Humberstone Coal Company Ltd., circa 1904. COE Archives, EB-39-18.
Before it was annexed by the City of Edmonton in 1961, the town of Beverly was one of Alberta’s many coal mining communities. The Humberstone Mine, which operated near present-day Rundle Park Golf Course, was one of the largest mines in Beverly. During its thirty-four years in operation, the mine extracted nearly 1 million tons of coal from the earth.
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Portions of this article were originally published in Built on Coal: A History of Beverly, Edmonton's Working Class Town, written by Lawrence Herzog and published in 2000 by the Beverly Community Development Society.