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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.

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