Dinosaur, St. George's Island, Calgary, Alta, Canada

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Creator Folkard company of Canada Limited Drummond Bldg., Montreal, Canada. Copyright Canada 1929 Reg'd U.S.A. Patent Office
Title Dinosaur, St. George's Island, Calgary, Alta, Canada
Identifier pc_1601
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Notes Calgary, Alberta
1929
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Description Typed verso: "St. George's Island. St. George's Island is a 45-acre piece of land in the Bow River at Calgary, Alberta. It is one of Calgary's beauty spots and serves as a playground and park for the relaxation and enjoyment of citizens and visitors. It also contains the Calgary Zoological Society's Natural Historical Park, established in 1927. Chief exhibits of the Zoo are reconstructed dinosaur models, those strange creatures of a bygone age, one of whose ancient habitats has been traced back to this area. There are also about 500 living animals gathered from the four corners of the earth. St. George's Island is well kept and includes bridges, footpaths, roads, neat lawns and flower beds, a wading pool, and picnic ground besides the zoological exhibits. Calgary is provided with other parks as well, notably Bowness, another island park located 8 miles west of the city with facilities for dancing, swimming, boating and the like. A few miles outside the city is Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.
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