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Alberta: Local Knowledge

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Did you know that the honey capital of Canada is a small French community north of Edmonton? You could know this bit of trivia and much more if you perused some of the books on this list.
Bathroom Book of Alberta Trivia

Bathroom Book of Alberta Trivia

Weird, Wacky and Wild
edition:Paperback

Did you know Albertans surf the net more than any other people on the planet? Or that the honey capital of Canada is a small French community north of Edmonton? Or that Alberta women work outside the home more than in any other Canadian province? This fun and fact-filled book explores every nook and cranny of Wild Rose Country to present thousands of tantalizing tidbits about Alberta oddities.

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Alberta Trivia Box Set

Alberta Trivia Box Set

Bathroom Book of Alberta Trivia, Bathroom Book of Alberta History, Weird Alberta Places
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Box set containing Bathroom Book of Alberta Trivia, Bathroom Book of Alberta History, and Weird Alberta Places.

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Bathroom Book of Alberta History

Bathroom Book of Alberta History

Intriguing and Entertaining Facts about our Province's Past
edition:Paperback
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Alberta is more than just black gold, wheat fields and stampedes--it has a fascinating, bizarre and amazing history:

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is named after a brave who got too close to the action and was squashed as a result;

Red River carts made such an obnoxious noise that the Metis blamed them for driving the bison off the prairies; Fur trader Peter Pond planted Alberta's first garden in 1779; The Calgary-Edmonton corridor, Alberta's most urbanized area, was …

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Rumrunners, The

Rumrunners, The

Dodging the Law During Prohibition
edition:Paperback
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The thirsty days of Prohibition in Alberta began at midnight on June 30, 1916, but many had been drinking so hard that the booze had long ago run out. Suddenly, the rumrunner was king, and backyard stills popped up everywhere. Even though the government introduced new laws and set up a new police force, liquor was still being made, sold and consumed by those who could outwit the law. Here is Frank W. Anderson's rollicking account of the Prohibition years:• the schemes by temperance and moral l …

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Mobsters and Rumrunners of Canada

Mobsters and Rumrunners of Canada

Crossing the Line
edition:Paperback

The prohibition laws of the U.S. in the 1920s led to lucrative dealings between business-savvy Canadians and their mobster connections below the 49th parallel. The stories in this collection are the stuff of legends, with brutal slayings and Keystone Cop adventures in every chapter. Witness a historic meeting between Al Capone and Diamond Jim Grady, his Canadian connection, in the tunnels beneath Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Read about the rumrunners of the Prairies, B.C., Central Canada and the Mar …

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Bush Pilots

Bush Pilots

Canada's Wilderness Daredevils
edition:Paperback
also available: Paperback

It takes a special recipe--one part courage, one part skill, a big dash of crazy--to make a bush pilot. These unique aviators, flying over the vast wildernesses of the United States, Canada and Australia, often reach the status of legends. In this book, Peter Boer looks at famous Canadian bush pilots, many of them former fighter pilots of the Second World War. These brave young men and women took to the skies to bring food, medicines and mail to isolated Canadian communities. The names of men su …

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Disasters of Western Canada

Disasters of Western Canada

Courage Amidst the Chaos
edition:Paperback

The history of western Canada has its share of disasters, both natural and man-made. The devastation, the loss of life and the courage in the face of adversity make for powerful and poignant stories that are well told in this collection by bestselling author Tony Hollihan. Among them: · In the early morning hours of April 29, 1903, 30-million cubic metres of limestone fell from the face of Turtle Mountain, burying part of the town of Frank, Alberta, and killing an estimated 70 people · Not far …

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Mounties March West, The

Mounties March West, The

The Epic Trek and Early Adventures of the Mounted Police
edition:Paperback

The North-West Mounted Police was created in 1873 by Prime Minister John A. Macdonald in order to allow the fledgling nation of Canada to assert its authority over a vast tract of land in the West purchased from the Hudson's Bay Company. That early company of mounted police faced a brutal four-month march across a harsh wilderness. Colonel George French, Major James Macleod, Private

Frederick Bagley and the rest of the North-West Mounted Police rode through prairie storms and faced down hostile …

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