A Brief History of Orillia: Ontario's Sunshine City by Dennis Rizzo

A Brief History of Orillia: Ontario's Sunshine City

byDennis Rizzo, John Forrest

Kobo ebook | May 27, 2014

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First populated by the Huron, Iroquois and Chippewa Nations, Orillia is now a well-loved, year-round recreation destination. Its history is deeply tied to its water. Situated in the narrows where Lake Simcoe flows into Lake Couchiching, Orillia was a gathering place for centuries before Europeans used it to bring furs to market. Sir John Simcoe, first governor of Upper Canada, fostered permanent settlement of the region after commanding Loyalist regiments in the American War of Rebellion. A gateway to the Muskoka region, it has been home to lumbering, manufacturing and artistic endeavours. Today, summer cottagers and winter athletes alike enjoy the Sunshine City and its more than twenty annual festivals. Local author Dennis Rizzo tells the fascinating and diverse history of Orillia, Ontario.
Title:A Brief History of Orillia: Ontario's Sunshine CityFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:The History PressLanguage:English

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