Calgary Uncovered

    
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  Calgary Uncovered
November 21, 2002
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In the early hours of Saturday, November 7, 1886, fire broke out in Parish & Son's grocery and provision store on Calgary's Atlantic Avenue (now 9th Ave, in the downtown core). The blaze quickly spread to adjoining buildings, like Sherman House and Lamount's Tin Shop. Wind carried the fire further to a building on the opposite corner, where it met a vacant lot and stopped.

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October 10, 2002
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Calgary's history is often difficult to define. Our past gets tangled up in cowboy imagery and tales of great pioneers, and we connect with that past in very peculiar ways. Culturally, we hold historic rituals like the Calgary Stampede, and erect monuments like Heritage Park. Officially, we welcome visitors with traditional white stetsons. And through the written word, we relive our past through historic texts and books that chronicle our roots in the Wild West. Our history, at least our popular history, seems linear and unified.

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