The History of Red Deer – 3 Great Books
June 25th, 2019

The city of Red Deer has more than just first-class independent senior living, it has a rich fantastic history. For those in seniors residences in Red Deer, you may want to know more about this great city. Here are three great books which share some of the rich history:

The Homesteads That Nurtured a City: The History of Red Deer 1880-1905
Written by E.L. Meeres, this book gives a comprehensive record of the period in the early days of Central Alberta and subsequently Red Deer. This book covers the time when Alberta first became a province of Canada. The preface of this book indicates that particular care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of all accounts within the book, making it a great resource for the avid Red Deer history buff.

Under the Wide Blue Sky: Alberta Stories to Read and Tell
Another excellent book is Under the Wide Blue Sky. This book was published to mark Alberta’s Centennial and brings with it several short stories from longtime residents as well as recent immigrants. It contains aboriginal perspective, early settlers to the area, and the stories hope to not only inform but to inspire. This book is more than just Red Deer but encompasses part of its rich history.

Alberta History: Red Deer and Area – 13,000 Years of History Notes
The last great book we will be recommending is Alberta History: Red Deer and Area. This book is a collection of previously unshared aboriginal stories of Central Alberta and the Red Deer area, spanning from the last ice age to modern times. This book explores a list of known residents from before 1880. A great read for the rich history of Red Deer.

If you want to learn more about the history of Red Deer, or just in search of a great historical book, consider tracking down a copy of one of these (or all three!) great books.