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History of the Lacombe

Brief history of the Lacombe

Lacombe is a city located in the province of Alberta, Canada. The city is located in a hilly park area. Lacombe became the 17th city of Alberta on September 5, 2010.

The city was named after Albert Lacombe, a French-Canadian Roman Catholic missionary who lived among the Cree and Blackfoot settlers. The people remember him for the fact that he made peace between the Crees and the Blackfeet and negotiated the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway through the territory of the Blackfeet.

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n 1880, the first land surveys were carried out in the Lacombe area, and in 1883, the first permanent settler, Ed Barnett, arrived. Barnett was a former member of the Northwest Mounted Police.

In 1891, the Canadian Pacific Railway arrived. It opened up access to the area, as well as new opportunities for residents.

Village status was granted in 1896 and town status in 1902.

In 1907, the federal government set up an experimental farm to research grain and livestock.