Attention western Canadian history buffs:
Have you ever come across a book like this in your travels?
Forgotten Alberta reader, Mike Rowell, recently sent the following note, asking for details about an old guest book which he purchased recently at a garage sale in Invermere B.C.:
I purchased the book out of curiosity as I … have traveled all over Alberta. It is full of names of visitors from around the world and comments abut beautiful Alberta
I am trying to find out more information about these books and who made them and used them.
The entries are from the 1950 and 1960 in this book but appears to have refillable sheets inside so might have been used earlier than current guest sign in?
Owner thought is was from her grandfather and [P]arks Canada when people traveled to Banff and Jasper?
…I have on my coffee table now and will use for my guests visiting me – ha ha
If you have any details on these or similar guest books from days gone by, feel free to drop me a line.