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This is another of our continuing special series of texts covering the ten provinces and three territories of Canada. Today we’re, as one of Gordon Lightfoot’s songs goes, “Alberta Bound” (from his album Don Quixote).
Alberta is the westernmost of the three Prairie provinces (the others being Saskatchewan and Manitoba). It’s known for the Athabasca tar/oil sands (for good or bad, depending on your view), beef cattle farms, cowboys, and the Rocky Mountains which form its western boundary.
We have a few eBooks specifically about Alberta, and those we do have tend to be about travel, such as Jasper National Park in the Rockies west of Edmonton (and its famed West Edmonton Mall) and Banff National Park in the Rockies west of Calgary (which is, no surprise, home of the famous Calgary Stampede).
Other eBooks mention Alberta as part of the Canadian Prairies (On the Old Athabasca Trail by Lawrence Burpee), as part of getting to the old Gold Rush in the Yukon (The Great Gold Rush. A Tale of the Klondike by W. H. P. Jarvis), or before that, as part of the fur trading along with the North West Company and The Hudson’s Bay Company in Western Canada (The Fur Bringers: A Story of the Canadian Northwest) by Hulbert Footner.
If you like what we do here on Faded Page and want to help us add even more public domain books to the site, come join us and proofread a few pages. For more information about how to volunteer, check out our companion site, Distributed Proofreaders Canada.
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