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Altorado is a ghost town in the County of Forty Mile No. 8, Alberta, Canada.

The community was originally settled during the creation of a Canadian Pacific Railway line from Weyburn, Saskatchewan to Stirling, Alberta in an attempt to profit from railway trade. During 1912–1913, pioneers, mainly members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, settled at Altorado, located southeast of present-day Foremost. By 1913, the community had a doctor, a post office, two general stores, and three blacksmiths.

However, in 1913, the line bypassed the community in favour of Foremost, and the community became non-viable.

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