Alberta History

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1670  Today’s [[Portal:Alberta|Alberta]] was a part of the territory given to the Hudson’s Bay Company.  
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*'''1670''' Today’s [[Portal:Alberta|Alberta]] was a part of the territory given to the Hudson’s Bay Company.
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*'''1777–1778''' First trading post on Lake Athabasca was established.
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*'''1778''' Fort Chipewyan was founded.
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*'''1794''' Fort Augustus was founded near the present site of Edmonton.
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*'''1869''' Rupert’s Land bought from the Hudson’s Bay Company and organized into the Northwest Territories.
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*'''1874–1875''' North West Mounted Police established Fort Macleod and Fort Calgary.
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*'''1876–1877''' Territorial rights acquired from the Indians by treaty.
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*'''1882''' The southern region of the Northwest Territories was divided into four districts; one was named Alberta.
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*'''1883''' Canadian Pacific Railway’s main line was completed across Alberta.
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*'''1885''' Northwest Rebellion outbreak.
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*'''1905''' The Province of Alberta was formed.
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*'''1908''' The University of Alberta was founded.  
  
1777–1778  First trading post on Lake Athabasca was established.  
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About half of Alberta’s population is of British origin.  Other nationalities include Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Scandinavian, Ukrainian, and Indian (18,000 American Indians reside on 90 reservations).  Most migrations were from eastern Canada, Europe, and the United States in the early 1900s.  
  
1778  Fort Chipewyan was founded.
 
 
1794  Fort Augustus was founded near the present site of Edmonton.
 
 
1869  Rupert’s Land bought from the Hudson’s Bay Company and organized into the Northwest Territories.
 
 
1874–1875  North West Mounted Police established Fort Macleod and Fort Calgary.
 
 
1876–1877  Territorial rights acquired from the Indians by treaty.
 
 
1882  The southern region of the Northwest Territories was divided into four districts; one was named Alberta.
 
 
1883  Canadian Pacific Railway’s main line was completed across Alberta.
 
 
1885  Northwest Rebellion outbreak.
 
 
1905  The Province of Alberta was formed.
 
 
1908  The University of Alberta was founded.
 
 
About half of Alberta’s population is of British origin.  Other nationalities include Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Scandinavian, Ukrainian, and Indian (18,000 American Indians reside on 90 reservations).  Most migrations were from eastern Canada, Europe, and the United States in the early 1900s.
 
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[[Category:Alberta]]
 
[[Category:Alberta]]

Revision as of 02:27, 1 September 2008

  • 1670 Today’s Alberta was a part of the territory given to the Hudson’s Bay Company.
  • 1777–1778 First trading post on Lake Athabasca was established.
  • 1778 Fort Chipewyan was founded.
  • 1794 Fort Augustus was founded near the present site of Edmonton.
  • 1869 Rupert’s Land bought from the Hudson’s Bay Company and organized into the Northwest Territories.
  • 1874–1875 North West Mounted Police established Fort Macleod and Fort Calgary.
  • 1876–1877 Territorial rights acquired from the Indians by treaty.
  • 1882 The southern region of the Northwest Territories was divided into four districts; one was named Alberta.
  • 1883 Canadian Pacific Railway’s main line was completed across Alberta.
  • 1885 Northwest Rebellion outbreak.
  • 1905 The Province of Alberta was formed.
  • 1908 The University of Alberta was founded.

About half of Alberta’s population is of British origin. Other nationalities include Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian, Scandinavian, Ukrainian, and Indian (18,000 American Indians reside on 90 reservations). Most migrations were from eastern Canada, Europe, and the United States in the early 1900s.