East Coulee School Museum

East Coulee is a small village about 13 miles southeast of Drumheller. It was once a thriving coal mining town with a population of over 3,000 people. Before the coal mines shut down, the town’s heyday was the period 1928-1955 when the mines were working full blast and turning out hundreds of thousands of tons of coal. Today, the community has about 200 permanent residents. At its peak, the East Coulee School had around 300 students enrolled.

It was an amazing place to tour. The proud coal mining past of this area has been lovingly preserved in the School Museum; it was thoroughly engrossing and enjoyable.

September 18, 2019

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