Alberta: A History in Photographs

Front Cover
Heritage House Publishing Co, Apr 1, 2009 - History - 112 pages
0 Reviews

To many people, Alberta represents the true Canadian frontier. It is known for its rugged image, its "wild west" past and its staunchly independent residents, from the First Nations who originally inhabited the land to the explorers, homesteaders, cowboys, oilmen and others who continued to build and shape the province. This engaging book uses more than 150 photographs, dating from the 18th century through to the 1940s, and illuminating text to document Alberta's transformation from frontier society to economic powerhouse.

 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Furs and Bison
6
Ranches and Rails
20
Faces from Afar
50
Boom and Bust
80
Alternatives and Armies
98
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2009)

Faye Reineberg Holt was born in Alberta and lives in Calgary. Formerly a high school English teacher and an educational officer for Glenbow Museum, she is an alumnus of the University of Alberta and a member of numerous historical societies and writing organizations. Faye ́s many books on western Canadian history explore subjects through both image and narrative. She knows that a photo is both a work of art and a medium to convey stories.

Bibliographic information