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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1968

History of Calgary – 44 Years of Change!

History of Calgary Then and Now 1968

  • The Husky Tower, later renamed Calgary Tower is completed, becoming the tallest freestanding structure in Canada
  • Eclipsed in height long ago, and more recently by the Bow, the Calgary Tower is still an instantly recognizable Calgary Icon

In 1968, history was made at the Stampede by these noticeable “firsts”

  • Event duration extended to a full 10 days
  • Cocktail Lounge at the Big Four stays problem free the full time of the Stampede
  • The first quarter horse races are held
  • Stampede parade extends its route past a ticket vendor for the event
  • Stampede now is in action on Sundays, where a free grandstand show incited visitor interests to come down to the grounds

In 1968, the Calgary Zoo finally had hired their first ever full-time veterinarian! Before this they relied on volunteers to help the animals. Come back soon for more local history and everything else to do with the city, including restaurant reviews, events and activities and more!Your Source Best in Calgary Alberta

More historical comparisons at:

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1885 and 1912

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1947

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