Let’s Go Homesteading at Gilpin, Alberta

These are the words my 58 year old great great grandfather Hiram Gibbs said to his 52 year old wife Mary Elizabeth (Smith). The Dominion Lands Act passed government in Canada in 1872. Canada had become a country in 1867 and expanded westward. In 1869 the government purchased Rupert’s Land and the North-West Territory fromContinue reading “Let’s Go Homesteading at Gilpin, Alberta”

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