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Calgary & Area

Calgary & Area

This region was the home of Aboriginal People of Treaty 7 and saw the arrival of the Canadian Pacific Railway and a range of settlers. It also saw the beginning of ranching, which resulted in the establishment of the Calgary Stampede.

With the coming in of the Turner Valley wells prior to World War I, the City went "oil mad" and is now not only a petroleum administration centre but also Canada's second-largest corporate centre.

Alberta Naturally Alberta Naturally
Francophone Alberta is important historically, politically, economically, culturally and socially...

Treaty 7 Treaty 7
This website explores the making of Treaty 7 through text, historic photographs, audio, video and contextual information...

Canada'a Petroleum Heritage Canada's Petroleum Heritage
Alberta's vast reservoirs of oil and natural gas resources have radically transformed Alberta from a primarily agrarian economy to a vibrant industrial centre...

The Road: Building of the Alaska Highway The Road: Building of the Alaska Highway
In 2005, the Edmonton Art Gallery, (now the Art Gallery of Alberta) produced the exhibition THE ROAD: Constructing the Alaska Highway. This Web site recreates to that exhibit...

The Road: Building of the Alaska Highway Alberta's Black Pioneer Heritage
This site gives a brief history of Black pioneer settlement in Alberta and includes insights into the social and political conditions affecting immigration during the 19th and 20th centuries...

Celebrating Alberta's Italian Community Celebrating Alberta's Italian Community
Immigrants from Italy began to come to Western Canada in the 1880s to work on the railways and in the mines...

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