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Wellington County

Category: Book
By (author): Dahms, Fred
Subject:  HISTORY / Canada / General
  HISTORY / Canada / Post-Confederation (1867-)
  PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional (see also TRAVEL / Pictorials)
  TRAVEL / Canada / Ontario (ON)
Publisher: Boston Mills Press
Published: March 2008
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 8.75in x 11.25in x 0.75in
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$ 39.95
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From The Publisher*

Regional history at its best.

One of Ontario's most beautifully pastoral counties exists just minutes from the urban sprawl of Toronto, Mississauga and Hamilton. In this lively look at historic and modern Wellington County, resident author, photographer and geographer Fred Dahms examines how an ancient legacy of water and stone has shaped its many communities -- where and how they were built, their architecture and their degree of economic success.

The county's remarkable landforms and waterways include such popular destinations as Rockwood's caves and potholes, the Elora Gorge, North America's largest kettle lake at Puslinch and many more. Its cities, towns and villages boast thousands of charming 19th-century limestone homes and public buildings, as well as many historic mills.

The book pays particular attention to the "Royal City" of Guelph and the twin tourist towns of Elora and Fergus, but it also discusses the smaller villages and hamlets and the entire county's surprising wealth of artists and artisans.

Included are the following communities:

  • Aberfoyle
  • Aboyne
  • Arthur
  • Belwood
  • Clifford
  • Crieff
  • Drayton
  • Elora
  • Erin
  • Fergus
  • Guelph
  • Harriston
  • Hillsburgh
  • Minto
  • Morriston
  • Mount Forest
  • Orton
  • Palmerston
  • Puslinch
  • Rockwood
  • Salem
From The Publisher*A well-illustrated regional history of Ontario's Wellington County, north and west of Toronto, by a local expert and resident. Dahms examines how the communities were shaped and pays particular attention to Guelph, Elora and Fergus.
Review Quote*Wellington County is steeped in both history and scencic countryside... Author and geographer Fred Dahms has captured the special place in [this] book.
Review Quote*With [Dahms'] new book, Wellington County, on your bookshelf, you'll be inspired to discover some local treasures this summer.
Review Quote*This is an ideal book for anyone interested in the area.... Wellington County is an excellent reason to have one of the bestselling authors in Bookshelf history back on the shelves.
Review Quote*Fred Dahms is a retired University of Guelph professor of geography and his knowledge in this field adds to the appeal of this attractive book.
Review Quote*Dahms offers photos and commentary on the county's past, present and future.
Review Quote*Fred Dahms brings an eye for detail and an extensive knowledge of history and community development to his new book, simply titled Wellington County.... A straightforward writing style, airy design and plentiful photographs make what could be weighty subject matter easy to absorb... Overall, the book would make a useful home reference thanks to its county statistics, detail on geographical features and photograph after photograph of significant homes, churches, waterwys and attractions.
Review Quote*Whether you are a current or a former resident of this beautiful county, you will enjoy the informative text and stunning photographs of Wellington County by Fred Dahms.
Review Quote*A lively look at historic and modern Wellington County.