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Gone But Not Forgotten

Tales of the Disappearing Grain Elevators

by (author) Elizabeth McLachlan

edited by Sharon Butala

NeWest Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2004
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Gone But Not Forgotten:Tales of the Disappearing Grain Elevators is a treasure trove of stories that reach beyond the buildings of timber and nails and put a human face on the history of these towering structures that once represented prosperity and stability on the Prairie landscape. Through a series of biographical sketches and photographs, this book portrays a vivid picture of life in and around Prairie grain elevators over the past century.

About the authors

Elizabeth McLachlan was born in Coaldale, Alberta, and feels fortunate to have lived in eleven rural communities throughout the province. She currently resides in Lethbridge, Alberta, where she works as a freelance writer, editor, and public speaker. Elizabeth has previously published three books with NeWest Press: With Unshakeable Persistence, With Unfailing Dedication, and the best selling Gone But Not Forgotten. Herbert Has Lots For a Buck is her fourth book.

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Sharon Butala is the author of nineteen books of fiction and nonfiction, numerous essays and articles, some poetry and five produced plays. She published her first novel in 1984, Country Of The Heart, which was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award, followed closely by a collection of short stories, Queen of the Headaches. She was born in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. After graduating from the University of Saskatchewan, she taught English in Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Nova Scotia. She eventually returned to Saskatoon, before moving near Eastend, Saskatchewan, to live on her husband, Peter Butala’s ranch. Sharon’s books have been on the Canadian bestseller lists, including her memoir, The Perfection Of The Morning, which reached #1 in July 1994 and remained on the list for over a year. Most recently, Wild Rose was also on the bestseller lists. Sharon has read all over Canada and in the United States as well as in Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Ireland. She has been a guest at nearly every literary festival in Canada and some US festivals, as well as teaching literally dozens of writing workshops. Sharon has been a guest at the “Geography of Hope” conference on Wallace Stegner, at Point Reyes Station, California. She has also been a guest speaker at Speak to the Wild: a multi-disciplinary gathering dedicated to the politics and poetics of wilderness, at Wells Gray Provincial Park, BC. She is also in demand as a lecturer, having spoken recently at the Edmonton Jung Forum, the Banff Centre for the Arts Book Discussion Weekend, the “Books ‘n’ Brunch” series in Toronto, the UBC and Hollyhock’s “Summer Speakers’ Series” in Vancouver, the Vancouver Institute, and was a keynote speaker at the narratology conference at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, among other engagements. Sharon has also been a keynote speaker at the International Grasslands conference and delivered the inaugural annual lecture at University of Saskatchewan Creative Writing program.

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