BRETON MAP EDMONTON

BRETON MAP EDMONTON

Directions: Exit Edmonton on Hwy 2 south, take exit 517 for Hwy 39 west toward Drayton Valley, merge onto Hwy 39, and turn left at Hwy 20.

Distance: 108 km, or about 1 hour and 28 minutes, from Edmonton.

Info: www.village.breton.ab.ca.

In 1908, the Canadian government encouraged the flow of African-American settlers from Oklahoma. In addition to harsh weather, isolation, and all the other hardships that came with settling in Alberta, many who arrived here also faced discrimination. Keystone, now called Breton, was one of four rural Alberta communities founded by African-American settlers from Oklahoma and neighbouring states during the early 20th century. Today Breton is home to 581 people.

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