Community Place Names of Alberta
This expanded third edition of Community Names of Alberta, gives a comprehensive description of community names of Alberta. Tracing the etymology of Alberta's communities provides a significant historical and cultural insight into Alberta's phases of history. Complete with locations, this book details the origins of community names in Alberta.
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The place called Wilhemina was named after Wilhelmina Robinson, only daughter of Porter Robinson who had the first post office in the place (circa 1910). I have a picture. When the railway came through NOT where Porter had expected, the post office leant on Porter's house was moved with 4 Percherons to what would become the townsite--Wilhelmina was too hard to spell, said the government, so the town was named Bideford, and then, Altario.