The Battle for Banff: Exploring the Heritage of the Banff-Bow Valley 1930 to 1985
E.J. (Ted) Hart
Learn about Banff
history in this sweeping examination of the period
between the passing of the National Parks Act in 1930 and the centennial
of Banff National Park in 1985. The Banff history book
The Battle for Banff follows in the footsteps of the first
this series on the heritage of Banff and the Bow Valley,
The Place of
Bows. It reveals how many of the features of valley
life—mountaineering, skiing, warden search and rescue, resource
conservation, environmental activism, and community political
development—evolved in a period of notoriety for Canada’s most famous
E. J. (Ted) Hart graduated from the University of Alberta with a Master’s Degree in Western Canadian History in 1972. Recruited to work in the archives at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, he became Head Archivist in 1976 and in 1979 the Executive Director of the Whyte Museum, a position which he continues to hold. Through this time, Ted has authored a dozen books on the history of Banff and the Canadian Rockies. He was the mayor of Banff from 1995 to 1998.
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