1037 Bev McLachlin Drive, Pincher Creek, AB. 403-627-3684 mail.kbpv@gmail.com

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Prairie Grass to Mountain Pass - New History Book Published!

The Pincher Creek and District Historical Society
     P.0.Box 1226
Pincher Creek, Alberta
(403) 627-3684
Email: fswuth.kbpv@gmail.com

The Pincher Creek and District Historical Society is pleased to announce that there are a limited number of copies of the 2013 edition of our local history book entitled Prairie Grass to Mountain Pass still available for sale.  This volume chronicles more than 125 community histories and 700 genealogies dating from 1878 to 1910 from both Pincher Creek and the surrounding 41 rural localities.  Extensively updated from the old 1974 edition, this work explores the early days of the frontier from this unique southwestern corner of the Canadian Prairies.  Many of the stories are accompanied by previously unpublished archival photos.

It is unlikely that this volume will be published again so this your opportunity to truly step back into local history.  The 988 page book sells for 125 dollars plus $25 shipping and handling for mailing in Canada and $35 for mailing to the United States.  Copies also can be purchased directly at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village or by contacting the Curator, Farley Wuth, at fswuth.kbpv@gmail.com or at (403) 627-3684.  We thank you for your interest in our vibrant history!

FSW C.C. Thursday, 06th March 2014.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Pincher Creek & District Historical Society present: 
The Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village FUNDRAISER!

3 Beautiful Prizes to be Won:

Handmade Quilt/Cushion
- Donated by "Craftworks" Quilters and Quilting donated by Myrna Layton

"All About Birds" Basket- Constructed and Donated by Jim and Carol Berridge

Free Standing Birdhouse- Constructed and Donated by Colleen and Francis Cyr


Draw is to be made September 28th, 2013, at PC Coop Harvest Celebration" !

Tuesday, May 14, 2013




The celebration will be at Pioneer Place

1037 Bev McLachlin Drive in Pincher Creek

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 7:00pm


Book signing, auction, wine & cheese, entertainment.

A lovely evening to pick up your copy of the

long-awaited history book.


Southern Alberta Chorus will be performing throughout the evening along with auctions of the first book and refreshments will be served.


Friday, April 26, 2013


Pioneer Pond

Its in!
Philip Fandrick from Shac Environmental Products Inc. was at Kootenai Brown today to treat Pioneer Pond with their amazing product Ponder. Ponder assists in the breakdown of organic matter by stimulating the various resident microbial communities present in water bodies. What this means is that Ponder cleans up the pond, rids it of organic sediment which causes extra algae growth.
Over the past 3 years the pond has had an algae problem. When we spoke to Philip he assured us that Ponder would fix it up and return it to its former glory! Ponder is completely safe for all plants, bugs, fish and any other critters that call the pond home.

Philip getting Ponder ready for application.

Shac Environmental Products Inc. has donated this product to the Village! What a great and generous gift! If you would like to see what Ponder does, please come to Kootenai Brown and check out Pioneer Pond! Or go to their website: www.shac.ca Brochures for Ponder and their product Shactivate Septic Digester are available at Pioneer Place.
Pioneer Pond in 2009 - lovely and will be again.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, attended the Supertrain Trade Show in Calgary on April
Books on sale now!
20th and 21st.  Selling like hotcakes were copies of our publication "The History That Almost Wasn't: Chronicles of Pincher Creek's Ill-Fated Railway History" which chronicles a half forgotten chapter from our frontier past.  The Supertrain Show was well attended by more than 12,000 railway and history enthusiasts and facilitated lots of publicity for its vendors such as the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village.  People interested in the vibrant railway and pioneer heritage of the Pincher Creek area will be well rewarded by a visit to the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village.  Please come and visit us soon!

www.supertrain.ca for more information about the Supertrain weekend!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

CNP LIfestyle Show and more!......

Kootenai Brown had a wonderful weekend in Coleman with the other Alberta Southwest Partners at the CNP Lifestyle Show. Alberta Southwest Regional Alliance, the Bloomin' Inn, Heritage Acres Farm Museum, Village of Glenwood, the Town of Cardston and the CNP Museum all had a wonderful set up and made many new friends.

The winner of the Kootenai Brown Garden Tour ticket is Frances Jahn! She will be enjoying a lovely day touring with the all of us on the bus tour on July 20, 2013.

The tickets are on sale now for the garden tour. Contact Tracy at tglen.kbpv@gmail.com for tickets or information. $30 includes beautiful gardens, lunch, guest speaker and awesome door prizes! Book now as space is limited.

A beautiful setting from the 2011 Community & Garden Bus Tour
This group will be attending the Fort Macleod Community Trade show on April 19 & 20, 2013 in the Fort Macleod arena. Come and visit our booth to enter another draw! Show times are Friday 1:00pm to 9:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Kootenai Brown will also have a table at the Women's Wellness Fair at St. Michael's school on Saturday, April 20. Come and visit and book your wedding, reunion or meeting at Kootenai Brown. Tents and everything else you need is available. Talk to Tracy about renting any part or all of our facility for your special event!

This is another beautiful garden from the 2011 Garden Tour

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Kootenai Brown has a Whippet!

1929 Willy’s Knight Whippet

 This particular car was purchased new by the Grandfather of the present owner in 1929.

Sadly this beautiful car was mostly buried in the Red Deer River flood approximately 20 years ago. It was then cleaned up and returned to Lethbridge to the original owners’ family. It was restored shortly after to its present condition.

It is completely road worthy and will be toured around Pincher Creek occasionally and will be in the Pincher Creek Parade in August 2013.

It is not confirmed, but it is thought to be the only one of its type in Canada due to the fact that has a six cylinder flat-head engine. Other known Whippets have only four cylinder flat-head engines. These cars were only built for three years in north America: 1927, 1928, & 1929.

Come on visit the Pioneer Village and see the Whippet in the Transportation Exhibit.  


Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Calgary Home and Garden was a Great Success!

Congratulations to Esther Maxwell who was our Calgary Home and Garden winner of the "Any Weekend Can be a Long Weekend" draw.  We had a great time getting to meet so many people in Calgary and tell them about the beauty of south western Alberta.

Thank you to our partners for contributing towards this fabulous 4 day get away:
Bloomin' Inn
Provincial Historic Sites
Bayshore Inn
Heritage Inn
Waterton Shoreline Cruises
Mountain Meadows Trail Rides
Pincher Creek Farmers Markets
Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village

Monday, February 11, 2013

Come on out the Ranchland Mall, and buy tickets on our Valentine Baskets! We have a basket for just about anyone, put together by different businesses in town, so each is unique.  Tickets are a book of 5 for $5.00 or $2.00 each.  Draw is on February 13.

Thank you to those that sponsored a basket:

The Bloomin’ Inn
Castle Ford
Town & Country Liquor Store
Pincher Creek Co-op
Sudsy’s Super Wash
Sobey’s Pincher Creek
Roy Denby Accounting Services
Kost Fire Equipment Ltd.
Wild Rose Video
Koegler’s Pharmasave
Fountain Tire
Glen Ranch Barnwood
North & Company Law Offices
Riteline Electric
Roy Denby Accounting Services
Rona Pincher Creek
Seabound Eavestroughing
King Edward Hotel 
OK Tire

Please support our loyal supporters!!!

Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village promo clip