What was it like to stand in the middle of a wide open prairie and imagine a city?~Inscription on Mountie statue outside Fort Calgary.
|Aerial view of Fort Calgary. Photo Credit: Yellowhouse Aerial|
|Fort Calgary Welcomes You!|
|Meet Buffy Bison. This statue greets visitors to Fort Calgary and also acts as a reminder of what the prairies were like prior to settlement.|
|A classic photo of Fort Calgary. Photo Credit: Glenbow Archives|
|An archived photo of the Calgary Barracks. Photo Credit: Glenbow Archives|
|This statue of Commissioner James Macleod is prominently featured on the grounds of Fort Calgary|
|The reconstructed Calgary Barracks were designed to look as they did in 1888|
|There's a timeline of events outside the interpretive centre|
|A reconstruction of what the inside of the fort would have looked like|
|Fort Calgary was awarded National Historic Site status in 1925 with this stone marker|
|The illuminated outline of the original Fort Calgary was created by Jill Anholt and is called Markings. Photo Credit: Yellowhouse Aerial|
|The NWMP Veterans' Association placed this historic marker on the site of the original Fort Calgary back in 1917|
|These modern pillars reside at the intersection of 6th Street SE and 9th Avenue SE|
Please note this story also appears on the Calgary Guardian website under the title, From Police Outpost to Modern City.