A unique, single-volume historical and cultural compendium which will interest residents and visitors alike. Want to find out where the statues of North America's most significant explorers are? Where British soldiers won a decisive victory in the War of 1812? Where you can swim with a polar bear? Where the first Hardy Boys books were written? Where Winnie the Pooh, Grey Owl and Shania Twain lived? Come On Over! features 42 separate articles focusing on over 100 cities, towns, and villages, the Anishinabek and Mushkegowuk First Nations in the region, and shared natural, historical and social features, such as rivers, waterfalls, railways, parks, recreation, fires, food, birds and birding, and early explorers.
About the authors
Dieter K. Buse's military career was short and stellar: five years with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets (1954-60) becoming squadron leader, head of winning drill and rifle teams, receiving flight with T-33 trainer jet, course at Camp Borden, exchange visit to England, and drill instructor with RCAF (1960-61). He is professor emeritus at Laurentian University (History), author and editor of numerous publications in modern European and Canadian history including Best Reference Work 1998 for the encyclopedia, Modern Germany. He co-authored, Come on Over: Northeastern Ontario A-Z, and Untold: Northeastern Ontario's Military History, Volume 1 (2018). He enjoys dancing, golfing, gardening, fishing, curling, and sculpting.
Graeme Mount taught contemporary history at Laurentian University from 1969 until retirement in 2005. He has taught and written about the wars of recent centuries, and with Dieter K. Buse co-authored Come on Over: Northeastern Ontario A-Z. He was also the principal author of A History of Fort St. Joseph, published in 2000, as well as of other books and articles. Professor Mount spent his formative years (1945-1958) in North Bay and has taught university courses in North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, and Timmins. He continues to enjoy canoeing and swimming at his cottage on Sudbury's Long Lake.
- Winner, Louise de Kiriline Lawrence Award for Non-Fiction
CBC Radio listeners in Northeastern Ontario discovered much about their own backyard when Dieter and Graeme shared their knowledgeof the region on 'Morning North.' Now readers can continue that journey of discovery through the pages of this book." Markus Schwabe, Host, CBC Morning North