Stories of Newmarket

Stories of Newmarket

An Old Ontario Town

Book - 2011
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"Newmarket, one of the oldest communities in Ontario, was founded on the Upper Canadian frontier in 1801 by Quakers from the United States. Fur traders, entrepreneurs, millers, and many others were soon to follow, some seeking independence, some seeking wealth, and some even seeking freedom from creditors... . Here are their stories, all illuminating the early history of Newmarket"--From
Publisher: Toronto : Dundurn Press, 2011.
ISBN: 9781554888801
Branch Call Number: 971.3547 Car an 33164004376534 nf 29.00 nf 286937 cpy 1 aurora
971.3547 Car
Characteristics: 284 p. : ill., map.


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A nicely-written book filled with vignettes of Newmarket and area history. A battle sword, lost gold, stolen tombstones, old stores, busy hotels, and famous folk from the distant past: Samuel Morse demonstrating his telegraph, the people and places involved in the 1837 Rebellion, a guy George Washington wanted to hang, and immediate relatives of "Buffalo Bill" Cody, to name a few. Fascinating stuff.

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