JOHNNY CHINOOK by Hobert E. Gard


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A procession of folklore, characters, yarns, recalling the ghosts of the past in the southern section of the Province of Alberta. A collection that includes material on mines and mining disasters, on fires, Indians, newspapers, traders, Mounted Police, bull whackers and drivers, railroaders, humorists and wits, temperance crusaders, remittance men, missionaries, massacres; on pioneers and the towns they established; on the short grass, foothill, park belt and Peace River countries; on hotels, rainmakers, horses, etc. A folk tale history full of curious items of local derivation, by an American who went to Canada on a Rockefeller Foundation grant, and who kept his sense of fun and enthusiasm in retelling the stories.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1945
Publisher: Longmans, Green