NAMED AFTER PIONEER
Sam Livingston is often called Calgary’s first nonnative resident.
Born Feb. 4, 1831, in Ireland, he came to Jumping Pound near what is now Calgary in 1873, where he set up a trading post. He originally planned to settle near the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers, but that spot was taken up by Fort Calgary in 1875 by the arrival of the North-West Mounted Police. Livingston instead moved to where the Glenmore Reservoir is now.
Part of his home lives on at Heritage Park, where it was moved after the site it once stood was flooded when the Glenmore Dam was built.
The Glenmore reservoir also gets its name from Livingston. He and his wife, Jane, started a school on their farm called Glenmore School. He died in 1897.