Ottawa Stories: Trials & Triumphs In Bytown History by Cliff ScottOttawa Stories: Trials & Triumphs In Bytown History by Cliff Scott

Ottawa Stories: Trials & Triumphs In Bytown History

byCliff Scott

Paperback | May 27, 2014

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Join Cliff Scott as he highlights the famous-as well as infamous-characters, triumphs and tragedies of Canada's capital Ottawa from frontier times to today

Ottawa grew into the capital city of today from humble beginnings. Early politicians peddled their agendas in back rooms, while their wives worked the politics of high society. Legendary local logger Big Joe Mufferaw might have been the real-life Paul Bunyan. Business titan and self-made man J.R. Booth built and operated three railways in Ontario and then married off a granddaughter to a Danish prince.

Author Cliff Scott brings these and other stories together in a collection of historical Ottawa vignettes. Discover Ottawa's tenacity in surviving great fires and diseases. Glide along the ice rinks of the ages, from the first formal skating rink in 1868 to today's Winterlude festival around the world's largest skating rink. Join Scott as he highlights the famous-as well as infamous-characters, triumphs and tragedies of Canada's capital from frontier times to today.

Cliff Scott has been a resident of Ottawa since 1954. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the public service sector of Canada, and taught history at the University of Ottawa. He attended the University of British Columbia, Carleton University and Ottawa University. He is a student of Canadian and American history, as well as ...
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Title:Ottawa Stories: Trials & Triumphs In Bytown HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.31 inPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Arcadia PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:162619341X

ISBN - 13:9781626193413

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A good summary of events and characters since the early days of Bytown. - Ottawa Historical Society Newsletter