After researching dates, stories and information for seven years, Wayne Hall, who has lived in Thompson since 1961, has written a book about the early days of the community from 1955 to 1970 — the year Thompson became a city.
It encompasses timelines of when people came and events happened, as well as the advent of many “firsts.” It tells about a lot of the changes that happened during this time period.
The book also includes personal stories given to him by various early pioneers about their experiences in coming to Thompson.
The book’s title — “Where You From?” The Building of a Northern City: Thompson, Manitoba —comes from the early days, Hall says. When you met someone for the first time, you would ask, “Where you from?” as everyone was from somewhere else.
Digital and hard copies can be purchased directly from Wayne Hall by calling 204-679-5740 or on Amazon.ca.