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Edson, Alberta (Canada)

Yellowhead County

Last modified: 2020-07-18 by rob raeside
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Edson image by Ivan Sache, 30 April 2017

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The Town of Edson is found on the Yellowhead Highway between Edmonton and Jasper. The history of the town notes that the community was once named Heatherwood. "The name was changed around 1911 in honour of Edson Joseph Chamberlin, vice-president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Local history maintains that Edson (Heatherwood) was built in its current location because it was the first level spot after Wolf Creek. (The land at Wolf Creek was quickly bought up after the announcement of plans to develop a town there, which rendered it uneconomical for the railway.) When Edson was declared the local rail centre, smaller communities such as Rosevear (abandoned), Wolf Creek, Carrot Creek and Niton Junction fell into a decline that continues today.
Vanja Poposki, 16 July 2012

The flag is a Canadian pale, blue-white-blue, with the town shield in the centre.