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The history of Elk Point and area began long before the arrival of the fur traders and really got started with the land survey and homestead sale that came with the beginning of the Province of Alberta. Many immigrants arrived and struggled to make a livelihood from the new land with very few resources to help them get started. Slowly the schools, roads, bridges and services necessary for a thriving society were put in place and the whole area changed and grew. In this section you can find about the beginnings of the settlement period, the later growth and development and some of the interesting times along the way.