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Railway at Heritage Park
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Heritage Park Historical Village is a theme park located in Calgary, Alberta. The park is located on 66 acres (267,000 m²) of parkland on the banks of Glenmore Reservoir along the city's southwestern edge. It is one of the city's most visited tourist attractions. It is also the largest living historical park in Canada. The park is branded as a living museum since it features a village that was recreated to appear as it might have in late 19th and early 20th century Alberta. Many of the historical buildings are real and were transported to the park to be placed on display. Others are re-creations of actual buildings. Most of the structures are furnished and decorated with genuine artifacts. Even the park's staff costumes and maintenance vehicles are true to the time. Calgary Transit provides regular shuttle service from Heritage C-Train station. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1444 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1444 KB) Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... The Glenmore Reservoir is a large manmade reservoir on the Elbow River in the southwest quadrant of Calgary, Alberta. ... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Flower Wild rose Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 642,317 km² 19... Calgary Transit is the public transit service which is owned and operated by the city of Calgary, Alberta. ... Heritage is a stop on the South Line (Route 201) of the C-Train light rail system in Calgary, Alberta. ... Calgary Transit have recently introduced new SD-160 vehicles to complement their ageing original trains. ...


The entire park is large and is divided into several areas such as a railway prairie town, a pre-railway settlement from the fur trading era, a ranching area, a railway roundhouse, and an antique midway. // Indian trade The fur trade (also called the Indian trade) was a huge part of the early history of contact in North America between European-Americans and American Indians (now often called Native Americans in the United States and First Nations in Canada). ... Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ... Roundhouse in 1909, turntable in the front Steam locomotives sit in the Chicago and Northwestern roundhouse at the Chicago, Illinois freight yards, December 1942. ... A midway at a fair (commonly an American fair such as a county or state fair) is the location where amusement park rides, entertainment and fast food booths are concentrated. ...


Highlights of the park include:

  • A working steam locomotive and train that takes passengers around the park
  • A restored streetcar from Calgary's former streetcar system that shuttles passengers to and from the parking lot
  • A re-creation of the paddle steamer, S.S. Moyie that traverses the Glenmore Reservoir
  • An antique midway that features working historical amusement park rides
  • A working blacksmith, bakery, hotel, restaurant, and several shops
  • Horse-drawn wagons
  • A Hudson Bay Company trading fort

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External links

  • Official website

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Pinellas County Heritage Village (480 words)
inellas County’s Heritage Village is a 21-acre, open-air historical village and museum located in the heart of Pinellas County.
First opened to the public in 1976, Heritage Village is funded in its operations by the Board of County Commissioners and supported in its activities by the Pinellas County Historical Society and other community groups.
Heritage Village is also the site of the Daniel McMullen Home for the Fiber Arts.
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