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Hidden Ontario: Secrets from Ontario's Past

Category: Book
By (author): Boyle, Terry
Subject:  HISTORY / Canada / General
  REFERENCE / General
  TRAVEL / Canada / General
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Dundurn
Published: May 2011
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
Our Price:
$ 31.50
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Terry Boyle unveils the eccentric and bizarre in these mini-histories of Ontario's towns and cities: the imposter who ran the Rockwood Asylum in Kingston; Ian Fleming's inspiration for James Bond; the Prince of Wales's undignified crossing of Rice Lake; the tragic life of Joseph Brant; the man who advertised his wife's death before poisoning her; as well as Ontario's first bullfight and the answer to the question, "Why did so many lumberjacks sport beards?"

The colourful characters, Native legends, and incredible tales that make up our province's fascinating past come alive in Hidden Ontario. From Bancroft, Baldoon, and Brighton to Timmins, Toronto, and Trenton, find out more about the Ontario you thought you knew.

From The Publisher*

Terry Boyle unveils the eccentric and bizarre in these mini-histories of Ontario's towns and cities. Colourful characters, Native legends, and incredible tales from our province's fascinating past come alive. From Bancroft, Baldoon and Brighton to Timmins, Toronto and Trenton, find out more about the Ontario you thought you knew.

Review Quote*

"History is alive and well in this interesting new book…. Anyone who loves the past, along with intriguing stories, will want to add Hidden Ontario to their library."

Biographical NoteTerry Boyle is a Canadian author, lecturer, and teacher who has shared his passion for history and folklore in many books since 1976, including four titles on haunted Ontario. He has hosted television's Creepy Canada and radio's Discover Ontario on Classical 103.1 FM. Boyle lectures and leads haunted tour walks for pleasure. He currently lives near Burk's Falls, Ontario.