The History of Lethbridge

The History of Lethbridge

Non-Fiction – 2020, Self-Published

A late nineteenth-century miners camp called Coal Banks could have been nothing more than a came-and-went map dot – vanishing once all resources had been stripped. Instead, the history of a determined community that triumphed over obstacles and hardships unfolded to transform the city into what it is today.

Through two crippling World Wars, the crime-riddled era of prohibition, the Great Depression, and many challenging moments in time, Lethbridge peaked and valleyed over the last century – creating a unique and underappreciated prairie story along the way.

With dozens of historical photos, The History of Lethbridge details the people who shaped the city and the background behind iconic streets and structures that have appeared as a result over the past 150 years.

Where to buy

The History of Lethbridge is available in select stores and museums in Southern Alberta, including Analog Books, Meadow Lane, Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village, and Writing On Stone Interpretive Centre.

The book is self-published and all funds go to cover printing and publication costs.

Each copy costs $25, plus shipping

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“I was fortunate enough to get one of the first batch and read it cover to cover. It is a great book and Ryan did a fantastic job. If you live in and love Lethbridge, get the book it is well worth the money.” 

— Layne Whipple, reader

“It was a pleasure purchasing from you Ryan. A very enjoyable read!”

— Karen Ziegler, reader

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