A History of the Edmonton City Market, 1900-2000: Urban Values and Urban Culture

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University of Calgary Press, 2001 - Business & Economics - 235 pages
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Kathryn Chase Merrett celebrates 100 years of the Edmonton City Market in this groundbreaking local history. Richly textured with archival photographs, drawings, maps, and anecdotes by vendors and customers of the city market, this book reveals how the Market managed to thrive in the heart of a city which grew from a frontier outpost to a high-rise metropolis. In this original study, Merrett sheds light on the turbulent relationship between a citys cultural and agricultural values and the civic aspirations of the city's officials. A History of the Edmonton City Market brings a comprehensive study of a long-lived and much-loved institution to life by seamlessly integrating details of the City Market with wider contexts of urban, economic, and cultural studies.
  

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Contents

1 The Market and the City I
1
2 A Castle in the Air 18921916
19
The Boom in the Bust 19161939
49
4 The Market and the Civic Centre 19401964
91
5 The New City Market 19652000
133
6 The Market and the City II
171
Notes
191
References
223
Index
231
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About the author (2001)

Kathryn Chase Merrett obtained her Masters Degree in history from the University of Alberta in 1992. Since 1987 she has edited the architectural, dance, film, and theatre articles for the Canadian Encyclopedia. She has been a resident of Edmonton, Alberta, since 1967.

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