Rossdale has great historical depth and, through time, has carried different stories. It was the site for pre-Treaty 6 Aboriginal settlements, the second Fort Edmonton, the inauguration of the Province of Alberta, a burial ground, an ice house, a fair ground, a ball park, a power plant. In the early twentieth century, it offered working-class housing near the coal seams of the North Saskatchewan; in the early twenty-first century it is characterized by expensive vinyl Victorians alongside the Capital City Recreation Area.
We are archiving our research and ideas over at our Rossdale site: have a look! (Note: since this is work in progress, not everything is public.)
Authorship: Erika Luckert and Heather Zwicker