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They Rose from the Dust

By Wilkes, Fred

Saskatoon: Self Published. Hardcover. B002H0DFDA 249 pages. Bibliography. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. Fold-out map indicates settler landowners in the vicinity around Moose Jaw, 1882-83. Author had a keen interest in the history of the Central prairies and interviewed over 150 pioneer residents in the preparation of this book which covers a century of pioneering. Prior owner's details upon front free endpaper. Front hinge starting. Dust jacket preserved in glossy new Brodart. A sound copy of this excellent history. Arora 6176. . Good. 1958. First Edition.

$79.95

Album of Victoria old homes and families
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Album of Victoria old homes and families

By Nesbitt, James K

Victoria, BC: Hebden Printing Co. Paperback. B0007JTBWM 63 pages. Numerous black and white reprints of photos from the provincial archives. 23 x 15 cm. Chapters include: The Douglas Family; Craigdarroch Castle; The First Mayor; Seymour's Croquet Ground; Bill Lush's Park Hotel; Emily Carr; The Macdonald Bank; Early Day Hotels; A Wedding in 1852. Clean and unmarked with respectful wear. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. Edwards & Lort 2544, Lowther 1973, Hale & Barman 648. . Good. 1956. First Edition.

$79.95

As the Wheels Turn. a History of Rosalind, Kelsey and Districts (Alberta, Canada).
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As the Wheels Turn. a History of Rosalind, Kelsey and Districts (Alberta, Canada).

Rosalind, Alberta: Rosalind And District History Book Committee. Hardcover. B002CZWQHG viii, 591 pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival photos. Maps. Index of family names. Listing of names at rest in the Melville Cemetery. "We hope this book will be both interesting and valuable to those who carry on in this community. We hope that through the glimpse into the past which this book provides, we may be made appreciative of the rich legacyy left to us by those who toiled long and hard and suffered much. We are also proud to have been able to include a tribute to those who served in the armed services." - Preface. Bound in illustrated red cloth. Average wear. Moderate lean to spine. Bits of writing and liquid paper upon photographic front free endpaper which has two small peeled spots where a label was removed. A worthy copy of this excellent local history and genealogical reference. . Fair. 1982. First Edition.

$295.00

A Penchant for Pioneering: Alice and the Stubbs Family (Book I)
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A Penchant for Pioneering: Alice and the Stubbs Family (Book I)

By Turner, Jan [Signed]; Drake, Alice

Canada: Ardmore Publishing. Paperback. Signed and inscribed by author upon title page. viii, 124 pages. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. Describes life from 1850 to 1903 in the Crowsnest Pass. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. . Very Good. 2011. First Edition.

$69.95

History of North and South Saanich: Pioneers and District
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History of North and South Saanich: Pioneers and District

By Virgin, Victor E[rnest]

British Columbia: Saanich Pioneer Society. Paperback. 82 pages. Index. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. 22cm. Deals primarily with pioneers of the nineteenth century. Unmarked with somewhat above-average external wear. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy. Edwards & Lort 3886, Lowther 2082, Hale & Barman 957. . Fair. 1959. First Edition.

$69.95

History of St. Paul Alberta, 1909-1959
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History of St. Paul Alberta, 1909-1959

By Drouin, L.H.; Lussier, Philippe [Editors]

St. Paul, Alberta: St. Paul Journal. Paperback. B012DZFVF8 232 pages. Bilingual English/French text. Vintage black and white ads and reproductions of excellent archival photos. "Documents some of the important events in the development of St. Paul in order to recognize the contribution made by our pioneers." - Foreword. Average wear. Binding tight. Staple removed from front cover. Printed upon glossy stock which has moderately yellowed with age. A sound vintage copy of this excellent local history and useful genealogical reference. Strathern 2985. Krotki [2] 299. . Good. 1960. First Edition.

$249.95

Piapot Prairie Trails
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Piapot Prairie Trails

Piapot Saskatchewan: Piapot History Group. Hardcover. 0889250669 vi, 784 pages. Index of family names. Generously illustrated with reproductions of wonderful archival black and white photos. Map endpapers indicate local landowners circa 1922. Covers the history of the following Saskatchewan districts: Piapot, Beaver Dam, Black Hills and Kealey Springs, Cambrai, Cardell, Carnagh, Caswell, Crane Lake, Edgell, Last Chance, Lynn Grove, Manville, Mitchener, Moorhead, North Ridge, Petain, Prairie Star, Sidewood, Skibbereen, Skull Creek, Star Butte, Stillwater, Stony Knoll, and Wapashoe. Blank bookplate upon verso of front free endpaper otherwise clean and unmarked with light wear to publisher's illustrated saffron cloth. Binding tight. A quality copy of this excellent local history and genealogical reference. Arora 3812. . Very Good. 1979. First Edition.

