In May of 1929, Al Capone was arrested on a concealed weapon charge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His sentence required him to stay in the Eastern State Penitentiary for one year. During that time he made his surroundings rather comfortable compared… Read More ›
“Camels in the Sagebrush”…Virginia City, Nevada…
“When the first camel contingent arrived in Virginia City, Nevada in 1861, their appearance was nothing short of sensational. People walking C Street were stunned at the sight, horses reared up; some men wondered if they had lingered too long at… Read More ›
“Only Yesterday” and only in Calgary…
As many of you know, I crave history, like dogs crave bones, so naturally I always head to the History section in bookstores. This is where I caress the numerous book spines that line the shelves, patiently looking for that… Read More ›
“Castle by the Tracks” – The Palliser Hotel
The Western Standard newspaper of June 20, 1914 described the elegant new hotel in detail. “The floor of the rotunda, vestibule, entrance hall and elevator hall is of grey Tennessee marble, and the columns that support the roof are finished… Read More ›
Monkeys and Meals Oh My!
I am a self-confessed history lover, so how I found myself in an Accounting Coordinator position, I have no idea, but that’s another story. Calgary is still considered a “new “city, but delve deep into its history you will find… Read More ›
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