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PARK PRISONERS:  THE UNTOLD STORY OF WESTERN CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS, 1915-1946., Waiser, Bill.

Author Name    Waiser, Bill.

Title   PARK PRISONERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WESTERN CANADA'S NATIONAL PARKS, 1915-1946.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Near Fine

Jacket Condition   Very Good+

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Fifth House 1995

ISBN Number    1895618657 / 9781895618655

Seller ID   28823

294 pp, 10" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Between 1915 and 1946, some ten thousand men were put to work in western Canada's national parks. They were the country's unwanted - unskilled foreign workers, the jobless and the homeless, conscientious objectors, perceived enemies of the state, and prisoners of war. These men had committed no crimes, but because of war or depression, they were seen as a possible threat to public order and a potential source of civil unrest. The Canadian government consequently sent them to the parks - world-renowned places such as Banff, Jasper, and Yoho - where they were held under duress in isolated work camps for months, sometimes years. (This) is the first comprehensive, illustrated history of the national park labour camp story, examining where and when the various groups were interned and how they were treated and employed. It also describes their significant contributions to the built environment of the parks - including many of the heritage buildings - at a time when such development would not normally have been undertaken." Book is Near Fine. Dust jacket gas a tiny scuff/dent on rear panel, tiny light scuff at top of rear flap-fold.

Canada,  National  Parks,  First  World  War,  Second  World  War,  World  War  I,  World  War  II,  Conscript  Labour,  Forced  Labour,  Labor,  Alternative  Service  Work,  Work  Camps,  Banff  National  Park,  Banff-Jasper  Highway,  Banff-lake  Louise  Highway,  R.B.  Bennett,  Big  Bend  Highway,  Castle  Mountain,  Conscientious  Objectors,  Decoigne,  Department  Of  National  Defence,  DND,  Elk  Island  National  Park,  Enemy  Alien  Camps,  Escapes,  Escapers,  Enemy  Aliens,  Geikie,  Roy  Gibson,  German  Prisoners  Of  War,  PoWs,  Glacier  National  Park,  J.B.  Harkin,  Internment  Operations,  Japanese,  Evacuees,  Jasper  National  Park,  Jehovah's  Witnesses,  Kicking  Horse  River,  William  Lyon  Mackenzie  King,  Herbert  Knight,  Kootenay  National  Park,  L.R.  LaFleche,  Maligne  Canyon,  Andrew  McNaughton,  Mennonites,  J.H.  Mitchell,  Mount  Revelstoke  National  Park,  Thomas  Murphy,  National  War  Services  Regulations,  Sir  William  Otter,  Prince  Albert  National  Park,  Prisoners  Of  War,  Public  Works,  Relief  Act,  Relief  Camps,  Riding  Mountain  National  Park,  Roads,  Single  Homeless,  James  Smart,  George  Tunstell,  Ukrainians,  Unemployment,  C.M.  Walker,  J.M.  Wardle,  Wartime  Housing  Limited,  Wasagaming,  Waskesiu,  Waterton  Lakes  National  Park,  Whitewater  Camp,  James  Wood,  Yellowhead-blue  River  Highway,  Yoho  National  Park. 

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