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Cox, Alan Elton. "A History of Sports in Canada 1868-1900." PhD. Diss.. University of Alberta, 1969.

AB: This study looks at a wide variety of sports played in Canada from 1868 to 1900 with a brief look at the state of pre-Confederation sports history. Although the study is national in scope, there is mention of Alberta in most sections gleamed from selected local newspapers and primary sources. Information on the earliest inception of the following sports and activities in Alberta can be found: baseball, bicycling, cricket, football, golf, lacrosse, lawn bowling, lawn tennis, track and field, basketball, boxing, curling, hockey, ice boating, ice skating, skiing and tobogganing, snowshoeing, wrestling, aquatic and equestrian.

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