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Michel Hotel

The Purple Ghost

Originally shown as part of CHROMA:

summer group + invitational show at Christine Klassen Gallery 2021

"About 15 minutes after westbound travelers on Hwy. 3 in the Crowsnest Pass cross the Alberta – British Columbia border, they enter the short and narrow Michel Creek Valley where the town of Michel used to be. A little further was Middletown, and just beyond was the community of Natal. All three coal mining communities – separated less than a kilometer from each other - have vanished.


The only reminder of the past that is left is the Michel Hotel, which was also called, The Purple Ghost, by locals." - (since demolished)


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