109 Years Ago – 1907
The Echo changed from a six-column to a seven-column paper to take care of increased advertising due to a weekly half-page advertisement for T. Lebel and Co.
99 Years Ago – 1917
P.C. Hansen of Pincher creek has been awarded a gold medal for Wheat at the San Francisco Fair.
The Highest temperature for the week was recorded at 88F on Sunday. It is reported that almost 1,000 people visited Waterton Lakes that day.
89 Years Ago – 1927
The new Montgomery and Hart building will be officially opened with the Elks carnival. The new show room, office, and filling station is a modern 44×70 structure on the best corner in town – the corner of Main Street and Police Ave.
79 Years Ago – 1937
Town council discussed new cement sidewalks. The matter was referred to the public works committee
69 Years ago – 1947
Dr. Fred J. Maclean of Pincher Creek, who attained the rank of major in the last war, will be vested with the member of the British Empire for his outstanding work overseas by the Governor General.
59 Years ago – 1957
Texaco Exploration Company released details of test and production details on its first wildcat producer in the Beaver Mines area. The hole flowed sour gas at an estimated rate of 16 million cubic feet per day.
40 Years ago – 1967
Despite an over-abundance of moisture during the spring season, many farmers report this week that rain is urgently needed to help winter wheat crops. Temperatures for the past week have remained in the 80F range.
30 Years ago – 1977
The Warden Service at Waterton Lakes National Park reported last week that it had destroyed a small male grizzly bear in the vicinity of Cameron Lake, which is now believed to be responsible for the death of 5-year-old Allison Muser on July 1.
20 Years ago – 1987
Finished touches on Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump were completed last night three days before the official opening. Between 5,000 and 15,000 people are expected to attend the opening.