$295.00

Prairie Footprints: A History of the Community in Southern Alberta Known as Pendant d'Oreille
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Prairie Footprints: A History of the Community in Southern Alberta Known as Pendant d'Oreille

By Finstad, Helen: Editor

Medicine Hat, Alberta: Val Marshall Printing (1969) Ltd.. Paperback. 265, [3] pages. Index of family names. Fold-out map inside back cover indicates original homesteaders of each quarter section. Many diagrams and black and white reproductions of archival family photos in text. About half the book consists of biographies of settlers who arrived prior to 1930, primarily from Minnesota and South Dakota. Prior owner's name atop title page. Title written upon backstrip. Binding holes near top and bottom of spine. A sound vintage copy of this precious local history and genealogical reference. Krotki [2e] 820, Strathern 3007. . Good. 1970. First Edition.

$395.00

Our Whole Bamfield Saga: Pioneer Life on Vancouver Island's West Coast
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Our Whole Bamfield Saga: Pioneer Life on Vancouver Island's West Coast

By Phillips, Judith

Canada: I.B.P.B.. Paperback. 0988038722 191 pages. List of sources. Index. Oblong 8.5" x 11". Profusely illustrated with reproductions of marvelous archival photos - most in black and white plus some in colour. "Alidor Vanden Wouwer was among the first to buy a lot in Bamfield, build a house, and settle down. The story of his Bamfield family begins with his arrival in Canada in 1889." - dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Gift quality. . Fine. 2015. First Edition.

$99.95

A STAKE IN THE WEST Carnduff and District
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A STAKE IN THE WEST Carnduff and District

By Saskatchewan)

Carnduff, Saskatchewan: Carnduff & District Hist. Soc. Hardcover. 0889251169 1097 pages. Hundreds of black and white reproductions of archival photos. Illustrated saffron cloth-covered boards. Photo-illustrated endpapers. "This book is a history of the land, the people and the events of Carnduff, Saskatchewan and the surrounding district - a permanent record of our past." - Foreword. Includes over 800 pages of family histories. Binding intact. Gift greetings upon title page. Average wear and soiling. A sound copy of this very informative local history and invaluable genealogical reference. Arora 6364A. . Good. 1979. First Edition.

$295.00

Pictorial Album of Veteran, Loyalist and Hemaruka, A Companion to "Where the Prairie Meets the Hills"
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Pictorial Album of Veteran, Loyalist and Hemaruka, A Companion to "Where the Prairie Meets the Hills"

By Anderson, Elbe

Veteran, Alberta: Veteran Historical Society. Hardcover. 088925110X viii, 272 pages. Index. Photo index. Photo endpapers. Includes approximately fifty familiy histories and over one thousand black and white reproductions of archival photos. "We believed that pictures are a better way to preserve local lore than the printed word so have compiled this Album for all who are interested in Veteran, Loyalist and Hemaruka, past, present and future." - Introduction. Clean and unmarked with light wear to illustrated pistachio green cloth-covered boards. Tight and square. A nice copy of this valuable local history and genealogical reference. KROTKI [2e] 21, STRATHERN 2852. . Very Good. 1979. First Edition.

$195.00

Land of Hope and Dreams: A History of Grimshaw and Districts
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Land of Hope and Dreams: A History of Grimshaw and Districts

By Grimshaw; District Historical Society

Grimshaw, Alberta: Grimshaw and District Historical Society. Hardcover. 0889250138 vi, 671 pages. Map endpapers. Hundreds of black and white reproductions of archival photos. Unmarked with moderate wear to illustrated saffron cloth-covered boards. Binding intact. A sound copy of this precious northern Alberta local history and genealogical reference. WETHERELL 6-30, KROTKI [2e] 448. . Good. 1980. First Printing.

$295.00

KINCARDINE 1848 to 1984
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KINCARDINE 1848 to 1984

By Reynolds, John (editor) (foreword by Charles W. Mann)

Kincardine, Ontario: Kincardine Historical Book Committee. Hardcover. 0969089910 vi, 370 pages. Bibliography. Index. Profusely illustrated with sepia-toned reproductions of archival photos, plus several in colour. Illustrated endpapers. "The first Kincardine pioneers are gone. As the second and third generations of descendants become fewer in number, it is my feeling their history should be recorded before it is too late. Every attempt has been made to ensure that the facts are correct. Earlier authenticated publications, council minutes, by-laws, and personal documented histories have been referenced." - dust jacket. Binding is so tight we believe this copy to be unread. Clean, bright and unmarked with just a hint of wear to the illustrated chocolate brown boards. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodaft. A quality copy of this cherished and informative Ontario local history. . Very Good. 1982. First Edition.

