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Legion Branch #156 Veterans Memorial - Eckville, AB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 52° 21.603 W 114° 22.188
11U E 679096 N 5804341
Quick Description: The Legionnaires of Eckville have a very nice concrete block lodge building on 51st Avenue, immediately west of the town hall.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 8/1/2014 1:33:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMM6VQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member dronnord
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Long Description:
With a large sign on the front of the building, it becomes quite easy to spot. A large stone war memorial at the front corner of the building, naturally placed by the Legion, aids in the finding. The memorial, dedicated to "Those Who Served Their Country", is comprised of a pair of granite slabs mounted on a low, two tiered concrete plinth, cut and juxtaposed to form a cross in the centre.

Eckville is a small farming town in central Alberta which also relies on lumbering and the oil patch for employment. It is surrounded by oil and gas fields, as are a great many communities in the province. Named after the town's founder, Arthur E.T. Eckford, the landowner of the original Eckville, it moved to its present location to be nearer the Northern Alberta Railroad, which bypassed the original townsite. It was incorporated as a village in 1921 and a town in 1966. It presently has a population of about 1,150 and serves a rural area of roughly similar population.

Eckville is the home of Skeleton Racer, World Cup Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Mellisa Hollingsworth.

Legion Memorial

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5027 51 Avenue
Eckville, AB Canada
T0M 0X0

What is it?: Memorial

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