In mid-September a group of members from the Blindman Valley Lions Club gathered together to help clear up a very famous landmark in the area.
This sign has welcomed and informed travelers driving north on Highway 20 that they were cresting a hill into the ‘Famous Blindman Valley’.
This area ranging from the crest of this hill to the small hamlet of Hoadley is the location many pioneers chose to homestead in during the late 1800s. Many families in not only Alberta, but throughout Canada have roots that stem from this area.
Arriving by horse and wagon or by train, these pioneers found a valley rich with grasslands, fertile soil and an abundance of wildlife.
The crops grown in this area and the livestock raised help to feed the world.
It has had this sign posted for more than 50 years. The members of the Blindman Valley Lions Club had noticed it had become a little overgrown lately, so armed with all the proper gardening implements they rectified this oversight.
Once again you can take notice, not only of the sign, but of the Famous Blindman Valley, resplendent in all her fall harvest glory.