Tell Me Tuesday
Hey y'all...it's Tell Me Tuesday time! It has definitely been awhile, but CanadianMama is ready to play again (she has settled into life with baby#2 now). We have missed her!
Okay, this week Rebecca of Just Another Blog left me a question asking why the heck Calgary is known as "Cowtown"? I know i throw the term around half-hazardly in this blog, but i have not ever really explained it. So here goes...
Calgary is lovingly referred to as "Cowtown", because it is a nod to our beef-cattle industry. Ranching is at the heart of this city, hosting the Stampede (the World's largest rodeo payout!) yearly-- and if you are one of Calgary's 'special' visitors (dignitary/musician), you will be greeted at the airport with a gorgeous White Stetson hat! We like to think of ourselves as the Cowboys of the West (i know, Cowboys in Canada??), but we really aren't donning our hats all that much these days.
So, how about you?
Where you live, does your city/town have a nickname?
Why or how did it acquire that nickname?
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