, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00119

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The Edmonton Bulletin, December 6, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00105

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The Edmonton Capital, December 7, 1910, Page 4, Item Ar00403

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The Edmonton Bulletin, December 8, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00114

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The Edmonton Capital, December 9, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00116

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The Edmonton Interurban Railway company takes “a rather stiff blow” when it has rights to mine coal and develop municipal power utilities taken away. These activities would have helped in making the venture profitable.

The Edmonton Capital, December 9, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00123

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The Edmonton Capital, December 14, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00102

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The Edmonton Capital, December 15, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00113

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The Edmonton Interurban Railway bill is passed in the Alberta Legislature, but its charter’s profitability has certainly been undermined.

The Edmonton Bulletin, December 16, 1910, Page 1, Item Ar00112

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The Edmonton Capital, December 16, 1910, Page 4, Item Ar00403

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The Edmonton Capital, February 7, 1911, Page 1, Item Ar00103

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The Edmonton Capital, February 24, 1911, Page 2, Item Ar00205

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Undeterred by the loss of mining and power utility rights, the Montreal Syndicate continues the coal venture under a different company, but with the same Board of Directors (as indicated in the article below).

The Edmonton Capital, March 10, 1911, Page 1, Item Ar00117

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One real estate company promotes its development’s close location (in reality it would be more than 8 blocks away) to the interurban…

The Edmonton Bulletin, March 22, 1911, Page 10, Item Ad01002_6

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However, it isn’t long before Brutinel’s Edmonton Interurban Railway vision dies.

The Edmonton Capital, March 24, 1911, Page 4, Item Ar00405

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The English Syndicate’s Edmonton Interurban Railway

Brutinel transfers the Edmonton Interurban Railway Company and its charter to an English Syndicate.

The Edmonton Capital, November 21, 1911, Page 4, Item Ar00405

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The Edmonton Capital, November 23, 1911, Page 4, Item Ar00410

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The Edmonton Bulletin, December 6, 1911 (Morning Edition), Page 4, Item Ad00405_4

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The Edmonton Capital, December 7, 1911, Page 9, Item Ar00906

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The Edmonton Bulletin, January 25, 1912 (MORNING EDITION), Page 3, Item Ar00329

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Mirror Journal, February 22, 1912, Page 4, Item Ar00408

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The Edmonton Bulletin, August 20, 1912 (MORNING EDITION), Page 10, Item Ad01001_4

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Construction Finally Commences on the St Albert Line

The Edmonton Bulletin, September 30, 1912 (Morning Edition), Page 6, Item Ar00603

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The Edmonton Bulletin, October 18, 1912 (Morning Edition), Page 11, Item Ar01104

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Mirror, October 25, 1912, Page 3, Item Ar00304

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The Edmonton Bulletin, November 16, 1912 (Morning Edition), Page 4, Item Ad00403_5

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The St. Albert Star-Étoile de St. Albert, November 20, 1912 (English), Page 1, Item Ar00104

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The St. Albert Star-Étoile de St. Albert, November 27, 1912 (English), Page 1, Item Ar00104

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The St. Albert Star-Étoile de St. Albert, January 15, 1913 (English), Page 1, Item Ar00102

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The Edmonton Bulletin, February 14, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 8, Item Ar00803.png

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The Edmonton Bulletin, May 13, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 12, Item Ar01206

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The St. Albert Star-Étoile de St. Albert, May 14, 1913 (English), Page 4, Item Ar00402

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The Edmonton Bulletin, May 30, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 4, Item Ar00410.png

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The Edmonton Bulletin, June 27, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 6, Item Ar00606.png

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The St. Albert Star-Étoile de St. Albert, July 2, 1913 (English), Page 1, Item Ar00103.png

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The Edmonton Capital, July 3, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 7, Item Ar00706.png

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The Edmonton Bulletin, July 12, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 20, Item Ar02005

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The Edmonton Bulletin, July 15, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 1, Item Pc00103_4

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The Edmonton Capital, July 30, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 1, Item Ar00121

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The Edmonton Capital, August 1, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 15, Item Ad01503_9.png

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The Edmonton Capital, August 2, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 1, Item Ar00114

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The Edmonton Bulletin, August 4, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 5, Item Ar00518

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The Edmonton Capital, August 6, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 2, Item Ar00215

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After years of publishing against the railway, the Edmonton Daily Capital changed its tune

The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION)

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The Edmonton Bulletin, August 21, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 4, Item Ar00415

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The Edmonton Capital, August 27, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 3, Item Ar00305

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The Edmonton Capital, August 30, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 5, Item Ar00514

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The Edmonton Bulletin, September 4, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 10, Item Ar01008

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The Edmonton Capital, September 19, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 13, Item Ad01303_3.png

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The Edmonton Capital, September 30, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 4, Item Ad00415_6

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The Edmonton Bulletin, September 30, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 8, Item Ar00803

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The Edmonton Bulletin, October 1, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 8, Item Ar00813

