Artisit
Stan Phelps

Location
South wall of the Agriculture Building on Stampede Park

Installed
1998

Type
Mural

Donors
Shell Canada, Calgary Stampede

About the Installation

This mural shows the early seed and hay exhibitions hosted in Calgary since 1886.

Did You Know?

  • The first seed and hay exhibit was shown at the fall fair in 1886

  • The Calgary and District Agricultural Society partnered with the Canadian Pacific Railway to create railcar displays of local produce that traveled the country hoping to change people’s perceptions of the region, which was thought to be barren and snow-covered during most of the year