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History Post-confederation (1867-)

Ghost Town Stories of Ontario

by (author) Maria Da Silva & Andrew Hind

Publisher
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers
Initial publish date
Dec 2011
Category
Post-Confederation (1867-), General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781552778135
    Publish Date
    Dec 2011
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552774120
    Publish Date
    May 2009
    List Price
    $9.95

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  • Age: 11 to 18
  • Grade: 6 to 12
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Description

Ontario is rich in ghost towns, communities that were once thriving but which have been reduced to mere shadows of their former selves. Nine villages -- including silver camps, fishing ports, crossroads hamlets, and farming settlements -- come alive on the pages of this book. The term 'ghost town' invariably conjures up images of fog-shrouded cemeteries, buildings with sinister visages, and of course, restless spirits of the dead. While often this is merely our imagination at play, in some cases, these ghost towns are indeed said to be haunted.

About the authors

MARIA DA SILVA has always had a passion for history and ghost stories. Though she came from a country (Portugal) that is full of history and the unknown, she never dreamed that her future would lead her into writing about the forgotten and the unexplained. Maria's work, co-authored with Andrew Hind, has appeared in publications such as Fate and Mystery Magazine.

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ANDREW HIND is a freelance writer who lives in Bradford, Ontario. His feature articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers across Canada, in the United States, and in England. Andrew developed a passion for history early on, especially for unusual and obscure events that are typically overlooked or quickly forgotten. He hopes, through his writing, to bring these fascinating stories to light for a modern audience.

Andrew Hind's profile page

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