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by Bonnie Dickie,John David Hamilton

  • ISBN: 0888822049
  • Category: History
  • Author: Bonnie Dickie,John David Hamilton
  • Subcategory: Americas
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dundurn (October 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 131 pages
  • FB2 size: 1517 kb
  • EPUB size: 1954 kb
  • Rating: 4.1
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Over one hundred stunning black-and-white photographs record the early days of the city and trace some of the dramatic events that made Winnipeg "Canada’s Chicago. John David Hamilton is an award-winning journalist, author, and broadcaster who now lives near Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto. His grandfather was a pioneer cattle dealer who first visited Winnipeg at the start of the railroad boom in 1881. His father was a homesteader on the virgin prairie.

Over one hundred stunning black-and-white photographs record the early days of the city and trace some of the dramatic events that made Winnipeg "Canada's Chicago.

A Winnipeg Album is a pictorial impression of Winnipeg's colourful, dramatic, and relatively brief history, compiled .

Over one hundred stunning black-and-white photographs record the early days of the city and trace some of the dramatic events that made Winnipeg Canada's Chicago.

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Osborne Stadium opened on May 19, 1932. It was best known as the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1935 until 1952. The stadium was modified to accommodate baseball in 1935, and became home to minor league baseball's Winnipeg Reo Rods, in addition to teams in various other local and regional baseball circuits. Located in a residential neighbourhood, the construction of Osborne Stadium required removal of existing houses in the area called West Broadway.

It was located just west of the Manitoba Legislative Building (where the Great-West Life building . p. 17. Hamilton, John David; Dickie, Bonnie (1998). A Winnipeg Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were.

It was located just west of the Manitoba Legislative Building (where the Great-West Life building currently stands) and was eventually enlarged to hold 7,800 fans. The stadium was named for the street it fronted, Osborne Street North  .

Osborne Stadium was the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1935 until 1952 and minor league baseball team Winnipeg Reo Rods. Located in a residential neighbourhood, the stadium required removal of existing houses in the area called West Broadway

Osborne Stadium was the home of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1935 until 1952 and minor league baseball team Winnipeg Reo Rods. Located in a residential neighbourhood, the stadium required removal of existing houses in the area called West Broadway.

Winnipeg was Canada’s first important city in the west and was the supply point for other prairie cities like Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, and even far-off Vancouver. It exploded from a village of 2,700 people in 1877 to a fully modern metropolis of 100,000 in just thirty years and by then had a university, newspapers, publishing firms, a major theatre, and a vibrant mass of immigrants who flooded in to open up the West.

Growing Winnipeg was served with paddle-wheelers on the Red River, Red River ox carts, a Canadian-owned railway to St. Paul, Minnesota, and finally the CPR linking Montreal with the west coast.

A Winnipeg Album is a pictorial impression of Winnipeg’s colourful, dramatic, and relatively brief history, compiled and with commentary by John David Hamilton and Bonnie Dickie. Over one hundred stunning black-and-white photographs record the early days of the city and trace some of the dramatic events that made Winnipeg "Canada’s Chicago."


Reviews about A Winnipeg Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were (2):
Llathidan
Great book for the price. Lots of pictures for those who want to reminisce. It really is more of the late 1800's and very early 1900's....but of course many of the pictures would've captured buildings and landscapes that would've remained much the same over the next couple of decades. Also lots of write ups to include the history of the city.
Wrathmaster
A Winnipeg Album is a book that visually chronicles the rapid rise of Winnipeg in the early 1900s. It is almost startling to note the rapid growth of the city, especially 1870 to 1920 period, from a small settlement to a smaller verision of Chicago within a generation. The optimism of the period is quite apparent through the grand architecture of buildings such as the Manitoba Legislature Building, the old gingerbread style City Hall, not to mention the CNR Station and warehouse Exchange District. One has to wonder what Winnipeg would be like at present had it not lost the optimism of that era.

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