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Calgary is on the banks of the Bow River & close to Alberta's Rocky Mountains

The vast prairie, supplies of timber & fresh water soon led to the Canadian government opening the territory to ranching.

Oil  was found in 1914, It was a short boom due to the outbreak of World War One. In 1924 oil & gas erupted from a drill stem the  boom continued until 1927

In 1947 oil was found near Edmonton & as more oil was found in Alberta.

The energy industry continues to be a cornerstone of the economy.

Calgary's best-known visitor attraction is the Calgary Stampede an event featuring a large parade & a world-class rodeo.