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No. 87

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Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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

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

Based on a regular feature on CBC’s Weekend Morning Show, the book Abandoned Manitoba was a runaway success in 2016, becoming the top-selling, non-fiction book of the year in Manitoba. Scientist and historian 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, and more.

More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails, and Ruins from Great Plains Publications is a full-colour, richly illustrated book that looks at 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 987-1-77337-002-6
280 pages
Available: 25 October 2018

Where to Buy



From the author

Want a personally signed copy?

Attend one of several launch events scheduled in Fall 2018
or contact Gordon Goldsborough at


Coles Brandon
Brandon Shoppers Mall
1570 - 18th Street, Brandon


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

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

Chapters Polo Festival
695 Empress Street, Winnipeg



Great Plains Publications

McNally Robinson Booksellers

Public Events

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




Tuesday, 16 October 2018, 7:00 PM

Sneak preview

FLASH Photographic Festival: Dodge + Burn Lecture Series
Photo Central, 957 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales
(introduction by Nadia Kidwai, CBC Radio 1)

McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park)
1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:00 AM

Presentation and book sales

Carman Wednesday Morning Group
142 First Street SW, Carman

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

Brandon Public Library
710 Rosser Avenue, Brandon

Monday, 5 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

J. A. V. David Museum
410 William Avenue, Killarney

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

South Central Regional Library - Morden Branch
514 Stephen Street, Morden

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

Dauphin Seniors Centre
55 First Avenue Southeast, Dauphin

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

South Central Regional Library - Manitou Branch
418 Main Street, Manitou

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Book signing

McNally Robinson Booksellers (The Forks)
213 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

South Central Regional Library - Altona Branch
125 Centre Avenue West, Altona

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 12:00 noon

Presentation and book sales

Starbuck Community Hall
25 Main Street, Starbuck

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 6:30 PM

Book launch and sales

Evergreen Regional Library
63 First Avenue, Gimli

Thursday, 15 November 2018, TBA

Book launch and sales

Southwestern Manitoba Regional Library - Melita Branch
149 Main Street, Melita

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

Portage la Prairie Regional Library
40 Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie

The Author

Gordon Goldsborough is the Head Researcher, Webmaster, a Past President of the Manitoba Historical Society, and Production Coordinator & Pageant Editor of Manitoba History magazine. For the past eight years, he has been mapping historic sites all over Manitoba, including schools, churches, stores, homes, grain elevators, military bases, and more. His series “Abandoned Manitoba” on the CBC Weekend Morning Show has been running since mid-2015 and audio copies of every episode are available here.

Besides his historical interests, Goldsborough is a member of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba where he is a water quality specialist concerned with the impacts of humans on wetlands and lakes.

Contact the author at

See also:

Abandoned Manitoba by Gordon Goldsborough
Great Plains Publications, 2016

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Page revised: 3 October 2018

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