Camrose Stories

What kind of stories are likely to be told in "official" histories of a place, and what kind will likely not be told?

Usually, the official version has a particular narrative - often one of struggle over insurmountable odds, or one of vision and foresight.

What tends not show up? Stories like these:

It is not that no one knows these things, or wouldn't tell you if you asked, but that they don't necessarily fit the narrative.