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History of Wildwood
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway chose the name Junkins for this community using an alphabetical system. When the train arrived here all the letters up to "J" had been chosen. There was a Mr. Junkins, the Vice President of a consulting company of engineers for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad Company, that the town was thus named after. In May 1910 the first train arrived in Junkins. In 1928 many families were living in Junkins. They found the name unattractive and a contest was held and the name "Wildwood" became the official name in 1929.
Logging and farming have been the main business in the area. The oil patch generated many jobs in the area since the oil boom in the fifties.
A more intense and detailed history can be obtained from the local history books "Where the Lobstick River Flows" Volume I printed in 1987 and Volume II printed in 2005.
We have two Seniors' accommodations in Wildwood
|Rosewood Lodge||Wildrose Villa|