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ISBN-13: 9781552380918
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Publication date: 05/20/2004
Pages: 298
Sales rank: 1,027,939
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Anthony Rasporich is former dean of Social Sciences and professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Calgary.

Max Foran has been working the field of western Canadian history for over thirty years and has published on various urban, rural, and cultural topics. He is currently a professor in the Department of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introduction1
Smallpox: Scourge of the Plains15
Pale Horse/Pale History? Revisiting Calgary's Experience of the Spanish Influenza, 1918-1941
The Great Rock Slide at Frank69
Horror Stories: Tales of Frozen Prairie Settlers during the Brutal Winter of 1906-797
It's an Ill Wind that Blows Nobody Good: Regina's 1912 "Cyclone"129
Atlantic No. 3 Disaster: From Raging Inferno to Beacon of Promise157
It Could Have Been Much Worse: The 1952 Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease in Saskatchewan179
Putting Down Roots: The Historical Origins of the Ongoing Weed Disaster on the Canadian Prairies203
The Toll of Two Images223
Flooding in the Red River Valley of the North239
Notes on Contributors265
Index267

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