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Bergen

In 1907, J.T.Johannesen, with a group of his countrymen, founded a Norwegian settlement in this little Valley beside the Fallentimber Creek. This part of Alberta reminded them of their homeland and they named their settlement Bergen after the Norwegian city.

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Mr. Johansen was the first postmaster when a post office was opened in November 1907. A post office continued to operate here until February, 1970. The name Bergen is derived from Bjorgvin, translating, "meadow between the mountains."

- Place Names of Alberta - Volume III


 

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