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MANY SETTLERS FOR ALBERTA.

The first spring rush of settlers reached Calgary yesterday morning when the westbound train on the main line of the CPR arrived in three sections, having on board 730 settlers for all parts of the province. When the C&E Express pulled out for the north, there were nine coaches in the train, having on board at least five hundred settlers for points along the line.

A coach was dropped at Lacombe with the parties going out the Stettler branch, another coach was dropped at Wetaskiwin with settlers for the Daysland branch, and the rest of the passengers scattered at various stations along the line, about a hundred of them coming as far as Strathcona.

The settlers are all from the United States and taken as a whole, no more desirable settlers have ever reached the province of Alberta. They are all farmers and in circumstances such as will permit them to buy or take up land in convenient locations and commence farming at once.

Edmonton Bulletin, March 10,1906.

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