Dundurn

Ghost Towns of Muskoka

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ISBN: 9781550027969
Publisher: Dundurn
Publication Date: 2008-06-16
Number of pages: 272
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Ghost Towns of Muskoka explores the tragic history of a collection of communities from across Muskoka whose stars have long since faded. Today, these ghost towns are merely a shadow -- or spectre -- of what they once were. Some have disappeared entirely, having been swallowed by regenerating forests, while others have been reduced to foundations, forlorn buildings, and silent ruins. A few support a handful of inhabitants, but even these towns are wrapped in a ghostly shroud.

But this book isn’t only about communities that have died. Rather it is about communities that lived, vibrantly at that, if only for a brief time. It’s about the people whose dreams for a better life these villages represented; the people who lived, loved, laboured, and ultimately died in these small wilderness settlements. And it’s about an era in history, those early heady days of Muskoka settlement when the forests were flooded with loggers and land-hungry settlers.

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