John Thomas Moore
During the late-19th century, Moore became a land speculator and purchased the area that has since been named in his honour, Moore Park. To increase the value of his land, he then constructed a bridge (the original Vale of Avoca) and helped promote the Belt Line Railway, an early public transit system serving the "suburbs" of Toronto, Ontario. After the Belt Line was constructed, recession forced its closure after only 18 months of operation. Its railbed has since been converted into the Beltline Trail.
Moore attempted to run for a second term in office but was defeated in the 1909 Alberta general election by Independent candidate Edward Michener.
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