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Rocky Mountain Madness: A Historical Miscellany [Paperback]

Edward Cavell , Jon Whyte

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Book Description

May 1 2009
Rocky Mountain Madness is a throwback to the heyday of Victorian ambition when Banff was a rustic-albeit bucolically charming- outpost of the Empire and the streets were people with climbers, outfitters, cowboys, cooks, guides, photographers and poets. This entertaining collection of historical photographs, amusing newspaper accounts, reminiscences and letters evokes the capricious antics the mountains summoned for these people and, to quote the authors, includes "accounts of occasional accomplishment, accomplished adventure, adventurous rambling and rambling discourse.

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co. Ltd (May 1 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894974654
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894974653
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 272 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #765,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A celebration of the mountain dwellers and pilgrims, the guides, packers, wranglers and cooks, jinglers, tourists, Indians, climbers, painters, Mounties, writers, jitney drivers, photographers, poets, bears, shopkeepers, hunters and sportsmen, skiers, ne'er-do-wells, romantic fools and sweethearts who have been affected by Rocky Mountain Madness who have lived in or visited the Rockies and Selkirks of Canada and who are herein held up to a light of their own making for our delectation and observation an historical miscellany including account of occasional accomplishment accomplished adventure, adventurous rambling and rambling discourse campfire tales, newspaper accounts, reminiscences and letters. A bittersweet romance. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Edward Cavell has worked with historical photography in Canada for more than 30 years. Once the curator at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta, and author of seven illustrated histories, Edward has pored through many hundreds of thousands of photographs in archives, museums and private collections across Canada and abroad. Since 1992, he and his wife, Donna Livingstone, have operated Livingstone & Cavell Extraordinary Toys, a shop dedicated to nostalgic collector toys and quirky novelty items, in Calgary, Alberta.



Jon Whyte was the curator of Banff Heritage Homes, a foundation agency of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff, Alberta. Poet, columnist, writer and filmmaker, Jon wrote several books and contributed to many anthologies, magazines and other media. Jon died in 1992.


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