Entrance to Calgary Stampede

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Title Entrance to Calgary Stampede
Identifier pc_1787i
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Description “Then & Now” columns appeared weekly in the Calgary Herald between 2002 and 2005. The following article appeared July 9, 2002. <br><br> Then: <br>• This new $35,000 stockade gate, designed by the local architectural firm of Stevenson, Cawston and Dewar, was erected just in time for the July 6 opening of the 1953 Stampede. About 451,837 people passed through the fort-like main entrance during the six- day event. <br><br> Now: <br>• The opening of the LRT system in May 1981 marked the beginning of a new era for the Stampede. But progress came at a price. 17th Avenue S.E. was closed at Macleod Trail to accommodate construction of Stampede station. During this process, the stockade entrance was relocated to a less prominent position, behind the station. Many of the nearly 1.2 million visitors to this year's Stampede will pass through this entrance during the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
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