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Calgary, Alberta, Canada - St. Marys R.C. Church, Calgary, Alta. 219 - 18th Ave. SW, Calgary, ALBERTA Established 1889

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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St. Mary's R.C. Church, Calgary, Alta.
219 - 18th Ave. SW, Calgary, ALBERTA
Established 1889
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Stephen Ave., Calgary, Alberta
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1875 - Calgary, Canada founded
Grew from Fort Calgary
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1883 - Canadian Pacific Railway reached Calgary

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

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1889 - St. Mary’s Cathedral established at Calgary

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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
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 horse-stealing. Rose Ann Fullam, aged 15, was convicted of stealing clothing from her mother and received a similar sentence. The case against A. J. Ross, photographer, charged with stealing a horse from George Sexsmith, was taken up but not finished. The case will be concluded on Tuesday.
The Winnipeg Tribune
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
April 18, 1892
Calgary, Alberta, incorporated as a city in 1894

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1909 - July 5 - First streetcars roll through Calgary

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1913 - BURNS' ABATTOIR DESTROYED BY FIRE. BIG BLAZE AT CALGARY - LOSS IS OVER ONE MILLION DOLLARS.
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Calgary, Jan. 12. - One of the most disastrous fires in the history of Western Canada, occurred today when the large packing plant of P. Burns & Co. was totally destroyed by fire. The loss, including carcasses in cold storage, will probably be in excess of $2,000,000. On account of the low water pressure, the fire department was unable to do effective work, and at a late hour tonight, the fire was still raging.

The loss is serious, in that the local plant was the largest institution of its kind in the west, from which all the western cities, including Vancouver and Victoria and the coast cities, draw largely for their meat supply, and butchering in the open may have to be resorted to in order to prevent a meat famine. The storage plant contained from 15,000 to 20,000 carcasses.

The fire was discovered about 12:30 o'clock on Sunday morning. The whole of the basement was in flames, and the packing plant department, augmented by all of the city fire department,... 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 R., 840 miles W. of Winnipeg. It is the trading-centre of a vast ranching and agricultural district, and has various manufacturing and mining interests. It is an important station of the Hudson Bay Company and of the Canadian Mounted Po lice, and contains the workshops of the Canadian Pacific R. Elevation, 3390 feet Pop. in 1901, 4152. Near here is the Sarcee Indian Reservation.
Lippincotts New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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 in southern Alberta, about 220 km north of the American border at the meeting point of the Western prairies and mountain foothills. It is the financial centre of western Canada, based on its key role in the development of the region’s oil and gas industry. With its panoramic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains and its historic association with cattle ranching and oil exploration, Calgary is one of Canada’s most identifiable cities.
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2023 - Here's a list of some of the best places to go and things to do in Calgary:
1. Explore Banff National Park: Just a short drive from Calgary, Banff National Park is a natural wonderland. You can hike, bike, or drive through its stunning mountain scenery, visit the picturesque town of Banff, and soak in the soothing hot springs.

2. Visit the Calgary Stampede: Known as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," the Calgary Stampede is a 10-day event featuring rodeo competitions, live music, carnival rides, and delicious food. It's an iconic Calgary experience.

3. Discover the Calgary Zoo: This family-friendly attraction is home to over 1,000 animals from around the world. You can explore various ecosystems and even see giant pandas.

4. Stroll along Stephen Avenue: Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Stephen Avenue is a pedestrian mall lined with shops, restaurants, and historic buildings. It's a great place for shopping and people-watching.

5. Visit the Glenbow Museum: Explore Western Canada's rich history and art at the Glenbow Museum. It features... Read MORE...

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male ancestorMichael PEROTTI (1864, Castellamonte(?), Italy - 31 May 1942, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
female ancestorTheresa Mary PEROTTI (1878, - 26 August 1967, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
photo of Joseph Cyril BOISSELLEJoseph Cyril BOISSELLE (19 March 1888, Spalding, Quebec, Canada - 1951, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
female ancestorAdelaide SLATTERY (1 April 1888, Calgary, Alberta, Canada - 5 August 1953, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)
female ancestorAlphonsine Eugenie Alberta LEGAULT (6/18/1888 , Hull, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada - 12/16/1977 , Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
male ancestorJohn Alexander GALLOWAY (May 26 1914, Sault Sainte Marie, Ontario, Canada - August 26 2001, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
female ancestorAlexandra CASAVANT (19 December 1916, Legal, Alberta, Canada - 1995, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
photo of Marie Bertha Louise PAULMarie Bertha Louise PAUL (July 13, 1917, Saint Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - January 31, 2002, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
male ancestorDonald Kenneth BEATTIE (29 May 1929, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada - 26 December 2006, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

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