On Display until March 11

Born Lucky

Medicine Hat, The Gas City

Known as “The Gas City”, Medicine Hat has long been identified with its natural gas reserves. Since the late 19th century, these reserves have directly benefited its residents, encouraged industry, and garnered national and international attention. Through this Archives Vignette discover the inspiration for Sir Rudyard Kipling’s 1907 quote: “This part of the country seems to have all hell for a basement, and the only trap door is Medicine Hat.”