$195.00

Barbwire Bill's Happy Family
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Barbwire Bill's Happy Family

By Cott, Anne Edmunds [Signed]

Canada: Self-Published. Hardcover. B0031KDAFS Signed, without inscription, by author upon title page. vii, [1], 9-167 pages. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. Undated but appears to be circa 1977. "Barbwire Bill was my father and in 1931 he moved his family from Willmar in South-eastern Saskatchewan north some 350 miles to Eldersley. Some members of my family have been anxious that I record this event for future generations, and in so doing the story has mushroomed into the following book." - Foreword. Prior owner's name atop front free endpaper. Moderate wear to blue boards lettered in silver. Binding intact. No dust jacket, presumably as issued. A sound copy of this excellent family history and genealogical reference to the author's branches of the Edmunds and Fletcher families. . Good. 1977. First Edition.

$129.95

Golden Memories - Local History of Golden, British Columbia
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Golden Memories - Local History of Golden, British Columbia

By Golden Memories Book Committee

Golden, British Columbia: Golden and District Historical Society. Paperback. 314 pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival photos. "While still respectfully honouring the pioneers this (second edition) pays tribute to their sons, daughters and even younger descendants and also newcomers to the Valley whose interest in their historical baackground has been aroused." - Dedication. Calligraphic hand-written presentation inside front cover, otherwise clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. A quality copy of this informative local history and genealogical reference. HALE & BARMAN 483. . Very Good. 1982. Second Edition.

$195.00

Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry
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Beyond the Gates of Lower Fort Garry

By n/a

Volunteers in the Municipality of St. Andrew, MB: Volunteers in the Municipality of St. Andrews. Hardcover. 0889253242 viii, 545 pages. Index. Hundreds of black and white reproductions of archival photos. Map endpapers. Obituary news clipping taped beside table of contents. Unmarked with somewhat above-average wear to illustrated green cloth-covered boards. Partial lean to spine. A worthy reference copy of this informative local history and genealogical reference. . Fair. 1982. First Printing.

$195.00

Swiss Immigration to Canada: Achievements, Testimonies, Relations
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Swiss Immigration to Canada: Achievements, Testimonies, Relations

By Spaar, Ilona Shulman

Vancouver, B.C.: Consulate General of Switzerland. Hardcover. 0992140005 xvi, 221 pages. Footnotes and Selected Bibliography. Generously illustrated with black and white reproductions of archival photos plus many recent colour photos. Published upon the occasion of the 100th anniversary of official relations between Switzerland and Western Canada in 2013. "In the nineteenth century Switzerland was not a wealthy country. Emigration movements on a larger scale began especially during times of crisis in the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. One of the main destinations for the Swiss emigrants was the North American continent. Canada played its role as a major destination from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1930's." - Preface. Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. An excellent copy. . Fine. 2013. First Edition.

$250.00

Smoky River to Grande Prairie
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Smoky River to Grande Prairie

By Bezanson, Golden Years Club of

Alberta: Golden Years Club of Bezanson. Hardcover. 0889250367 vi, 578 pages. Index. Hundreds of black and white reproductions of archival photos. Illustrated endpapers. "This book is a chronicle, a tribute to the pioneers who settled on the land from the Smoky River to Grande Prairie, Alberta. It was, at the turn of the century, the last available virgin farmland in North America. The cost in dollars, a pittance was ten dollars for a 160 acre homestead; the cost in endurance, hardships, labor, privations, isolation and loneliness was immense; beyond the grasp of our modern affluent society." - Foreword. Includes chapters on: Crystal Creek, East Kleskun, Fitzsimmons, Five Mile, Kleskun Hill, Kleskun Lake, Lindsay, Somme, Tranquility, and Twilight. Small incidental ink mark to fore-edge, otherwise clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this informative local history and invaluable genealogical reference. WETHERELL 6-44, STRATHERN 3190, KROTKI [2e] 811. . Good. 1978. First Edition.

$295.00

Old & new furrows: The story of Rosthern
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Old & new furrows: The story of Rosthern

Saskatchewan: Rosthern Historical Society. Hardcover. 0919213073 xi, 694 pages. Generously illustrated with black and white reproductions of wonderful archival photos of local scenes and residents. Prior owner's name and date upon front free endpaper, otherwise contents clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Light wear to red illustrated cloth-covered boards. A quality copy of this very informative Saskatchewan local history and genealogical reference. Arora 3625. . Very Good. 1977. First Edition.

$249.95

Once upon a stump: Times and tales of Powell River pioneers
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Once upon a stump: Times and tales of Powell River pioneers

By Thompson, G. W

Canada: Powell River Heritage Research Association. Hardcover. 1550562665 [4], 412 pages. Index. Black and white reproductions of archival photos. Map endpapers. "A second book of stories of the early Powell River area and some of its pioneers." - Preface. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. A superb copy. . Fine. 1993. First Edition.

$149.95

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