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Abandoned
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Abandoned Manitoba
by Gordon Goldsborough

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Book Contents | Where to Buy | Public Events | See Also | The Author

Based on the series on CBC’s Weekend Morning Show, Abandoned Manitoba 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

Book Contents

1. INTRODUCTION

2. CHAPTERS

Here are small samples of the chapters in Abandoned Manitoba. Read the book for the full stories.


SS Alpha Shipwreck


Atkinson House


Bender Hamlet


Birtle Indian Residential School


Grave of F. T. Bradley


Copley Anglican Church


Transcona Cordite Plant


Fort Daer


Bowstring Bridge at Gervais


Orange Hall at Graysville


Harrison Flour Mill


Hartney Town Hall


Pool Elevator at Helston


Old Ski Slopes at La Riviere


Lakeside Fresh Air Camp for Children


E. P. Leacock’s Castle


Leary Brickworks


Little Saskatchewan River Hydro Dam


Mallard Lodge


Manitoba Glassworks


Matchettville School


McArdle Saltworks


Telephone Repeater Hut


Tuberculosis Sanatorium at Ninette


Air Force Gunnery School near Dauphin


Manitoba Pharmacy College


Port Nelson


Grave of Betsey Ramsay


Rapid City Consolidated School


Rose Hill Lime Kilns


Scheppers Agricultural College


Churches at Sclater


Star Mound


Union Stock Yards


Valleyview Building


Vulcan Iron Works

3. CONCLUSION

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

Friday, 25 October, 1:00 PM

Presentation & Book Signing

Creative Retirement Manitoba
101 - 1075 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Tuesday, 7 November, 10:00 AM

Presentation & Book Signing

University of Winnipeg Retirees Association
515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Tuesday, 14 November, 7:00 PM

Presentation & Book Signing

Sage Garden
3410 St. Mary's Road, Winnipeg

Thursday, 16 November, 7:30 PM

Presentation & Book Signing

Lansdowne Heritage Resource & Tourism Committee
Crocus Club, Arden

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: 20 October 2017

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