This image, dated 1923, shows the old Canadian Pacific Railway Station in Fairmont Hot Springs. The automobile on the right-hand side of the image belonged to Captain James R. Ogilvy Wills, who moved to Fairmont from Scotland with his mother and his sister Jeanette in 1922. James and Jeanette ranched together on 150 acres of land purchased from Joseph Young, who was killed in a horse and buggy incident. The siblings ranched the land, raising cattle and sheep, before developing part of it into a small resort, which was, and is still today, known as The Meadows. They also donated a portion of the property to be used for the Fairmont cemetery, where all three Wills are buried in a family crypt. If you have any more information, e-mail us at