Calgary

An Illustrated History

by Max Foran

Fort Calgary was built in 1875 by the North West Mounted Police to bring law and order to the newly-opened Canadian West. With the arrival of the railway the new town of Calgary grew rapidly, justifying the eternal optimism of its energetic boosters.
Fort Calgary was built in 1875 by the North West Mounted Police to bring law and order to the newly-opened frontier of the Canadian West. With the arrival of the railway and the granting of land concessions favourable to ranching the new town of Calgary grew rapidly, justifying the eternal optimism of its energetic boosters.
The discovery of oil at Leduc in 1947 restored the city's pre-eminence in the province's economic life. Always the most American of Canada's major cities, Calgary in recent years has felt the southern influence even more as American multinationals set up new headquarters in the rapidly rising downtown core. Nevertheless, despite the general uniformity of its ethnic makeup and the relative lack of civic enterprise, the city's inhabitants have preserved a spirit which is energetic and immediately recognizable.
The text has been enhanced by a fine selection of 120 historical photographs illustrating all aspects of the city's life from its origins to the present day.

About the Author

Max Foran

MAX FORAN is a Calgary teacher who has written many articles on the citys history.'

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