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On the Road to Abandoned Manitoba

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Program Description

Embark on a captivating 45-minute Zoom journey as Dr. Gordon Goldsborough unveils the mysteries of Manitoba's forgotten landscapes in his latest presentation. Delving into the pages of his third instalment in the series of abandoned sites, Dr. Goldsborough will reveal the untold stories behind hidden treasures and lost relics scattered across the province. From underground radiation monitoring posts of the Cold War era to the echoes of a remote hydroelectric generating station, the presentation immerses you in the intriguing tales of cruise ships navigating the Red River and the original route of the Trans-Canada Highway. Each location holds a unique narrative waiting to be unveiled. Don't miss the opportunity to explore these forgotten corners of Manitoba's history. The book, a treasure trove of these narratives, is available for purchase at major bookstores and other outlets. For more information, visit www.abandonedmanitoba.ca and discover a world where history and mystery intertwine. SCHEDULE: Tuesday, March 5, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM This presentation will take place online. You will receive a link to the class by email 24 hours before the presentation begins. ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, a scientist and historian, has a diverse background in academia and environmental research. Formerly a member of the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba, his career includes significant roles at Brandon University and the University of Alberta. Dr. Goldsborough has made substantial contributions to scientific literature, publishing articles in journals and co-authoring three scientific books. In addition to his scientific pursuits, Dr. Goldsborough is actively involved in the Manitoba Historical Society. Holding various leadership roles, including President and Vice-President, he has played a crucial part in preserving and promoting Manitoba's historical heritage. His community service has earned him several prestigious awards, including the Order of Manitoba in 2021. An accomplished author, Dr. Goldsborough has written five books, with "More Abandoned Manitoba" winning the 2019 McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. His latest publication, "On the Road to Abandoned Manitoba," was released in October 2023.


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