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A.J. Ross' gravestone closeup, Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB.

Ross took the only known photographs of the Last Spike ceremony for the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway on 7 Nov 1885 at Craigellachie, BC.

Status: Located

Owner/SourceK. Buckley
Date2008
Latitude51.055149
Longitude-114.062438
File nameross_a_j_union_cem2.gif
File Size104.39k
Dimensions448 x 336
Linked toRoss, Alex J.

Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB, Canada

Notes: The oldest burial ground in Calgary is Union Cemetery, located at 28th Avenue and Spiller Road S.E. This cemetery is bordered by Macleod Trail on the west side and Spiller Road on the east side. That part of Macleod Trail which passes Union Cemetery has been known for many years as Cemetery Hill. Many of the founders and early pioneers of Calgary and district are buried here. In the spring of 1891, Council had this section of land surveyed into burial plots for immediate use. Prior to that date, the site known as Shaganappi Point, which is the current site of the Shaganappi Golf Course, was used for burials. However, poor soil conditions forced The City to seek an alternate site.
As of early 1997, Union Cemetery is comprised of about 20 hectares of land, with around 20,911 burials.

Source: Calgary County Cemeteries, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~abcalgar/graves.htm (viewed 02 Aug 2008)

Cemetery Photos

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1A.J. Ross' gravestone closeup, Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB. A.J. Ross' gravestone closeup, Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB.
Ross took the only known photographs of the Last Spike ceremony for the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway on 7 Nov 1885 at Craigellachie, BC. 
2A.J. Ross' gravestone, Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB. A.J. Ross' gravestone, Union Cemetery, Calgary, AB.
Ross took the only known photographs of the Last Spike ceremony for the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway on 7 Nov 1885 at Craigellachie, BC. 

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