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George and Jesse Black

Taken from "Our Treasured Heritage-
A History of Coalhurst and District
Pages 259 - 260
by R Black

George and Jessie Black came from their native land, Fauldhouse, Fifeshire, Scotland in the spring of 1920, to the small mining town of Commerce, about a mile north of Diamond City, Alberta.

With them were their two children, a son and daughter. George worked in the mines and also the construction of the Lethbridge Northern Irrigation District.

In 1924 they moved to the Crowsnest Pass, Coleman for a short time, then back to Commerce and in the spring of 1926 to Coalhurst, a mile and one half north of the station.

At this time, George became the ditchrider in the Coalhurst section, for the L.N.I.D. for 26 years. Passing away on the job, in the spring of 1952, he was known far and wide as he rode with a horse and two wheeled cart. Jessie passed away in Fort McLeod in 1975.

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