Vintage Edmonton Film: Unusual Occupations (1942)

Some stunning film from 1942 of the Edmonton Public Library Trolley Car Branch, via The Edmonton Public Library You Tube page:


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  1. Haha..."sprawled thinly" even in 1942. I get why it's so hard to combat our sprawl now, it's a part of our history.

    Also, the EPL definitely needs to break out a book bus or rent the streetcar for special book events.

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  2. I have fond memories of the Bookmobile coming to Mckernan around 76 Ave and 112 St in the late 50s. It was too far to walk to Strathcona.

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  3. That is so awesome! Imagine if ETS had this, kids could potentially learn more on their commute than at school. lol. - YEGventures.ca

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  4. Sprawl is an issue with most every city that formed predominantly after WW2.

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  5. Edmonton has always been one of the most innovative cii=ties in north america! It has become a first class world cities in just the last few years, with standards of living soaring above old cities in Canada like Montreal, Toronto & Vancouver.

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