Stories, Memories and Thoughts for Calgary ...
We love to hear the stories that people remember from their youth, especially those tales about where they grew up.
Since the most interesting history are the reminiscences passed from one person to another, we want to try and record some of them before these little slices of history are lost.
If you have a tale, reminiscence or other thoughts to tell of Calgary, about the places you knew when young, we would like to include them here.
If you're interested, we have some Guidelines about the stories that we would like to place here - please see our Story Guidelines.
Our first story about Calgary:
Landmark: Fort Calgary
Location of Marker (approximate):
Lat 51.0441, Lon -114.0464
Creation of the Province of Alberta
Assistant Commissioner James F. Macleod of the North-West Mounted Police despatched a
troop under Inspector E.A. Brisebois to this vicinty in August, 1875. On the west bank of the
Elbow River at its junction with the Bow, they constructed the post named Fort Calgary by Macleod for
his ancestral Scottish home. It was a base for patrols to native communities and ranches, and for police
duties during construction of the railway. Rebuilt as a district headquarters in 1882, with a
strength of some seventy men, the post was the focal point for the new settlement of