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Brockville: The River City

by Russ Disotel

Natural Heritage Books | October 14, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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Brockville''s origins reach back to the resettlement of Loyalists following the American Revolution and the threat of American encroachment. Following the War of 1812, Brockville, along the St. Lawrence River, benefitted greatly from the rapidly expanding colonization. A centre for the political activity of the day and a focal point for the Orange movement, Brockville was often immersed in controversy.

The end of the 19th century was the golden age of patent medicine business and Brockville was home to two of the most successful, the W. H. Comstock Company and the G. T. Fulford Company. "Pink Pills for Pale People" were sold worldwide. Today, Brockville retains the charm of its heritage mansions and is home to a number of prominent industries.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages

Published: October 14, 2008

Publisher: Natural Heritage Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1896219225

ISBN - 13: 9781896219226

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Brockville: The River City

by Russ Disotel

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages

Published: October 14, 2008

Publisher: Natural Heritage Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1896219225

ISBN - 13: 9781896219226

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Brockville''s origins reach back to the resettlement of Loyalists following the American Revolution and the threat of American encroachment. Following the War of 1812, Brockville, along the St. Lawrence River, benefitted greatly from the rapidly expanding colonization. A centre for the political activity of the day and a focal point for the Orange movement, Brockville was often immersed in controversy.

The end of the 19th century was the golden age of patent medicine business and Brockville was home to two of the most successful, the W. H. Comstock Company and the G. T. Fulford Company. "Pink Pills for Pale People" were sold worldwide. Today, Brockville retains the charm of its heritage mansions and is home to a number of prominent industries.

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Brockville's origins reach back to the resettlement of Loyalists following the American Revolution and the threat of American encroachment. Following the War of 1812, Brockville, along the St. Lawrence River, benefitted greatly from the rapidly expanding colonization. A centre for the political activity of the day and a focal point for the Orange movement, Brockville was often immersed in controversy.

The end of the 19th century was the golden age of patent medicine business and Brockville was home to two of the most successful, the W. H. Comstock Company and the G. T. Fulford Company. "Pink Pills for Pale People" were sold worldwide. Today, Brockville retains the charm of its heritage mansions and is home to a number of prominent industries.



About the Author

Russ Disotell, born in Cornwall, Ontario, in 1952, has lived in various locations across Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Toronto.

Prior to entering the field of freelance writing he had a long career in the retail wine trade, where he earned certification for his wine knowledge from the Independent Wine Education Guild based in Great Britain. As well as being a wine enthusiast he is a "passionate" curler, cross-country skier and golfer.

Russ has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Brockville Museum and the Museum''s Expansion Fund-Raising Committee. As well, he writes a wine column for The Brockville Recorder & Times and in the past has had articles on such diverse topics as science, history, wine and curling published in many newspapers and magazines.

From Our Editors

You may know it only as a city en route from Toronto to Montreal, but Brockville actually boasts quite a remarkable past. Originally a Loyalist stronghold, the city prospered following the War of 1812 and became home to many major industries, including the infamous G.T. Fulford Co. Discover more about this city along the northeastern shores of Lake Ontario in Russ Disotel's Brockville: The River City.
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