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The era of the open-range cattle industry that began in the 1880s and peaked by 1906 was enabled by the Canadian government’s generous policies permitting large-scale cheap leases. While most…Read More
Winnifred Eaton Reeve was a Canadian novelist and screenwriter born in 1875 in Montreal to an English father and a Chinese mother. She was one of the first successful Asian…Read More
During the Second World War, Canada’s military was facing labour shortages and needed to find a way to free up capable men from administrative and support work so they could…Read More
In 1923, the well-known author, activist, and Alberta MLA Nellie McClung became a new neighbour of the Lougheeds. McClung and her family moved into a half-timbered house at 7th Street…Read More
Chinese immigrants were attracted to Western Canada to work on the construction of the CPR in the early 1880s. They faced racist government policies and discrimination. In 1885, a discriminatory…Read More
For many years, the park around Lougheed House was at the centre of Calgary’s gay prostitution stroll which was known in the community as the “Fruit Loop”. While the Beltline neighbourhood…Read More
The November 6, 1886 edition of the Calgary Weekly Herald called for “an effective system of fire suppression […] required without delay”. The writer mused that due to neglected…Read More
Isabella Hardisty was born in Deninu Kué, ‘moose island place,’ a trading post on the southern shore of Great Slave Lake, also called Fort Resolution. She was the eldest…Read More
Charles Daniels worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway during the early 20th century as an inspector for porters. At the time, one of the few jobs for black men was…Read More
1. You’ve been Manager of Olds College’s 15 acres of botanic gardens & greenhouses for over 8 years. Tell us about that place. I was a student at Olds College…Read More