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Small Monument but Interesting

This monument is about 2 kilometres north of Longview. I visited there in January on a trip back... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeff N
Calgary, Canada
Fascinating history, beautifully maintained monument just north of Longview

Sometimes roadside historical monuments can be a bit scary if they are not clean and maintained... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monument is about 2 kilometres north of Longview. I visited there in January on a trip back from Black Diamond. The place is rich in history but that was about 70-100 years ago when there was an oil boom. Still it was worth dropping...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Sometimes roadside historical monuments can be a bit scary if they are not clean and maintained. This one is delightful, obviously well cared-for by the Museum of the Highwood that has developed it. The history is interesting, there are gorgeous views, and benches to sit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

provides an eye opener to the early history of the oil industry in Alberta...encourages one to investigate this history further...

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here as a last minute decision when we saw the sign just before it indicating there was an upcoming point of interest. We were glad to have made the decision to stop, as it was definitely worth the quick pit stop.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

When heading south out of Black Diamond along the Cowboy Trail, if you pay attention, you will find a corner of Southwest Alberta that is oooozing with history. It actually starts around Black Diamond/Turner Valley and flows south. Just before Longview (also rich with history)...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This little monument is a credit to families who braved certain hardships in the early days of oil. It means little to me, or possibly to anyone who can't show roots to the area, but is a kind gesture expressed by the local community. We...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Mapakettle1
Reviewed 29 July 2015

When driving along the Cowboy Trail (Alberta Highway 22) past Longview, you should definitely watch out for this small memorial and stop for reading the text and looking at the pictures. It is probably easiest to find by the flagpoles on the western side of...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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