The theme for this year's Historic Calgary week is "reflect and remember." An interesting theme as for most of us Calgary is our adopted home so we have limited ability to reflect and remember on what Calgary was like even 50 years ago.
I thought it would be interesting to share with reader some history postcards and photos that I have been collecting over the years. I also found and amazing collection of old postcards and photos in the Calgary Public Library's digital library - I was like a kid in a candy shop.
I hope these images will help you understand that Calgary does indeed have a rich history and that we have preserved much of it. As I like to say, "city building is about balancing preservation and prosperity - you need both!"
Hope you enjoy.....
Central / Memorial Park
Central or Memorial Park is the beginning of Calgary's quest to create a unique urban sense of place. City building is an ongoing process that takes centuries not decades. Calgary is just a teenager when it comes to being a city.
Reflect & Remember....
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