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Before it was annexed by the City of Edmonton in 1961, the town of Beverly was one of Alberta’s many coal mining communities. The Humberstone Mine, which operated near present-day Rundle Park Golf Course, was one of the largest mines in Beverly. During its thirty-four years in operation, the mine extracted nearly 1 million tons of coal from the earth.

The Humberstone mine was a major employer in Beverly and helped drive development in the town. Although it closed in 1934, the mine remains central to Beverly’s history and is a fitting subject for a virtual exhibit celebrating Beverly’s one hundredth anniversary.

Mining was the lifeblood of Beverly.
Discover how coal was mined at Humberstone in 1917.
Meet Beata and William Humberstone of the Humberstone Mine.
Explore the Humberstone Mine Company since it opened in 1900 until it closed in 1934.

For More Information

City of Edmonton Archives

Prince of Wales Armouries, 2nd floor
10440 108 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Email cms.archives@edmonton.ca
Website http://archivesphotos.edmonton.ca/

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