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20 Amazing Historical Pictures of Calgary, Alberta

20 Historical Photos of Calgary You'll Love! If you’ve been to Europe or Asia, chances are you’ve seen some structures that are hundreds, if not thousands of years old. In Calgary, the most historical buildings you’ll see were built in the early 1900s unless you head to Fort Calgary. Who was the founder of Fort Calgary? All of … [Read more...]

When Was the City of Calgary Founded?

When Was Calgary Founded? In 1875... Calgary, Alberta, Canada, was originally founded in 1875 by a detachment of North West Mounted Police (NWMP). This group of 150 men marched west across the prairies from Fort Dufferin, Manitoba, arriving in the summer of 1874. After staying the winter in harsh and unfamiliar territory … [Read more...]

History of Calgary: Who Was Patrick Burns?

Who Was Patrick Burns? One of Alberta's Best... Who was Patrick (Pat) Burns? Many Albertans know this instrumental figure in the history of Calgary as one of the Big Four, a man whose influence on the city is everlasting and name adorns an inner city junior high school as recognition of that fact. Patrick Burns has a … [Read more...]