From the back cover:
In a region shaped by industry and tragedy, the Crowsnest Pass survived and has created one of the most vibrant and beautiful 'watering holes' in the Canadian Rockies. Surviving amazing hardships early on in the Crowsnest Pass was an accomplisment in itself, how did those early residents do it? Well... to be honest, they had a little help from a few libations now and then.
If you have 'Booze' in a history there's usually a 'Bar' involved as well. Booze and Bars: A Brief History of Pub Culture in the Crowsnest Pass wades through how alcohol is interlaced with the history of the area, it is really an expose on the buildings that facilitated pub culture in the region. Each community has its own unique history and distinct buildings that were meeting places, social houses, and hallowed grounds, spaces that tied the history, alcohol, and the people to one another.
So...might I suggest that you sit down, grab a drink, and enjoy the fascinating (and historic) pub culture of the Pass. Cheers!
Booze & Bars: A Brief History of Pub Culture in the Crowsnest Pass
Stephanie Laine Hamilton