My opponent and I share the good fortune of having deep roots in the success of Vulcan County.
Born in 1881 and arriving in Canada in 1903, my Great Grandfather, Charles James (C. J.) Northcott, homesteaded here in 1906.
He married Clara Fremstad in 1908, celebrating on her family’s homestead east of Carmangay before riding a horse and wagon north, across the Little Bow, and beginning their life together in the MD of Marquis. The construction of an irrigation reservoir was on the horizon, what would prove to be a significant driver of economic development and community growth in Southern Alberta.
The picture below is a map of Alberta from 1930.
C. J. Northcott ran the Lake McGregor Post Office which appears on the map.