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On The Road to Abandoned Manitoba
by Gordon Goldsborough

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. Its sequel More Abandoned Manitoba was the 2019 McNally Robinson Book of the Year.

Published by Great Plains Publications
Available: October 2023

The Author

Gordon Goldsborough is the Head Researcher, Webmaster, and Past-President of the Manitoba Historical Society, and Production Coordinator & Pageant Editor of Prairie History magazine. For the past dozen 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.

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Public Events

Please contact the author if your group would be interested in having a FREE presentation about On the Road to Abandoned Manitoba.




Friday, 27 October 2023, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

Holland Community Hall
Holland, Manitoba

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 6:30 PM

Book launch and sales

Raystone Memorial Centre
Glenboro, Manitoba

Wednesday, 7 February 2024

Book presentation and sales

Venue TBA
Friendship Force Manitoba

Page revised: 24 May 2023

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