A new Book on the history of Shaganappi Point and Edworthy Park — Preorder now!
As you have travelled down Quarry Road Trail, have you ever wondered who quarried there, when and where was the sandstone used? In its new book, Shaganappi Point and Edworthy
Park: A History, the Edworthy Park Heritage Society answers these questions and many more.
In Part I, the book discusses the Indigenous (mostly Blackfoot) and Métis history of the area and
places it in the wider context. In Part 2, it covers the settlement history including chapters on
John Lawrey, Alexander J. Ross and Mary McArthur, Tom Edworthy, Gravity Watson, E.H.
Crandell and W.J. Tregillus. There is much new information in the book and it is accompanied
by many beautiful black and white photos from some of Canada’s leading photographers of the
day. Several of the photos have not been published before. A chapter on the historic surveyors of
the area provides additional historical insight.
Which famous people were involved in the area? You will be surprised! The Society hopes that
the book will be a reference resource for many years to come. We attempt to strike a balance
between comprehensive details, amusing and interesting anecdotes, and captivating photos.
It is time for Shaganappi Point’s story to be reclaimed and rediscovered!
The Society was awarded a grant from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation which is
being used for layout and design but it still needs to raise the funds for printing. Although the
Society is a registered charity, we are not asking for donations in this time of covid crisis. Instead,
we hope to have enough pre-orders for the book to be able to fund the printing. It will be a small
printing so if you’d like to read it, now is the time to pre-order a copy as there may not be many
copies available for later distribution. There will not be a second printing and due to copyright
laws, the book will not be put on the internet.
If we get enough pre-orders to print, we will email you with details for payment. The price for a
pre-ordered copy is $30 (plus postage where applicable). This history book will only be sold with
the Society’s nature guide Treasures of the Trail (at no extra charge) so it is a great package. To pre-order your copy, please send an email to the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org.