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History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1975 and 2020

History of Calgary – Then & Now – 1975 vs. 2020

history of Calgary then and now - 1975 - 2015

Industrial Tragedy

1975 – Some of you may be old enough to remember that fateful day here in Calgary more than 40 years ago now. While there were many good things that happened this year in our city, perhaps one of the most notable was the tragic accident on the afternoon of April 21st, 1975.

Nearly 1.5 tonnes of dynamite blew up at the Canadian Industries Ltd. plant in the southeast quadrant, sending a fireball 300 metres tall into the sky and creating a boom that could be heard across the city. Six male workers were injured and three severely wounded, leaving many wives and children with the incredible pain of losing their loved one.

It is tragedies like this and like the floods back in June of 2013 that we Calgarians should remember along with the good times. They remind us of just how dangerous our environments can be, and that we all should be as safe as possible everywhere we go in anything we do because life IS precious!

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1975 – On more of a positive note, the Historical Society of Alberta (HSA) had one of its most renowned publications called the Alberta Historical Review renamed to Alberta History in 1975.

To this day, the it has remained one of the most popular journals in the country, combining both popular history with academics. The HSA releases two quarterly publications: Alberta History and History Now. Readers can access these for free by clicking the link above.

If you want to learn more cool facts about Alberta’s history, check them out! Also, see our articles below for more now cool then and now comparisons!

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