Muskoka: Settlers, Secrets and Summer Fun by Andrew HindMuskoka: Settlers, Secrets and Summer Fun by Andrew Hind

Muskoka: Settlers, Secrets and Summer Fun

byAndrew Hind

Paperback | May 9, 2013

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Muskoka is a beloved region for summertime frivolity-a popular destination for tourists and cottagers. The region is also home to a remarkably varied and interesting history. This book explores stories that most people, residents included, likely know little about. Meet Dangerous Dan, a two-fisted brawler who fought his way into legend though countless lumber camps and booze-soaked taverns. Learn how one man's vision and hard work transformed Bala into the "Cranberry Capital of Ontario." Explore the history of Bigwin Inn, a lavish resort that was once the most luxurious hotel in Canada and that experienced a tragic and sad demise. Venture aboard steamships, into logging camps and elegant resorts, and through dense forests to the remains of ghost towns to unearth tales so much a part of the Muskoka experience.but overshadowed by the beautiful lakes and the endless opportunities for carefree enjoyment.
Andrew Hind and Maria Da Silva are freelance writers. who specialize in history and in travel and have a passion for bringing to light little-remembered episodes in history. Together, they have contributed numerous history-related articles to magazine publications. They also conduct guided historical tours, helping people connect with ...
Title:Muskoka: Settlers, Secrets and Summer FunFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.67 inPublished:May 9, 2013Publisher:Folklore PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:192667782X

ISBN - 13:9781926677828


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enchanting stories from Muskoka cottage country This book isn't a large book, 262 pages. It is well written and tells many different stories from around Muskoka. Stories such as famous people,early settlers, logging days, some stories of the big boats, northern villains and several other subjects.A good summer read and it's Canadian.
Date published: 2013-05-24