From the Back Cover
Ghost Town Stories II - From Renegade to Ruin Along the Red Coat Trail "An automatic revolver of seemingly gigantic proportions was playing on me. One man said, 'Be quiet, we won't hurt you. We're just going to hold up the bank.'" This book will be especially fascinating for all readers interested in: history western Canada When the train came west through southern Saskatchewan and Alberta, settlers and then outlaws were quick to follow. They came with high hopes and grand ambitions, but the Depression and a series of natural disasters left them destitute. Author Johnnie Bachusky journeys back to the towns in their heyday to tell the stories of their colourful past.
About the Author
Johnnie Bachusky has been an Alberta journalist since 1984. Over the past six and half years he has toured hundreds of ghost towns across Western Canada and written dozens of ghost town articles and heritage related pieces for newspapers and magazines in Canada. His heritage photography has been featured in national and international publications. He has consulted for television documentaries. As well, he is co-creator of two acclaimed ghost town web sites about Alberta and Saskatchewan. He is currently in production with an upcoming web site on ghost towns of British Columbia and another on historic wooden grain elevators. He lives with his wife Darlis and daughter Darlana in Red Deer, Alberta.