GHOST TOWNS OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, VOLUME ONE
Volume 10 Number 4.
Ghost Towns of Southern Alberta, Volumes 1 and 2 are numbers 39 and 40 of the Frontier series of paperbacks that deal with items of historical interest in western Canada. Harold Fryer, the author has written seven books in the series.
Each volume contains information about a number of communities established and abandoned, or almost abandoned. A total of fifty-four towns, forts, stopping places, and mining camps are described in the two volumes. A map of southern Alberta with the approximate locations of the places discussed begins each volume. Numerous black-and-white photographs accompany the descriptions depicting the people, buildings, and scenery that were part of the history of each community. Many of the pictures are credited to the Glenbow-Alberta Institute, the Provincial Archives of Alberta and the Public Archives of Canada. Anecdotes that belong to individuals or communities are presented where appropriate, making the short histories interesting to history buffs and summertime "ghost-towners."
The books are sturdy paperbacks, printed in easy-to-read type. Recommended for libraries in need of materials describing pioneer times in southern Alberta.
B.C. Blakey, Normandeau P. S., Red Deer, AB.
1971-1979 | 1980-1985 | 1986-1990 | 1991-1995
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