Doing What's Best For Kids: A History of Fort McMurray Public School District No. 2833

October 9, 2012|
Doing What's Best For Kids: A History of Fort McMurray Public School District No. 2833 by John Gilpin
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Doing What’s Best for Kids is a centennial history of one of the most important social institutions in the history of Fort McMurray. It explores the Fort McMurray Public School Board’s relationship since 1912 to the development of oil sands, salt mining, fishing, lumbering, steamboat operations, aviation and railway development. The booms and busts of these industries at times threatened the existence of the district and at other times were the basis for growth.

The people who have made this history are a feature of this book. This group includes Douglas Craig and Cassia McTavish, who ensured that the fledgling school established in 1912 would survive the economic slump of 1913. The struggles with the department of education in Edmonton over funding and school approvals are another theme. Collectively it is the story of persistence and accomplishment in a location far from Edmonton, but rich in human and natural resources.

John Gilpin is an historian and writer with a BA and MA in history from the University of Alberta and a PhD in economic history from the University of Leicester, England. His interests include the settlement of western Canada, with a particular emphasis on transportation, water resources and urban development.
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Title:Doing What's Best For Kids: A History of Fort McMurray Public School District No. 2833
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:176 pages, 9 X 12 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 9 X 12 X 0.75 in
Published:October 9, 2012
Publisher:Brush Education
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781550594386

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