Project Description


Pioneer Adelaide Glenn, along with her husband John, were the Calgary area’s first documented European settlers, homesteading near Fish Creek in 1873.
The Glenns established a stopping house and trading post, and in addition to her work on the farm and raising six children, Adelaide provided room and board for travelers.
A source of support for the women settlers who followed, she served as the area’s midwife, delivering so many children that she was known as “the Grandmother of Midnapore.”