Originally named Fort Brisebois, after NWMP officer Éphrem-A.
Brisebois, it was renamed Fort Calgary in 1876 by Colonel James Macleod.
By the end of the decade, however, the economy was in recovery.
Calgary quickly realized that it could not afford to put so much emphasis on oil and gas, and the city has since become much more diverse, both economically and culturally.
The subsequent drops in oil prices were cited by industry as reasons for a collapse in the oil industry and consequently the overall Calgary economy.
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The city anchors the south end of what Statistics Canada defines as the "Calgary–Edmonton Corridor".
The economy of Calgary includes activity in the energy, financial services, film and television, transportation and logistics, technology, manufacturing, aerospace, health and wellness, retail, and tourism sectors.
In the Blackfoot language (Siksiká), the area was known as Mohkínstsis akápiyoyis, meaning "elbow many houses," reflecting its strong settler presence.