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Wolfe Island : a legacy in stone

Author: Barbara Wall La Rocque
Publisher: Toronto : Natural Heritage Books, ©2009.
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"Wolfe Island begins with the emergence of islands at the end of the last Ice Age, and in particular the limestone island that ultimately would bear the name Wolfe Island, and moves through the many centuries of First Nations habitation to the era of French exploration and fur trading. The development and decline of industry, the evolution of facilities, land title frustrations, and the emergence of a strong sense  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Wall La Rocque
ISBN: 9781554883981 1554883989
OCLC Number: 276822518
Description: 307 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: In the beginning --
Long island standing up --
Enter the French --
Lineage of the Barony of Longueuil --
What's in a title? --
Whence did they come --
A teapot in a tempest --
Establishing roots --
Early industries and livelihoods --
Down to the sea --
Garden Island: one man's empire --
The lifeline: Wolfe Island ferries --
Coping with the hazards of isolation --
Establishing transportation links --
Marysville comes alive --
Achieving literacy: libraries and schools --
Essential services for an isolated community --
History of Wolfe Island churches and secular societies.
Responsibility: Barbara Wall La Rocque ; foreword by Kenneth Keyes.
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