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Manitoba
History

No. 86


MHS Spring
Field Trip


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Abandoned Manitoba
by Gordon Goldsborough

Link to:
Where to Buy | Public Events | See Also | The Author

Based on the series on CBC’s Weekend Morning Show, Abandoned Manitoba: From Residential Schools to Bank Vaults to Grain Elevators from Great Plains Publications is a full-colour, richly illustrated book that looks at 36 abandoned sites around Manitoba, describing their features, what caused them to be abandoned, and what they tell us about the history of the province.

Published by Great Plains Publications
ISBN 978-1927855485
264 pages
$29.95
18 October 2016

 

COMING IN FALL 2018

More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails, and Ruins
by Gordon Goldsborough

Gordon Goldsborough returns with more compelling abandoned sites from across Manitoba. Armed with a drone and a deep curiosity about local history, Gordon had more stories to share than could fit into one book. Adventure into abandoned quarries, dance halls, hospitals and more!

Abandoned Manitoba was a runaway success in 2016, becoming the top selling non-fiction book of the year in Manitoba. Join Gordon Goldsborough on further adventures across our province, discovering how we got here through the architecture of our past.

Where to Buy

RETAIL

McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
204-475-0483
800-561-1833 (toll-free)

FortWhyte Alive Gift Shop
1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg

Tergesen’s General Merchant
82 First Avenue, Gimli
204-642-5958

Coles
Brandon Shoppers Mall, 1570 - 18th Street, Brandon
204-571-9196

Chapters St. Vital
Unit 85 - 1225 St Mary’s Road, Winnipeg
204-256-0777

Chapters Polo Festival
695 Empress Street, Winnipeg
204-775-5999

And at fine bookstores everywhere

ONLINE

Great Plains Publications

McNally Robinson Booksellers

Amazon

Chapters-Indigo

Public Events

Please contact the author if your group would be interested in having a presentation on Abandoned Manitoba.

Date

Event

Location

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Turtle Mountain-Souris Plains Heritage Region
Annual General Meeting & Conference

Mountview Centre, 111 South Railway Avenue, Deloraine

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Lunch and Learn Series, Good Neighbors Active Living Centre

Granite House, 1100 Henderson Highway, Winnipeg

See Also

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

The Author

Gordon Goldsborough is the Head Researcher, Webmaster, and a Past President of the Manitoba Historical Society, and Production Coordinator & Pageant Editor of Manitoba History magazine. For the past six years, he has been mapping historic sites all over Manitoba, including schools, churches, stores, homes, grain elevators, military bases, and more.

Besides his historical interests, Goldsborough is a member of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba. He is a water quality specialist concerned with the impacts of humans on lakes and wetlands. He is the Chair of the Manitoba Water Council and a representative for Canada on the International Joint Commission’s International Red River Board.

Contact the author at gordon@mhs.mb.ca.

Page revised: 21 March 2018

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