People of Red Deer
The Archives has information and records on many of the well known, and not so well known, people who have called Red Deer home. We also try to provide a general historic overview of the citizens of Red Deer by focusing on specific groups such as children or immigrants.
Hilda Buckman-Crook was an artist, an environmentalist, a poet and a pioneer.
One of the most commonly photographed of all subjects, along with famous landmarks (and people standing in front of famous landmarks), are children.
Visits by the Royal Family and Governors General
Since the early 1900s, members of the Royal family and Governor Generals of Canada have visited Red Deer.
The Cottingham's were an affluent family who loved to travel and socialize and encountered many historic figures during their lives.
Beau Gaetz was a rancher, trapper and guide who helped trail blaze a 1912 expedition to the Northern Rockies.
Isaac B. Carscallen, descended from United Empire Loyalists, farmed in the Napanee area his entire life. He had at least two wives and 10 children.