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Monday, December 19, 2011

Museum pre-selling local history book


Author and Curator Farley S. Wuth

Chris Davis - The Pincher Creek and District Historical Society and Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village (KBPV) have announced the completion of the revamped "Prairie Grass To Mountain Pass" local history book. KBPV Curator Farley S. Wuth has been working on this volume for several years, gathering information from local families and incorporating it into a much expanded text.

KBPV will be holding a book launch party on July 11, 2012, when the book will be officially unveiled.

"Prairie Grass To Mountain Pass" was first published in 1974 and has been long out of print.

KBPV is offering a discount to those who pre-order their copy.
KBPV press release excerpt:
Featured in this close to 600 page, two column publication will be 100 community histories and 700 genealogies, many not included in previous efforts, from the early days of the Pincher Creek district.  Businesses, community groups, and families who had a pioneer connection with this area between its establishment in 1878 and 1910 are chronicled in this volume.  A second volume, still forthcoming, will highlight those agencies and people who arrived here between 1911 and the end of the Second World War in 1945.  Riveting archival research coupled with vivid writings and accompanied by local historical photos make this volume a must read for anyone interested in local history as well as for those families and people who have a frontier connection with this area.  This volume is divided into close to forty chapters representing the communities of Pincher Creek, Cowley, Lundbreck, Twin Butte and the rural localities now encompassed by the Municipal District of Pincher Creek.


Visit www.kootenaibrown.org for more information, or call 403-627-3684.  

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