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Nose Creek Historical Society: Johnston Stevenson.

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Hidden : 9/11/2014
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Multi Historical Site from the Nose Creek Historical Society.

Don't climb the ranchers barb wire fence, use the white wooden human entrance. ...please write what you trade

There are two metal plaques that will be covered under the snow.

Johnston Johnstone Stevenson who was wounded in the Riel Rebellion of 1885, had operated a ferry across the Bow River in Calgary prior to the construction of a bridge. He homesteaded the NE 1/4 of Sec.28 in the Nose Hill area of Calgary. He took ownership of the Johnston Stevenson Stopping House, located on the old Edmonton Coach Road four miles north of Airdrie, on July 23, 1886. After the Calgary and Edmonton Railway opened in 1891, he became the local postmaster at the stopping house, which remained in operation until 1900. Ref: The Calgary Herald, October 1, 1975, & SAPD Black Books. With a heartfelt thanks to the fine people who were part of the Nose Creek Historical Society for keeping our history alive with these cairns.

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