Before there was a Jasper store:

Even before there was a Jasper, the Robinson family was providing food to the Canadian west.

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Prior to emigration...

The Robinson family traces its roots back to County Down in Ireland.

Herbert Robinson emigrated to Canada from Ireland around 1907 and homesteaded in Carrot Creek, Alberta.

 
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1910

The Homestead: Carrot Creek, Alberta.

He then set up each of his sons with a store along the Yellowhead route from Edmonton to Jasper.

 
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1915

The Carrot Creek, Alberta store.

Carrot Creek now is an unincorporated community in central Alberta. Its current population is roughly 15 people.  The store still stands today on Highway 16.

 
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1915

The Edson, Alberta store.

Edson continues to be an important trade centre, with special interest for the oil industry, in West Central Alberta.

 
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1915

The Niton, Alberta store.

As of 2006, Niton Junction had a total population of 119 living in 44 dwellings.

 
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1915

The Entwistle, Alberta store.

The town of Entwistle served the area formerly referred to as Pembina on the Pembina River.