Ontario's Ghost Town Heritage

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The best of Ontario's ghost towns by the writer whose ghost-town books have sold over 150,000 copies.

"Ron Brown... must know more about Ontario's towns, past and present, than anyone else."
- Community Voices

Ontario's Ghost Town Heritage features the most interesting or "ghostly" destinations from Ron Brown's earlier volumes, all with updated information and images, along...

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Overview

The best of Ontario's ghost towns by the writer whose ghost-town books have sold over 150,000 copies.

"Ron Brown... must know more about Ontario's towns, past and present, than anyone else."
- Community Voices

Ontario's Ghost Town Heritage features the most interesting or "ghostly" destinations from Ron Brown's earlier volumes, all with updated information and images, along with newly "discovered" ghost towns. In all, it includes 80 accessible locations throughout Ontario.

As international travel becomes more difficult, there is a renewed interest in exploring our own backyard. Ontario historian Ron Brown visits vestiges of once-thriving towns and villages. Some still maintain small resident populations, while others exist only as abandoned buildings and foundation ruins. All have in common that they are "ghosts" of their former greatness and that their images evoke their lost legacies.

Sketch maps by the author guide the reader within each geographic region.

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Editorial Reviews

Muskoka Today - Lois Cooper
Brown's books are always interesting and bring to mind adventures.
Northern Life
Features the most interesting or "ghostly" destinations from earlier volumes, all with updated information and images, along with newly "discovered" ghost towns.
The Sun Times (Owen Sound, ON) - Andrew Armitage
A fascinating guide to the unusual, the lost and the abandoned places of Ontario.
Chronicle-Journal (Thunder Bay) - Linda Turk
[Brown] has the gift of finding lots of things interesting and of them being able to write beautifully about those things.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550464672
  • Publisher: Boston Mills Press
  • Publication date: 8/17/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Brown has written over a dozen books on Ontario's ghost towns and roadside attractions (both natural and unnatural). He is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio, and his travel articles have appeared in numerous North American newspapers and magazines. He lives in Toronto.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     7
Roads of Broken Dreams: Ontario's Ghost Town Trails     9
Trails to the East     23
Allisonville     25
Aultsville     26
Balaclava (Renfrew County)     29
Bedford Mills     31
Blairton     32
Brudenell     34
Corbyville     37
Craigmont     38
Eldorado     41
Fleetwood     42
Foymount     44
Glanmire     47
Herron's Mills     49
Lemieux     50
Marlbank     53
Millbridge     55
Newfoundout     57
Port Milford     58
Wilbur     61
Trails to the West     63
Balaclava (Grey County)     65
Cashmere     67
Dawn Mills     68
Duncrief     71
Indiana     73
Melancthon     76
Mount Healy     78
Napier     81
Newbridge     83
Rodgerville     84
St. Joseph     86
Strathaven     89
Sunshine     91
Traveston     92
Tyrconnell     95
Wanstead     96
Cottage Country Trails     99
Ashdown     101
Cheddar     102
Cooper's Falls     105
Depot Harbour     107
Foxmead Station     111
Gelert     112
Irondale     114
Mowat     116
Rye     119
Scotia Junction     120
Seguin Falls     123
South Portage     124
Swords     127
Uffington     129
Uhthoff     130
Trails to the North     133
Benny     135
Berens River     137
Biscotasing     138
Burchell Lake     141
Cockburn Island     142
Creighton     144
Dalton / Dalton Station     147
Desaulniers     149
French River     150
Gargantua     152
Gold Rock     155
Goudreau     156
Jackfish     158
Kiosk/ Fossmill     160
Lochalsh     165
Michael's Bay      167
Milnet     169
Nesterville     170
Nicholson     173
Pakesley / Lost Channel     174
Pickerel Landing Village     177
Silver Centre     178
Silver Islet     181
Victoria Mines     182
Golden Horseshoe Trails     185
Balls Falls     187
Ballycroy     188
Boston Mills     191
Cheltenham Brick Works     193
Crooks Hollow     195
Greenlaw Corners     196
Guelph Junction     199
Josephine     200
Patterson     203
Sinclairville     205
Index     207
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