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Author in town signing new book chronicling Trail Times history

Verzuh is a writer, historian and documentary filmmaker

Author Ron Verzuh was in Trail this week talking about his new book which chronicles the history of the Trail Times starting from the days when the newspaper was called the Trail Creek News.

Verzuh is a writer, historian and documentary filmmaker.

His recent books include Printer’s Devils: How a feisty newspaper shaped the history of British Columbia 1895-1925; and Smelter Wars: A Rebellious Red Trade Union Fights for Its Life in Wartime Western Canada. He is also the author of Radical Rag: The Pioneer Labour Press in Canada and Underground Times: Canada’s Flower-Child Revolutionaries.

His work has appeared in numerous academic journals, newspapers, magazines and on several websites.

He is the producer and director of the award-winning short film Joe Hill’s Secret Canadian Hideout as well as Codename Project 9, the story of the Trail smelter’s participation in the making of the atomic bomb, and Remembering Salt, about the showing of the banned Hollywood film Salt of the Earth. Verzuh was born in Trail.

He is married and lives in Esquimalt.

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