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By Mark Kozub

Before changing into the oil capital of the kingdom, Calgary was once a nineteenth-century boomtown within the middle of Alberta. The roots of significant prosperity have been turning out to be, although politicians and most of the people believed the West was once top left to the trapper and trader.

Nurtured through a feeling of imaginative and prescient and the sweat of excellent outdated labor, Calgary grew, and has now blossomed right into a world-class cosmopolitan urban famous for its burgeoning oil and fuel undefined, its famed Calgary Zoo, and naturally, the Stampede. A Calgary Album is a sentimental trip right into a livestock city that grew to become much more. via sixty-five excellent black and white pictures and interesting storytelling, the authors take the reader again to the time of the "real" cowboys, to the times whilst the streetcar appeared like technological know-how fiction, during the melancholy, the good wars, the days of growth, bust, and restoration. We revisit the movers, the shakers, and the honourable daily those that grew to become this "cow city" right into a urban worthy bragging approximately.

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The I. G. Baker shop, inbuilt October 1875 and moved to ninth street and 1st highway Southeast in 1883 and 1884. impressive personalities within the picture comprise (from left): Angus Sparrow, John L. Bowen, I. G. Baker (manager), “Ghost River” McDonald (father of D. P. ), Mr. Playfair, A. P. Patrick, moment Deputy Sheriff Fitzgerald, and Willie Bowmen (sixth from the right). Glenbow documents, Calgary, Canada NA-345-18 Photographer unknown In 1875, The Hudson’s Bay Company’s buying and selling submit used to be positioned on the Bow River fortress. In 1884, its first shop opened close to the Royal Canadian fixed Police citadel in east Calgary. Glenbow information, Calgary, Canada ND-8-276 Photographer: Oliver, W. J. Calgary, Alberta An commercial for the Royal Mail Line, Qu’Appelle & Calgary, 1885, from Burns and Elliott’s listing. Glenbow records, Calgary, Canada NA-3214-1 a distinct type of procuring Experience . . . IN CALGARY AND ITS SURROUNDING RURAL parts, as in different elements of the realm, the way in which we store for items is being reinvented via the arrival of “super shops” and, extra lately, e-commerce. earlier than the age of know-how, buying was once approximately greater than simply looking the shop cabinets or the most recent web-site. It used to be an opportunity to talk with the shop clerk and different consumers or to make amends for neighborhood information and, extra usually, neighborhood gossip. the products you will locate in Calgary’s first Hudson’s Bay corporation shop have been faraway from metropolitan. in its place, the cabinets have been typically stacked with flintlock muskets, carrot tobacco in three-pound rolls, and goods particular to the corporate corresponding to hooded duffle capotes. curiously, initially of the 1900s, a hungry buyer may also purchase anything known as Orange Meat. this present day, this related product remains to be on supermarket cabinets, think it or not . . . purely now we consult with it easily as Corn Flakes. A twenty minute time publicity shot taken of the inner of the Hudson’s Bay corporation shop within the spring of 1904. Glenbow files, Calgary, Canada NA-121-1 Photographer: Snider, okay. W. , Calgary, Alberta “Cow-town,” certainly! whereas AGRICULTURE nonetheless HOLDS A favourite position in glossy Calgary’s undefined, the golden age of the open diversity is long past. In 1896, the Walrond Ranch corporation observed earnings exceeding $133,000 — adequate cash in these days to make a modern day oil magnate flip envious. by way of 1906, as many as 3 million acres of Alberta land have been ploughed by means of approximately 1000 varied participants or businesses, and there have been nearly 1000000 head of livestock. A livestock around up within the Calgary region, 1890. Glenbow records, Calgary, Canada NA-1905-18 picture: Mather, T. H. a foul Time to be a Rancher . . . whereas THE past due 19th CENTURY could now be thought of the main filthy rich time to were at the diversity, in 1887 the total farm animals used to be hit not easy via the main disastrous iciness ever skilled in North the United States. through spring, few ranchers discovered their farms untouched. in truth, such a lot had misplaced at the very least forty percentage in their as soon as wealthy herds — a few misplaced up to seventy five percentage! To make issues worse, a few herds around the prairies have been being affected by the results of the outside illness mange.

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