CLIMATE: Mild summer,cold winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summer
East Central Alberta
REMAINS: Current residences..
It was in 1918 when the present site of Rosedale got its start. A returning
soldier from World War I opened a candy and fruit store and the town
literally sprang up around it. It flourished until the depression when
its population peaked at around 400, languished for ten years, as did
most towns in Canada, then boomed through the ensuing war years of World
War II. But that was not to last. When the mines closed in 1952, the
population decreased as people moved away to find employment elsewhere.
Today its railway station is gone as is its hardware, drug store, general
stores, restaurants, cookhouse, bunkhouses and many of its people. But
those left know now that their village should make it. Not as a booming
mining town, but as a peaceful suburb in the heart of the Drumheller