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CALGARY – A yellowed letter that turned up in an antique trunk halfway around the world is giving people in a small Alberta town a glimpse at what post-war Prairie life was like nearly a century ago.
Violet Collier penned the correspondence on Nov. 15, 1919 — shortly after the First World War — on letterhead from the Vulcan Supply Co. in the town of Vulcan, southeast of Calgary.
The letter remained hidden away in a traveller’s trunk for 94 years until a man named Tim Lacey bought the trunk in Balaklava, Australia, a few years ago.
When he finally got a chance to go through it, he found the letter, looked up Vulcan on the map and shipped the missive back.
“It does not seem as though things will ever be the same again, since this war, everything here is upside down with strikes, the United States is in…
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