Falun, Alberta

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Falun is located in Alberta
Falun
Falun
Location of Falun Alberta

Falun is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within the County of Wetaskiwin No. 10.[1] It is located on Highway 13, approximately 31 kilometres (19 mi) west of Wetaskiwin.

The community was named by John Strom[2]after Falun, in Sweden, the native land of a large share of the early citizens.[3] The first school opened in 1906[4] and the first post office opened in 1904.[5]

Falun is home to an outdoor arena that features the boards and glass from Calgary's Scotiabank Saddledome.[6]

Education[edit]

Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11 operates public schools: Falun Elementary School serves primary grades,[7] and Pigeon Lake Regional School serves secondary grades.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-07-08.
  2. ^ "What is in a name?". Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 50.
  4. ^ Freeway West. The Falun HIstorical Society. 1972. p. 469.
  5. ^ "Historical photos photographs of Falun". www.prairie-towns.com. Retrieved 2016-12-12.
  6. ^ "From the Saddledome to Falun, Alberta". CBC. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Falun Elementary School." Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11. Retrieved on September 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Pigeon Lake Regional School." Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11. Retrieved on September 13, 2018.

Coordinates: 52°57′30″N 113°50′33″W / 52.95833°N 113.84250°W / 52.95833; -113.84250 (Falun)