ALBERTA

Week In Alberta History: Bank Collapse, Oil Giant Move And More

09/29/2013 12:52 EDT
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Man sitting among raw furs at the Hudson's Bay Company. (Photo by Wallace Kirkland/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Alberta has a rich history, from the first European, Anthony Henday, arriving in 1754 to a major oil discovery in Leduc in 1947 that changed its destiny forever.

This week in Alberta history saw the collapse of the Calgary-based Northland Bank in 1985 and Imperial Oil announcing it would move its head office to Calgary from Toronto in 2004, affecting 1,500 employees.

Here's a look at more historic events from this week in Alberta history:

This Week In Alberta History (Sept. 29- Oct. 6)

With files from The Canadian Press