High On A Windy Hill: The Story of the Prince of Wales Hotel

Paperback | February 25, 2009

byRay Djuff

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Since 1927, sitting atop a knoll overlooking Upper Waterton Lake, the Prince of Wales Hotel has survived floods, fire, gales and even closure. Built for the Minnesota-based Great Northern Railway, the hotel initially provided an oasis for thirsty Americans during Prohibition. Now a national historic site, the lodge receives its rightful tribute in this extensively annotated book. Discover why a US railway would build a hotel in Canada 50 miles from its closest line. Read the nearly impossible saga of the construction site. Uncover the stories of the dedicated people who have worked to preserve and run this classic venue.

Ray Djuff, a former employee of the Prince of Wales Hotel, spent 20 years researching this book, uncovering facts and details long considered lost. Vivid historical photographs bring to life the story of this grand survivor of the golden age of railway resort development.

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From the Royal Family to important political figures and beyond, many have enjoyed a stay at the Prince of Wales Hotel. In High on a Windy Hill: The Story of the Prince of Wales Hotel, Ray Djuff provides a vividly illustrated history of this landmark in Waterton Park. This book is perfect for history enthusiasts and lovers of architect...

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Since 1927, sitting atop a knoll overlooking Upper Waterton Lake, the Prince of Wales Hotel has survived floods, fire, gales and even closure. Built for the Minnesota-based Great Northern Railway, the hotel initially provided an oasis for thirsty Americans during Prohibition. Now a national historic site, the lodge receives its rightfu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:180 pages, 8.5 × 8 × 0.25 inPublished:February 25, 2009Publisher:RMB | Rocky Mountain BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0921102712

ISBN - 13:9780921102717

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From the Royal Family to important political figures and beyond, many have enjoyed a stay at the Prince of Wales Hotel. In High on a Windy Hill: The Story of the Prince of Wales Hotel, Ray Djuff provides a vividly illustrated history of this landmark in Waterton Park. This book is perfect for history enthusiasts and lovers of architecture.