Started as a railroad town, today Medicine Hat is served by the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 1) and the eastern terminus of the Crowsnest Highway (Highway 3).
Nearby communities considered part of the Medicine Hat area include the Town of Redcliff (abutting the city's northwest boundary) and the hamlets of Desert Blume, Dunmore, Irvine, Seven Persons, and Veinerville.
You're one of the few in Medicine Hat that has even heard of a computer. A telegram will be delivered to you personally by horseback from the Postmaster General of Canada.
Estimated delivery time is 8 - 10 months providing good weather conditions and no snow.
Sixety some view's and not one response other than mine.A number of natural factors have always made Medicine Hat a gathering place.The gently sloping valley with its converging waterways and hardy native cottonwood trees attracted both the migratory bison herds which passed through the area, and humans who used the waterways and hunted the bison.Also in this area, further to the west, other MHC students and faculty were part of an excavation in 2000 at what became known as the Hillside Campsite, where two layers of finds were made.The upper layer had artifacts from the Old Women's Phase, but the lower layers were found to be much older, containing Pelican Lake Phase remains that were dated to between 10 BC.