Cabin in the Crowsnest Pass
2015/05/26 by On the River in MOTION
So yesterday i was at my friend’s cabin in the crowsnest pass
, helping him remove some stones from a walkway near his cabin in order to build up a small retaining wall, and when we started to remove some of the stones from one particular area, we discovered a small flat metal cover buried under the lawn. More importantly we also discovered a small hole under that cover that did not make sense. We then dug out the rest of the cover and then took it off, to find a concrete entrance to a large underground storage room.. A large space hidden from view for possibly decades, if not longer..
It turns out that the crowsnest pass was a lively area during Alberta’s prohibition era around 1916 (who knew Canada had prohibition? I didn’t..) And many of the coal miners living here back then made back yard stills and hidden wine cellars to get around the law.
This log cabin dates back to that era, and is full of past secrets and stories that we may never know completely. But it looks like we found one of the stories totally by accident.
~ D. Scott Moore
Thanks to LST