There is a benefit to using a self storage company that is locally owned and operated. The staff at these companies live, work, and play in your new community.
These people can be a great resource and local guides as you learn your way around the community. They can help you source out local hot spots like bars and restaurants and direct you to a good shopping, dentist, doctor, family resources, and recreation facilities.
Being new to the community allows you to play tourist and our managers recently posted some of their favorite local history.
Candice, from our Drayton Valley office, took some pictures of one of the best resources for learning in her area,
One of her favourite stories from the museum is about the original school house. The Eldorado School was a simple log cabin constructed by Roy Plotts in 1915. The first to teach at Eldorado was Mrs. MacCrae, who taught at Tomahawk, but devoted her summers to teaching in Drayton Valley. In 1932 the schoolhouse burnt down and a new building was constructed a year later (the building now at the museum). In 1945, the school reached maximum capacity and it was necessary to construct a larger building, which opened in the 1950s. The 1933 Eldorado School house was auctioned to a local farmer in the 1970s, who converted it into a shop/garage. In 2006, the farmer donated the building to the museum.
Check out the museum if you are in the area.
Sue in our Lacombe office loves the Flatiron Building in the heart of downtown Lacombe. This beautiful main street icon still catches her eye after nearly 25 years of living in the community.
Samantha Lee at the Lacombe and district Historical Society sent us pictures for this blog.
Largely unchanged by time, the black and white picture is not dated, but Sam believes it would be from the early 1920s when the building was the location of the Merchants Bank of Canada.
The color photo is of the building shortly after its 2003 restoration.
Have you been inside?
Tell us more!!!
Ron runs our Medicine Hat office and one of the historical spots of note is the Monarch Theater. At 100 years old, the Monarch is one of the oldest movie theatres in Canada.
What do you know about Medicine Hat history?
We want to show you the Monarch Theatre.
Do you have a favorite historical site?
If you need some storage questions answered for you while you are here already, we have a Facts Page too.