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Postby Bob van Wegen » Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:37 pm

Did you know that two avenues in the Beltline were the first streets in Calgary to be paved?

http://www.pioneersalberta.org/profiles ... #mcneill_j

McNeill, John C.
John was born at Kincardine, Ontario in 1866. He was married twice. His first wife was Minnie, the second Clara Sprague. He had two sons and one daughter. His son Leishman was secretary of the Southern Alberta Pioneers for many years and wrote 'Tales of the Old Town'. John was a carpenter and later a contractor. He is credited with building McDougall School and Knox United Church in Calgary. He was the first pavement contractor in Calgary. The first avenues paved were 13th and 14th between 1st Street and 4th Street S.W. John McNeill died at Calgary in 1941.
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