Country Town: The History of Minnedosa, Manitoba 1879-1922
Potyondi, Barry Stephen
Potyondi, Barry Stephen. Country Town: The History of Minnedosa, Manitoba 1879-1922; submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, Department of History [University of Manitoba]. Winnipeg, March 1978.
This thesis is about the development of a country town during its formative years. The setting is Minnedosa, Manitoba, in the period from 1879 to 1922. It is an exploration in local history which seeks to understand the interplay between the specific and the general, local society and the larger society. The theoretical underpinnings of the thesis derive mainly from the Leicester School of local history, whose principal tenet is that the study of a particular community or society over a finite period possesses an intrinsic worth.