Thanks for stitching that KW. I'd never gotten around to it, but I had a sneaking suspicion that someone would be up to it here.
I kept this map as this reminds me of the City I knew as a kid. Look at the NE Properties - I remember going up 52nd St. reading the sign warning you that the whole area was under construction, so beware! It really was a massive construction area; seemed to be building going on everywhere.
Other differences of note:
- Blackfoot still turned into Inglewood at 17A St. - you can still see some of the old alignment on Google Earth, some of it has had new housing built.
- Highway 8 is it's old designation still - it was the road that went to Bowness, then across the Bow River and up to Highway 1A. There's a bit of trivia for you old timers!
- The strange bit SW of Barlow and 114th is a former WWII airstrip - it was used by the cops as a high speed driver training area. I know this as I was talking to another old timer who said they used to come over the the Westco Fertilizer plant NE of there and have lunch in their cafeteria. Btway, that building is being torn down this week - I'll post some photos of that.
- The CIL plant down there is roughly where the Douglas Glen shopping complex is now. There is a plaque commemorating lives lost in an industrial accident on the site, in the Sobey's on that shopping site.
- As someone else mentioned, Blackfoot extended south of Southland. It actually connected up to Anderson (perhaps not complete in '75?) A 2 lane road with a sign on it informing you that is was a temporary road until the freeway was built. It was always fun riding down that way and looking at the massive construction that was Deerfoot/Anderson/Bow Bottom being built in later years.
-In the same area, you'll not that getting to Parkland/Queensland was by Acadia road > Canyon Meadows - no Bow Bottom trail!
- Midnapore is shown the village it once was - I remember riding in that way coming back from fishing with my Dad, long line of trees along the highway, then you'd pass Midnapore and know you were getting close to town!
-Richmond Road (road to Bragg Creek) is shown in it's original alignment before it got moved to the Glenmore Alignment as the new Highway 8.
- In general, there is a lot of blank space close in to the city that gets filled in in the next 10 years. For instance, Memorial and 28th St. NE, all prairie when I was a kid, used to play out there in the dirt piles as they started building. Fonda/Radisson Heights is actually newer than a good part of the NE properties, as you can see here.
Also note the railway lines - this was probably one of the last maps to show the full CNR trackage and GTR trackage terminating at their respective inner city areas.
My area of Mayland heights (east side against Barlow) had not even been started building yet - that's how I know this map is at least no newer than '78. Can't recall how I pegged this at '75 - Think I was comparing it to some other maps.