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Photograph, glass lantern slide
Centre Street bridge, Calgary, AB, about 1923
Anonyme - Anonymous
About 1923, 20th century
Silver salts and transparent ink on glass - Gelatin dry plate process
8 x 10 cm
Gift of Mr. Stanley G. Triggs
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"Calgary: At Calgary, thirty miles further, we reach the end of the praries proper, and are at the foothills which climb gradually up to the Rockies. Calgary is the largest city between Winnipeg and Vancouver (population 78,000). Situated on the Bow River, it is a flourishing industrial and agricultural centre, the junction point of the main line of the Canadian Pacific with lines running north to Edmonton and south to Lethbridge and the headquarters of the Company`s Department of Natural Resources, which administers all the Canadian Pacific land, mineral and timber interests in the West. It has also, in the Ogden shops, the extensive Western machine shops of the Company."

Excerpt from "ACROSS CANADA BY C. P. R.", Section 4--The Prairie Provinces; booklet, McGill University Illustrated Lectures, 1928.

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