Muskoka's past and present fuse in McQuarrie's stunning photography, the archival pictures he's unearthed, and the engaging texts by famous Muskokans he's compiled in this hardcover passport to one of Canada's most famous districts.
Muskoka's past and present fuse in McQuarrie's stunning photography, the archival pictures he's unearthed, and the engaging texts by famous Muskokans he's compiled. A perfect passport to one of Canada's most famous districts.
A Historical Perspective of the Land, the Holinshead Family and Huntsville
by Shelley Yearley
Huntsville teacher Shelley Yearley, whose family’s farming life in north Muskoka began just two years after Confederation, recounts in her well-researched account of Springfield Farm the saga of pioneer settlement, the evolution of farming practices, development of the farm as a tourist lodge, the role of British “home children” in farm work, and dozens of other down-to-earth aspects of community evolution during a century and a-half.
The Cottage Bible is the most important reference for a cottage owner. The expert guidance is essential for any vacation home, especially one near water with unique challenges. There is year-round advice on maintenance, buying a cottage, repairing burst p
This was the first book published in Muskoka. Printed in 1871 at the Northern Advocate offices in Bracebridge, where its author Thomas McMurray published his weekly newspaper, the book Free Grant Lands of Canada promoted settlement by offering “practical experience of bush farming in the free grant districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound.”
It took challenging decades to build the St. Lawrence Seaway. It took even longer to not build the Georgian Bay Ship Canal – although it's promise was much greater. Muskoka author Ray Love documents this dramatic saga about “Canada’s Abandoned National Dream.”
For nearly half a century, one of the most scenic landmarks in Muskoka has been the half kilometre pink granite canyon known as the Huckleberry Rock cut. Blasted in the early 1960s as a way of rerouting the road, it introduced a generation of travellers t
The Story of Beaver Creek Minimum Security Institution
by Charles Stickel
Author Charles Stickel’s memoir of a pioneering Canadian penal institution, the Beaver Creek Minimum Security facility in Muskoka, is aptly named “the inside-out” prison. The guards were unarmed, the fences kept people from straying in rather than inmates escaping – or almost!
Gravenhurst Opera House & Arts Centre: A Muskoka Tradition for 100 Years
by Joe Paul Stratford
The Many Stages of Our Lives impresses upon anyone the astonishing significance and widefelt impact of Gravenhurst's Opera House, a community centre where just about everything except opera took place. In time, even an opera was sung.
This collection of writings displays a woman's "optimistic realism" with the grace, concern, intelligence and wit of a perceptive community leader who infused her articles with learning from literature and astute sensibility to human psychology.
A history of Port Cockburn, a once-thriving port community - now just a few houses, on Muskoka's Lake Joseph. 183 pages with biliography and many B&W photos. Navy blue cloth with silver lettering on spine and front.