National Geographic : 1984 Jul
Calgary A large metropolis develops its character and personality not only from the concrete-and-glass inner city but also from its geologic location. Your feature on Calgary (March 1984) totally ig nored both the rolling hills and formidable Rocky Mountains that form Calgary's western back drop. Calgary is a conglomerate of prairie farms, foothill ranches, and mountain tourism, with oil and gas throughout. R. Rebitt Calgary, Alberta As a native Calgarian, I was surprised to learn that Calgary meant "bay farm." I was always under the impression that the Scottish meaning of Calgary was "clear running water." Cindy Enns Calgary, Alberta "Clearrunningwater" was an early translation. Experts now agree that "preservedpasture at the harbor"or "bay farm" is more correct. China's Remote Peoples I greatly enjoyed your article "Peoples of China's Far Provinces" (March 1984) with the colorful view of so many people, but the past and present injustice to the Tibetan nation comes across a bit Come to Canada.