MP-0000.158.69 | Medicine Hat, AB, about 1923
Medicine Hat, AB, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
© McCord Museum
Keywords: Cityscape (3948) , harbour (624) , Photograph (77678) , view (1387)
"Medicine Hat: The next important stop is Medicine Hat, near the eastern boundary of Alberta. This city (population 10,000) is world-famous for its natural gas, which rushes up from the bowels of the earth at enormous speed and affords one of the cheapest illuminants and power sources that can be imagined. There are twenty-three gas wells at Medicine Hat, with approximately daily open flow of 50,000,000 cubic feet, equal to 200,000 horse-power. A number of manufacturing plants have been established here, to take advantage of this extraordinarily cheap fuel, which is used for lighting, heating and power."
Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 4--The Prairie Provinces; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.