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History Page 1
Since 2005 NHA Members have been studying
the history of “Neapolis” Alberta.
This has been an on going search since much
Alberta's recorded history only begins around the 1900's.
Our questions were... when did the first settlers arrive in "Neapolis"
and where did they come from?
In order to answer just those 2 questions our search
had to start with local family names.
Many of these families first came to Alberta in the 1850’s and still
Now the area is called Mountain View County which was established in
and the hamlet of "Neapolis" is still in existence today.
Click Here for a list with active Links to
the Resources we still use.
The NHA has studied many other local
as well and what we have found is simply stunning.
Evidence in the form of Wagon Train and Ships Manifests, Birth, Death
Census records, family records from
at least 4 known Canadian provinces,
Military Records, Postal Archives, First Nations & Mennonite
Federal & Provincial Archives, Canadian Pacific Railway & RCMP
Archives and numerous
personal diaries have been used to establish movements of many of these
In personal diaries of which there are some 8,500 pages
to read there are over
1,200 references to having visited or were written at "Neapolis".
In addition we have interviewed many surviving family members.
Unfortunately most of these folks are getting very old and passing away
With them dies our only grasp on what they can relate through pictures,
and experiences of their fathers, mothers and grand parents who
settled this area.
Through these writings The "Neapolis Historical
Association" wishes to honor
those who have shared their wonderful stories with us.
We still need your help and that of others to preserve this rich
Please "Contact Us" if you have something to share.
Numerous thousands came using the Red River
from Saskatchewan and soon settled much of southern eastern Alberta.
From Medicine Hat to the mountains settlers came there by the thousands
seeking free land in the Territories or on their way to B.C. Emigrants
the US, Russia, Germany, Sweden, Norway, The Ukraine, Britain, and
many more European countries.
Arriving in ships destined for eastern Canadian and US harbors Ships
manifests reveal every ones
given name young and old. Included is what they brought with them in
the forms of tools, livestock's, traditions, tools,
beliefs and other needed supplies. First establishing some of their
settlements and hamlets in eastern Canada they soon started
their trek to
the wild wild west. There were 3 main "Settlers Routes" used to come
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