A century and a quarter ago, Regina was literally a Pile O' Bones" and Moose Jaw nothing but a fur traders' camp. Today Regina is Saskatchewan's thriving capital, and Moose Jaw is the province's fourt
A century and a quarter ago, Regina was literally a Pile O' Bones" and Moose Jaw nothing but a fur traders' camp. Today Regina is Saskatchewan's thriving capital, and Moose Jaw is the province's fourth largest city. Now you can stroll through both cities' sometimes turbulent, sometimes triumphant histories with Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw
. Edward Willett, a Regina writer with a keen interest in history and architecture, points out the buildings and historic sites that have played an important role in the development of these sister cities. You'll get a feel for the way the cities looked in the past, and learn how they've developed into what they are today.
Brimming with historical and architectural information and fascinating anecdotes, and illustrated with dozens of photographs, Historic Walks of Regina and Moose Jaw is an indispensable guide to Saskatchewan's capital and its nearest urban neighbour. So lace up your walking shoes, and take ten historic walks into the rich history of Saskatchewan.
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Introduction and Acknowledgements
A Brief History of "The Queen City"
Regina Walking Tour One: The Downtown
Regina Walking Tour Two: The Centre Square Area
Regina Walking Tour Three: The Crescents
Regina Walking Tour Four: The Cathedral Area
Regina Walking Tour Five: Lakeview
Regina Walking Tour Six: The Warehouse District
Regina Walking Tour Seven: The General Hospital Area
Regina Walking Tour Eight: Germantown
A Brief History of Moose Jaw
Moose Jaw Walking Tour One: Downtown
Moose Jaw Walking Tour Two: North Hill
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"Edward Willett has cobbled together a walking guide that will appeal to history buffs and those with a keen appreciation for architecture. . . Kudos to Willett who recognized those of us living in a concrete jungle appreciate the craftsmanship of the stone masons and bricklayers who left a lasting legacy."
— Regina Leader Post
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is the award-winning author of more than 25 nonfiction books for both adults and children on topics ranging from health and science to history, computers, authors and rock stars. He also writes science fiction and fantasy for both adults and young adults.
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City of Regina 2009 Municipal Heritage Award Winner