Banff, Alberta — The Canadian Prairies
John Murray Gibbon
Born in Ceylon and educated in Scotland and Germany, Gibbon studied painting before turning to journalism. As publicity agent for the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1913 to 1945 he combined advertising with the promotion of a Canadian identity, popularizing the image of Canadian society as a mosaic. He organized folk culture festivals and was instrumental in establishing the "Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies" at Banff. A prolific author of novels, lyrics, history and social commentary, Gibbon helped found the Canadian Authors' Association in 1921.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
Location. 51° 10.412′ N, 115° 33.764′ W. Marker is in Banff, Alberta. Touch for map. Marker is located on the campus of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Banff Park Museum (approx. 0.6 kilometers away); Banff Springs Hotel (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); The Cave and Basin (approx. 1.9 kilometers away); Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station (approx. 3.2 kilometers away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia - John Murray Gibbon. (Submitted on September 24, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Notable Persons • Railroads & Streetcars •
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