CBC News: How an Alberta ghost town’s history is being coaxed out by Calgary archeologists

It was a historically important, but short-lived town. And until the Calgary chapter of the Archeological Society of Alberta started work on it almost 10 years ago, it hadn’t been studied.

Following Highway 1-A — halfway between Calgary and Cochrane — the peaceful-looking area called Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park used to be a bustling town where more than 180 men worked chipping away at a sandstone quarry.

On Monday, Shari Peyerl, co-director of the Glenbow Town and Quarry Project, spoke to the Homestretch about some of the important discoveries the continued dig is making at the site that was once Glenbow Village.

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