- Libreria: Bookinternationale.Com (Canada)
- Editore: Winnipeg: Hignell, 1991
- Soggetti: Victoria Beach Manitoba History-Local Interest--
- Peso di spedizione: 1.000 g
Paper bound, flat-signed, without dedication by the author Sam Ateah, illustrated with black and white photos and a map, x + Pp117. Bottom quarter or so of first dozen pages rippled from moisture else a very good copy. 210 grams - ships lettermail at reduced postage when you contact us directly. From the Introduction: "Victoria Beach is a unique place in Manitoba if not in all of Canada. The small peninsula on the east side of Lake Winnipeg, once known as Little Elk Island, is 80 kilometers north of Winnipeg. It was incorporated as property of the privately owned Victoria Beach Investment Co. in 1913. It is now a semi-private resort which, by an act of the Manitoba Legislature, controls its own vehicular traffic. For July and August each year there is no access to the "restricted area," except on foot, by bicycle or by taxi from the municipal parking lot, which is run by an Ateah. Many Beach people are descendants of families who have been coming to the same cottages for four generations, families now spread all over North America. But the place has changed very little in nearly 100 years and residents are dedicated to keeping their Beach "the same idyllic place it has always been." Sam Ateah has lived at the Beach all his life and though he has travelled far and wide, he knows there is no place like it on earth. His father and mother homesteaded 160 acres on the peninsula in 1910. While many of the early settlers sold out to the resort developer, the Ateahs kept the homestead intact and went into the business of serving the cottagers. Sam's many friends among them encouraged him to write his book and made their own contributions to it. The result is Memories of Victoria Beach, the realization of Sam's dream. We welcome all reasonable offers on our books. All books in stock and available for immediate shipment from Winnipeg, Manitoba.