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New book explores demolished buildings, sites of Winnipeg's history

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CBC News · Posted: Oct 11, 2020 7:09 AM CT | Last Updated: October 11

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The Transcona Cordite Plant, one of the places featured in Christine Hanlon's new book, stood from 1941 to 1945. People who worked there helped make explosives during the Second World War, Hanlon said. Those explosives were used to blow the building up after the war ended. (Submitted by Christine Hanlon/Manitoba Archives)

A book launching later this month shows a new side of Winnipeg by diving into its history.

"It was a real voyage of discovery," said local author Christine Hanlon, who spent hours combing through archives to find the more than 140 photographs that would make up her new book, Old Winnipeg: A History in Pictures.

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