Ottawa Stories: Trials & Triumphs in Bytown History

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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.
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ISBN: 9781626193413
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: Ontario
Images: 48
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
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Cliff is an honorary life member of the Historical Society of Ottawa where he has served as secretary, museum manager and president. He is the president of the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa and founder and first chair of the Heritage Fairs of Ottawa organizing committee. Publications include historical pamphlets, articles for the now-defunct Ottawa Centre Journal, a chapter in "Making a Capital" and the Ottawa Stories series published by the historical society.
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