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Ghost Towns of Muskoka explores the tragic history of a collection of communities from across Muskoka whose stars have long since faded. Today, these ghost towns are merely a shadow -- or spectre -- of what they once were. Some have disappeared entirely, having been swallowed by regenerating forests, while others have been reduced to foundations, forlorn buildings, and silent ruins. A few support a handful of inhabitants, but even these towns are wrapped in a ghostly shroud. But this book isnt only about communities that have died. Rather it is about communities that lived, vibrantly at that, if only for a brief time. Its about the people whose dreams for a better life these villages represented; the people who lived, loved, laboured, and ultimately died in these small wilderness settlements. And its about an era in history, those early heady days of Muskoka settlement when the forests were flooded with loggers and land-hungry settlers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781550027969
ISBN-10: 1550027964
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publisher: Dundurn Group Ltd
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: Canada


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Author Biography - Andrew Hind

Andrew Hind is the co-authors of Strange Events of Ontario with Maria Da Silva. Andrew is a local history columnist and has written on history and travel for a number of regional and international publications. Maria Da Silva is the co-author of Strange Events of Ontario . with Andrew Hind. Maria is a contributor to the Muskoka Sun and North Bay Sideroads . They live in Bradford, Ontario.

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