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Owned and operated by the City of Edmonton,Fort Edmonton Park is Canada’s largest living history museum.A day spent here is like walking back into history
Matthew “Matt” McCauley (July 11, 1850 – October 25, 1930) was the first mayor of the city of Edmonton, and a member of the legislative assemblies of both the Northwest Territories and Alberta.
McCauley was born into a farming family at what would later become the province of Ontario to an Irish father and Canadian mother. His restless nature and desire for adventure led him to travel west to Manitoba. In Manitoba, he established a livery business, which he ran until he set off for Edmonton in 1879.
He farmed for two years in Fort Saskatchewan before finally moving to Edmonton, where he established the settlement’s first livery and cartage business.
The McCauley livery stable (constructed 1881)originally stood on the site of the present McCauley Plaza on Jasper Avenue between 100 and 101 Street.
The livery stable provided travellers with horses, rigs and even drivers, as well as selling feed, livestock and farm machinery.
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