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Farming in the Carroll District

In Alix, Alberta, Business, Carroll, Pioneer Farming, Settlers on July 25, 2020 at 3:34 PM

from “Anderson – by Dolly Walker”

from Pioneers and Progress, Alix Clive Historical Club, 1974

Mr. Anderson came to the Carroll District in 1910 and cleared and broke about 150 acres.  He came here as a contractor from Edmonton, and built a small house up on the hill.  His daughter, Jessie McLean, who eventually inherited the land, used to spend a lot of time with him.  In winter, he would go back to Edmonton and stay with Jessie.

Johnny and Ruth Schnepf and two children, Viola and Johnny, stayed in his house one winter while he was in Edmonton.

Then his son, Cliff Anderson, came to farm it.  He had a wife and one child.  He built another house.

The next ones were Mr. and Mrs. Alf Turner, and Alf’s two brothers Henry and Steve.  They all lived together.

Henry was a blacksmith.  Steve dug wells for a living and made wells for a good many people around the district….

When they left here they started up a transport company called Turner’s Transport, which is still in operation. [1974]

Oscar and Ruth Sundberg and three children came to live here for a few years.  He was a farmer as well as a trapper and hunter. He had a cabin on one of the cut lines in the foothills west of Innisfail….

Then came Mr. and Mrs. George Peterson; they bought the north-west quarter.  Good neighbour Charlie Rouse put the two houses together and made one good house out of them.  Mr. Peterson passed away after a lengthy illness, and Mrs. Peterson stayed on until retiring in Alix.

Irving Peterson built a house on the same quarter … and Cecil Walker bought the other three quarters.

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