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Athabasca Landing, the terminus of a freighting trail from Edmonton, grew as the hub of a vast northern transportation system located on the southern most elbow of the Athabasca River. Scows and paddle wheel steamers plied these waters in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Town planners hoped that the railway would fan northeast and northwest from Athabasca, but it wasn't to be. Athabasca's importance as a transportation centre disappeared. Instead, the town evolved to become a service centre for agriculture, forest industries, energy, education, and recreation.
- Athabasca Archives
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