Thursday, 05 January 2012 09:52

The final edition of Prairie Grass To Mountain Pass is on sale now

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Pincher Creek
The long awaited re-issuing of the local history book for the Pincher Creek area, Prairie Grass To Mountain Pass, will be hitting the streets in mid July.


Featured in this close to 600-page, two-column publication will be 100 community histories and 700 genealogies, many not included in previous efforts, from the early days of the Pincher Creek district.

Businesses, community groups, and families who had a pioneer connection with this area between its establishment in 1878 and 1910 are chronicled in this volume.

A second volume, still forthcoming, will highlight those agencies and people who arrived here between 1911 and the end of the Second World War in 1945.

Riveting archival research coupled with vivid writings and accompanied by a local historical photos make this volume a must read for anyone interested in local history as well as for those families and people who have a frontier connection with this area.

This volume is divided into close to 40 chapters representing the communities of Pincher Creek, Cowley, Lundbreck, Twin Butte and the rural localities now encompassed by the Municipal District of Pincher Creek.

Prairie Grass to Mountain Pass, originally published in 1974, has long been out of print. This new limited edition will likely be the final printing of this important historical work.

This is a great chance to order multiple copies for members of family and friends.

Order copies directly through the Kootenai Brown Pioneer village by dropping by the offices at 1037 Bev McLachlin Drive, via Canada Post at P.O. Box 1226, Pincher Creek,

Alberta. T0K 1W0, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

People who pay for the book before Feb. 1, pay $90 per copy, packaging it with two other book discounts: Pincher Creek’s Ill-Fated Railway Industry at $11 and Where The Rivers Meet at $10. Postage and handling are extra.

There will be a gala event July 11, at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village when the book will be officially unveiled. Additional history books are for sale at the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village gift shop.

 For further information, phone the Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village at 403-627-3684.

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