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Manitoba
History

No. 87


War
Memorials
in Manitoba


This Old
Elevator


Abandoned
Manitoba


Memorable
Manitobans


Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails, and Ruins
by Gordon Goldsborough

Link to:
Where to Buy | Public Events | The Author | See Also

Based on a regular feature on CBC’s Weekend Morning Show, the book Abandoned Manitoba was a runaway success in 2016, becoming the top-selling, non-fiction book of the year in Manitoba. Scientist and historian Gordon Goldsborough returns with more compelling abandoned sites from across Manitoba. Armed with a drone and a deep curiosity about local history, Gordon had more stories to share than could fit into one book. Adventure into abandoned quarries, dance halls, and more.

More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails, and Ruins is a full-colour, richly illustrated book that looks at abandoned sites around Manitoba, describing their features, what caused them to be abandoned, and what they tell us about the history of the province.

Published by Great Plains Publications
ISBN 987-1-77337-002-6
280 pages
$35.00
Available: 25 October 2018

Where to Buy

Location

Retailer

From the author

Want a personally signed copy?
Attend one of several public events
or contact Gordon Goldsborough at gordon@mhs.mb.ca

Beausejour

The Clipper - Beausejour Office
27 Third Street South, Beausejour
204-268-4700

Brandon

Coles Brandon
Brandon Shoppers Mall
1570 - 18th Street, Brandon
204-571-9196

Gimli

H. P. Tergesen & Sons
82 First Avenue, Gimli
204-642-5958

Lac du Bonnet

The Clipper - Lac du Bonnet Office
74 Second Street, Lac du Bonnet
204-345-8459

Morden

South Central Regional Library - Morden Branch
514 Stephen Street, Morden
204-822-4092

Portage la Prairie

Portage la Prairie Regional Library
40 Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie
204-857-4271

Winnipeg

McNally Robinson Booksellers
1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg
204-475-0483
800-561-1833 (toll-free)

Chapters St. Vital
Unit 85 - 1225 St Mary’s Road, Winnipeg
204-256-0777

Chapters Polo Festival
695 Empress Street, Winnipeg
204-775-5999

Costco East Winnipeg
1499 Regent Avenue West, Winnipeg
204-654-4214

Costco South Winnipeg
2365 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg
204-487-5100

Costco West Winnipeg
1315 St. James Street, Winnipeg
204-788-4415

FortWhyte Alive Nature Shop
1961 McCreary Road, Winnipeg
204-989-8355

Online

Amazon

Great Plains Publications

McNally Robinson Booksellers

Public Events

Please contact the author if your group would be interested in having a FREE presentation on More Abandoned Manitoba.

Date

Event

Location

Thursday, 25 October 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

McNally Robinson Booksellers (Grant Park)
1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:00 AM

Presentation and book sales

Carman Wednesday Morning Group
142 First Street SW, Carman

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

Brandon Public Library
710 Rosser Avenue, Brandon

Monday, 5 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

J. A. V. David Museum
410 William Avenue, Killarney

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

South Central Regional Library - Morden Branch
514 Stephen Street, Morden

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

Dauphin Seniors Centre
55 First Avenue Southeast, Dauphin

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

South Central Regional Library - Manitou Branch
418 Main Street, Manitou

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Book signing

McNally Robinson Booksellers (The Forks)
213 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Book launch and sales

South Central Regional Library - Altona Branch
125 Centre Avenue West, Altona

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 12:00 noon

Presentation and book sales

Starbuck Community Hall
25 Main Street, Starbuck

Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 6:30 PM

Book launch and sales

Evergreen Regional Library
63 First Avenue, Gimli

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 6:30 PM

Book launch and sales

Southwestern Manitoba Regional Library - Melita Branch
149 Main Street, Melita

Friday, 16 November 2018, 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Book signing

Coles Brandon Shoppers Mall
1570 - 18th Street, Brandon

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 7:00 PM

Presentation and book sales

Portage la Prairie Regional Library
40 Royal Road North, Portage la Prairie

Monday, 3 December 2018, 7:00 PM

Presentation and book sales

Sawmill Tea & Coffee Company
296 South Railway Street, Boissevain

Friday, 7 December 2018, 7:00 PM

Presentation and book sales

Winnipeg Architecture Foundation
266 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 7:00 PM

Presentation and book sales

North Norfolk-MacGregor Library
35 Hampton Street, MacGregor

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 7:00 PM

Presentation and book sales

South Central Regional Library - Miami Branch
530 Norton Avenue, Miami

Tuesday, 22 January 2019, 7:00 PM

Presentation and book sales

Jake Epp Public Library
255 Elmdale Street, Steinbach

Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 10:00 AM

Presentation and book sales

Creative Retirement Manitoba
1075 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

February 2019 (date to be determined)

Presentation and book sales

Whiteshell Winter Arts Festival
Pinawa

The Author

Gordon Goldsborough is the Head Researcher, Webmaster, a Past President of the Manitoba Historical Society, and Production Coordinator & Pageant Editor of Manitoba History magazine. For the past eight years, he has been mapping historic sites all over Manitoba, including schools, churches, stores, homes, grain elevators, military bases, and more. His series “Abandoned Manitoba” on the CBC Weekend Morning Show has been running since mid-2015 and audio copies of every episode are available here.

Besides his historical interests, Goldsborough is a member of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba where he is a water quality specialist concerned with the impacts of humans on wetlands and lakes.

Contact the author at gordon@mhs.mb.ca.

See Also

Abandoned Manitoba by Gordon Goldsborough
Great Plains Publications, 2016

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Winnipeg author highlights Manitoba’s rural history,” Westman Journal, 28 September 2018.

Scallion Farm: An excerpt from More Abandoned Manitoba,” Westman Journal, 28 September 2018.

Little treasure on the Prairies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 2018.

Check out these abandoned places around Manitoba, and the stories behind them,” CBC News, 21 October 2018.

New tales told in ‘More Abandoned Manitoba’,” Manitoba Co-operator, 9 November 2018.

Page revised: 9 December 2018

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