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History of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The city of Calgary is situated on the Bow River in southern Alberta, about 220 km north of the American border at the meeting point of the Western prairies and mountain foothills.

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  • 1875 - Calgary, Canada founded
    Grew from Fort Calgary
    www.wikipedia.org

  • 1883 - Canadian Pacific Railway reached Calgary

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ abztimeln.htm

  • 1885 - July 2 - First issue of the daily, Calgary Herald, is published.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_2

  • News 1889 - Near Calgary, N. W. T., a freight train was precipitated down a mountain side on the 1st, and seven men were killed.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1889

  • 1889 - St. Mary’s Cathedral established at Calgary

    www.gcatholic.org

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    St. Mary's R.C. Church, Calgary, Alta.
    219 - 18th Ave. SW, Calgary, ALBERTA
    Established 1889
    Postcard
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    www.freeusandworldmaps.com
    Map
  • News 1892 - A Calgary dispatch says:
    Wm. Morrison, a half-breed from the Red Deer country, was on Saturday sentenced at the supreme court to two years at Stony Mountain for...Read MORE...


  • Calgary, Alberta, incorporated as a city in 1894

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Stephen Ave., Calgary, Alberta
    Postcard
  • 1909 - July 5 - First streetcars roll through Calgary

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_5

  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    C.P.R. Station, Palliser Hotel, and 9the Ave., Calgary, Alta.
    Postcard
  • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    The Calgary Mining Co., Calgary, Alta.
    Postcard
  • News 1913 - BURNS' ABATTOIR DESTROYED BY FIRE. BIG BLAZE AT CALGARY - LOSS IS OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
    (W.A.P. Report.)
    Calgary, Jan. 12. - One of the most disastrous fires in the history of Western Canada, occurred today when the large packing plant...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Cal'gary, a banking town and port of Canada, chief town of Alberta district, on the Bow and Elbow Rivers and on the main line of the Canadian Pacific ...Read MORE...


  • Calgary
    Calgary, Alberta, incorporated as a city in 1894, population 1,239,220 (2016 c) 1,096,833 (2011 c). The city of Calgary is situated on the Bow River...Read MORE...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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St. Mary's R.C. Church, Calgary, Alta.
219 - 18th Ave. SW, Calgary, ALBERTA
Established 1889
Postcard

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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www.freeusandworldmaps.com
Map

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Stephen Ave., Calgary, Alberta
Postcard



Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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The Calgary Mining Co., Calgary, Alta.
Postcard

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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C.P.R. Station, Palliser Hotel, and 9the Ave., Calgary, Alta.
Postcard
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History and News of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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  • 1875 - Calgary, Canada founded
    Grew from Fort Calgary
    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1883 - Canadian Pacific Railway reached Calgary

    www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ province/ abztimeln.htm
  • 1885 - July 2 - First issue of the daily, Calgary Herald, is published.

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_2
  • 1889 - St. Mary’s Cathedral established at Calgary

    www.gcatholic.org
  • News  1889 - Near Calgary, N. W. T., a freight train was precipitated down a mountain side on the 1st, and seven men were killed.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 9, 1889
  • News  1892 - A Calgary dispatch says:
    Wm. Morrison, a half-breed from the Red Deer country, was on Saturday sentenced at the supreme court to two years at Stony Mountain for... Read MORE...

  • Calgary, Alberta, incorporated as a city in 1894

    www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca
  • 1909 - July 5 - First streetcars roll through Calgary

    canadachannel.ca/ todayincanadianhistory/ index.php/ July_5
  • News  1913 - BURNS' ABATTOIR DESTROYED BY FIRE. BIG BLAZE AT CALGARY - LOSS IS OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
    (W.A.P. Report.)
    Calgary, Jan. 12. - One of the most disastrous fires in the history of Western Canada, occurred today when the large packing plant... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Cal'gary, a banking town and port of Canada, chief town of Alberta district, on the Bow and Elbow Rivers and on the main line of the Canadian Pacific ... Read MORE...

  • Calgary
    Calgary, Alberta, incorporated as a city in 1894, population 1,239,220 (2016 c) 1,096,833 (2011 c). The city of Calgary is situated on the Bow River... Read MORE...

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