Calgary, AB Factoid
Many places in North America were named for places in the United Kingdom – Greenwich, CT; Norfolk, VA; York, PA; St. Andrew's, NB; New Glasgow, NS; Marlborough, MA; Birmingham, AL; and Sudbury, ON, to name just a few. Calgary was named in 1876 by NW Mounted Police Colonel James Macleod, who was originally from Calgary Bay, on the Isle of Mull off the west coast of Scotland.
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