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The Edmonton Bulletin, October 2, 1913 (Morning Edition), Page 5, Item Ad00502_2.png

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The St. Albert Star-Étoile de St. Albert, October 8, 1913 (English), Page 1, Item Ar00102

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The Edmonton Capital, October 14, 1913 (Last Edition), Page 1, Item Ar00111.png

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The Edmonton Capital, October 15, 1913 (Last Edition), Page 1, Item Ar00108

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St. Albert Line

EIR Route Map - (Annotated)

  1. Terminus: 124 Street & 132 Ave
  2. 124 Street & 137 Ave
  3. 131 Street & 137 Ave
  4. 131 Street & 145 Ave
  5. 127 Street
  6. St. Albert Trail crossing
  7. 170 Street & 145 Avenue
  8. Grandin Road
  9. St. Anne Street (formerly St. Jean Baptiste Street) & St. Thomas Street
  10. Edmonton Street & St. Thomas Street (note: Edmonton Street no longer exists)
  11. Edmonton Street & St. Michael Street
  12. Piron/Perron Street & St. Michael Street
  13. Terminus: Piron/Perron Street & St. Anne Street

Perron Street, St. Albert – Looking North: 1913 and 2014

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MHM mhm-2039-is-mhm-671 - Interurban Railway - 1912 - Now

St. Anne Street, St. Albert – Looking North: 1913 and 2014

Although the newspaper identifies this spot as outside St. Albert, looking that the track map versus the scenery in the photo makes present-day St. Anne street the only possible location.

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nc-6-441 - Edmonton Interurban railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - 2014

Midway between Edmonton and St. Albert: 1913

Ar02005 - The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 20, Item Ar02005 - Between Edmonton and St. Albert - 1913

Summerland, 145 Ave Edmonton – Looking Northeast: 1913

Read more about the Summerland community here.

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Car Barn and Yard, 124 Street and 137 Avenue: 1913

The car barn and yard were located near 124 Street on the south side of 137 Avenue. Check out the UAlberta Press map for details.

na-1328-1877 - Stacks of ties for street railway track, Edmonton, Alberta. - Yard near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913

NC-6-500 - Edmonton Interurban Railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - Car barn near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913

NC-6-502 - Edmonton Interurban Railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - Yard near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913

na-1328-1886 - Building beside interurban railway track - 1913

na-1328-1880 - Stacks of ties for street railway track, Edmonton, Alberta. - Yard near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913

NC-6-501 - Edmonton Interurban Railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - Yard near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913

nc-6-499 - Edmonton Interurban Railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - Car barn near 124 Street and 137 Ave - October 1913

Track Construction at Unknown Locations: 1913

na-1328-1886b - Interurban railway crew, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1913

na-1328-1881 - Work camp for interurban railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - 1913

nc-6-498 - Edmonton Interurban railway, Edmonton, Alberta. - October 1913

Unknown Locations: 1913

na-1328-1883 - Work crew beside interurban rail car, Edmonton, Alberta. - ca 1913

na-1328-1884 - Crew with Edmonton interurban railway car number 1 - ca 1913

A2095 - Edmonton Inter Urban Railway Street Car - Circa 1913

na-1328-1885 - Edmonton interurban railway car - ca 1913

The Story of the Edmonton Interurban Railway

Read a lot more about the Edmonton Interurban Railway from the Edmonton Capitol (August 9th, 1913) here.

Not purpose to stop line at St. Albert - The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 20, Item Ar02009

The rolling stock is to be suited to the road - The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 19, Item Ar01907

Edmonton Daily Bulletin - July 12 1913

Edmonton Daily Bulletin – July 12 1913

The Edmonton Capital, August 9, 1913 (LAST EDITION), Page 19, Item Ar01905

124th Street Passenger Depot (January 3, 1914)

Ar00304 - 18x24 Waiting Room - The Edmonton Capital, January 3, 1914 (Last Edition), Page 3, Item Ar00304 - 1914

Catastrophic Fire: April 1, 1914

Ar00714 - Car barn fire - The Edmonton Bulletin, April 2, 1914 (Morning Edition), Page 7, Item Ar00714 - 1914

Ar00333 (EIR Car Barn Fire Apr 1, 1914)

Plans for Regional Expansion: May 1914

Even though the only piece of rolling stock was gone (there is no evidence that service resumed in five days as promised above) and the car barn was destroyed, the Edmonton Interurban Railway did not seem deterred; at least not in May 1914. Instead they were considering building at least one new line. The Edmonton Capitol reads as though it were in operation and not on hiatus.

Ar01009 - EIR Extension to Ft. Sask along Ft. Road - The Edmonton Capital, May 18, 1914 (Last Edition), Page 10, Item Ar01009 - 1914

Ar00403 - Potential expansions of the EIR to Ft. Sask, Lac St. Anne, etc - The Edmonton Capital, May 20, 1914 (Last Edition), Page 4, Item Ar00403 - 1914

The Dream Dies

The end came without a bang. The fire did not kill the EIR, at least not immediately. It just seemed to fade away.

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