The Place We Call Home A History of Fort McMurray, as its people remember 1778-1980 by Irwin Huberman

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The Place We Call Home A History of Fort McMurray, as its people remember 1778-1980 by Irwin Huberman

8vo. pp. xi, 283. maps & numerous illustrations. paperback (fine condition). Fort McMurray: Historical Book Society of Fort McMurray, [2009].

Third Printing.

ISBN-10: 0968933912 / ISBN-13: 9780968933916

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The Place We Call Home begins with the great flood that created the Clearwater and Athabasca River valleys and goes on to record the early explorers, early residents and gives a history of the early days of oil sands pioneers and the development of the first oil sands plants. The growth of the small town, 100 residents in 1900, to one of Alberta's major cities is recorded with the dreams and struggles of its residents. Irwin Huberman tells his story well, and helps us understand the community that now is the economic engine of Canada.