Friday, January 30, 2009

A History Of The Oilsands

Recent news of the oil sands generally focuses on current per barrel prices or whether or not the U.S will buy into Canada's vast oil wealth. Unfortunately the oil sands rich and varied past is often neglected.

The history of the sands is a surprisingly thrilling read that one woman has spent over 20 years researching and chronicling. Joyce Hunt a Canadian historian is on a mission to tell the tales of the many people drawn to the oil in northern Alberta between 1905 and 1930.

"There is much more to the story. I want to write about the people who are unknown and obscure and have been hiding there," "Nobody else has been weird enough to do this." Joyce Hunt Historian

Read Oilsands Review interview with Hunt

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