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The Elbow: A River in the Life of the City John Gilpin

The Elbow: A River in the Life of the City

John Gilpin

Published January 1st 2010
ISBN : 9781550593785
Paperback
263 pages
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From the earliest days, the Elbow River has been an important part of Calgarys history. This was the area around which the burgeoning city of Calgary started. From the earliest people to present-day population, recognition has been given to theMoreFrom the earliest days, the Elbow River has been an important part of Calgarys history. This was the area around which the burgeoning city of Calgary started. From the earliest people to present-day population, recognition has been given to the Elbow River, not only as a business connection, but also as an important recreation area. The Glenmore Dam was subsequently planned and finally constructed, adding to the commercial importance of the Elbow River and adding to the recreation area. Captain John Palliser missed the Elbow River in his early explorations of the area but it was not missed by subsequent entrepreneurs, the RCMP, the Canadian Pacific Railway.This key area of growth for the city then spread further afield, but the Elbow River has always been a central part of Calgary. John Gilpin has provided in-depth and extensive research on this topic, correcting some earlier settlement statements and adding very considerable depth to the knowledge about this important area.