WRITERS TO WATCH FOR
We have found enough local writers to fill a shelf so we are dedicating a separate section for this talented group. Novelists, poets, essayists, and historians, alive and well or passed on. We'll showcase them all.
OUR LATEST FIND:
Historian and Author RODERICK (RORY) MACKAY
Local Crowe Lake cottager Roderick (Rory) MacKay has released his newest book, "Algonquin Park – A Place Like No Other", a most extensive book on the history of Algonquin Provincial Park. Archival records and oral history interviews provide details of past events and ways of life, but only if those stories are told. The reader will learn of the original Algonquin and their present-day descendants, as well as explorers and loggers, rangers and poachers, squatters and leaseholders, scientists and civil servants, all within the story of Algonquin Park’s formation and development.
A seasonal naturalist in Algonquin Park for seven summers prior to his 30-year career as a secondary school teacher of biology, general science, Canadian history, Canadian geography, and special education in the Limestone District Board of Education, MacKay (now retired) has also written:
- A Chronology of Dates and Events of Algonquin Provincial Park (2018)
- Spirits of the Little Bonnechere: A History of Exploration, Logging, and Settlement; 1800 to 1920 (1996, second edition 2017)
- More About . . . The Camboose Shanty: Home to the Shantymen of the 19th Century (2015)
- More About . . . J. R. Booth: Lumberman, Railroad Builder, Industrialist and Great Canadian (2015)
- Algonquin, photographs by William Reynolds, (1993)
Copies of Algonquin Park – A Place Like No Other can be ordered from The Friends of Algonquin Park at http://store.algonquinpark.on.ca or 613 637-2828
CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR AUTHORS!
Andre Philpot, Lawyer, Lecturer, Historian, author, former Reeve
.....AND HERE'S AN INTERESTING STORY INVOLVING THE RICHARDSON FARM.......
Barbara Kingscote, who rode through Marmora on horseback in 1949.