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Old photos of Calgary

Surrealplaces

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We'll kick this off with an old on of 17th ave (near 45th ave)

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Wow! Those images of Tuxedo Park and Bridgeland really drive home how young this city is. Hard to image that town of dirt roads and sparsely-populated, rolling hills would grow to become a major metropolis with over 1,000,000 residents and a skyline that rivals Philadelphia in just over 50 years.
 

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I love that old pic of Centre Street Bridge. That's awesome.

One thing that stands out so much to me, is how few trees there were in Calgary back then.
 

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I love that old pic of Centre Street Bridge. That's awesome.

Agree! I don't know what it is, but no matter the economic class a person was in, everyone just seemed more classy and presentable, especially in public. Men were always in suits and fedoras whether they were attending a sporting event or running errands. Even the working class construction workers are wearing collared button up shirts. Now you go into a Walmart and people are walking around in their pajamas with nacho cheese stains and it looks like they haven't showered in days.
 

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