In this lighthearted and charming
collection of stories, popular historian Grant MacEwan captures the
homespun humour, the outrageous antics, and the colourful
characters that brought laughter and joy into the often difficult
lives of the early pioneers.
Among these pages you will meet the
likes of: Pegleg Paul, king of woodenleg mirth and permanent
fixture at the Fleet Livery''s Hot Stove Liars'' League; and Tom
Sukanen, inventor and mechanical genius, obsessed with the
singlehanded construction of a 43-foot, 15-tonne seaworthy ship on
the banks of the South Saskatchewan River.