In 1899, Saskatoon was little more than a few wooden houses and false-fronted shops. There were no bridges, no railways, not even an elevator rising above the rooftops. There was no reason to think Saskatoon would be more successful in the long run than any other prairie town. Saskatoon not only survived, it thrived. Saskatoon tells the story of the dreams and determination of the people who built a dynamic City of Bridges on the South Saskatchewan.
About the author
Amy Jo is a freelance writer based in Saskatoon and is a regular contributor to CBC’s “Blue Sky” and Prairies North magazine. She also has a monthly column for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and has written for Harrowsmith Country Living. Her blog http://homefordinner.blogspot.com/ chronicled her “year of eating locally” and continues to showcase the local food scene.An accomplished speaker, Amy Jo is invited to local food festivals across the province to speak on the advantage of local eating.Amy Jo Ehman grew up in Craik, Saskatchewan surrounded by big gardens and vast fields of wheat. She left the farm for university, studying first at the University of Saskatchewan then completing a BA in Journalism at the University of Regina.
"Saskatoon born Amy Jo Ehman goes on a personal journey of re-discovery in this richly-illustrated history of her home town. Engaging, eclectic, and sometimes quirky, the book re-examines Saskatoon's past with a view to separating fact from fiction. Above all, it a book full of people stories that offer new perspective on the city's history." — Bill Waiser, 2016 Governor General Award winner for A World We have Lost: Saskatchewan Before 1905