Every building in Cedaredge’s Pioneer Town has a long and storied past. The Coalby General Store reminds us of the importance these small stores played in supplying smaller communities and as a place to meet friends and neighbors.
Not everyone who has attended Delta High School has received an invitation to go on Upward Trails, a school-sponsored backpacking trip for students who excelled in their first three years of high school. The program originated in 1975 and was headed by Alvin Williams, a science teacher at Delta High School.
“Got a whale of a tale to tell you lads, a whale of a tale that’s true . . . I swear on my tattoo!”
While making out her “bucket list” of things to do before dying, Cedaredge resident Jan Johnson discovered three “must do” items on her list — ﬁrst and foremost, visit Ireland; second, to participate in an Earthwatch Institute Expedition; and third, to make a pilgrimage to the Isle of Iona with John Philip Newell.(Newell is a poet, scholar, teacher and former Warden of Iona Abbey in the Western Isles of Scotland. He is currently Companion Theologian for the American Spirituality Centre of Casa del Sol in the high desert of New Mexico, and is internationally acclaimed for his work in the ﬁeld of Celtic spirituality.)
Although she considers herself one of the luckiest people alive, Bertie Stroup Marah has experienced her share of strife. Her childhood was marked by poverty as her alcoholic parents moved from town to town in search of employment.