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category: History
published: Jul 2023
publisher: University of Calgary Press

A History of the Edmonton City Market 1900-2000

Urban Values and Urban Culture

by Kathryn Chase Merrett

tagged: corporate & business history, social history


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 that grew from a frontier outpost to a high–rise metropolis.
In this original study, Merrett sheds light on the turbulent relationship between a city's 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.



About the Author
Kathryn Chase Merrett obtained her Master of Arts degree in History from the University of Alberta in 1992. She researches and writes about Edmonton, and volunteers her time in the interests of horticulture and history.
Editorial Review


These stories are presented with care and attention . . . Chase Merrett effectively stitches this social history into the economic and political fabric of the city's past.


—Sean Gouglas, The Canadian Historical Review

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