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Dale Barbour

Historian.

He grew up on a farm at Balmoral and made a few trips of his own to Winnipeg Beach as a youth, although it was usually by car. Hit by the writing bug, he worked his way through community newspapers in Dauphin, Rosetown (Saskatchewan), and Portage la Prairie before ending up a little in-house newspaper at the University of Manitoba. Working on a university campus led to taking some classes in history, and then some more classes in history and then eventually to completion of a PhD in history at the University of Toronto. He is presently (2020) an Associate Editor of Prairie History.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Winnipeg Beach by Moonlight
Manitoba History, Number 63, Spring 2010

The Canadian Prairies: A Boardwalk Writ Large
Prairie History, Number 3, Fall 2020

Page revised: 26 September 2020

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