Title

"I Wondered If I Could Feel at Home": Southern Alberta Through the Eyes of Its Early Saints, 1883-1910

Keywords

church history, Alberta, Canada

Abstract

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints first entered southern Alberta in 1883 when the father-and-son team of Simeon and Heber Allen, from Hyrum, Utah, took a contract to help build the roadbed for the Canadian Pacific Railroad through the area. Over the next few years, dozens of Mormon work gangs, amounting to several hundred members of the Church, worked on this project in southern Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. most of these railroad workers came as temporary and seasonal laborers from northern Utah and eastern Idaho.

Original Publication Citation

Andrew H. Hedges, “‘I wondered if I could feel at home’: Southern Alberta Through the Eyes of Its Early Saints, 1883-1910,” Dennis A. Wright, Robert C. Freeman, Andrew H. Hedges, Matthew O. Richardson, ed., Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History–Western Canada (Provo: Department of Church History and Doctrine, 2000), 75-97.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2000

Publisher

Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History: Western Canada

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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