National Geographic : 1960 Jul
Moonlight makes a sap phire of Lake Louise in this dramatic time exposure showing the moon setting behind Mount Victoria. Here, the Stony Indians are said to have told the first white explorers in 1882, the Great Spirit painted a re flected picture that will never fade. Lake Louise honors Prin cess Louise Caroline Alber ta, the same daughter of Queen Victoria whose name graces the province. A roped climber (above) walks a treacherous ridge between two crevasses. KODACHROMESBY DAVIDS. BOYER(ABOVE)ANDMILES O'REILLY ) N.G.S. Photogenically, I found it inviting my cam era even more than Alberta's legislative building or the $5,000,000 twin of Calgary's Jubilee Auditorium. My own faith in Alberta's future will take me back there one day. There are things about the place that stay in your heart. When I go, the wet grain fields I passed in leaving the province will be forgotten. So will the snowstorm that buried part of the crop. When next I see Calgary's cowboys on bucking broncos, when I visit Edmonton and prairie farms and oil refineries, Alberta is almost sure to be an even more dramatic place. The young princess of the plains has her problems--how to sell surplus oil, what to do with surplus grain, how to increase markets for her beef and pork. But these are the best kinds of problems, mind you, as Al bertans very well know.