A Calgary Album - Dundurn

A Calgary Album

Glimpses of the Way We Were

Published February 2001

Description

Before becoming the oil capital of the nation, Calgary was a nineteenth-century boomtown in the heart of Alberta. The roots of great prosperity were growing, despite the fact that politicians and the general public believed the West was best left to the trapper and trader.

Nurtured by a sense of vision and the sweat of good old-fashioned hard work, Calgary grew, and has now blossomed into a world-class cosmopolitan city noted for its burgeoning oil and gas industry, its famed Calgary Zoo, and of course, the Stampede. A Calgary Album is a sentimental journey into a cattle town that grew to be so much more. Through sixty-five glorious black and white photographs and engaging storytelling, the authors take the reader back to the time of the "real" cowboys, to the days when the streetcar seemed like science fiction, through the Depression, the great wars, the times of boom, bust, and recovery. We revisit the movers, the shakers, and the honourable everyday people who turned this "cow town" into a city worth bragging about.

Contributors

Mark Kozub

Mark Kozub is an experienced freelance magazine writer for a wide variety of publications, ranging in focus from business to arts and entertainment. Janice Kozub is a professional freelance writer and speech writer for the Government of Alberta.

Janice Kozub

Janice Kozub is a professional freelance writer and speech writer for the Government of Alberta.

Book Details

ePub
February 2001
-
140 pp
9781550028973
Paperback
February 2001
10x10 in
140 pp
9780888822246