A little history about Alberta:
Their motto: Fortis et liber — Strong and free
Archaeologically speaking, Alberta dates back approximately 11,000 years. The area was, and still is, home to many First Nations, such as the Blackfoot, Silesia, Began, Blood, Kaine, True T’ina, Sarsi, Kutenai, Cree, Assiniboin and so many more. The Europeans arrived in the mid-eighteenth century. But settlement didn’t really happen until the Canadian Pacific Railway reached Alberta in 1883. The population in 1891 was 26,500; ten years later the population had grown to 374,000!
When Alberta and Saskatchewan joined the Confederation in 1905, it then could truly be said that the provinces were joined “from sea to sea”.
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